The first American to be charged with treason since World War II urges his coreligionists to commit mass murder to please their god. “Adam Gadahn, Al Qaeda’s American mouthpiece, urges wannabe terrorists to go it alone,” by James Gordon Meek for the New York Daily News, October 23:
WASHINGTON – Al Qaeda’s American mouthpiece Saturday urged wannabe terrorists in a new video to act alone instead of trying to join cells attempting 9/11-type spectacular strikes.
Californian Adam Gadahn urged individual violent jihad in a 40-minute tape, which endorsed an Al Qaeda ally’s call last week for sympathizers to mimic the Ft. Hood killings and attempted bombings over Detroit last Christmas and in Times Square in May.
“My brothers: know that Jihad is your duty,” Gadahn ranted in Arabic. “You have an opportunity to strike the leaders of unbelief and retaliate against them on their own soil.”
The message is significant because Osama Bin Laden’s operational goal has long been to kill hundreds, if not thousands, in simultaneous multiple attacks on U.S. targets with cells of extremists – and Gadahn speaks for Al Qaeda….
“Here you are in the battlefield, just like the heroes before you,” said Gadahn, who is under federal indictment for treason.
Wearing a shaggy beard and with an AK-47 rifle within reach, Gadahn hailed Hasan, Abdulmutallab and Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad, who also acted alone on behalf of the Pakistani Taliban.