An official al-Qaeda Web site on Friday identified the former U.S. Navy SEAL who wrote a book about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, and readers called for the author’s death.
The site posted a photograph and the name of the commando, who had written under a pseudonym but whose name was revealed Thursday on Fox News. The site called him “the dog who murdered the martyr Sheikh Osama bin Laden.”
“O’ Allah, make an example of him for the whole world and give him dark days ahead,” said a typical comment. Another said, “O’ Allah, kill every one of them.”
U.S. military officials have said the author could face investigation because he failed to clear the book with the Defense Department before publication, even if it does not disclose specific classified details.