Barack Obama's Grandma in Kenya Targeted by Al Qaeda
Grandmothers should be sacred. And yet, here we are, with Sarah Obama, President Barack Obama's step-grandmother living in Kenya, being threatened explicitly by Al Shabaab, the Somalian chapter of Al Qaeda. Obama's granny has been given extra security, which she says she doesn't mind. "My life has not been affected in any way," she said. "It has not restricted my movement. If the government has decided to bring more security personnel, we are OK with it." Osama bin Laden's potential heir to Al Qaeda leadership, Anwar al-Awlaki, addressed American yesterday, threatening, "What is waiting for you is far greater and more dangerous, and you will then count your regrets, wishing for the days of Osama." Dear Mr. al-Awlaki and crew: Pick on someone your own size. [ABC News]
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