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American-born al-Qaeda Arrested in Pakistan but America Refutes

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    Officers: Pakistan arrests American-born al-Qaida

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    In these undated file photo released by the FBI, Adam Yahiye Gadahn is shown. Pakistani officials say Adam Gadahn, the American-born spokesman for al-Qaida, has been arrested Sunday March 7, 2010.



    By ASHRAF KHAN,
    Associated Press Writer

    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 spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information.

    Gadahn, who is also known by various aliases, including Yahya Majadin Adams and Azzam al-Amriki, grew up on a goat farm in Riverside County, California, and converted to Islam at a mosque in nearby Orange County.

    Gadahn moved to Pakistan in 1998, according to the FBI, and is said to have attended an al-Qaida training camp six years later, serving as a translator and consultant for the group. He has been wanted by the FBI since 2004, and there is a $1 million reward for information leading to his arrest or conviction.

    He has posted videos and messages calling for the destruction of the West and for strikes against targets in the United States. The most recent was posted Sunday, praising the U.S. Army major charged with killing 13 people in Fort Hood, Texas.

    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. He could face the death penalty if convicted. He was also charged with two counts of providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.

    In the 25-minute video posted on militant Web sites Sunday, Gadahn described Maj. Nidal Hasan as a pioneer who should be a role model for other Muslims, especially those serving Western militaries.

    "Brother Nidal is the ideal role-model for every repentant Muslim in the armies of the unbelievers and apostate regimes," he said.

    Gadahn was dressed in white robes and wearing a white turban as he 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 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," he said, an assault rifle leaning up against a wall next to him.

    Hasan has been charged in the Nov. 5 shooting that killed 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas. The 39-year-old Army psychiatrist remains paralyzed from the chest down after being shot by two civilian members of Fort Hood's police force.

    In the latest video, Gadahn said those planning attacks did not need to use only firearms. "As the blessed operations of September 11th showed, a little imagination and planning and a limited budget can turn almost anything into a deadly, effective and convenient weapon."

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/as_pakistan_al_qaida_arrest
     
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    Ni mmarekani mjinga na hakujua dunia ni kijiji kupatikana kwake ni rahisi kiasi hiki.
    Haya wamarekani mshughulikieni mwenzenu huyu ambaye ni kibaraka wa waarabu.
     
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    Huyu Gadahn ni American born jewish converted to Islam....Pia aliruhusiwa na Alkaeda kuwa msemaji wao lakini hakuruhusiwa kukutana na Bin Laden ama Al zawahir,hilo inasemekana halikumfurahisha
    Alikamatwa huko Karachi,bado uongozi wa juu wa Alkaeda ulikuwa hauna imani naye moja kwa moja kwasababu ni mmarekani,ila labda hilo la kuwa Jewish convert ndo lililowastua zaidi kwa maoni yangu.
     
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    Naona Obama matendo mengi kuliko maneno ktk mambo ya ugaidi. Akina Osama wajiandae, watakamatwa au kuuliwa soon
     
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    Hawa mabwana sijui wanaenjoy maisha vipi kwa kuwa magaidi dah
     
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    UPDATE: Adam Gadahn was not the Al Qaeda operative captured in Pakistan, the New York Times reports. Senior U.S. officials told the Times that Pakistani security forces actually caught Abu Yahya Mujahdeen al-Adam, allegedly a Pennsylvania native linked to Al Qaeda's Afghan combat operations. But they could not confirm that the suspect in custody is actually an American, since U.S. forces did not take part in the arrest.

    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- Two Pakistani officers and a government official said Sunday that an American charged with treason for working with al-Qaida had been captured, a development that could deliver another significant blow in the U.S.-led battle against the terror network.

    U.S. defense, intelligence and law enforcement officials could not immediately verify the reported detention of Adam Gadahn, a 31-year-old spokesman for al-Qaida who has appeared on videos threatening the West, including one that emerged earlier Sunday.

    The reported arrest of Gadahn follows the recent detention of several Afghan Taliban commanders in Karachi, including the group's No. 2. Those detentions have been seen as a sign that Pakistan, which has been criticized as an untrustworthy ally, was cooperating more fully with Washington.

    Some observers were cautious about giving credence to the claim that Gadahn was in custody as reports emerged that the man arrested might instead be a Taliban militant leader. There was no way of independently verifying the arrest or identity, and detentions of terror suspects in Pakistan are often surrounded by conflicting reports.

    "If this is him, it's a big capture and a morale-booster," said Patrick Rowan, the former top anti-terrorism official in the Bush Justice Department.

    Gadahn, the first American to face treason charges in more than 50 years, has appeared in more than half a dozen al-Qaida videos, taunting the West and calling for its destruction. The video that surfaced Sunday showed him urging American Muslims to attack their own country.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/07/adam-gadahn-arrested-al-q_n_489124.html
     
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    its logic, he has to step forward and take responsibility for his actions!
     
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    [​IMG]FILE - Adam Gadahn, seen in these undated file photos released by the FBI. The American-born Al-Qaida spokesman called on Muslims serving in the U.S. armed forces to emulate the Army major charged with killing 13 people in Fort Hood in a video posted on a radical Islamic web site on Sunday March 7, 2010. Gadahn, who was raised in California, describes Maj. Nidal Hasan as a pioneer who should serve as a role model for other Muslims. (AP Photo/photos released by the FBI, File)
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    CAIRO - Al-Qaida's American-born spokesman on Sunday called on Muslims serving in the U.S. armed forces to emulate the Army major charged with killing 13 people in Fort Hood.
    In a 25-minute video posted on militant Web sites, Adam Gadahn described Maj. Nidal Hasan as a pioneer who should serve as a role model for other Muslims, especially those serving Western militaries.
    "Brother Nidal is the ideal role-model for every repentant Muslim in the armies of the unbelievers and apostate regimes," he said.
    Gadahn, also known as Azzam al-Amriki, was dressed in white robes and wearing a white turban as he called for attacks on what he described as "high-value targets."
    Gadahn grew up on a goat farm in Riverside County, California, and converted to Islam at a mosque in nearby Orange County.
    "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," he said, an assault rifle leaning up against a wall next to him.
    Gadahn has been wanted by the FBI since 2004 and two years later was charged with treason. There is a $1 million reward for information leading to his arrest or conviction.
    He has in the past posted videos and messages calling for the destruction of the West and for strikes against targets in the United States. His location is unknown, but he is believed to be somewhere along the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
    Hasan has been charged in the Nov. 5 shooting that killed 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas. The 39-year-old Army psychiatrist remains paralyzed from the chest down after being shot by two civilian members of Fort Hood's police force.
    "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," Gadahn said.
    In the latest video, Gadahn said those planning attacks did not need to use only firearms like Hasan, but could use other weapons. "As the blessed operations of September 11th showed, a little imagination and planning and a limited budget can turn almost anything into a deadly, effective and convenient weapon."
    Gadahn said fighters should target mass transportation systems in the West and also wreak havoc "by killing or capturing people in government, industry and the media."
    He recommended finding ways to shake "consumer confidence and stifle spending" and noted that even unsuccessful attacks, such as the failed attempt to bomb a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day, can bring major cities to a halt.
    "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," Gadahn said.
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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35747652/ns/world_news-africa/
     
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    Wewe mbona unatuchanganya huyu si ndiye aliyekamatwa Pakistan? Hii habari ni ya lini?
     
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