From the Queens Chronicle:
A Woodside convert to Islam who openly sympathizes with al-Qaeda and the Taliban says he has left the country. The move comes in advance of a protest planned outside his home 10 days from now, though he said he plans to return and did not link his departure to the upcoming rally.
Yousef al-Khattab, who operates a website called Revolution Islam and has praised the violent acts of radical Muslims including U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, who allegedly killed 13 fellow soldiers and wounded 38 more at Fort Hood in Texas last month, said on Tuesday that he is outside of the United States now, though he did not specify where.
Al-Khattab said he does not plan to be at his home at 54-11 Woodside Ave. on Dec. 20, when a protest organized by the New York City-based Jewish Defense Organization is scheduled to be held at 1 p.m. He spoke about the protesters, his beliefs, the future of the United States and other issues in an audio clip posted online in response to questions emailed to him by the Queens Chronicle. The recording is available at revolutionmuslim.blip.tv.
Asked if he wants the U.S. government to be replaced by Islamic rule, he says that he is not actively seeking that, but believes that it will inevitably happen, even if it takes hundreds of years.