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Al Qaeda No. 2 Releases Tape Inviting Americans to Convert to Islam (Joined by an American)
Fox News ^ | September 2, 2006 | AP

Posted on 09/02/2006 10:32:58 AM PDT by Howlin

Edited on 09/02/2006 12:33:29 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

CAIRO, Egypt — Al Qaeda's deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahiri issued a new videotape Saturday along with a man identified as an American member of the terror network, inviting Americans to convert to Islam.

The 41-minute video, posted on an Islamic militant Web site nine days before the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, had footage of al-Zawahri and a man the video identified as Adam Yehiye Gadahn, an American who the FBI believes attended Al Qaeda training camps in Pakistan and served as an Al Qaeda translator.

Gadahn and al-Zawahiri did not appear together in the footage but were each featured on a split screen. Both wore white turbans and robes.

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1 posted on 09/02/2006 10:33:01 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: Howlin

Al Qaeda's deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahri has issued a new videotape along with an American who joined the terror network, inviting Americans to convert to Islam, The Associated Press reports. (CNN online news alert banner)


2 posted on 09/02/2006 10:34:11 AM PDT by debg
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To: Howlin
The American MAY BE..

A representative of the DNC...

3 posted on 09/02/2006 10:34:52 AM PDT by TomServo ("Uh, Donner, party of three please.")
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To: debg

An American?? Well, I'm convinced to convert, how about you?


4 posted on 09/02/2006 10:34:58 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: debg

This is a definite prelude to attack. Proper islamic protocol requires an opportunity to convert before an attack.


5 posted on 09/02/2006 10:35:30 AM PDT by MediaMole (9/11 - We have already forgotten.)
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To: TomServo

Taking bets?


6 posted on 09/02/2006 10:35:34 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: MediaMole

There's etiquette involved?


7 posted on 09/02/2006 10:36:03 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: Howlin

lol ;-)


8 posted on 09/02/2006 10:36:30 AM PDT by TomServo ("Uh, Donner, party of three please.")
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To: Howlin

ULULULULULULULULULULULULULUL!

9 posted on 09/02/2006 10:36:38 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Where did I leave my matches?)
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To: Howlin

Oh yeah, I want to be part of a murderous cult and wear a burkha. Can it be pink?


10 posted on 09/02/2006 10:36:38 AM PDT by debg
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To: Howlin

Havent we seen this American before? Didnt he appear in his own video?


11 posted on 09/02/2006 10:36:52 AM PDT by cardinal4 (America, despite the usual suspects, stands firmly with Israel..)
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To: Howlin

We really need to promote a rumor that Adam Gadahn (sp?) is a deep cover CIA operative and let the other islamderthals deal with him.


12 posted on 09/02/2006 10:36:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: Howlin

Didn't they do an attack just before the 04 election? You would think they would wait until after November, but who knows how thier evil minds work.


13 posted on 09/02/2006 10:37:02 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Howlin

You have to yell "Convert or die!!" with your pinkie extended.


14 posted on 09/02/2006 10:37:06 AM PDT by MediaMole (9/11 - We have already forgotten.)
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To: Howlin
Oh yeah, ordering my burka as we speak. I hope they make them with a wicking material. That way it will be more comfortable when I work out, if I am allowed...
15 posted on 09/02/2006 10:37:20 AM PDT by WV Mountain Mama (Good luck Andre! I hope you go out with a win, you're a great tennis player & even greater man.)
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To: Howlin

Pretty Scary!

I dot know which is worse... him or those appeasers like on this youtube comments which needs to be FREEPED!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t68M9mRX0qY


16 posted on 09/02/2006 10:37:32 AM PDT by MaineVoter2002 (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Howlin

Al-Gore?


17 posted on 09/02/2006 10:38:12 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: cardinal4; TomServo

Adam Gadan (phoenetic?) says Fox.

And I think we saw him before.

He calls Bush a liar and a defeated president.

Hey, Tom, you're right; it IS a DNC flunky!


18 posted on 09/02/2006 10:38:25 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: MediaMole

Richard Miniter on FNC now says tape parrots DNC talking points, and calls Bush a fool for not accepting the truce...


19 posted on 09/02/2006 10:38:49 AM PDT by Dinah Lord (fighting the Islamofascist Jihad - one keystroke at a time...)
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To: Howlin
It seems that Zahwahiri(sp) is spouting the Left's talking points!
20 posted on 09/02/2006 10:39:01 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (The right wants victory, the left wants surrender. It's that simple.)
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To: cardinal4

He is advising AQ now.

21 posted on 09/02/2006 10:39:19 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: MediaMole
Proper islamic protocol

I think it is listed right before "stand beside innocent women and children, pull rip chord."

22 posted on 09/02/2006 10:39:19 AM PDT by WV Mountain Mama (Good luck Andre! I hope you go out with a win, you're a great tennis player & even greater man.)
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To: debg

Per Richard Miniter on Fox it talks about Bush as a liar, a defeated president, a failure, an incompetent, who was foolish to turn down Osama's truce, talks about time table for Iraq pullout. (All Dem talking points.)


23 posted on 09/02/2006 10:39:23 AM PDT by debg
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To: Dinah Lord

Al qaeda is far more pro-American than the DNC.


24 posted on 09/02/2006 10:39:42 AM PDT by MediaMole (9/11 - We have already forgotten.)
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To: Dinah Lord

Um. Zawahiri calls Bush a fool not Miniter. Sorry for that misplaced comma there.


26 posted on 09/02/2006 10:40:34 AM PDT by Dinah Lord (fighting the Islamofascist Jihad - one keystroke at a time...)
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To: debg

Karl Rove is a genius! ;-)


27 posted on 09/02/2006 10:40:46 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (The right wants victory, the left wants surrender. It's that simple.)
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To: WV Mountain Mama

Eating spaghetti while properly dressed:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhjnAVnY5ns


28 posted on 09/02/2006 10:41:20 AM PDT by debg
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To: Howlin

Kid's from CA.

WHY AM I NOT SURPRISED??


29 posted on 09/02/2006 10:41:35 AM PDT by Humidston (Houston - Don't feed jihad...DON'T SHOP ON HARWIN.)
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To: Howlin
Hey, Tom, you're right; it IS a DNC flunky!

lol - c'mon now - it was too easy...;-)

30 posted on 09/02/2006 10:42:10 AM PDT by TomServo ("Uh, Donner, party of three please.")
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To: MediaMole

Boy, you are so right about that. You would think that hearing their talking points from Zawahiri would make them think twice about what they are saying...

Can we question their patriotism, NOW???


31 posted on 09/02/2006 10:42:23 AM PDT by Dinah Lord (fighting the Islamofascist Jihad - one keystroke at a time...)
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To: Humidston

Probably didn't get a Nintendo when all his friends did.


32 posted on 09/02/2006 10:42:25 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Al Qaeda's deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahri cheer-on by Dean, Kerry, Gore and Michael Moore has issued a new champaign commercial for Hillary Clinton.
33 posted on 09/02/2006 10:42:50 AM PDT by FreeRep
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

I think they did!


Here's the FBI alert on this guy:

http://www.fbi.gov/terrorinfo/gadahn.htm


34 posted on 09/02/2006 10:43:52 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: tiredoflaundry

LOL


35 posted on 09/02/2006 10:44:02 AM PDT by debg
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To: Howlin

And his parents hum new age mantras when they're not out protesting the war and George Booooosh.


36 posted on 09/02/2006 10:44:19 AM PDT by Humidston (Houston - Don't feed jihad...DON'T SHOP ON HARWIN.)
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To: Howlin

That's it for me.

Where do we buy the rug, cool hat and the sward?

Allahhh-snackbar


37 posted on 09/02/2006 10:46:41 AM PDT by Gator113
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To: Humidston

This from a 2005 tape featuring, ta-da! None other than Adam Gadahn.

Courtesy of Counterterrorism Blog
http://counterterrorismblog.org/2005/09/new_alqaeda_tape_continues_app.php

"...Al-Qaeda's latest tape, believed to be the work of Muslim convert Adam Gadahn, is a remarkable example of al-Qaeda continuing to pursue this rhetorical strategy. It is, in fact, al-Qaeda's most blatant attempt to appeal to Westerners. In the very first sentence of the tape, Gadahn states that "[f]our years after the blessed raids on New York and Washington," the people of the West are "continuing to speculate about the causes and objectives which lie behind those historic events and subsequent developments." Gadahn says that there is no excuse for Westerners' uncertainty about al-Qaeda's objectives, since "the mujahedeen have been unambiguous in stating, in stating their methodology, objectives and the reasons for their armed struggle against the crusaders and they have not hidden anything." The rest of the tape is designed to outline al-Qaeda's objectives, and explicitly frames their terrorist attacks as a response to Western aggression.

Speaking to Westerners, Gadahn states that if leaders like President Bush and Prime Minister Blair "really had your protection in mind, they would have heeded the mujahedeen's demands for justice and withdrawn from the Muslim world. If they really cared about protecting you, they would have responded positively to Sheik Osama's proposal for a truce with the European nations, instead of arrogantly dismissing his initiative with the false claim that quote, 'We don't negotiate with terrorists, and that in any case, al Qaeda has no demands to meet.'"

The most remarkable passage of Gadahn's videotape urges Westerners to overthrow their leaders in order to find peace with al-Qaeda:

It is clear from what we have just explained that you, the people of the West, now have two mutually exclusive paths from which to choose. Rid yourself of your current leaders and governments and their anti-Islam, anti-Muslim policies or suffer the consequences. Rise up against your leaders ? crusaders beholden to Zion who claim to be ruling according to popular will ? yet ignore opinion polls and two-million-strong marches. . . . Removing your world rulers is the logical choice for you, the people of the West. As for the alternative, it is the path which you are currently following, the path of [Slobodan] Milosevic and Bush and Blair and their unending campaign of terror, the path of death and suffering and ultimately defeat.

The fact that al-Qaeda has chosen to tailor its message to appeasement-minded Westerners cannot, at this point, be reasonably denied. The message that al-Qaeda can be appeased is, of course, false. For all of his self-righteous exhortations about how al-Qaeda's leaders have been "unambiguous" in stating the group's grievances and objectives, Gadahn neglects to mention al-Qaeda's ultimate goal of re-establishing the caliphate, re-taking all formerly Muslim lands, and, in the end, making ready for a perpetual conflict with the West.

Very few Westerners have been deceived thus far by al-Qaeda's various appeals. Nonetheless, caution dictates that we understand what the terrorist group is attempting, so that we won't be caught unaware.


38 posted on 09/02/2006 10:47:35 AM PDT by Dinah Lord (fighting the Islamofascist Jihad - one keystroke at a time...)
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To: TonyRo76

Hey, did they just invite us Americans? Isn't that discriminatory? What about the rest of the West? Are the Brits jealous? How about the French...they've converted without being asked.


39 posted on 09/02/2006 10:48:11 AM PDT by debg
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To: Humidston

Reminds me of that movie Martin Mull was in about California yuppies where he said, "This is serious; she took the Cruisinart."


40 posted on 09/02/2006 10:48:28 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: debg

Oh my gosh!! Too funny!!!


41 posted on 09/02/2006 10:48:45 AM PDT by WV Mountain Mama (Good luck Andre! I hope you go out with a win, you're a great tennis player & even greater man.)
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To: Howlin
adam gadahn:


42 posted on 09/02/2006 10:49:06 AM PDT by callthemlikeyouseethem (Miss England: "Even moderate Muslims are turning to terrorism to prove themselves.")
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To: callthemlikeyouseethem

His parents must be so proud.

But if I remember, they are whackjobs themselves.


43 posted on 09/02/2006 10:49:49 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: Dinah Lord

From Laura Mansfield's site:
http://www.lauramansfield.com/j/default.asp

"New As Sahab tape from Al Qaeda Invitation to Islam Released

The anticipated tape from As Sahab featuring Dr. Ayman al Zawahiri and Azzam the American entitled "Invitation to Islam" has been released in the last few minutes on the various Arabic language message boards.

We will be forwarding updates shortly as we review the tape.

The tape is 48 minutes 1 second long, and begins with Azzam the American in English introducing Zawahiri. Zawahiri speaks for approximately 4 minutes, and then introduces Azzam the American.

The segments in Arabic have English subtitles. Much of Azzam the American's portion includes Arabic subtitles.

Zawahiri specifies that this speech is directed to the American people.

The tape makes reference to the war between Israel and Lebanon."


44 posted on 09/02/2006 10:50:02 AM PDT by Dinah Lord (fighting the Islamofascist Jihad - one keystroke at a time...)
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To: MediaMole

I would love to know where his family lives....just to say hi


45 posted on 09/02/2006 10:50:35 AM PDT by Youngman442002
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To: Howlin
adam gadahn:
46 posted on 09/02/2006 10:51:06 AM PDT by callthemlikeyouseethem (Miss England: "Even moderate Muslims are turning to terrorism to prove themselves.")
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He is advising AQ now.

The way Monica advised Bill.

47 posted on 09/02/2006 10:51:50 AM PDT by Rocko ("'Fore you call me any dirty names, you better think twice." -- Bob Dylan.)
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To: WV Mountain Mama
I hope they make them with a wicking material.

I think they have those at REI.

48 posted on 09/02/2006 10:51:59 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: callthemlikeyouseethem

This dickhead ought to be easy to spot.
Up the reward for his pathetic ass


49 posted on 09/02/2006 10:52:04 AM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: Howlin

Last chance America. Put this on now or we will put it on for you.

50 posted on 09/02/2006 10:52:52 AM PDT by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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