Sunday, March 7, 2010

American Born Al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn Captured in Pakistan (Update: May not be him)

FOX News is reporting they have confirmed the arrest of Abu Yahya Azam (aka Adam Gadahn) in Pakistan. Gadahn is on the FBI's top ten most wanted list for treason. If convicted, he could face the death penalty. Adam Gadahn is the first person to be charged with treason since World War II.
PAKISTAN — Developing: Abu Yahya Azam, a close associate of Usama Bin Laden, was arrested in Karachi Sunday and has been taken to custody, Fox News confirms.

Here is more from Long War Journal.
Gadahn was likely detained in the Sohrab Goth neighborhood in Karachi, Rafiq said. "Sohrab Goth is a major Pashtun area in northern Karachi," he said. "Many Mehsud tribesmen live there."

The reported capture of Gadahn comes the same day as As Sahab, al Qaeda's propaganda arm, released a video of him praising Major Nidal Hasan, the Muslim US Army officer who murdered 13 soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas on Nov. 5, 2009.

"Brother Nidal is the ideal role model for every repentant Muslim in the armies of the unbelievers and apostate regimes," Gadahn said, according to a partial translation provided by CTV.

Hopefully, Eric Holder isn't on a plane to Pakistan to read him his rights.

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