Adam Gadahn, Al Qaeda agent from Southern California, is arrested in Pakistan
Gadahn is wanted by the U.S. on charges of treason. In his apparent primary role as propagandist for the terrorist network, Gadahn appeared in videos. The latest praised the accused Fort Hood shooter.
Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan - Security forces in the southern port city of Karachi have arrested Adam Gadahn, a Southern California native who became a top propagandist for Al Qaeda and is wanted by the U.S. on treason charges, Pakistani intelligence sources in Karachi said Sunday.
Gadahn, whose most recent video, posted Sunday, praised the U.S. Army major charged with killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, was arrested in a pickup truck with a driver Saturday night, the sources said. The sources requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on such issues.
Gadahn, 31, is the first American since the World War II era to be charged with treason. In 2006, a federal grand jury in Orange County indicted him for allegedly providing material support to Al Qaeda by appearing in videos on five different occasions between Oct. 27, 2004, and Sept. 11, 2006, with the intent "to betray the United States," the indictment stated.
In the first video he made, he appeared with a head scarf masking his face and said he had "joined a movement waging war on America and killing large numbers of Americans."
He added that the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in New York and Washington "notified America that it's going to have to pay for its crimes, and pay dearly."
Gadahn was raised on a goat farm in the hills of southwestern Riverside County by parents with eclectic religious tastes. At age 14, he fell under the influence of two radical Muslims at an Orange County mosque and later journeyed to Pakistan.
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