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Taking on al Qaeda’s American 'media star'

Californian Adam Yahiye Gadahn, aka "Azzan the American" has really riled Americans on the Web with his latest al Qaeda video calling on followers to arrange an ‘explosive reception' for George Bush's arrival in the Middle-East. The dramatic tearing up of his US passport, followed by a "I don't need it to travel anyway" quip has especially enraged many Americans. Bloggers have been clogging cyberspace with their own, sometimes rather witty, often rather bitchy, online messages. One of the responses, by an American woman who ironically calls herself a ‘dumb-blonde' has been making the rounds on YouTube. See the videos and read more...

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Californian Adam Yahiye Gadahn, aka "Azzan the American" has really riled Americans on the Web with his latest al Qaeda video calling on followers to arrange an ‘explosive reception' for George Bush's arrival in the Middle-East. The dramatic tearing up of his US passport, followed by a "I don't need it to travel anyway" quip has especially enraged many Americans.

Bloggers have been clogging cyberspace with their own, sometimes rather witty, often rather bitchy, online messages. One of the responses, by an American woman who ironically calls herself a ‘dumb-blonde' has been making the rounds on YouTube.

 

Gadahn was born in California in 1978. At the age of 17, he converted to Islam and moved to Pakistan in 1998. The FBI, who has him on its ‘most wanted terrorists' lists, has promised a million dollar reward for information leading to his arrest. Greatly respected in jihadist circles, he was recently renamed ‘Azzan the American' by Al Qaeda's number two, Ayman al Zawahiri.

I urgently call on our brothers in Palestine and in the Arab world (...): ready yourselves to welcome the torturer Bush when he comes to visit Palestine in January. Not with flowers and applaud, but with car-bombs and attacks."

Posted 6 January 2008

Gadahn rips up his American passport

But don't get too exited, I don't need it to travel anyway."

Posted 6 January 2007

A blonde answers back to Gadahn’s videos

Hi little Adam-good-boy-Gadahn. It’s your worst fucking nightmare: An American woman and I am sick and tired of your little videos so I figured I would send you one to tell you how not afraid, much less terrorised, I am of your dogmatic nonsense and animalistic behaviour…”

Posted 4 October 2007