In a fitting reminder of the brutality and barbarity of 9/11, Adam Gadahn, about whom I wrote this some time ago, seems to have resurfaced with more threats. Oh, and he says that Islam is a religion of peace — but “peace on our terms.” “Tape Released: American al Qaeda Member Warns of Attacks,” from ABCNews:
Sep. 11, 2005 – In an apparent Sept. 11 communiquÃ© broadcast on ABC News, an al Qaeda operative threatens new attacks against cities in the U.S. and Australia.
“Yesterday, London and Madrid. Tomorrow, Los Angeles and Melbourne, Allah willing. And this time, don’t count on us demonstrating restraint or compassion,” the tape warns. “We are Muslims. We love peace, but peace on our terms, peace as laid down by Islam, not the so-called peace of occupiers and dictators.”
American intelligence officials believe the man who appears on the tape to be Adam Gadahn of Orange County, Calif. Last year, Gadahn delivered a similar taped communiquÃ© for al Qaeda. That tape was later deemed authentic….
Only a few years ago, Adam Gadahn was a southern California teenager with interests in the environment and heavy metal music.
His family says he converted to Islam at an Orange County mosque. There, officials say, Gadahn came under the influence of militants who took him to Pakistan.
He has since emerged as an al Qaeda propaganda tool. His latest message warns Americans an attack is imminent unless the United States stops its operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“We love peace, but when the enemy violates that peace or prevents us from achieving it, then we love nothing better than the heat of battle, the echo of explosion, and the slitting of the throats of the infidels,” the tape says.
In accord with Qur’an 47:4.
As for the rest of the tape, the young man attempts to dispel any rumors or reports of bin Laden being deceased. He closes his tape by invoking the names of the Sept. 11 hijackers.
“Everyone of us is Mohammed Atta,” he says.