Rupert Murdoch‘s Fox News yesterday outed a former member of the Navy’s SEAL Team Six, who was part of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Today, Al-Qaida, on websites the terror group uses, threatened that man’s “destruction.” The former Navy SEAL wrote a book, No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden, describing the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound, in violation of Navy regulations, and he may face criminal action as a result.
Fox News claims to be the most patriotic and “American” news network. Earlier this year, British members of Parliament said News Corp.’s Chairman Rupert Murdoch, “‘is not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company.”
NBC News reports:
Users on several militant Islamic websites affiliated with al-Qaida have posted the name and photo of a former Navy SEAL identified as the author of an upcoming book on the commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden. The posts called for his “destruction” in revenge for the al-Qaida founder’s killing.
“We pray to Allah for his destruction sooner rather than later,” said one of the posts.
“Oh Allah, make an example of him for the whole world and give him dark days ahead,” read another.
Among the website publishing the death threats was the “Al-Fidaa” web forum, which al-Qaida uses to distribute its media and public communications, said Evan Kohlmann, an NBC News consultant and a terrorism analyst at Flashpoint Partners, a global security firm.
Fox News on Thursday identified the author of the book, which is titled “No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden,” as a 36-year-old former SEAL from Wrangell, Alaska. The Associated Press later said it had confirmed the author’s identity. (NBC News is not identifying the former SEAL.)
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