Speak of the devil: just as he releases a new video calling on Muslims to wage jihad warfare against the U.S., the self-described "revolting geek of mass proportions" (no, not Allahpundit) appears to be caught. I look forward to his treason trial, and hope to get a chance to meet him face-to-face (especially since Adam is a faithful Jihad Watch reader who once described me in an Al-Qaeda videotape as a "Zionist Crusader, missionary of hate, counter-Islam consultant").
One must wonder if the arrest, if true, will shake this convert's faith. After all, in the Qur'an the schema is very simple: if you obey Allah, you will have earthly success. If you disobey Allah, you will not. So how could a pious mujahid like Adam suffer such a reversal?
"Sources: U.S.-born Al-Qaida spokesman caught," from MSNBC, March 7 (thanks to all who sent this in):
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Adam Yahiye Gadahn, a California-born spokesman for al-Qaida, has been captured in Pakistan, government sources said Sunday.
The word came from sources cited by The Associated Press and Pakistani news Web sites.
An intelligence source confirmed the reports to NBC News, and photographs supplied to NBC of the detained suspect corroborated the accounts.
Gadahn was detained in Sohrab Goth, a suburb of Karachi, and was later moved to the capital Islamabad, the source added.
Gadahn, 31, grew up on a goat farm in Riverside County, Calif., and converted to Islam at a mosque in nearby Orange County.
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....
Bravo and thanks to all involved in this arrest.