The Danish agent, the Croatian blonde and the CIA plot to get al-Awlaki
U.S. and Danish intelligence agencies tried to track al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki through his Croatian bride, a report says.
October 16th, 2012
07:01 AM ET

The Danish agent, the Croatian blonde and the CIA plot to get al-Awlaki

By Paul Cruickshank, Tim Lister and Nic Robertson

The story would not be out of place on the TV thriller "Homeland": the Danish petty criminal turned double agent who receives $250,000 in cash for helping the CIA try to ensnare one of al Qaeda's most wanted - by finding him a wife.

The wanted man was American-born al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who had become one of the most effective propagandists for the group. The bride-to-be was a pretty blonde from Croatia. The agent was Morten Storm, who had long moved in radical Islamist circles and had apparently won the trust of al-Awlaki during a stay in Yemen in 2006.

soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Kirk m.

    See how easy it is, just throw money at a petty theif, wallah, things get done, now you see wht any real islam terrorist like boys, ,

    October 16, 2012 at 10:42 am | Reply


    October 16, 2012 at 10:35 am | Reply

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