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  • Vanity: Something Seems Odd About Gadahn Drone Strike

    04/24/2015 11:59:17 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 35 replies
    Something seems seriously wrong with the Gadahn droke strike. First of all.. we're being lead to believe that 1) The US Government didn't know where the hostages were. 2) The Government didn't know Gadahn was there. 3) We've seen no proof of Gadahn's death. 4) Obama supposedly didn't authorize this strike. 5) Even though Obama didn't authorize the strike he is still taking full responsibility for the hostages deaths. Even though he didn't authorize it and supposedly the US Government had no idea they were there???? Now Obama is taking responsibility?? When has he ever taken responsibility for anything??????? The...
  • Adam Gadahn: California rocker turned Al-Qaeda mouthpiece, killed in U.S. operation

    04/23/2015 1:30:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 04/23/2015 | Dave Clark
    Adam Gadahn, the Al-Qaeda spokesman believed killed in a US operation, was a teenage rock music fan who grew up on a Californian goat farm before he was drawn into radical Islam. The White House announced Thursday that US intelligence thinks Gadahn died in January in a "counterterrorism operation" in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region. The 36-year-old was apparently not deliberately targeted in the raid, but he has long been one of the most wanted jihadist figures on the US hit list, with a $1 million bounty on his head. As an English speaker and senior Al-Qaeda propagandist, he was one...
  • Breaking: US drone strikes in Pakistan killed US, Italian hostages; live video of Obama statement

    04/23/2015 7:30:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Heartbreaking news, and a demonstration of the limit of remote-control warfare. The US drone program in Pakistan inadvertently killed two Western hostages being held by al-Qaeda, including an American whose family had repeatedly appealed for his release based on his age and health: A U.S. drone strike in January targeting a suspected al Qaeda compound in Pakistan inadvertently killed an American and Italian being held hostage by the group, senior Obama administration officials said.The killing of American development expert Warren Weinstein and Italian aid worker Giovanni Lo Porto is the first known instance in which the U.S. has accidentally...
  • Warren Weinstein, Adam Gadahn Killed in U.S. Operation

    04/23/2015 7:04:51 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 99 replies ^ | April 23, 2015 | Jim Miklaszewski, Robert Windrem and Tracy Connor
    Dr. Warren Weinstein, an American aid worker held hostage by al Qaeda, was accidentally killed in a U.S. counter-terrorism operation, as was an Italian hostage, Giovanni Lo Porto, and another American who was an al Qaeda leader, the White House announced on Thursday. Officials also announced that a separate operation killed Adam Gadahn, another American who became a prominent al Qaeda member. The White House said it was unaware the four were present at the sites. President Obama was set to make a statement after 10 a.m. ET. "The operation targeted an al-Qa'ida-associated compound, where we had no reason to...
  • American al-Qaeda terrorist urges attacks on US diplomats

    08/18/2013 8:22:00 AM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    YNetNews ^ | Aug 18, 2013 | Reuters
    An American al-Qaeda terrorist has called for more attacks on Western diplomats in the Arab world, praising the killers of the US ambassador to Libya on Sept. 11 last year, a US-based monitoring group said on Sunday. Adam Gadahn, a California-born convert to Islam with a $1 million US price on his head, appealed to wealthy Muslims to offer terrorists rewards to kill ambassadors in the region, citing bounty set for killing the US ambassador to Yemen, Washington-based SITE monitoring group said. The Yemen-based branch of al-Qaeda last year offered 3 kg (106 ounces) of gold for the killing of...
  • AQAP releases 10th copy of Inspire; features Adam Gadahn

    03/02/2013 1:44:29 AM PST · by Cindy · 12 replies
    LONG WAR ^ | March 1, 2013 | Bill Roggio
    SNIPPET: "Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has released the 10th edition of Inspire, its English language propaganda magazine that is marketed to Westerners. The magazine features an article by Adam Gadahn, the American traitor who works with al Qaeda's core leadership cadre in Pakistan." SNIPPET: "Gadahn also advises jihadists in the West to continue "direct engagement [attacks] at home and abroad with America and its NATO parents, particularly France and Britain."" SNIPPET: "Gadahn is believed to be based in Pakistan and is known to work with As Sahab, al Qaeda's primary propaganda production outfit. He also releases propaganda via...
  • Al-Qaeda video says U.S. will target American Muslims

    09/12/2012 10:01:37 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 25 replies
    Al-Qaeda released a Sept. 11 anniversary video declaring the United States is at war with Islam and that American Muslims should brace for a “holocaust,” U.S. monitors said Wednesday. The video, which features al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri as well as its American spokesman Adam Gadahn, is entitled “Truth has Come and Falsehood has Perished” and was posted on jihadist forums, according to SITE and IntelCenter. According to a SITE transcript, Gadahn rejects President Barack Obama’s assertion that the United States is not at war with Islam because “America is crystal-clear about its opposition to Islam as a political system.” Referring...
  • Report: Al-Qaida Was Saddened By Keith Olbermann’s MSNBC Firing

    03/21/2012 9:51:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/21/12 | Jamie Weinstein
    When MSNBC discarded Keith Olbermann, al-Qaida mourned. So reports David Ignatius, the Washington Post columnist who has gained exclusive access to some of the documents recovered from Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. In his Wednesday column in the Washington Post, Ignatius reported on the details of a 21-page letter to bin Laden written by al-Qaida media adviser Adam Gadahn. Though the letter was undated, Ignatius says that it was likely written sometime after November 2010. Laying out the current media landscape for the now waterlogged terrorist kingpin, Gadahn, an American-born Jewish convert to Islam, lamented the “firing” of...
  • Bloomberg Ad Invokes Al Qaeda in Fighting Illegal Guns

    06/29/2011 8:50:22 AM PDT · by Palter · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 28 June 2011 | DAVID W. CHEN
    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is back on the air with another political ad, and this time his focus is guns.Just a few weeks after an operative from Al Qaeda released a video urging Islamic militants to take advantage of America as a country “absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms,” Mr. Bloomberg and his national anti-illegal gun coalition, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, released a commercial on Tuesday urging Congress to close what they say is a loophole in gun laws. That loophole is gun shows, the mayors say, where all kinds of people — even terrorists — can purchase firearms.The ad...
  • Red Lines

    06/12/2011 5:21:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies ^ | June 12, 2011 |
    SNIPPET: "There are some good reasons for allowing at least a few jihadi forums to operate." SNIPPET: "However, there are limits to our ability to exploit all the intelligence opportunities a forum may present. To put it another way, jihadi forums contribute to future terrorism in ways that are unpredictable and/or beyond our ability to control. This would be the view held by those other government agencies who prefer to seek out and destroy forums and to take down forum activists. For my part, I can live with keeping online those forums we have sufficient access to monitor and resources...
  • Closing the ‘terror gap’ and the gun show loophole

    06/11/2011 3:04:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/06/2011 | Meathead Editorial
    THERE MAY NEVER be a better spokesman for closing the gun show loophole than Adam Yahiye Gadahn. A 32-year-old American and convert to Islam, Mr. Gadahn referred to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, as “blessed raids” and called for additional “jihad against America.” He has been on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list and faces criminal charges for treason and for providing material support to al-Qaeda. Mr. Gadahn is believed to have left his native Orange County, Calif., for Pakistan, where he has become a multimedia front man for the terrorist organization. His latest message, released on the...
  • New Al Qaeda Video: American Muslims Should Buy Guns, Start Shooting People

    06/05/2011 5:12:49 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 80 replies · 1+ views
    ABCNews ^ | June 3, 2011 | MATTHEW COLE
    In a new video message released on the internet Friday, American-born al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn calls on Muslims living in America to carry out deadly one-man terrorist acts using fully automatic weapons purchased at gun shows, and to target major institutions and public figures. "What are you waiting for?" asks Gadahn in English, and then adds that jihadis shouldn't worry about getting caught, since so many have been released. "Over these past few years, I've seen the release of many, many Mujahideen whom I had never even dreamed would regain their freedom." The two-part, two hour video appeared on...
  • Al-Qaeda spokesman calls on Americans to 'buy guns and start shooting people'

    06/04/2011 10:49:47 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 66 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | June 4, 2011
    In a chilling new video, U.S. born Al-Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn calls on American Muslims to buy weapons from gun shows and carry out random, lone-wolf attacks. The video, called 'Do Not Rely on Others, Take the Task Upon Yourself', was produced by al Qaeda's as Sahab media team and shows 32-year-old Gadahn speaking alongside old clips of Ayman al-Zawahiri and Osama Bin laden.
  • Adam Gadahn, Al Qaeda's American mouthpiece, urges wannabe terrorists to go it alone

    10/23/2010 12:38:49 PM PDT · by Velveeta · 32 replies · 1+ views
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | 10/23/2010 | JAMES GORDON MEEK
    Al Qaeda's American mouthpiece Saturday urged wannabe terrorists in a new video to act alone instead of trying to join cells attempting 9/11-type spectacular strikes. Californian Adam Gadahn urged individual violent jihad in a 40-minute tape, which endorsed an Al Qaeda ally's call last week for sympathizers to mimic the Ft. Hood killings and attempted bombings over Detroit last Christmas and in Times Square in May. "My brothers: know that Jihad is your duty," Gadahn ranted in Arabic. "You have an opportunity to strike the leaders of unbelief and retaliate against them on their own soil."
  • Handful Of Americans Play Key Roles In Terrorism Threat

    10/11/2010 2:26:06 AM PDT · by Cindy · 28 replies ^ | OCTOBER 11, 2001 | by DINA TEMPLE-RASTON
    Photo: Photo caption: "Adnan Shukrijumah (clockwise from left), Anwar al-Awlaki, Yousef al-Khattab and Samir Khan." SNIPPET: "The list of American terrorists is growing, and they are coming from the unlikeliest of places: Miramar, Fla.; Charlotte, N.C.; Brooklyn; Albuquerque; and Winchester, Calif." SNIPPET: "One, Adnan Shukrijumah, was born in Saudi Arabia, reared in Trinidad and came of age in Florida. He is now considered one of Osama bin Laden’s top lieutenants. Samir Khan is a North Carolina man thought to have edited and created a new English-language magazine for al-Qaida’s arm in Yemen. Yousef al-Khattab was the founder of Revolution...
  • Under New American Management Al-Qaida Now Poses Inner Threat

    08/13/2010 5:23:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 2+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 13, 2010 | PAUL SPERRY
    If al-Qaida looks and sounds different as we approach 9/11's ninth anniversary, it's because it's under new American management. No fewer than four U.S. citizens and a permanent U.S. resident have risen to senior leadership posts. These five English-speaking leaders are actively planning or facilitating attacks against their countrymen, while recruiting and radicalizing other American turncoats to carry them out. By remaking itself into an American enterprise, al-Qaida is now more lethal than ever. Its new generation of leaders understands the way America works, having lived here for decades. They have a better sense of our security blind spots. They...
  • Al-Qaida warns of new, deadlier attacks (AP)

    06/20/2010 6:05:36 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 12 replies
    J Post ^ | 20 June 2010 | AP
    Terror organization taunts Obama, threatens to "not show restraint." Al-Qaida's US-born spokesman warned President Barack Obama Sunday that the militant group may launch new attacks that would kill more Americans than previous ones. In a taunting, 24 minute message that dwelled on Obama's setbacks, including the loss of Massachusetts Senate seat to the Republicans, Adam Gadahn set out al-Qaida's conditions for peace with the US, including cutting support for Israel and withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.

    03/08/2010 3:16:12 AM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 129+ views ^ | March 8, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "KARACHI: Pakistani security agents denied on Monday that an American al Qaeda spokesman wanted in the United States for treason had been arrested, saying there had been confusion over the identity of a detained suspect." SNIPPET: "Some Pakistani officials had said on Sunday that Adam Gadahn, a California-born convert to Islam with a $1 million US bounty on his head, had been arrested on the outskirts of the city of Karachi. But a senior government official and two security agents said on Monday the suspected al Qaeda operative picked up in Karachi was not Gadahn. “Our initial impression was...
  • Pakistan backs away from reported terror suspect arrest (Pearlman-Gadahn)

    03/11/2010 9:16:35 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies · 240+ views
    CNN ^ | 3/11/10 | CNN
    Authorities in Pakistan were backing away Thursday from reports that they had arrested Adam Gadahn, a U.S.-born spokesman for al Qaeda. Two senior Pakistani government officials said Sunday that investigators in that country had arrested Gadahn, who has been indicted for treason in the United States. U.S. counterterrorism officials told CNN, however, that they had received no indication from Pakistan that any American had been arrested. One official said there was "no validity" to reports of Gadahn's arrest. Another called the reports "bogus." On Thursday, a senior Pakistani intelligence official told CNN that Gadahn was not in custody. So did...
  • Transcript of Adam Gadahn's 'A Call to Arms'

    03/08/2010 12:56:48 AM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies · 152+ views
    LONG WAR - Threat Matrix - blog ^ | March 8, 2010, 2:48 am | Bill Roggio
    SNIPPET: "Below is the full transcript of Adam Gadahn's latest tape, " A Call to Arms." Gadahn, al Qaeda's American-born spokesman, is thought to have been captured in Karachi on March 7, but there is much controversy over the reports." Read more:
  • American Qaeda Operative Arrested in Pakistan-(Not Adam Gadhan..)

    03/07/2010 3:03:04 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 29 replies · 233+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 7, 2010 | JANE PERLEZ and ERIC SCHMITT
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — An American Qaeda operative was arrested in the sprawling southern city of Karachi in recent days by Pakistani security officials, Pakistani officials said Sunday. American and Pakistani officials said the man arrested was Abu Yahya Mujahdeen Al-Adam, who was described as having been born in Pennsylvania and who was thought to be affiliated with the operations division of Al Qaeda, commanding fighters in Afghanistan. Little else was known about him, American officials said, and it was not immediately clear that American officials were involved in the arrest. Initial reports seemed to have confused the American with Adam...
  • American traitor Adam Gadahn captured in Pakistan

    03/07/2010 1:03:50 PM PST · by Scanian · 19 replies · 169+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 07, 2010 | Rick Moran
    Adam Gadahn, the first person charged with treason by an American court in 50 years, has been captured in Pakistan. "Gadahn was arrested in recent days, two officers who took part in the operation told The Associated Press. A senior government official also confirmed the arrest. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information." IF YOU WERE NOT AUTHORIZED TO RELEASE THE INFORMATION WHY IN GOD'S NAME ARE YOU CONFIRMING IT FOR THE PRESS YOU NINNIES!

    03/07/2010 2:33:02 PM PST · by Cindy · 44 replies · 313+ views ^ | Sunday, 07 Mar, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "KARACHI: Pakistani security forces along with help of US intelligence arrested Abu Yahya Mujahdeen Al- Adam, who is a close associate of Osama Bin Laden. Abu Yahya was arrested on Sunday from an area surrounding the super highway, on the outskirts of Karachi." SNIPPET: "Pennsylvania-born Abu Yahya is a US citizen and assumed to be a commander of foreign militants fighting in Afghanistan against the US. He was living with Osama Bin Ladin after 9/11 attacks in New York. His name is included in the top ten wanted on the CIA list. - DawnNews."
  • Where to try Gadahn?

    03/07/2010 1:13:35 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 45 replies · 90+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 7, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    With the news of Adam Gadahn’s capture in Pakistan mostly confirmed, an interesting question has arisen, both on Twitter and in the blogosphere. Where should the Obama administration try Gadahn? The White House will apparently reverse Eric Holder’s decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other 9/11 conspirators in federal court, but can they also try Gadahn by military commission? And should they, if so? It depends at least in part on what charges the US levies against Gadahn. Theoretically, they could charge him with terrorist activity abroad, charges that a military commission could adjudicate. However, the evidence that...
  • U.S.-Born al Qaeda Arrest News Found False

    03/07/2010 2:31:10 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 66 replies · 317+ views
    U.S.-Born al Qaeda Arrest News Found False Detained Taliban Militant's Identify Verified, Ending Confusion Over Reports of Adam Gadahn's Detention in Pakistan (CBS) An "important Taliban militant" was arrested today in Pakistan. But that is where the confusion started. Earlier it was reported by Pakistani media that intelligence agents had arrested Adam Gadahn, the American-born spokesman for al Qaeda, in an operation in the southern city of Karachi. It was further reported by the Associated Press and Reuters that Gadahn had been arrested, sourcing security officials. CBS News was told by sources in the Pakistan government that it was Gadahn,...
  • BREAKING...Al-Qaeda commander Abu Yahya arrested in Karachi (American Adam Gadahn!!)

    03/07/2010 9:39:42 AM PST · by milwguy · 153 replies · 855+ views
    dawn ^ | 3/7/10 | dawn
    <p>KARACHI: Pakistani security forces along with help of US intelligence arrested Abu Yahya Mujahdeen Al- Adam, who is a close associate of Osama Bin Laden. Abu Yahya was arrested on Sunday from an area surrounding the super highway, on the outskirts of Karachi.</p>
  • Gadahn should be tried for treason...

    03/07/2010 1:18:51 PM PST · by Neoavatara · 52 replies · 263+ views
    Neoavatara ^ | March 6, 2010 | Neoavatara
    In a major victory for the United States and Pakistan, American born Adam Gadahn, who had become the western voice for Al Qaeda, was arrested in Karachi, Pakistan today. Gadahn has appeared in more than half a dozen al-Qaida videos, taunting and threatening the West and calling for its destruction. A U.S. court charged Gadahn with treason in 2006, making him the first American to face such a charge in more than 50 years. Gadahn grew up on a goat farm in Riverside County, California, and converted to Islam at a mosque in nearbyOrange County. He moved to Pakistan in...
  • Live Thread: Obama to Read Rose Garden Statement on Iraq Elections (and Adam Gadahn?) at 3 p.m. EST

    03/07/2010 11:51:58 AM PST · by kristinn · 30 replies · 166+ views
    Sunday, March 7, 2010 | Kristinn
    Barack Obama is scheduled to read a statement at 3 p.m. EST about the Iraq elections which took place this weekend.TOTUS is set up in the Rose Garden, according to CNN.Will Obama mention the capture of American al Qaeda member Adam Gadahn?Will Obama wish his terrorist supporting fundraiser Jodie Evans of Code Pink good luck at the Oscars for her Academy Awards nominated film that is up for best documentary feature?Will Obama announce that he's cheating on Michelle again--with his smoking and fat-food eating?Will he use the statement to push his healthcare takeover?Will he take credit for the successful Iraqi...
  • Adam Yahiye Gadahn, wanted by the FBI and CIA for al-Qaida involvement, is arrested in Pakistan

    03/07/2010 10:19:58 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies · 185+ views
    Twitter ^ | March 7, 2010
    Adam Gadahn is the Al Qaida spokesman - American traitor who just called on US Muslims to attack America.
  • BREAKING on Fox: Adam GadaHn captured (nothing further yet)

    03/07/2010 10:24:47 AM PST · by STARWISE · 126 replies · 238+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3-7-10
    FNC says AP is reporting .. developing. IF true, AWESOME NEWS !! On the Most Wanted Terrorist List
  • Report of Adam Gadahn Arrest

    03/07/2010 10:34:22 AM PST · by billphx · 27 replies · 120+ views
    Fox news website ^ | 3/7/2010 | unattributed
    American-Born Al Qaeda Spokesman Adam Gadahn Arrested in Pakistan
  • Breaking: Adam Gadahn (the American Jihadist) Arrested In Pakistan

    03/07/2010 11:00:44 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 23 replies · 110+ views
    The Lid/Various ^ | 3/7/2010 | The Lid
    Today was a big day for Adam Gadahn known in terror-land Azzam the American. Gadahn is an American-born senior operative, cultural interpreter, spokesman and media adviser for al-Qaeda, and is believed to be a close associate of Osama bin Laden. This morning al-Qaeda's media arm released the latest propaganda video made by Gadahn (seen in the picture above) and later in the day it was announced that the American Traitor was arrested by the government of Pakistan. (I am not sure what he is doing in the photo but it looks like he is auditioning for a role in Fiddler...
  • Unsheath Your Sword: Adam Gadahn Calls For Attacks On America (Video)

    03/07/2010 11:29:09 AM PST · by callisto · 13 replies · 136+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealBlog ^ | March 7, 2010 | Liz Blaine
    In a 25-minute video titled “A Call to Arms” posted to militant Islamic Web sites on Sunday, Al Qaeda’s American-born spokesman Adam Gadahn called on Muslims serving in the U.S. armed forces to emulate Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan charged with killing 13 people in Fort Hood, “Brother Nidal is the ideal role-model for every repentant Muslim in the armies of the unbelievers and apostate regimes.” Dressed in white robes and turban, Gadahn, known as Azzam al-Amriki, called for attacks on what he described as “high-value targets.” “You shouldn’t make the mistake of thinking that military bases are the only...
  • Adam Gadahn Arested

    03/07/2010 11:33:21 AM PST · by Ladycalif · 14 replies · 151+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/7/2010
    KARACHI, Pakistan – The American-born spokesman for al-Qaida has been arrested by Pakistani intelligence officers in the southern city of Karachi, two officers and a government official said Sunday, the same day Adam Gadahn appeared in a video urging U.S. Muslims to attack their own country. The arrest of Gadahn is a major victory in the U.S.-led battle against al-Qaida and will be taken as a sign that Pakistan is cooperating more fully with Washington. It follows the recent detentions of several Afghan Taliban commanders in Karachi.
  • Will Obama administration follow through on treason charge with Adam Gadahn?

    03/07/2010 11:34:26 AM PST · by paltz · 27 replies · 189+ views
    Washington Times-Water Cooler ^ | 3/7/10 | Kerry Picket
    The Obama administration is already being flaky about where to try confessed 9/11 terrorist mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Will Obama's Justice Department, headed up by Attorney General Eric Holder, fold and not follow through with the treason charge made in 2006 by the Bush Justice Department? What about an interrogation of Gadahn?
  • BREAKING: Adam Gadahn Captured!

    03/07/2010 11:34:09 AM PST · by AJKauf · 17 replies · 118+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 7 | Roger Kimball
    It was only a few hours after this latest incitement to murder and mayhem that Pakistani officials announced that they had captured Gadahn. It was, as a news report in New York Daily News put it, “a huge victory” for the good guys, i.e. us, we Western infidels who promote that long list of things anathema to “honest and vigilant Muslims”—things like individual freedom, freedom of religion, representative democracy, equal rights for women, and a legal system that has bid farewell to barbaric practices like stoning, flogging, amputation, and beheading. If convicted, the News notes, Gadahn faces the death penalty....
  • Officers: Pakistan arrests American-born al-Qaida

    03/07/2010 10:49:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 141+ views
    The Denver Post / The Associated Press ^ | March 7, 2010 | Ashraf Khan
    KARACHI, Pakistan—Pakistani intelligence agents have arrested Adam Gadahn, the American-born spokesman for al-Qaida, in an operation in the southern city of Karachi, two officers and a government official said Sunday. The arrest of Gadahn is a major victory in the U.S.-led battle against al-Qaida and will be taken as a sign that Pakistan is cooperating more fully with Washington. It follows the recent detentions of several Afghan Taliban commanders in Karachi. Gadahn was arrested in the sprawling southern metropolis in recent days, two officers who took part in the operation said. A senior government official also confirmed the arrest. They...

    03/03/2010 9:47:40 PM PST · by Velveeta · 532 replies · 5,882+ views
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  • 2nd Video of Cyberjihadi CIA Bomber (Voiceover by Adam Gadahn)

    03/02/2010 2:21:39 PM PST · by Cindy · 5 replies · 204+ views
    THE JAWA REPORT - blog ^ | March 1, 2010 | Posted by Rusty March 01, 2010 “2nd Video of Cyberjihadi CIA Bomber (Voicoever by Adam Gadahn)” Posted by Rusty SNIPPET: “This is the second video released of Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balaw, the former cyberjihadi who called himself Abu Dujana al-Khurasa, who killed seven CIA officials in Afghanistan. Even though the operation was alleged to have been planned by the Taliban, the video comes from al Qaeda’s as Sahab arm. Worst news of all? Unless I miss my mark, the English voice filling in for al-Balaw is that of American traitor Adam Gadahn. Fat bastard is alive. I’ll go ahead and put the...
  • Dear Adam Gadahn, Note the Disconnect?

    01/03/2010 2:23:59 PM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies · 450+ views
    JARRET ^ | Friday, January 1st, 2010 at 11:54 am | Jarret Brachman
    SNIPPET: "From today’s Times Online: “Suicide bomber kills 70 at Pakistan sports event” A suicide bomber drove a vehicle packed with explosives on to a field during a volleyball tournament in northwest Pakistan today, killing at least 70 people. Police said that at least 65 people were wounded and some 20 houses destroyed in the attack." SNIPPET: "Now how does Adam Gadahn’s video earlier this month in, “The Mujahideen Do Not Target Muslims” at all fit with attacks on people watching volleyball games? Seems to me that al-Qaida is either suffering from “acute disconnected from reality syndrome” (a la Stalin...

    12/13/2009 3:38:00 PM PST · by Cindy · 5 replies · 522+ views
    INTERNET ^ | 13 December 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "It remains unclear whether as-Sahab is really on the skids, but signs increasingly point to yes. Meanwhile, I'd like to point out that the files as-Sahab uploaded include a .pdf statement. The file is called "azzam to pakistan november 09.pdf" while the document properties identify it as "SH AIMAN TO PAKISTAN RAHE HALAKAT JULY 2009.INP". I think it is in Urdu - my version of Adobe Acrobat claims it can't render the font correctly. As for the name mismatch, I'm not sure what to make of that. Did they actually upload the wrong file?! The document is hosted by...
  • American Al Qaeda member acknowledges his Jewish roots

    06/14/2009 10:45:11 AM PDT · by MamaDearest · 11 replies · 497+ views ^ | 06/14/09 | Haaretz Service
    An American Al-Qaida member has for the first time acknowledged his Jewish ancestry, in an official video message released over the weekend by the international terrorist network. Adam Yahiye Gadahn ? who also goes by the name Azzam the American ? declared his roots in a video which surfaced on Saturday, using the opportunity to urge Muslims to use "our weapons, funds and Jihad against the Jews and their allies everywhere." "Let me here tell you something about myself and my biography, in which there is a benefit and a lesson," Gadahn says in the video, speaking in Arabic with...
  • NEFA Foundation: New Video From American Al-Qaida Spokesman Adam Gadahn

    06/14/2009 9:04:48 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 386+ views
    COUNTERTERRORISM ^ | June 13, 2009 02:43 AM | By Evan Kohlmann
    The NEFA Foundation has obtained a new video recording of most wanted American Al-Qaida spokesman Adam Yehiye Gadahn, titled "Let's Continue our Jihad and Sacrifice." During the video, produced by Al-Qaida's As-Sahab Media Foundation, Gadahn sharply criticized the Obama administration for its policies towards the Palestinians.
  • ...Traitor Adam Gadahn in New Video

    04/07/2009 6:40:04 PM PDT · by Cindy · 20 replies · 2,087+ views
    THE JAWA REPORT ^ | April 7, 2009 07:49 PM | By Rusty
    April 07, 2009 Word from IntelCenter that a new al Qaeda video featuring America's only indicted traitor, Adam Gadahn, is going to be aired on al Jazeera. The name of the video is, "So That the Gaza Holocaust is Not Repeated."
  • Threat Matrix: October 2008

    10/06/2008 7:27:37 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 756 replies · 17,403+ views
    FBI Warns of Potential Terror Attacks The FBI and Department of Homeland Security today issued an analytical "note" to U.S. law-enforcement officials cautioning that al-Qaida terrorists have in the past expressed interest in attacking public buildings using a dozen suicide bombers each carrying 20 kilograms of explosives. Authors with the U.S. Office of Intelligence and Analysis added that they have "no credible or specific information that terrorists are planning operations against public buildings in the United States." The FBI and DHS analysts said they were releasing the note because "it is important for local authorities and building owners and...
  • American Al Qaeda Resurfaces in New Tape

    10/04/2008 8:07:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies · 513+ views
    ABC ^ | 10/4/2008 | Rhonda Schwartz
    Adam Gadahn, the former Orange County, Calif., resident who's become known as al Qaeda's media director, resurfaced in a new video released on the Web today after nearly nine months of silence. Looking thin but healthy, the young al Qaeda spokesman lashed out against escalating U.S. and Pakistani air strikes in tribal regions, where he and other top al Qaeda leaders are believed to be hiding. The tape appeared to be recently recorded, as Gadahn pointedly spoke about America's financial crisis, referring to "the escalating chaos and looming meltdown threatening the crusaders' economic system." He references the current economic crisis...
  • Threat Matrix: September 2008

    09/03/2008 6:13:02 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 926 replies · 12,869+ views
    How The West Was Won The rapid and unexpected decline of the Sunni insurgency in Iraq was officially recognized this week, when Maj. Gen. John Kelly, commanding the Marine Expeditionary Force, turned operational control of Anbar Province over to the Iraqi army and police. Anbar, a vast expanse of desert the size of North Carolina, had been the stronghold of the Sunni insurgency. For years, foreign fighters loyal to al-Qaida had sneaked across Iraq's northwestern border with Syria, into Anbar and down a "rat line" of safe houses in Haditha, Ramadi and Hit. From Fallujah, the arch terrorist Zarqawi...
  • Breaking, Adam Ghadan Not Dead!

    10/04/2008 6:59:24 AM PDT · by Dog · 41 replies · 3,908+ views
    Jawa Report ^ | Oct 4 2008 | Howie
    Howie just posted that a Al Qaeda tape is out featuring Adam is recent as it mentions the resignation of Mushy and the new Pakistani leader Zardari. Link Jawa Report
  • American Terrorist Gadahn Possibly Killed In Air Strike On Afghan-Pakistani Border(?)

    09/09/2008 11:57:17 AM PDT · by Mr. Jazzy · 32 replies · 149+ views
    KCAL-TV ^ | 9/9/08 | KCAL-TV
    The "American" dead? KCAL-TV: Adam Gadahn has been credited with helping transform Al Qaeda's propaganda wing into a slick operation able to communicate in fluent English and produce professional quality DVDs, including one for Osama bin Laden last year.
  • Al Qaeda Member From O.C. May Be Dead (California Taliban)

    09/09/2008 6:45:39 AM PDT · by tlb · 30 replies · 260+ views
    CBS ^ | Sep 8, 2008 | staff
    SANTA ANA An American propagandist for Al Qaeda who was raised in Orange County may have been killed along the Afghan-Pakistani border in an air strike by an unmanned U.S. Predator aircraft, according to intelligence experts quoted by a British newspaper. Gadahn has been credited with helping transform Al Qaeda's propaganda wing into a slick operation able to communicate in fluent English and produce professional quality DVDs, including one for Osama bin Laden last year.