Sunday, March 7, 2010

Captured? Adam Gadahn reportedly in Pakistani Custody

Adam Gadahn, the American born al Qaeda member, is believed to have been captured in Pakistani city of Karachi today.  He was born Adam Pearlman in Oregon in 1978.  He grew up with parents who became devout Christians who changed their name to Gadahn.  He was homeschooled by his parents and lived in an isolated farming community in Southern California. 

At the age of sixteen, he moved in with his Jewish grandparents and started searching for his own religious roots.  He joined a mosque and began studying Islam.  He became involved with a study group that seemed to be more radical than the mosque itself.  He and others of the study group were involved with an assault on the chairman of the Mosque, who they believed to be to westernized and friendly with Jews.  In 1998 he moved to Pakistan and married an Afghani refugee. 

He started popping up in al Qaeda videos in 2004.  He referred to himself as "Azzam the American".  While his face was covered, people from his former mosque in California ID'd him to the federal authorities.  Although, his parents said they couldn't be sure it was him.  As time went on he no longer hid his identity.  He is also to believed to be part of As-Sahab, the video arm of the terrorist group.  He has a background of working at store in America as a teenager that gave him the skills to produce these videos.  He also is the person who called President Obama a "House Negro" while discussing Malcom X.  He obviously has knowledge of the American systems and the western mindset as he was born and raised here.

He has been listed as killed in drone attacks on several other occassions in the past just to resurface in videos with current information being discussed.  The Pakistani's have also gotten names incorrect in the past.  So we will have to wait and see if he is indeed in custody.  He is under indictiment for treason and with all the videos it shouldn't be hard to get that conviction in court without giving up any security secrets. Here is just one of the many statements made by this traitor:

 1."Pull every last one of your soldiers, spies, security advisors, trainers, attachés, … out of every Muslim land from Afghanistan to Zanzibar …"

2.End "all support and aid, military, political, economic, or otherwise, to the 56-plus apostate regimes of the Muslim world, and abandon them to their well-deserved fate …"

3."End all support, moral, military, economic, political, or otherwise, to the bastard state of Israel, and ban your citizens, Zionist Jews, Zionist Christians, and the rest from traveling to occupied Palestine or settling there. Even one penny of aid will be considered sufficient justification to continue the fight."

4."… impose a blanket ban on all broadcasts to our region …"

5."Free all Muslim captives from your prisons, detention facilities, and concentration camps, regardless of whether they have been recipients of what you call a fair trial or not."

Gadahn warned

"…your failure to heed our demands and the demands of reason means that you and your people will – Allah willing – experience things which will make you forget all about the horrors of September 11th, Afghanistan and Iraq".

Nice guy, huh? 


The Conservative Lady said...

The question will Eric Holder handle this one?

Just a conservative girl said...

I will have no problem with him being tried in a federal court in the states. He is a US Citizen and as such he deserves his constitutional rights, they don't go away regardless of the crime you commit. Give him an attorney, read him his miranda rights, it won't matter. The videos he has made speak for themselves. He will be convicted, and will face the death penalty. I am sure that whatever jury he gets will give it to him. Personally, I am against the death penalty in all cases, but I am sure he will receive it.

For me the issues are when they are not US citizens, then they don't deserve the rights our citizens get.

Opus #6 said...

Is he a citizen after he renounced his citizenship on tape and tore up his passport?

Just a conservative girl said...

Yeah, I would say he is. He didn't formally forgo his citizenship. Had he done it in a legal fashion it may be a different thing, but legally speaking, he is a US citizen and deserves due process.

The Conservative Lady said...

I agree that Gadahn is still an American citizen. Ripping up his passport just means he needs a new passport. He's a traitor.

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