US Al Qaeda terrorist Adam Gadahn, arrested in Pakistan

#1
I suppose he made one too many videos since he was arrested soon after he delivered a video including this diatribe about the Muslim Army major who killed US soldiers at Ft Hood:

“Brother Nidal is the ideal role-model for every repentant Muslim in the armies of the unbelievers and apostate regimes. You shouldn’t make the mistake of thinking that military bases are the only high-value targets in America and the West. On the contrary, there are countless other strategic places, institutions and installations which, by striking, the Muslim can do major damage. Nidal Hasan is a pioneer, a trailblazer and a role-model who has opened a door, lit a path and shown the way forward for every Muslim who finds himself among the unbelievers. I am calling on every honest and vigilant Muslim in the countries of the Zionist-Crusader alliance in general and America, Britain and Israel in particular to prepare to play his due role in responding to and repelling the aggression of the enemies of Islam.” http://www.clevelandleader.com/node/13264


American Al Qaeda terrorist Adam Gadahn, aka 'Azzam the American', arrested in Pakistan

BY Helen Kennedy
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Originally Published:Sunday, March 7th 2010, 1:22 PM
Updated: Sunday, March 7th 2010, 1:40 PM
Adam Gadahn, the California-born American poster-child for Al Qaeda and one of Washington's most-wanted, was arrested in Pakistan.



Adam Gadhan, the treasonous Californian Al Qaeda leader who has long been on Washington's Most Wanted list, was nabbed in Pakistan Sunday - a huge victory in the battle against the terror network.

After some confusion in the intial reports, the Associated Press quoted Pakistani officials confirming the arrest of Osama bin Laden's mouthpiece.

The Dawn, Karachi's English-language newspaper, broke the news with a photo of a man being taken away with a bag on his head.

Gadahn was bagged just hours after releasing a new internet video urging American Muslims to go on shooting sprees like Maj. Nidal Hasan's at Fort Hood last year.

He is the first American to be charged with treason since World War II.

If convicted, he faces the death penalty.

The arrest was the latest in a series of successes in the new partnership between Pakistan's once-balky intelligence services and the CIA.

Known in Al Qaeda videos as "Azzam the American" or Azzam al-Amereeki, Gadahn was born in Oregon to a Jewish family.

His hippie father converted to Christianity before his son was born, changing the family name from Pearlman to Gadahn.

Adam Gadhan was homeschooled in southern California. He converted to Islam at 17 and moved to Pakistan in 1998 at 20.

Intelligence officials say he joined up with al Qaeda after 9/11 and attended terrorist training camps in Afghanistan.

By 2004, he was a senior Al Qaeda operative and became bin Laden's top propagandist, appearing in numerous internet videos calling for the destruction of America.

Charged with treason in 2006, he is believed to report directly to bin Laden's right-hand man, Ayman al Zawahri.

There was a $1 million reward on his head but he proved elusive, avoiding several major attempts to capture him.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/wor...american_arrested_in_pakis.html#ixzz0hWEPY0Ha
 
#3
Did he ever visit the UK? If so he'll claim "British Resident" status and be granted millions of pounds in legal fees as it was clearly just a tragic misunderstanding as he was only ever at a wedding and his best mans speech got a little lost in translation.

I hope you execute the cnut!!
 
#4
Sch delightful news. I had just read an account of his diatribe and was hoping someone would turn him in for the $1 million.

IIRC Treason is a capital offence under federal law. Well deserved too.

Thank you JJH for brightening my day.
 
#5
InVinoVeritas said:
Did he ever visit the UK? If so he'll claim "British Resident" status and be granted millions of pounds in legal fees as it was clearly just a tragic misunderstanding as he was only ever at a wedding and his best mans speech got a little lost in translation.

I hope you execute the cnut!!
I am sure his parents are quite proud of the young man.
 
#6
I hope he doesn't get executed. I hope the US authorities use him in 'tests' to find out an exact definition of 'cruel and unusual' then afterwards, use the same subject matter to replicate the experiment.

But then again, I'm a bit wishy-washy.
 
#8
jagman said:
Jolly good.
Are you going to hang him then?
Federal offense so it will be lethal injection if he gets convicted. I am sure the civil liberties types are already preparing a defense that he should be free to express his opinions.

Odd background. Born Adam Perlman to a Jewish family that converted to evangelical Protestant and then the kid became Moslem. As JJH said, the parents must be so proud!!!

It would be nice if he would plea bargain for life by giving up Bin Laden's current address. Life in ADMAX in Florence, CO in exchange for OBL sounds fair.
 
#9
He faces the death penalty for treason (he was indicted for it in 2007). IIRC he gets a Needle rather than Old Sparky

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/18/2381.html

TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 115 > § 2381
§ 2381. Treason

Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.
 
#10
Good drills by the Spooks. 8)

Either he's executed or he cuts a deal for what he knows and spends the rest of his life in a Super Max jail. Job jobbed. :)
 
#11
FrankCastle said:
Good drills by the Spooks. 8)

Either he's executed or he cuts a deal for what he knows and spends the rest of his life in a Super Max jail. Job jobbed. :)
Nah, he'll get asylum and a council flat in Tower Hamlets.....
Probably collected by private jet too.

He just has to figure out a vague connection to the UK.
 
#12
I think he should be released into the custody of al-q,so they can release a nice video of him being beheaded.Serve the cnut right :D
 
#13
sapperbraindead said:
I think he should be released into the custody of al-q,so they can release a nice video of him being beheaded with a dull knife.Serve the cnut right :D
Fixed it for you. :D
 
#15
'bugger...' is probably the thought that went through his mind.
He'll plea bargain for Life Without Parole, in return for everything he knows...bad times coming his way, the whole 8ftx6ft concrete clad cell/23 hours a day locked up if he's lucky/no contact with any other prisoners ...unlucky mate...perhaps siding with al-qaeda was gonna bite him in the arrse sometime eh?
 
#16
In General Population he would be dead within minutes and the killer a Hero.
 
#17
Goldbricker said:
He faces the death penalty for treason (he was indicted for it in 2007). IIRC he gets a Needle rather than Old Sparky

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/18/2381.html

TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 115 > § 2381
§ 2381. Treason

Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

Too bad it couldn't be firing squad. Hell, I'll volunteer and I don't want one of the blanks...
 
#19
Goldbricker said:
Sad it may be a false alarm but if it is another US born traitor maybe he will roll over on Adam Perlman/ Yahah Adams etc. Perhaps good he is being held by the Pakistanis as, with no disrespect to US or UK intel officers, I feel the Pakistani concept of "effective and energetic interrogation" might produce more in the way of results.
 

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