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FLASHBACK: 'Average American boy' accused as terrorist: Adam Pearlman - ABC tape
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Thursday, May 27, 2004 | James Sterngold and Charlie Goodyear, Chronicle Staff Writers

Posted on 10/27/2004 10:47:16 AM PDT by rface

Edited on 10/27/2004 11:54:06 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Los Angeles -- Adam Gadahn had a decidedly unconventional upbringing, with parents who farmed goats in Riverside County and shunned the conveniences of the late 20th century.

Yet at 17, he seemed to fit the profile of an average American boy. He loved watching television, listened to music his family disapproved of and drove his parents nuts by keeping his room a mess.


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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abc; abusuhaybalamriki; adampearlman; alamriki; alqaeda; gadahn; napalminthemorning; pearlman; wot
this post is to supliment DRUDGE's screaming headline....ABCNEWS HOLDS TERROR WARNING TAPE

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Aliases: Abu Suhayb Al-Amriki, Abu Suhayb, Yihya Majadin Adams, Adam Pearlman, Yayah

Adam Yahiye Gadahn is being sought in connection with possible terrorist threats against the United States. Although the FBI has no information indicating this individual is connected to any specific terrorist activities, the FBI would like to locate and question this person.

SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS <

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS PERSON, PLEASE CONTACT THE LOCAL FBI OFFICE OR THE NEAREST AMERICAN EMBASSY OR CONSULATE.

1 posted on 10/27/2004 10:47:17 AM PDT by rface
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To: rface
This is beyond bizarre!
2 posted on 10/27/2004 10:49:45 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: rface

I hope his family is under surveillance!


3 posted on 10/27/2004 10:50:00 AM PDT by Pitiricus
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To: rface

But he's an honor student!!! :-)


4 posted on 10/27/2004 10:50:13 AM PDT by Freepdonia (Victory is Ours!)
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To: rface
"'Having been around Muslims in my formative years, I knew well that they were not the bloodthirsty, barbaric terrorists that the news media and the televangelists paint them to be,' the statement said...."

This statement underscores the danger of this moron.
5 posted on 10/27/2004 10:50:47 AM PDT by Chummy (RepublicanAttackSquad.biz: "A vote 4 Kerry is a vote 4 Osama")
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To: rface
I'd say this enntire Drudge report is just a low-budget Spanish Strategy (as I've said repeatedly on the numerous threads that kept getting pulled-- and I'm not wading through the 1000+ post thread that remains). All they have to do is make the threat and try to shake up people enough to drive them away from Bush.

Which, IMHO, will not work.

6 posted on 10/27/2004 10:51:21 AM PDT by atomicpossum (If there are two Americas, John Edwards isn't qualified to lead either of them.)
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To: rface
Come home Adam. All is forgiven. That clicking sound you here is not a rifle bolt cycling.


7 posted on 10/27/2004 10:51:23 AM PDT by LiberalBassTurds (Islam is a religion of peace. Strange every murdering psychopath in the world is attracted to it.)
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To: rface
Pearlman said she is a committed environmentalist and had encouraged her nephew to participate in a television show she produced. Before his religious conversion, she said, she had thought that Adam Gadahn might become a broadcast journalist.

Broadcast journalist - Terrorist - what the hell is the difference!?!?!?

8 posted on 10/27/2004 10:52:40 AM PDT by frog_jerk_2004
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To: rface

I'm sure Los Angeles is so proud of their native son.


9 posted on 10/27/2004 10:53:08 AM PDT by MisterRepublican
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To: rface

"He called the Christian belief in the Trinity "ridiculous" and "gradually realized I could not be a Christian.'"

Well, the boy was right about one thing. If he can't believe the Trinity, he can't be a Christian.


10 posted on 10/27/2004 10:53:39 AM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Freepdonia

Hope they have recordings of his voice to do an analysis to prove it is him. If this can be authenticated, then Comrade Kerry the Viet Con is toast. Who would trust the fraud Kerry to keep us safe when he continually is dissing the men and women RISKING THEIR LIVES in Iraq?


11 posted on 10/27/2004 10:54:04 AM PDT by milwguy
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To: rface; dead
"Having been around Muslims in my formative years, I knew well that they were not the bloodthirsty, barbaric terrorists that the news media and the televangelists paint them to be," the statement said. "It was really a natural progression."

Irony is so ironic sometimes. You can't make this stuff up.

12 posted on 10/27/2004 10:54:51 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: rface

Why am I having a hard time taking this fellow seriously as a threat to national security? Is it just me? Help me understand this.


13 posted on 10/27/2004 10:55:44 AM PDT by Genoa (Contest Ohio if it's Kerry by 15,000 or less)
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To: atomicpossum
All they have to do is make the threat and try to shake up people enough to drive them away from Bush.

I think it will be just the opposite - IF this tape gets air time it will only boost Bush - and this is why ABC doesn't want to show it. I think there is enough time for this stuff to get leaked to other outlets before Nov 2.

14 posted on 10/27/2004 10:55:50 AM PDT by rface (Ashland, Missouri - Monthly Donor / Bad Speller)
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To: PoorMuttly

Ping !


15 posted on 10/27/2004 10:57:35 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: rface

BTTT


16 posted on 10/27/2004 10:58:07 AM PDT by EdReform (Have you seen FAHRENHYPE 9/11? - www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1240926/posts)
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To: rface

I think his parents and John Walker Lindh's parents should get together and go bowling.


17 posted on 10/27/2004 10:59:43 AM PDT by Cinnamon Girl
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To: Pitiricus

i say we round up his family and start killing them one by one till he truns himself in.


18 posted on 10/27/2004 11:03:20 AM PDT by goldylight
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To: Cinnamon Girl

When will we see more leftists join up with the islamofascists?


19 posted on 10/27/2004 11:03:33 AM PDT by Stellar Dendrite (They should rename it to World Hugh instead of World Series!!!!)
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To: rface

About that time, however, he discovered Islam.

Discover Islam:


Prophet of Doom - Islam’s Terrorist Dogma, In Muhammad’s Own Words


Islam is a caustic blend of regurgitated paganism and twisted Bible stories.
Muhammad, its lone prophet, conceived his religion solely to satiate his lust for power, sex, and money.
He was a terrorist.

And if you think these conclusions are shocking, wait until you see the evidence at www.prophetofdoom.net.



Radical Islam's 'plan' to take over America - Arab-American author outlines secret 20-year strategy to undermine country

The Islamic States of America?

Misunderstanding the Enemy: the Islamic Threat and the U.S. Media

20 posted on 10/27/2004 11:08:10 AM PDT by EdReform (Have you seen FAHRENHYPE 9/11? - www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1240926/posts)
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To: rface

Would love it if they caught this thug in Iraq on Sunday or Monday and had proof that his voice matched the one on the tape.


21 posted on 10/27/2004 11:09:13 AM PDT by Mixer
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To: rface
The real story here is that Adam Pearlman is probably Jewish. He rebelled against his hippie parents (sound familiar?) by living with his grandparents and listening to Christian radio. But perhaps that wasn't rebellious enough? So he decided to become an Islamic terrorist.

I wonder how Al Quaeda feels about the Jew in its midst?

22 posted on 10/27/2004 11:13:16 AM PDT by HateBill (John Kerry knows: a successful gigolo must be able to pull off "smooth!")
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To: HateBill

His grandfather was Jewish... So he isn't a Jew...


23 posted on 10/27/2004 11:13:59 AM PDT by Pitiricus
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To: Freepdonia

And he scored high on the SAT's


24 posted on 10/27/2004 11:14:32 AM PDT by Wonderama ("America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy"....John Updike)
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To: rface

Interesting how CA seems to produce our homegrown terrorists...

Something in the water?


25 posted on 10/27/2004 11:15:42 AM PDT by TFine80 (Patton's Son: "There's no soap ever been invented that can wash that blood off his hands.")
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To: Wonderama

LOL


26 posted on 10/27/2004 11:17:24 AM PDT by Freepdonia (Victory is Ours!)
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To: HateBill
Adam Pearlman is just a crazy mixed up Jewish boy who wants to rebel since the parents probably sold their meat to Orthodox Jews as well as Muslims since "kosher" meat is considered "halal".

My brother is glatt kosher and when we went out to eat I noticed that the glatt kosher restaurants we went to had Nation of Islam members as well as Orthodox Jews. Of course, this was a while back (15 years ago or so), and none of the glatt kosher restaurants we go to now have any NOIs.

27 posted on 10/27/2004 11:19:55 AM PDT by HateBill (John Kerry knows: a successful gigolo must be able to pull off "smooth!")
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To: Chummy
"'Having been around Muslims in my formative years, I knew well that they were not the bloodthirsty, barbaric terrorists that the news media and the televangelists paint them to be,' the statement said...."

Well. He's working to fix that disconnect, isn't he?

28 posted on 10/27/2004 11:20:58 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Pitiricus
His grandfather was Jewish... So he isn't a Jew...

If Adolf Hitler would have considered him a Jew, I am sure Osama would as well. I would like to see a picture of him on the net in his bar mitzvah suit!

29 posted on 10/27/2004 11:21:48 AM PDT by HateBill (John Kerry knows: a successful gigolo must be able to pull off "smooth!")
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To: HateBill

Well, according to Judaism, he isn't a Jew... Neither his mother nor his grandmother were Jews... This makes him a Goi...


30 posted on 10/27/2004 11:24:02 AM PDT by Pitiricus
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To: rface

http://www.survivalguide.com/terrorist_leaders.htm

Lots of "killed" and "captured" on this list.


31 posted on 10/27/2004 11:26:39 AM PDT by BushisTheMan
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To: atomicpossum
All they have to do is make the threat and try to shake up people enough to drive them away from Bush.

Not only won't that work, it's going to lead to the biggest blow-back in history. BUSH LANDSLIDE Kerry will be lucky to carry Mass.

Regards,
GtG

PS If you thought the Globe messing in our politics got citizens cranky, this threat is really going to annoy people.

32 posted on 10/27/2004 11:39:31 AM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, but I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: rface

I am amazed at the number of people here on FR who never heard this kid's name before today.

It's true: Terror Warnings are completely ignored.


33 posted on 10/27/2004 11:40:54 AM PDT by cgk (I'll keep posting it until you READ IT. Pay attention!)
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To: rface
Seeking Information Banner

ADAM YAHIYE GADAHN

Photograph of Adam Yahiye Gadahn Photograph of Adam Yahiye Gadahn

Aliases: Abu Suhayb Al-Amriki, Abu Suhayb, Yihya Majadin Adams, Adam Pearlman, Yayah

 DESCRIPTION
Date of Birth Used: September 1, 1978 Hair: Brown
Place of Birth: United States Eyes: Brown
Height: 5'11" Sex: Male
Weight: 190 pounds Complexion: Light
Build: Medium    

DETAILS

Adam Yahiye Gadahn is being sought in connection with possible terrorist threats against the United States. Although the FBI has no information indicating this individual is connected to any specific terrorist activities, the FBI would like to locate and question this person.

SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS PERSON, PLEASE CONTACT THE LOCAL FBI OFFICE OR THE NEAREST AMERICAN EMBASSY OR CONSULATE.
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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34 posted on 10/27/2004 11:48:45 AM PDT by RaceBannon (KERRY FLED . . . WHILE GOOD MEN BLED!!)
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To: Stellar Dendrite
Every anti-war protestor I've heard in the past 2 years has been "proPalestinian war against Israel" (including the use of suicide bombers, "the only weapons they have (sob, cry)...their bodies!")
35 posted on 10/27/2004 11:50:02 AM PDT by weegee (George Soros has probably spent more on this election that many rock stars make in a year.)
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To: Pitiricus
I am not talking about what the Torah considers a Jew, I am talking about what Al Quaeda considers a Jew. Remember Daniel Pearl had to say that his father was a Jew -- the butchers did not care that Judaism considers matrilineal descent to be determinative, especially given Islam's views on women. If Adam Pearlman's father was born Jewish, he's a Jew, and by extension so is Adam himself.

I am transfixed by this because I recall as a young girl that a Ku Klux Klan member was revealed by the press to have been born Jewish and he committed suicide as a result of the "outing." I can only hope of a similar result in the case at point.

36 posted on 10/27/2004 11:52:44 AM PDT by HateBill (John Kerry knows: a successful gigolo must be able to pull off "smooth!")
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To: HateBill

Im sure its all a misunderstanding. allah(small a) doesnt permit hatred.


37 posted on 10/27/2004 1:29:40 PM PDT by samadams2000 ("Did they get you to trade, your heroes for ghosts")
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