Earlier today, we posted about Fox News outing the name and location of the Navy SEAL involved in the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden – and who had written a book about his experiences under a pseudonym. Now we learn that websites affiliated with Al Qaeda have posted the man’s name and photo with calls for revenge. (h/t Think Progress)
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.
NBC also reported that the Dutton, the publisher of the SEAL’s upcoming memoir asked news outlets not to report his name.
Ironically, Fox outed the SEAL’s identity and his location as part of its supposed concern for spilling national security secrets.
Because nothing says “concern for national security” like painting a virtual target on the back of a SEAL who helped assassinate one of our country’s biggest enemies.