Humiliating FBI file reveals secret sex life of feared terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki

On December 13, 2001, a mild but blustery day, Anwar al-Awlaki drove his white Dodge Caravan across the Potomac into Washington and parked west of Dupont Circle. He’d purchased the used mini-van when he’d moved to Virginia to accommodate his growing family — after seven years of marriage, he and his wife, Gihan, had three children.

Such solo drives had become routine for him, though the settings varied; sometimes it was a motel in a seedier part of the city, or tonier lodging in the sprawling Virginia suburbs. This time it was the Marriott Residence Inn on P Street toward the end of the holy month of Ramadan.