Worshippers at the northern Virginia mosque where Anwar al-Awlaki once served as imam have mixed reactions to news that he was killed in an air strike by U.S. forces.

After his time at the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center, al-Awlaki moved to Yemen and become one of the world's most notorious terrorists. Many worshippers at the mosque said Friday that he besmirched their mosque and all of Islam by calling for the deaths of innocent Americans.

Jouwad Syed says al-Awlaki's link to the mosque often got in the way of the center's outreach and charity work.

Another person, Tarik Diap, expressed reservations about the fact al-Awlaki was killed without ever having been brought to trial.