T172-That's a tough one. Al-awlaki was only an American because he was born while his Yemeni parents were here going to school. When they finished school they went back to Yemen and he mostly grew up there, so he was really only an American in the sense that he was born here (another reason that needs to be changed). He didn't think of himself as an American, though he used it when it suited him. Either way, there was a mountain of evidence that he was involved in planning, recruiting and carrying out terrorist acts against America and Americans. By law, you CAN lose your citizenship because of such actions.