1.Call for assassination of a US cartoonist
In July 2010, Awlaki called for the assassination of Seattle Weekly cartoonist Molly Norris after she encouraged the idea of "Everyone Draw Mohammed Day." Ms. Norris, per a recommendation from the FBI, has since changed her name and moved, essentially eliminating her prior identity, in order to thwart any assassination attempts.
Times Square car bomb
In May 2010, Faisal Shahzad attempted to execute an attack using a car bomb in New York City's Times Square. The plot was foiled and Shahzad, who is Pakistani, pled guilty to the plot in June. Shahzad said he was inspired by al-Alwaki, The Christian Science Monitor reported.
Christmas Day underwear bomber
Instead of detonating, the bomb caught on fire and airline crew and passengers were able to subdue him. Mr. Abdulmutallab told investigators that he received training from Al Qaeda associates in Yemen and met with several leaders, including Alwaki, the Monitor reported.
Fort Hood shooting
The attack was initially considered an isolated incident carried out by a troubled man, but links between him and Awlaki, with whom he was in contact via e-mail, later surfaced, the Monitor reported. In a blog, Awlaki praised Hasan and called him a "hero."
Al-Awlaki has also been linked with some of the hijackers involved in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. He was said to be the spiritual advisor to two of hijackers and may have met with them before the 9-11 attacks – and known about them ahead of time. Some of his sermons were attended by the hijackers the same year of the attacks, and the phone number of his mosque was found in an apartment in Germany belonging to one of the 9/11 plotters.