Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Azzam the American Indicted for Treason and Aiding Terrorists!

Adam Gadahn, also known as Azzam the American, "gave al Qaeda aid and comfort … with intent to betray the United States."---the U.S. Government

The Times On Line (10-12-06) reports:

Adam Yahiye Gadahn, was indicted by a grand jury yesterday on federal charges of treason and aiding terrorists, which carry a maximum penalty of death.

The charges follow a two-year investigation that began when Mr Gadahn’s former imam in California recognised him as the speaker in an alQaeda video released close to the presidential election, threatening an attack on America that would make the “streets run with blood”.

Mr Gadahn, however, who is known in the videos by his nom de guerre, Azzam the American, is not in American custody and is believed to be overseas, most likely in Pakistan, where the al-Qaeda video production unit, al-Sahab, is based....

The FBI believes that Mr Gadahn first began working for al-Qaeda as a translator and offered his expertise with computers to help to put together propaganda tapes, moving to Pakistan some time during the American invasion. [The rest]

The FBI reports:

American Charged With Treason

A 28-year-old California man has been indicted on federal charges of treason and providing material support to a terrorist group for making a series of propaganda videotapes for al Qaeda, including one in which he praised the hijackers involved in the 9/11 attacks and referred to the U.S. as "enemy soil."

The charges filed in the Central District of California say Adam Gadahn, also known as Azzam the American, "gave al Qaeda aid and comfort … with intent to betray the United States." Gadahn is the first person to be charged with treason against the U.S. since the World War II era.

The FBI added Gadahn to the Most Wanted Terrorists list and the U.S. Department of State is offering a reward of up to $1 million for information leading to Gadahn's arrest.

"Adam Gadahn represents a new breed of home-grown extremist, who has chosen to betray the country of his birth," FBI Executive Assistant Director Willie Hulon said during a press conference Wednesday in Washington, D.C. .....

If you have any information concerning Adam Gadahn, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American embassy or consulate. To submit a tip, visit our anonymous tip line. [Full text]

Here is an interview with the accused traitor.


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