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O.C. man pitches al-Qaida [Adam Gadahn]
The Orange County Register ^ | 8/3/06 | PEGGY LOWE

Posted on 09/03/2006 8:17:27 AM PDT by madprof98

Gadahn, who turned 28 Friday, grew up on a goat farm in rural Riverside County, where he and his three siblings were home-schooled by his parents. His father, Phil Gadahn, grew up in Orange County, the son of Dr. Carl K. Pearlman, a respected urologist and leader in the medical community from his arrival in 1949 until his death in 1998.

In the mid-1990s, Adam Gadahn moved to his grandparents' home in Santa Ana. He found Islam on the Internet, converted at a mosque in Garden Grove and leaders there say he fell in with a group of Islamic fundamentalists. The FBI says Gadahn ultimately trained with al-Qaida in Afghanistan and has worked as a translator.

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Gadahn also relates a story, which he said was set in suburban California and clearly involved him, that he said described the hypocrisy of the West. One day when he was with his "brothers" in a shopping center parking lot, a man sped by in an SUV and shouted, "Worship Jesus, your Lord!" Gadahn said, according to SITE's translation.

"The gas-guzzler, cell phone, and college diploma notwithstanding, one couldn't help but be reminded of Abu Jahal in the seventh century abusing the Prophet while he prayed because he worshipped God alone and rejected the idols of the Arabs," Gadahn said.

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On the video, Gadahn addressed American soldiers, saying, "You know that if you die as an unbeliever in battle against the Muslims, you're going straight to Hell without passing 'Go.'

(Excerpt) Read more at ocregister.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: 20060803; alqaeda; alqaida; eom; gadahn; globaljihad; jihad; pearlman; perlman; terrorism; terrorists
This is the only piece I've seen about his background. I notice that this passes very lightly over the "values" he learned from his Kalifornia-hipster parents.
1 posted on 09/03/2006 8:17:29 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: madprof98

Islam must make people age, he looks older than 28.


2 posted on 09/03/2006 8:18:23 AM PDT by Perdogg (My friends say I should act my age - What's my age again?)
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To: madprof98

He probably has 3 or 4 wives that he can beat anytime he pleases. I'm sure that he couldn't score any hot OC babes prior to his submission to the Moon God. .


3 posted on 09/03/2006 8:22:41 AM PDT by csvset ("It was like the hand of G_d slapping down and smashing everything." ~ JDAM strikes Taliban)
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grew up on a goat farm

Maybe this is a causative factor? I understand that goats are irresistable to certain populations.

4 posted on 09/03/2006 8:24:36 AM PDT by Sender (What was the best thing before sliced bread?)
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He grew up on a goat farm....

Is this whole terrorist thing about goats?


5 posted on 09/03/2006 8:27:09 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: Perdogg
When you become a Hostage of the Religion of Piece, you have to age as fast as you can because spewing retard religious nonsense like Islam can get you killed very fast.
6 posted on 09/03/2006 8:27:30 AM PDT by MisouriMule (Islam is a Death CULT.)
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To: madprof98
Gadahn, who turned 28 Friday, grew up on a goat farm in rural Riverside County

Hmm ...

7 posted on 09/03/2006 8:29:00 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: ryan71
Evidently, real Americans grow up with cows and pigs.

?

8 posted on 09/03/2006 8:31:20 AM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: All

RECAP AND UPDATES
Al-Zawahiri and Gadahn

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1694213/posts?page=103#103


9 posted on 09/03/2006 8:34:58 AM PDT by Cindy
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One day when he was with his "brothers" in a shopping center parking lot, a man sped by in an SUV and shouted, "Worship Jesus, your Lord!"

That just doesn't have the ring of truth to it. I think this goat-boy is lying to the infidels.

10 posted on 09/03/2006 8:36:11 AM PDT by Dark Skies
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To: madprof98
This is the only piece I've seen about his background. I notice that this passes very lightly over the "values" he learned from his Kalifornia-hipster parents.

If this is the only piece you've seen about his background, how do you know what values, if any, he learned from his parents?

11 posted on 09/03/2006 8:36:46 AM PDT by Steel Wolf (- Islam will never survive being laughed at. -)
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Pearlman??? He must have a jewish grandfather!!!


12 posted on 09/03/2006 8:36:50 AM PDT by tkathy (Einstein: Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance.)
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To: ryan71
Mrs. Gadahn?
13 posted on 09/03/2006 8:37:11 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: madprof98

Goat farmer? Hmmm....I was thinking Pan ("I stink, therefore I am" ~Tom Robbins) was the goat god, not allahaha.


14 posted on 09/03/2006 8:38:25 AM PDT by GBA
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To: madprof98
where he and his three siblings were home-schooled by his parents

Had to get that irrelevant shot in. It's not the MSM's anti American slant, it's the home schooling fault. Oh brother.
15 posted on 09/03/2006 8:41:26 AM PDT by Vision (God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, love and self-discipline 2Timothy1)
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They say he's a perfect recruit for al Qaeda, because of his Christian background. I've read elsewhere that his father was Muslim and his mother was Christian, but that neither was very religious and Gadahn wasn't raised religiously.

What American is he going to persuade? Or are Americans the target audience? Are Muslims in America or worldwide the target audience? "See, even the Americans know that we are right."

Or is this an example of Mohammed's rule to offer the enemy a chance to convert to Islam, before attacking? Or is this guy an undercover Rovian agent spouting Democrat talking points in order to discredit the Democrats before the election?

16 posted on 09/03/2006 8:47:24 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (Jabba the Hutt's bigger, meaner, uglier brother.)
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His real name is Adam Pearlman. He was a Jew before he converted to Islam and changed his name.


17 posted on 09/03/2006 8:49:11 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: ryan71
Is this whole terrorist thing about goats?

Goats are like training-wheel wives for terrorists. Where they wind up living, the women are just as hairy, smelly, and of similar (if not identical) disposition.

Small wonder those guys are so willing to kill themselves.

18 posted on 09/03/2006 9:00:01 AM PDT by Prime Choice (Kindness to the cruel is cruelty to the kind.)
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To: madprof98
I notice that this passes very lightly over the "values" he learned from his Kalifornia-hipster parents.

Note: "In the mid-1990s, Adam Gadahn moved to his grandparents' home in Santa Ana. He found Islam on the Internet, converted at a mosque in Garden Grove and leaders there say he fell in with a group of Islamic fundamentalists."

It was while living with his grandpa ( who I assume grew up in an Islamic country before moving here in 1949 ) that he "found" Islam

19 posted on 09/03/2006 9:02:22 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor (A planned society is most appealing to those with the arrogance to think they will be the planners)
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To: SauronOfMordor

Wait a minute: father named "Pearlman", son named Gadahn?


20 posted on 09/03/2006 9:04:34 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor (A planned society is most appealing to those with the arrogance to think they will be the planners)
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To: SauronOfMordor

Another article I read indicates that the father changed his name when he ventured out into the countryside to get close to nature. As best I can tell, these people were the quintessential Kalifornia Fruit Flakes.


21 posted on 09/03/2006 9:08:00 AM PDT by madprof98
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Gadahn, who turned 28 Friday, grew up on a goat farm in rural Riverside County, where he and his three siblings were home-schooled by his parents.

And then he took an "unnatural" interest in a particular Nanny... which lead directly to his interest in and conversion to Islam.

22 posted on 09/03/2006 9:55:28 AM PDT by El Gato
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To: madprof98
Gadahn also relates a story, which he said was set in suburban California and clearly involved him, that he said described the hypocrisy of the West. One day when he was with his "brothers" in a shopping center parking lot, a man sped by in an SUV and shouted, "Worship Jesus, your Lord!" Gadahn said, according to SITE's translation. "The gas-guzzler, cell phone, and college diploma notwithstanding, one couldn't help but be reminded of Abu Jahal in the seventh century abusing the Prophet while he prayed because he worshipped God alone and rejected the idols of the Arabs," Gadahn said.

This coming from a scumbag that has a camcorder, computer, internet connections and cell phones to detonate bombs. The hypocracy it seems is on thie piece of crap.

23 posted on 09/03/2006 10:01:19 AM PDT by Bommer
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To: SauronOfMordor

No offense Sauron.....but I'm thinkin this guy is the "Mouth of Sauron" (Assume you've seen or read LoTR?)


24 posted on 09/03/2006 2:24:39 PM PDT by OhioSA (Peace through superior fire power)
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No offense Sauron.....but I'm thinkin this guy is the "Mouth of Sauron" (Assume you've seen or read LoTR?)

He's a mouth, all right. He's totally evil as well. His masters don't qualify as Mordor though

25 posted on 09/03/2006 4:06:46 PM PDT by SauronOfMordor (A planned society is most appealing to those with the arrogance to think they will be the planners)
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To: Steel Wolf

I would guess the same thing as this guy and I don't know anything about his background. Grew up in California and converted to radical Islam. Sounds like hippie parents to me.


26 posted on 10/11/2006 5:46:09 PM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace
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