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Tom Galyen
03-07-2010, 03:14 PM
This is a breaking story off the wire services. This is the guy that the butchering major in Fort Hood was corresponding with when he went on his rampage. He also recently called on other Muslims in the military to carry out similar attacks. Some one may have just earned one million dollars, since that was the price on his head. I wouldn't give you a corroded penny for him.


"KARACHI, Pakistan The American-born spokesman for al-Qaida has been arrested by Pakistani intelligence officers in the southern city of Karachi, two officers and a government official said Sunday, the same day Adam Gadahn appeared in a video urging U.S. Muslims to attack their own country.
The arrest of Gadahn is a major victory in the U.S.-led battle against al-Qaida and will be taken as a sign that Pakistan, criticized in the past for being an untrustworthy ally, is cooperating more fully with Washington. It follows the recent detentions of several Afghan Taliban commanders in Karachi, including the movement's No. 2 commander.
Gadahn has appeared in more than half a dozen al-Qaida videos, taunting and threatening the West and calling for its destruction. A U.S. court charged Gadahn with treason in 2006, making him the first American to face such a charge in more than 50 years.
He was arrested in the sprawling southern metropolis of Karachi in recent days, two officers who took part in the operation said. A senior government official also confirmed the arrest, but said it happened Sunday. The discrepancy could not immediately be resolved.
They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information.
The intelligence officials said Gadahn was being interrogated by Pakistani officials. Pakistani agents and those from the CIA work closely on some operations in Pakistan, but it was not clear if any Americans were involved in the operation or questioning.
In the past, Pakistan has handed over some al-Qaida suspects arrested on its soil to the United States.
Gadahn grew up on a goat farm in Riverside County, California, and converted to Islam at a mosque in nearby Orange County.
He moved to Pakistan in 1998, according to the FBI, and is said to have attended an al-Qaida training camp six years later, serving as a translator and consultant. He has been wanted by the FBI since 2004, and there is a $1 million reward for information leading to his arrest or conviction.
The treason charge carries the death penalty if he is convicted. He was also charged with two counts of providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.
The 31-year-old is known by various aliases including Yahya Majadin Adams and Azzam al-Amriki."

Phillip Allen
03-07-2010, 03:42 PM
I just saw this. They didn't say if he was still technically a US citizen, or not.... just curious. In order to be tried for treason, I should think he'd have to be considered a US citizen.

or...his crime was commited while still a citizen

BrianW
03-07-2010, 04:55 PM
Score one for the good guys.

paladin
03-07-2010, 05:03 PM
and a million bucks for the Pakistanis....now the fight to see who actually gets the money...the cuts will start coming off at the top and a little may trickle down.....

Rich Jones
03-07-2010, 07:57 PM
He was charged with treason by a U.S. court in 2006. Let's hope we can get his ass back here. Whether it's going to be a military or civilian trial, the penalty is death. Of course, he has to survive the Pakistani interogation first.