A recent report in Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten reveals that CIA arranged the marriage of the American-born terrorist, Anwar al Awlaki, with the intentions to locate and kill him. The marriage was plotted with the help of the CIA double agent, Morten Storm, a Danish convert to Islam, according to ABC News.
Anwar al Awlaki was one of the most sought-after terrorists after the death of Osama bin Laden. He was linked to many terrorist plots including the failed attempt to blow up a US jetliner over Detroit. CIA tried various tactics to locate the American-born terrorist, but the only solution they could find was to arrange a marriage for al Awlaki.
Danish CIA agent, Marten Storm, provided the media with all the videos and text messages that were exchanged between al Awlaki and his new wife in order to prove his story was true. He told reporters that Anwar asked him to help find a European Muslim to be his third wife. Storm found Aminah, a 32-year-old woman who lived in Croatia and was a big admirer of al Awlaki, according to the declarations she made in her e-mail texts.
Aminah and al Awlaki chose a location for their first meeting, but CIA’s plan failed as the terrorist told the Croatian woman to abandon her suitcase in Yemen because it contained tracking devices. If things went according to the plan, both al Awlaki and Aminah would have been killed in an American drone strike, Storm explained. Americans lost track of Aminah, so they had to wait for another occasion to find the terrorist.
CIA’s mission ended in September 2011 when al Awlaki was killed during a drone strike. Even though the initial plan had failed, Storm declared that the marriage turned out to be a success. The double agent told the press that Aminah wrote many e-mails to him promising to revenge her husband’s death. She was in fact determined to go on a suicide mission, but al Qaeda leaders did not allow her to. Aminah is now working at al Qaeda’s online magazine “Inspire”.