Al-Qaeda’s Adam Gadahn is the first American to be charged with treason since World War II. A few years ago he invited me to convert to Islam and turn my sword against the enemies of Allah. Dude, I don’t even own a sword. And he called me a “Zionist crusader, missionary of hate and counter-Islam consultant.” Adam, I still haven’t gotten cards printed, but I will soon.
Anyway, in this new video, which he apparently has made after many reports of his demise (which I did not post here because they were all unconfirmed), he parrots a predictable Al-Qaeda line on Pakistan.
“American Qaeda figure says U.S. still runs Pakistan,” from Reuters, October 4 (thanks to all who sent this in):
DUBAI, Oct 4 (Reuters) – American al Qaeda militant Adam Gadahn described Pakistan’s new leaders as U.S. puppets in a war against Islamic militants, in an Internet video posted on Saturday.
“The Pakistan Army … and the professional spreaders of lies at their service are trying to make us believe that the state of Pakistan has turned a new leaf (after U.S-allied former President Pervez Musharraf left power),” Gadahn said in the video posted on Islamist websites. “These are not the leaders Pakistan wants and deserves. They are the leaders America wants and preserves in order to reach its policy objectives, hinder the jihad against the Crusaders in Afghanistan … and ensure that nuclear-capable Pakistan remains docile, contained and sharia-free,” Gadahn said.
“Their battle has always been and remains to be America’s battle, not Pakistan’s. And this battle (against Islamic militants) is what has brought Pakistan to the verge of break-up,” said Gadahn, also known as Azzam the American.
Gadahn, born Adam Pearlman, is a California-born convert to Islam and the first American to be charged with treason since the World War Two era. He is believed to be in Pakistan. […]
Gadahn has made a number of videotaped messages on behalf of al Qaeda. In January, he urged Islamist militants to welcome President George W. Bush with bombs when he visited the Middle East and tore up his U.S. passport on camera.
Security analysts had speculated in recent months that Gadahn may have been killed in a U.S. air strike.
I guess he wasn’t.