April 04, 2015
Zawahiri's Failure is Complete
Sources within Ahrar al-Sham stated that their allies in Jabhat al-Nusra have told them that AQ leader Ayman al-Zawahiri will relinquish his authority – or what left of it – over AQ branches globally and absolve them of their allegiance to him. The move was in response to the rising power of Islamic State in Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Libya and Nigeria as well as new IS incursion into Yemen. AQ and Zawahiri can no longer offer any meaningful leadership...
Flatting Jawa Report File Image of Zawahiri
...AQ is no longer an asset when it come to local conflicts in Syria and Yemen, instead it is a hindrance and a liability.
March 08, 2012
Is American Traitor Adam Gadahn Dead?
Over at CNN there's a lengthy analysis on the steadily declining number of al Qaeda central videos translated into English. Except for a portion of a video released last year featuring American born convert Adam Gadahn speaking in his native English, there hasn't been a translated video since 2010.
Since we know that Gadahn was the translator for those earlier videos, I don't think it's crazy to speculate that he's dead.
Which would be awesome. There's something about a traitor that doesn't sit right with me. I understand how a kid growing up in Egypt could be brainwashed into thinking that America is the Great Satan and that political Islam is the answer to all of life's great problems, but a kid from Orange County? With greater light comes the greater sin.
The only other reason I can think of for the dramatic drop off is that the AQ leadership has lost faith in their English translation department. Which means that Gadahn is out of the loop or -- dead. And if he's out of the loop, what other use could they have for a fat ass from Southern California other than as a "volunteer" in a suicide squad?
So, I think Gadahn is dead. Insh'Allah.
March 01, 2012
Sandcrawler PSA: Andrew Breitbart Has Died
Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles.Our thoughts and prayers are with Andrew's family, friends and co-workers.
We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior.
Andrew lived boldly, so that we more timid souls would dare to live freely and fully, and fight for the fragile liberty he showed us how to love.
May he RIP..sigh
Update, via BreitbartTV:
UPDATE by RUSTY: I met Andrew a few times. We hung out, had some laughs.
He was a class act. He will be missed.
UPDATE by Rusty: Here's a video by Steven Crowder on Andrew's untimely death.
UPDATE by SH: Rep. Louie Gohmert Pays Tribute to Andrew Breitbart on the House Floor:
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) spoke on the House floor about the life and legacy of his friend, conservative writer and American patriot, Andrew Breitbart.
June 20, 2011
Adam Gadahn Slapped Ayman's Butt In The Shower
May 02, 2011
Will Bacha Bazi Show Up On bin-Laden's Puter? Or Will the Mujahideen Finally Learn Azzam al-Ameriki (aka Adam Gadahn), Samir Khan (aka Inshallashaheed) & Omar Hammami (aka Abu Mansoor al Amriki) Are Spys For the Kafir?
The truth is in hard drive, Insha'Allah
The assault force of Navy SEALs snatched a trove of computer drives and disks during their weekend raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound, yielding what a U.S. official called “the mother lode of intelligence.”
The special operations forces grabbed personal computers, thumb drives and electronic equipment during the lightning raid that killed bin Laden, officials told POLITICO.
“They cleaned it out,” one official said. “Can you imagine what’s on Osama bin Laden’s hard drive?”[More..]
Don't know what Bacha Bazi is? You haven't been paying attention, then
Did as-Sahab Media Get bin-Laden Killed?
Rusty sends along this piece from Laura Mansfield entitled In the end, the messages were Bin Laden’s undoing...
Since the early days after 2001, Al Qaeda leadership has been playing a game of cat and mouse with American forces. Each time a video or audio message was released, analysts examined every frame in the footage carefully, and analyzed the background, the sounds, the foliage, and anything else that might provide a clue as to the location of Bin Laden and his leadership core.I would take this a step further. Laura Mansfield and Jawa Report tracked several of bin-Laden's message releases. At the time I had the impression that the US had penetrated as-Sahab's release process, to the point of almost being ridiculously obvious. as-Sahab took several steps to secure the releases, one was they increased the complexity of passwords for the archives that were uploaded in advance of releases.
Every time news broke about some piece of information gleaned from the messages – for example, the type of plant, or the call of a specific bird heard in the background – Al Qaeda responded in the next video by eliminating these tidbits of information.
For example, in the now-famous 2003-video, Bin Laden and Zawahiri were shown walking through the mountains of Afghanistan.
As the hunt for Bin Laden intensified, Bin Laden’s videos became less and less frequent. When Bin Laden did release a message, in most cases it was a still image from an older video, with the audio played in the background.
Open source media is reporting that the trail for Bin Laden heated up around eight months ago, when a trusted Al Qaeda courier was tracked to the compound where Bin Laden was eventually found.
When you overlay this timeline with the message release timeline, it become apparent that the early October 2010 duo of messages from Bin Laden calling the world to task about their response to the floods in Pakistan were the terror leader’s undoing.
Nine months ago, there was massive flooding in Abbottabad, as can be seen in these YouTube videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doUXWLV7HG8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roBNf98WRDg
Bin Laden must have been impacted by the flooding, and was inspired to release those two messages. The audios were likely taped in the Abbottabad compound in August , sent out by courier to the video makers who merged the audio with video, moved probably by a different courier to the video distribution team, and then released to the world on October 1 and 2, 2010. Historically, there has been a lag of three to five weeks from an event referenced in a Bin Laden message and the actual release of the message.
It appears from what has been released in the media that the courier who ferried this audio back for production and then distribution was the one who was tracked to the compound.
This time period corresponds nicely with the reduced number of messages from bin-Laden and al-Zawahiri afterward. Obviously they were concerned.... Its very likely that the courier was identified during the release process of one of these productions.
That said, its sill obviously not all that easy as Zawahiri has done several messages and has not bit the big one......yet.... I expected this at the time but then it never happened so I kind of stopped expecting it.
As Rusty says to as-Sahab all the time. Keep using the internet, its your best hope.
Of course if anyone at as-Sahab can be blamed, we think it should be Azzam al-Ameriki. You know that Adam Gadahn is obviously a spy....
March 08, 2011
New Al-Qaeda Magazine for Women Encourages Them to Fulfill Their Role in Supporting Jihad and the Mujahideen
This is terrorist way of celebrating International Women's Day, a few days early.
On March 4, 2011, the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Fajr Media Center released the first issue of Al-Shamikha, a jihadist electronic magazine for women. The magazine, published by a new media company called Al-Shamikha Media Foundation and posted on several jihadi forums, features advice and tips for women from a hard-line Islamic perspective, alongside articles meant to inculcate jihadist ideology and values.
The editor's name is given as Saleh Youssef, and a man named Muhammad Al-Mashhadani is listed as being responsible for "security and contacts." The articles themselves are mostly written by women.
The editorial of the first issue explains that the goal of the magazine is to educate women and involve them in the war against the enemies of Islam. It says: "Because women constitute half of the population – and [one might even say] that they are the population, since they give birth to the next generation – the enemies [of Islam] are bent on preventing [the Muslim] woman from knowing the truth about her religion and her role, since they know all too well what would happen if women entered the field [of jihad].
The nation of Islam needs women who know the truth about their religion and about the battle and its dimensions, and know what is expected of them… Women bear the greatest responsibility for rescuing the ummah from the quagmire of indifference and weakness in which it has been living for generations… Let us be Muslims as Allah wants us to be, in [our] faith, values, appearance, and actions…"
December 22, 2010
Adam Gadahn Captured? (bumped)
LAHORE: Daily Times can confirm that two al Qaeda operatives who were caught in Karachi in a joint raid by Pakistani and American special forces last month were Umar Misri, a top aide of al Qaeda’s number two Ayman al Zawahiri and Muhammad Muhammad, the operational manager of al Qaeda.Given the past reliability of Pakistani sources. I doubt seriously we can depend on this being true.
The raids in Sohrab Goth areas last November resulted because of a call intercepted by a local FBI station in Karachi, which intercepted the communication and as per an agreement informed the Pakistani authorities. It should be noted that from the same, Sorab Goth area, an American al Qaeda member, Adam Gadanhn (Abu Azzam Amriki), was detained with another unnamed Arab individual connected to al Qaeda. Adam and an associate are reported to have been captured during a raid by Pakistani special forces at the Super Highway in Karachi. While the arrests had been kept secret, a top intelligence source told Daily Times that some al Qaeda members had been captured and moved to their headquarters in Islamabad, where “a joint investigation team of both Pakistanis and Americans are interrogating them”.
While in FATA, drone attacks killed two British converts, Abu Bakar and Mansoor Ahmed. The men died over a week ago in a drone attack in Dattakhel. Daily Times, after talking to intelligence officials, can confirm that both British nationals were part of the ‘German cell’ that was targeted in drone attacks a couple of months ago. The two British men who initially crossed over from Afghanistan, entered North Waziristan some time last year and were sent by their handlers to join al Qaeda. They were handled by the Haqqani faction, again magnifying the link between the Haqqanis and al Qaeda. In North Waziristan, the two men received explosive tactics training with the German cell and were to be sent to the US to carry out terrorist attacks.
However we will accept a pic of Adam holding a newspaper or DNA samples from the vast quantities of fluids extracted during his interrogation.
But send those Attn: Rusty please.
Hat Tip: Off Topic.
November 30, 2010
America has 'Alice In Wonderland' attitude on terrorism: Wikileaks
Ooops, I meant Canada...srzly
WASHINGTON—Canadians have an “Alice In Wonderland” attitude toward global terrorism, the former head of Canada’s spy service told a U.S. counterpart in 2008, according to a secret American memo disclosed Monday.In other terrorism related news (US))Maybe FBI needs to find a real terrorist
Canadian Security Intelligence Service Director Jim Judd is also quoted as saying that Canadian courts have the security service “tied in knots,” hampering their ability to detect and prevent terror attacks inside Canada and beyond.
Judd further praised the Harper government for “taking it on the chin and pressing ahead” with possible adjustments to toughen Canada’s prosecutorial stand against terror suspects, the leaked diplomatic cable reports.
Let's hope that one day, the FBI will get around to disrupting a homegrown terrorist network it didn't have a hand in creating.[oh noes..the entrapment card...ed]Certainly the above columnist hasn't been following 'lone wolf attacks' aka Anwar al-Awlaki's releases or another traitor, Adam Gadahn, calling for more lone wolf attacks in regards to Nidal Hasan terrorist attack at Ft Hood. Or Samir Khan's, albeit the latest release was ghey , Jihad Inspirations[Christmas tree lighting terrorist was part of-ghey workout for jihadis] & Inspire. Or watched terrorist propaganda videos readily available at JihadTube
Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a 19-year-old Somali-American arrested in Portland, Ore., for attempting to detonate what turned out to be a fake bomb during a Christmas celebration, is the latest terrorist wannabe to lower the median IQ for so-called American jihadists.
We should all be suspicious of terrorist sting operations where the FBI does most of the heavy lifting.
I could go on and on.. When Obi One administration won't say Islamic/jihad/Muslim/terrorist in the same sentence, is it any wonder dhimmitude is alive and well?
November 09, 2010
France's First Lady May Be On Al Qaeda's Hit List
Others around the Sandcrawler would think 'hit' means something else:
Security around France's first lady Carla Bruni Sarkozy has been tightened up amid fears that she may be the "priority target" of a terrorist assassination plot.Al Qaeda's love affair with ugly - Lady Al Qaeda:
Security services believe President Nicolas Sarkozy's wife is now "high up" on al-Qaeda's hitlist of potential VIP victims in France, it was revealed.
Fears for Bruni's safety come after Osama bin Laden issued a chilling personal threat to kill French citizens in revenge for France backing the war in Afghanistan and their new law banning the burqa.
Nuff said, and Allah knows best.
Thanks to NTa
October 24, 2010
New Awlaki Video
Their new plan-- to bore us all to death. Adam Gadhan's 46 minutes snoozer of a video was released yesterday. Today its Anwar, last week Inspire. Then there was Qasim al Reimi's audio, rebranding AQAP as a 12,000 man Aden Abyan Islamic Army, which I assure you exists only in his qat addled head. At least now we know what they are scared of--the Mardin Declaration: The scholars meeting in Mardin issued what they dubbed as “The New Mardin Declaration” in which they declared the fatwa of Ibn Taymiyyah unsuitable for our times and should not be used by “extremists to justify violence”.
CNN Yemeni-American cleric and militant Anwar al-Awlaki appeared in a new video message Saturday, saying that Islam is in "severe need for guidance in these dark situations" and that the religion is "exposed to fateful dangers."Related:
In the limited portion of the video that was immediately available to CNN, al-Awlaki called on Muslim scholars to help address the situation.
Video: American Traitor Adam Gadahn Urges Muslims in West to Murder Civilians
North Carolina Muslim Admits Working with al Qaeda: "Proud to be an American Traitor" [Full text]
October 23, 2010
Video: American Traitor Adam Gadahn Urges Muslims in West to Murder Civilians
He sounds even gayer in Arabic than he does in English. This is actually only part one. The video is actually 45 minutes long. But you can click on the video to take you to YouTube page where the rest of the video is uploaded by the same user.
Update by Howie: More analysis here at Internet Haganah.
A U.S.-born spokesman for al-Qaida on Saturday urged Muslims living in the United States and Europe to carry out attacks there, calling it a duty and an obligation. In a 48-minute video posted on militant websites, Adam Gadahn directed his appeal to Muslim immigrants in what he called the "miserable suburbs" of Paris, London and Detroit, as well as those traveling to the West to study or work.
September 30, 2010
WTF Is A Adam Gadahn?
Oh, the bird cage guy (see him nesting above?)
Thanks to Son of Liberty for the reminder
September 29, 2010
Video: American Traitor Adam Gadahn Doesn't Like America, or Pakistan, or India, etc...
First clue that you're a moron? You leave California and join al Qaeda.
Second clue that you're a moron?
You use the business end of your rifle for a handrest.
The new as Sahab produced video on behalf of al Qaeda shows American Adam Gadahn addressing the recent flooding in Pakistan. If Gadahn and al Qaeda are so concerned about the victims of the floods, shouldn't he be down there helping them instead of hiding out?
His main criticism seems to be that the Pakistani regime is corrupt. His point being, um, what exactly? I think there's pretty much near total agreement on that.
The question isn't whether Pakistan is corrupt, it is. The question is would a Taliban-like government be less corrupt? It won't.
In fact, the vision Gadahn and al Qaeda has is one where the current corrupt leaders are replaced with a new set of corrupt leaders. But with the added layer of stoning adulterers to death and closing down schools for girls!
In fact, since his official stance is that democracy is bad then there is no mechanism for throwing out the corrupt leaders in an "Islamic" state.
The entire video is below. Exit question: why isn't this a-hole dead?
UPDATE: After watching the video for a second time, two things strike me as different from fat-bastard's usual fair.
First, notice that he's outside. Normally Gadahn shoots videos behind a desk inside and in front of a fake backdrop, usually of a book shelf. The kind of back drop you might find at your local mall's Olin Mills.
Second, notice that he doesn't mention the normal "Zionist-Crusaders" (ie, America and her Jewish "puppet masters") but uses the term "Zionist-Crusader-Hindu occupation". As any Pakistani will tell you, the enemy is India. So, it seems that Gadahn is doing the smart thing (for once): he's playing on Pakistani nationalistic sentiment.
The audience Gadahn is addressing in this video, it would seem, are Pakistanis. Normally Gadahn's videos are targeted toward America and Europe. But not this time.
I wonder if the two things -- him being outside and addressing the video towards Paksitanis -- are related somehow? Perhaps he's filming outside because the normal compound he produces videos from has been obliterated by a Predator attack?
And if that is the case then the two might very well be related given that Predators only operate based on intelligence gathered mostly from local sources. Gadahn and al Qaeda know this and perhaps they fear they are losing some of the locals. Trying to bolster domestic support (domestic being Pakistan here) just makes sense.
It's a theory, but it fits the evidence.
June 20, 2010
American Al-Qaeda Operative Adam Gadahn Spews More Hate/Threats In Personal Address To Obama
It's part 2, dunno bout 1...
Update: Strike that, here are all 3:
Is this recent? Dunno yet, haven't watched or read all of it.
Update(Matt Damon): This tape is close to SIX months old...Butthead Gadahan makes a reference to the Scott Brown win that took place in January of this year....."Yes Barack, as the recent loss of your party’s traditional Massachusetts Senate seat shows....."
Hey Adam....why the old tape.....got anything recent? Or are you to busy running from the drones......WE WILL GET YOU... and what a glorious day it will be on Jawa.....when you find out there ain't no virgins.
Update by Allahakchew aka Sh: Yup, this is old, he mention Obi One's State of the Union address, no mention of Obi One's Oval Office Address. No mention of Turkish Jihad Flotilla, oil spill etc. You suck Gadahn, hopefully on dirt soon.
Part 2 & 3 below fold:
All praise is due to Allah, Creator of the heavens and the earth, and prayers and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah and his companions, family and followers until the Day of Judgment.
Barack: I know that as you slither snakelike into the second year of your reign as a purported president of change, you are finding your hands full with running the affairs of a declining and besieged empire and – in the process – proving yourself to be nothing more than another treacherous, bloodthirsty and narrow-minded American war president, what with your overseeing of the hasty overhauling of America’s compromised homeland security cordon, your brazen escalation of American aggression and interference in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, and your removal of our captive brothers from detention facilities scattered around the globe to Muslim-only concentration camps in Illinois, Bagram and elsewhere, all in the name of protecting the American people from the threat of Muslim retaliation for American crimes, or what you insist on calling the threat of al-Qaida and al-Qaida inspired terrorism.
But I would like to pull you aside, Barack, just for a moment, to ask you a straightforward and sincere question: exactly when are you – and those behind you – going to get it into your heads, and admit to yourselves and your public, that the solution to America’s security problems and defense concerns, is not to be found in the imposition of stricter policing measures or the improvement of intelligence sharing, nor is the solution to be found in your occupation of our countries with your thuggish military, nor in your flooding of them with pilotless planes in the air and virtueless spies on the ground, nor is the solution to be found in your propping up of the despicable and despised regimes of our region with your money and materiel, nor is the solution to be found in your killing or capture of this-or-that leader of the Jihad or your condemning of this-or-that suspected Mujahid to a dungeon in America, Afghanistan or anywhere else, nor is the solution to be found in your calculated election of a devious, evasive and serpentine American president with a Muslim name and background who smiles at us – or rather, smirks at us – while lunging at us with the same fangs with which previous war presidents bit us.
No, Barack, years of trial and error – with the emphasis on error – by those who came before you have demonstrated that not only do steps like these never succeed in improving America’s security, they are actually detrimental to America’s safety and stability.
And honestly, Barack, as a president who has proven himself to be incapable of keeping intruders out of his own executive mansion, do you really expect anyone to believe that you will be successful in your attempts to keep the Mujahideen away from an entire continent?
And come to think of it, Barack, as a man whose most prominent spy bureau boasts agents so inept they can’t even protect their own clandestine operating bases from infiltration by our daring martyrs, could you please tell me how exactly you plan to go about inspiring Americans’ confidence in the half-baked intelligence reforms you say you’re about to implement?
Make no mistake about it, Barack: you’re no longer the popular man you once were, a year ago or so. Don’t let the standing ovations you get wherever you go fool you; after all, didn’t they keep applauding George W. Bush until the day he left office in disgrace?
Yes Barack, as the recent loss of your party’s traditional Massachusetts Senate seat shows, and as even you yourself have admitted, a large number of Americans are quickly losing their patience with you, but not just because of your healthcare reform package, as you so disingenuously implied. No Barack, I’m not the only one who believes that healthcare isn’t even the main reason for Americans’ growing anger with you. As pointed out by a number of political analysts, American voters – especially independents and moderate Democrats – sent you a warning message in Massachusetts because you’re a man many of them voted for last year in the mistaken and – may I add – rather naive belief that you were going to serve America’s interests by getting America out of wars and ending its occupation of countries and interference in the affairs of sovereign states. But instead of the dove and man of peace they were hoping for, the American people have found themselves saddled with yet another hawk and yet another war president who, by shamelessly igniting new conflicts and throwing fuel on the fire of old ones, has only succeeded in putting more American lives in jeopardy and doing more damage to America’s chances of survival…and his own chances of reelection.
Yes Barack, public dissatisfaction with your policies now runs so deep that it extends beyond the usual group of pacifists and far-left dissidents to encompass veterans of American aggression abroad, some of whom are also veterans of your own election campaign!
The fact is, Barack, if you ever decide to get serious about improving America’s security, protecting the American people and preventing a sharp rise in the number of American casualties at home and abroad and in the air, at sea and on land, then there are a number of simple, sound and effective steps which you can take which can go a long way towards achieving those goals. The Muslim Mujahideen defending their faith and brethren against your nation’s evildoing have repeatedly made clear these steps, but because I suspect you have been living in the ivory tower and information vacuum in which arrogant Washington insiders like you often live, I shall summarize these steps here. I strongly suggest you heed and implement them, for your own good and the good of your people.
First, you must pull every last one of your soldiers, spies, security advisors, trainers, attaches, contractors, robots, drones and all other American personnel, ships and aircraft out of every Muslim land from Afghanistan to Zanzibar.
Second, you must end all support – both moral and material – to Israel and bar your citizens from traveling to Occupied Palestine or settling there, and you must impose a blanket ban on American trade with the Zionist regime and investment in it. Your security will not be improved by empty threats like those your special envoy made about the possible suspension of American loans, in and of itself a largely meaningless gesture. As Shaykh Usama told you, if you don’t heed our warnings and stop your support of Israel, we will have no choice but to continue to use other ways to get our message across.
Third, you must stop all support and aid – be it military, political, economic or otherwise – to the hated regimes of the Muslim world. This includes the so-called “development aid” which your secretary of state recently identified as being one of the most important elements of future American efforts to combat the Islamic renaissance and Jihadi awakening sweeping the Muslim world.
Fourth, you must cease all interference in the religion, society, politics, economy and government of the Islamic world. This means putting an immediate stop to the deployment of your economic hit men, CIA jackals, Peace Corps volunteers, USAID employees, and UN-and-US-sponsored non-governmental organizations, all of which, put together, represent the vanguard of American interference in our region and the world.
Fifth, you must also put an end to all forms of American and American sponsored interference in the educational curricula and information media of the Muslim world, and you must end all broadcasts targeting our region, especially those designed to alter or destroy the faith, minds, morals and values of our Muslim people.
And sixth, you must free all Muslim captives from your prisons, detention facilities and concentration camps, regardless of whether they have been recipients of what you call a "fair" trial or not. As our heroic brother Abu Dujaanah al-Khorasaani told you with his words and actions, we will never forget our prisoners.
Your refusal to release our prisoners or your failure to meet any of our other legitimate demands will mean the continuation of our just struggle against your tyranny until – God willing – you finally relent, but only after massive losses and great suffering for the people of America which you – Barack Hussein Obama – can still prevent, provided you make the right decision today.
And let us be clear, Barack: a pullout from Iraq alone, in the absence of compliance with the remainder of our legitimate demands, will get you nowhere. So stop wasting your time, Barack, and start making some serious moves.
Come on, Barack, be honest for once! Just what is it that’s stopping you from doing the right thing and ending this bloody Crusade? Is it because it’s not “good politics” and might incur the wrath of the conservative right? Fine, Barack, but as you noted in your State of the Union address, that didn’t stop you from trying to push through your package of healthcare reforms! Or are you afraid of alienating the Jewish lobby within your own party? OK, Barack, but if that’s the case, then why not just declare “minority rule” and put an end to this charade of democracy? Or is it that you’re afraid of being accused of appeasement? Well, OK Barack, but haven’t your political opponents been accusing you anyway since before you were elected of being a man who is at the very least soft on America’s enemies, if not their loyal agent? Or perhaps you’re afraid of being accused of backtracking on your principles and breaking your campaign promise to go after what you call “al Qaida and its affiliates”? Well frankly, Barack, I think this is one of the few principles you haven’t backtracked on and one of the few promises you haven’t broken; so what’s wrong with one final flip-flop, but this time for a good cause?
And that reminds me, Barack, of one other fact I’d like to emphasize before I let you go, and it’s – once again – a fact which you and your advisors and speechwriters refuse to acknowledge publicly, despite our leaders reiterating it to you on numerous occasions: namely, the fact that you are neither facing individuals nor organizations, but rather, are facing the Jihadi awakening of the Muslim nation, or Ummah, which has come out of its long slumber and now understands who its enemies are, who its friends are, and what its duty is towards its religion and homelands; and al-Qaida is only one manifestation of this Jihadi awakening, albeit a pioneering one which – by the grace of God – has taken a leading role at the head of the Ummah’s Mujahid vanguard and has had undeniable success in rallying the Muslims to unite in opposition to America and its allies. But as long as you continue to feign ignorance of this indisputable truth and tell yourselves that you are only at war with al-Qaida and its affiliates and not with the vast majority of Muslims (whom you apparently think just love to be killed, robbed and occupied by America and its friends)… as long as you take this path, you will have condemned yourselves to pursuing the same policies, committing the same crimes and making the same blunders which brought upon America disasters like the September 11th raids, the Fort Hood operation, and the Christmas Day attack.
Major Nidal Malik Hasan isn’t a member of al-Qaida, Barack, nor of any other Islamic group for that matter. In fact, once upon a time, he was one of yours. The thousands of other Muslims in America eager to perform the duty of defensive Jihad also aren’t members of al-Qaida. And you know what, Barack? Al-Qaida hasn’t been around forever, and even actual members of al-Qaida weren’t born as members. No, Barack, this organization and those like it came into being for a reason and as a reaction, and those who are members joined up for a reason and as a reaction. In other words, Barack, even if you were to succeed in eliminating al-Qaida, or even if we were to imagine a world without al-Qaida in the first place, there would still be hundreds of millions of Muslims ready and willing to fight you, whether individually or under the Jihadi banner and name of their choosing, so long as you insist on depriving the Muslims of their rights and ignoring their legitimate demands.
Yes, Barack, just as our demands remain the same, the choice America and its allies face also remains the same: either the possible restoration of your safety and security by ignoring the opposition of your tyrannical corporations and special-interest groups and restoring the rights you have stolen from Muslims and other persecuted and oppressed nations, or guaranteeing for yourselves a future of misery, insecurity and – ultimately – defeat, should you continue to ravage our countries, interfere in our affairs and trample on our dignity, liberty and sovereignty.
So it’s your choice, Barack: continuing to compete with George W. Bush for first place on the list of America’s worst-ever presidents by letting the United States deteriorate further on the death march towards breakdown and disintegration on which it was sent off by your infamous predecessor, or braving the storm and fulfilling those lofty-sounding campaign promises you made and truly changing how things are done in Washington. I don’t mean superficial changes which do more harm than good: I mean changes which matter, like the changes legitimately demanded by the vast majority of Muslims around the globe, changes which I have conveniently summarized for you today.
Let there be no doubt about it, Barack: mere words and symbolic gestures won’t make us lay down our guns and sheathe our sharpened swords. No, Barack, however many flimsy olive branches you might extend, and however many out-of-context Quranic verses and empty greetings of peace you might recite on a Cairo stage, the relationship between us and you shall never change as long as your pretty words are belied by your ugly actions.
Similarly, no hypocritical State Department report criticizing Europe for its repression of Muslim rights can possibly distract us from the fact that America continues to be the world leader in persecution and oppression of Muslims.
So do your worst, Barack, but always remember: you can kill and imprison as many of us as you like, but for every one of us who bids farewell to this world as a martyr or sacrifices his freedom in the path of God, there are dozens more ready to take his place in the ranks of the Mujahideen fighting for the rights of Muslims and the glory of Islam.
And Barack, there’s one other thing you should keep in mind as you mull over your next move: when one compares the already huge number of dead, wounded, displaced and deprived Muslims and other people for whose suffering you bear responsibility, with the relatively small number of Americans we have killed so far, it becomes crystal-clear that we haven’t even begun to even the score. That’s why, next time, we might not show the restraint and self-control we have shown up until now. So make your choice, Barack, before it’s too late.
And our final prayer is that all praise is due to Allah, who gives victory to the believers.
Rabi’ al-Akhar 1431H
May 10, 2010
Click image to view video:
Radicals preaching at Mosque+online Facebook ehadi+online ehadi forums+YouTube & other video sites=recipe for homegrown terror.
March 21, 2010
Coming Soon To A Another Ehadi Near You: Shackleford Net Posse "Fatwa"?
About below fold:
March 20, 2010 — Terrorists suck. They are cowards, every damn one of them. They use innocents as human shields, radicalize others to do the dirty work for them. You don't see any higher ups in the terrorist food chain sploding themselves do you? Again, cowards all of them...
They abuse their children, never letting them lead a normal life. They are raised to be martyrs, kinda like a "martyr factory" in a way.
Thanks to http://www.coxandforkum.com/ (for Hamas kindergarten) http://www.freakingnews.com/ (The Ladens)
http://smackdowncorps.org/index.html (Jihad Jane image)
Jawa Posse Member Mike for Net Posse photo shop.
http://www.youtube.com/user/DatJooVinnie (Jawa Radio audio)
A personal musician friend ("All around the Watchtower" audio)
No thanks to the ehadi for the terrorist images, you know who you are.
Current List of Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations
1. Abu Nidal Organization (ANO)
2. Abu Sayyaf Group
3. Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade
5. Ansar al-Islam
6. Armed Islamic Group (GIA)
7. Asbat al-Ansar
8. Aum Shinrikyo
9. Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA)
10. Communist Party of the Philippines/New People's Army (CPP/NPA)
11. Continuity Irish Republican Army
12. Gamaa al-Islamiyya (Islamic Group)
13. HAMAS (Islamic Resistance Movement)
14. Harakat ul-Jihad-i-Islami/Bangladesh (HUJI-B)
15. Harakat ul-Mujahidin (HUM)
16. Hizballah (Party of God)
17. Islamic Jihad Group
18. Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU)
19. Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM) (Army of Mohammed)
20. Jemaah Islamiya organization (JI)
21. Kahane Chai (Kach)
22. Kata'ib Hizballah
23. Kongra-Gel (KGK, formerly Kurdistan Workers' Party, PKK, KADEK)
24. Lashkar-e Tayyiba (LT) (Army of the Righteous)
25. Lashkar i Jhangvi
26. Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
27. Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG)
28. Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group (GICM)
29. Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK)
30. National Liberation Army (ELN)
31. Palestine Liberation Front (PLF)
32. Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
33. Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLF)
34. PFLP-General Command (PFLP-GC)
35. Tanzim Qa'idat al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn (QJBR) (al-Qaida in Iraq) (formerly Jama'at al-Tawhid wa'al-Jihad, JTJ, al-Zarqawi Network)
37. al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)
38. al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (formerly GSPC)
39. Real IRA
40. Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)
41. Revolutionary Organization 17 November
42. Revolutionary Peoples Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C)
43. Revolutionary Struggle
44. Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso, SL)
45. United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC)
March 08, 2010
Biggest Let Down Evah: Traitor Adam Gadahn NOT Arrested in Pakistan (Updated: Who is Abu Yahya Majadin al-Adam?)
In the history of all the sad news we've had to report here over the years, this may be the saddest. For me, it's personal.
I have an emotional investment in seeing Adam Gadahn killed or captured. So, when I heard the news that he had been captured, I was elated. And now the news that the American captured in Pakistan is not Gadahn? Major let down.
Is there an anti-cowbell? An anti-MCHammer? If there is, let me know so I can put that image up. For now, Helen Thomas will have to do.
One also wonders if the timing of the release of Gadahn's latest propaganda piece for al Qaeda is related to the news of the arrest? It's been awhile since we last saw Gadahn -- a recent video featured his voice as a dub over for the suicide bomber that killed several CIA agents in Afghanistan, but just his voice -- and the timing just seems rather prescient. Or maybe it's just a coincidence?
Pakistani intelligence agents say they have captured an American al-Qaida operative, but they have reversed their initial assertion that he is Adam Gadahn, who is wanted in the United States on a treason charge.So, who is this Abu Yahya Majadin al-Adam? The only thing we know is that he's originally from Pennsylvania and that he, like Gadahn, is suspected of being part of the al Qaeda leadership. If any one knows anything about this American traitor in Pakistan, please email me or drop the info in the comments.
Pakistani officials said Monday the man they arrested recently in the southern port city of Karachi appears to be another American with the alias Abu Yahya Majadin al-Adam.
They said the similarity of the name with those sometimes used by Adam Gadahn initially caused some confusion.
This begs the question: just how many Americans belong to al Qaeda central?
UPDATE: Or maybe he's not from Pennsylvania at all, other reports indicate that he's a dual citizen of Egypt. Which I guess could mean that he's of Egyptian heritage but born in Pennsylvania, but do Pakistanis really think that Arabs and Europeans look that much alike that they can't tell them apart?
UPDATE: Still racking my brain over who this could possibly be. Another report indicates that the person picked up spoke fluent English and Pashto. So, maybe he's not of Egyptian ancestry but is the child of Pakistani or Afghan immigrants?
Here are the names of a few Americans caught in Pakistan or suspected of traveling to Pakistan to join the jihad. Of them, only Gadahn has been indicted for treason. It's not an extant list, just what comes to mind.
The YouTube jihadis: Waqar Hussain Khan, Ahmed Abdullah Minni, Ramy S Zamzam, Aman Hassan Yemer, Umar Farooq went to Pakistan to join al Qaeda or the Taliban. Still held in Pakistani prison.
The North Carolina 7: Daniel Patrick Boyd, Hysen Sherifi, Anes Subasic, Zakariya Boyd, Dylan Boyd, Mohammad Omar Aly Hassan, and Ziyad Yaghi were involved in several failed plots to join al Qaeda and an ongoing plot to join the Taliban in Pakistan. All facing federal indictments.
Jude Kenan Mohammad was also part of the 7 from North Carolina mentioned above, but he's on the lam in Pakistan. He was arrested on his way to cross the border into Afghanistan, but the Pakistanis let him go and now he's missing, presumed to be with al Qaeda or the Taliban.
Ahmad Abousamra from Boston is under a federal indictment, missing, and presumably in Pakistan. Abousamra was able to travel to the lands of jihad with known internet terrorist supporter Tarek Mehanna.
March 07, 2010
Adam Gadahn Praises Nidal Hasan, Calls for More Lone Wolf Attacks (Updated Bumped - Arrested?...
YES ??) NO
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11:00a.m. Update: Heartache
Original post with updates below fold. I don't want to see it anymore.
3/08 10:13am Update: No absolute confirmation that it isn't Gadahn. Will update when known for sure.
Yes, it's true!!maybe[MSNBC] although FNC is still trying to confirm (no update yet)
Don't mean to rain on anyone's parade, especially my own, but it may not be him.
Yet another UPDATE via HA
However, don’t lose hope. Apparently, this Abu Yahya is still a big enough figure to be an important capture, if it’s not really Gadahn. CBS also warns that it still could be Gadahn, but that we won’t know until Pakistan produces the detainee publicly. When might that be? I’m going to keep a close eye on Radar to find out.
Update: CNN at 6 pm ET reports that a “senior Pakistani government official” insists it’s Gadahn.
Update III, FNC American-Born Al Qaeda Spokesman Adam Gadahn Arrested in Pakistan, AP reports.
Dear Lord, let this be true! Thanks to JWF for originally alerting us. (See below)
Click image for more from MEMRI:
Can't wait for the day this traitor is sploded.
Update: JWF reports on a twitter post that states Gadahn has been arrested in Pakistan. Maybe yes, maybe no...time will tell. Fingers crossed.
Update II: I see nada on this except for a website that has a virus, which of course I didn't click on.
h/t jer in comments for link to vid. Akhi on forums have been busy.
Part 2 & 3:
I am screwed, Part 2
I am screwed, Part 3
March 01, 2010
2nd Video of Cyberjihadi CIA Bomber (Voicoever by Adam Gadahn)
This is the second video released of Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balaw, the former cyberjihadi who called himself Abu Dujana al-Khurasa, who killed seven CIA officials in Afghanistan. Even though the operation was alleged to have been planned by the Taliban, the video comes from al Qaeda's as Sahab arm.
Worst news of all? Unless I miss my mark, the English voice filling in for al-Balaw is that of American traitor Adam Gadahn. Fat bastard is alive.
I'll go ahead and put the entire video below the fold. I'll note, though, that the video was posted at YouTube on the Islam is Truth channel. It belongs to the New York based Revolution Muslim, which explains the branding they've put on the video as it starts. Feel free to mark it for abuse.
UPDATE: Watch all the way to the fifth part where al-Balawi exhorts people over and over again to kill any one who has anything to do with Jordanian intelligence -- even cooks! But what is interesting is that he says not to consult with any one many many times, just to kill them with out consulting any one.
It's an exhortation to individual acts of jihad, because he knows that any plot involving two or more people is likely to be detected.
January 29, 2010
Update On "Akhis On The Forums Sobbing, Crying, Humping Each Other; One Of Their Fav Al Qaeda Akhi Dead"
Original post here
Recommend story here
Do it for the akhis on the forums, they will love you and maybe, just maybe I will get a Fatwa?!?!?!
January 28, 2010
Al Mosul: Hangover Remedy For Soon To Be Martyr
hair of the dog hair of your body
Martyr wannabe's believe all their sins will be forgiven in the act of martyrdom. Hence the hangover. Also, most wannabe's shave all their body hair before martyrdom.
December 12, 2009
Breaking: As-Sahab - "The Mujahideen Don't Target Muslims" by Adam Gadahn
A akhi on one of the forums is sharing this with everyone.
Godamn must be getting nervous that some are questioning the indiscriminate killing of innocent Muslims by the Mujihadeen.
Blah, blah, blah
September 23, 2009
Bad News: Fat American Traitor Appears on New al Qaeda Video
Adam Gadahn, America's only indicted traitor, appears in a new as Sahab produced video for al Qaeda.
Here's a synopsis of the video: 9/11 was justified. Global Jewish conspiracy. Americans are mean to terrorists or something. Oh, and death to America!
Really, at this point is there anything that al Qaeda can say that hasn't been said before? The only reason I even posted on the rather long and boring (2 parts? Don't you understand brevity Adam? This was worse than English Patient!) propaganda piece is that Gadahn makes an appearance. Which means, unfortunately, the Dodger loving Orange County, California native is still alive.
I guess Zawahiri still needs someone to shave his balls. And roam around the local Pashtun villages in search of the next 11 year old Mrs. al-Libi.
Your turn will come Pearlman. Oh yes, it will. And when it does I will have the last laugh.
June 15, 2009
Fat Bastage & Traitor Adam Ghadan Releases Message
Sorry we haven't got to this earlier but we have lives and we're not falling all over ourselves to hear an fat irrelevant terrorist traitor blow his horn.
Via Laura Mansfield.
A new message from American Al Qaeda spokesperson Adam Gadahn, who now goes by the name Azzam, was released this morning by As Sahab.Yeah. its pretty embarrassing that this POS is still wasting perfectly good oxygen.
The video is titled "Let's continue our jihad and sacrifice". The message is primarily focused on Palestine.
In the message, Gadahn acknowledges his Jewish anscestry, saying "Your speaker has Jews in his ancestry, the last of whom was his grandfather. My grandfather was a Zionist, and a zealous supporter of the usurper entity, and a prominent member of a number of Zionist hate organizations."
He points out that he is eligible for Israeli citizenship, but rejects it, saying "Isn't it embarrassing and shameful enough for a person to carry thhe citizenship of Amerrica?"
Laura's subscribers can download the whole video from her site.
But why not use the #1 free outlet for al-Qaeda terrorist propaganda......Youtube.
(yes you may smacky that, if it goes down and you need a copy just email Howie, no problem)
Update: If anyone is interested in this tough economy, you can get yourself a cool one million bucks for Adam.
Hat Tip: Jane.
April 13, 2009
Video: American Traitor Adam Gadahn 3/12/09 Video
Confirmed: Al Qaeda Loves the Left!
UPDATED: Video Added
A new video shows America's only indicted traitor, Adam Gadahn, railing on and on with paranoid conspiracy theories. We have the video which was released on the usual Islamic forums last night. Expect updates as Howie is currently uploading the video. [UPDATE: Video added at end of post]
The video is titled, "How to prevent a repeat of the Gaza holocaust." Gadahn is only one of the al Qaeda spokesmen on the video.
Interestingly, the video was released with an accompanying document which the forums label a "handbook" entitled "route clearance". I'm downloading the handbook now. No idea what it is.
In the video Gadahn can be seen sitting at a table in what looks like a tent. He claims the economic crisis is Allah's punishment on American. Apparently the dirt poor conditions of much of the Islamic world goes unnoticed by the Orange County, California native.
Expect updates. We should have the video up soon. I haven't watched the whole thing through yet. Might have more commentary when I do.
Thanks to Laura Mansfield for the tip and the vid.
UPDATE: So I downloaded the "route clearance" document. It's actually a U.S. Army publication from the Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) from 2006. It has "Sgt. McBean" written on it as if it belonged to a soldier at one time. Weird.
UPDATE: Synopsis of video narrated by Gadahn.
America bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Bombed North Vietnam. America is evil. Yadayada.
There's a lot of stock footage from old anti-war propaganda. Looks like Gadahn has been reading a lot of Chomsky lately.
Stupid depleted uranium conspiracy theories. Hey, idiots, there's a reason it's called depleted.
Evil America kills civilians in Afghanistan. America is presented as intentionally killing civilians. Al Qaeda, says Gadahn, doesn't.
The theme of the video seems to be exactly in line with the Leftist version of history: America is bad, mmmkay.
In fact, at some points, Gadahn seems to have taken some anti-war documentary and inserted it wholesale for several minutes. One journalist shown is Norman Solomon.
Solomon produced a video called "War Made Easy" which featured Sean Penn traveling through Iraq. I haven't seen the video, but this might be where Gadahn and the other al Qaeda members who work in the media department took the video from.
It's also a reflection of how terrorists use Leftist criticisms of American power to their own advantage.
Also, Sean Penn is a prick. Just thought I'd throw that in there.
UPDATE: Gadahn finally is shown. Obama is just a continuation of the relationship between the forces of evil: Israel and the US
Charles Freeman's withdrawal shows influence of Jewish lobby. Gadahn claims that the Zionist lobby is behind a campaign to pull the wool over the eyes of the American people.
It's funny that only when talking about the evil Jews that Gadahn, born a Jew, thinks it's important enough to merit his appearance.
Super funny moment: Gadahn shows the Vice-Presidential debates and has a long winded speech by Joe Biden. When the camera pans over to show Sarah Palin, she's blurred out.
Sarah Palin: too hot for al Qaeda!
UPDATE: Gadahn makes another appearance. This time he quotes John Perkins phrase "corporatocracy" from his book "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" to describe the Jewis corporations that run American foreign policy.
Gadahn actually has both of Perkins' books, including his book The Secret History of American Empire, on the desk as he talks. More evidence of the convergence of the extreme Left and Islamist terrorists.
Where did Gadahn pick up these books? Does Amazon.com deliver to Waziristan?
UPDATE: I'm over halfway through the 1.5 hour long propaganda film. After about 1/3 of the way it just seems to be old footage of bin Laden, battle scenes, al Libi. In other words, a lot of the video is just old stuff.
UPDATE: Okay, about an hour in Gadahn comes back on and begins to talk about the CALL document. He claims the fact that Americans are dying in Iraq is proof that the US isn't following the advice of the document, which talks about how to avoid IED attacks. This shows, claims Gadahn, that America has not learned its lessons.
Really, Adam? How many Americans have been killed in Iraq over the last month? Isn't the answer two?
Adam Gadahn really is a moron.
Also, earlier I had reported that Gadahn seemed to be in a tent. Actually, it looks like he's just draped tan canvas over the walls.
UPDATE: Interesting. About 1:10 into it, video is shown of al Qaeda members training for an attack on a US base -- they claim its Camp Salerno. The fighters are dressed in what appear to be regular military uniforms, including helmets. They look indistinguishable from ANA personnel.
I wonder if dressing as ANA is a ruse or if al Qaeda is now taking itself seriously as an "army" and now trying to dress the part?
UPDATE: Video ends with Osama bin Laden begging for money. Serious.
I imagine Gadahn is too stupid to see the contradictions here. That he starts the video claiming the recession is evidence that God hates America, yet ends the video with a plea from bin Laden for more money.
UPDATE: Sorry, Howie and I keep rebuilding at the same time which erases what the other is doing. Here's the video again.
direct link to Google video copy
Update the last (I hope): Thanks to Ed Morissey for the link. In Ed's post he mentions that Gadahn will someday have a cruise missile dropped on his treasonous ass. That assumes we know where Gadahn is.
I'm not saying I know exactly where Gadahn is, but this latest release actually gives us good reason to think he's still in the greater Afghanistan/Pakistan area. Trust me, there's more here than meets the eye.
Not that we didn't suspect that any way, but we can pretty much rule out anywhere outside the area now. Which was a fear given that for awhile we didn't where he was and there was at least some minor concern that he would show up in Europe, or worse.
April 07, 2009
Bad News: Fat Bastard Traitor Adam Gadahn in New Video
UPDATE 3/13/2009: The video has now been released. We have the video and a description of it posted here: American Traitor Adam Gadahn 3/12/09 Video
Word from IntelCenter that a new al Qaeda video featuring America's only indicted traitor, Adam Gadahn, is going to be aired on al Jazeera. The name of the video is, "So That the Gaza Holocaust is Not Repeated."
Gadahn, born Jewish and originally named Adam Pearlman, seems to want to use his Jewish cred in an effort to slime the state of Israel.
Oddly, the doesn't seem to have been passed through the normal channels of al Qaeda's online distribution organization, the al Fajr media center. Normally Fat Bastard releases his videos on the internet. In fact, there was widespread speculation that the Orange County, California native ran al Qaeda's as Sahab video production arm until sometime last year.
Even the most recent audios from Osama bin Laden and Ayman al Zawahiri, both as Sahab productions, were released via al Fajr to the Islamist forums. Why Gadahn has chosen to go this route is any one's guess.
Hopefully, the video will be Gadahn's last will and testament and we'll hear that he has martyred himself in Somalia or some other location al Qaeda is currently vying for.
If there was one person on Earth I'd like to see killed, it would be Gadahn. Not that he's responsible for as many murders as the likes of, say, Khalid Shiekh Mohammad, but he's one of us. He's a traitor. He was raised in California for chrissake. You can't blame his upbringing. He chose to convert to radical Islam. He's a traitor. In my theology, traitors have a special place in hell.
Consider this a heads up about something coming down the pipeline. If you see the video before we do, do me a favor and drop me a line.
Thanks to Laura Mansfield.
January 17, 2009
Video Showing German al Qaeda Emerges
A video showing a German member of al Qaeda has been released by the terrorist group's media wing, as Sahab productions. The title of the video in German is "Das Rettungspaket fuer Deutschland", which translates as "The Rescue Package for Germany".
The video, dated October 2008, shows "Hafidh Abu Talha the German", with face concealed. He speaks in German, but the video includes Arabic subtitles.
At first glance the video is similar to those featuring American al Qaeda member Adam Gadahn. However, it also shows "Abu Talha" explaining how to fire an RPG. The way I hear it, Ayman al-Zawahiri once gave America's only indicted traitor an RPG. Gadahn promptly made into a sandwich and washed it down with a glass of goat's milk.
At other points he discusses "autobombe" (car bombs?) and shows a graph showing and an odd mathematical formula showing that al Qaeda is winning in its war against the United States. "New math", I'm guessing.
The voice of Talha sounds oddly feminine. Like that of a young teenager?
Given that the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) is centered in Germany, I can't help but wonder whether this man "Abu Talha" hooked up with al Qaeda through them?
Laura Mansfield has the video and will be offering a translation to subscribers.
November 19, 2008
al-Qaeda #2 Has Message for Obama (bumped, video added)
As Sahab media - "The Departure of Bush and Arrival of Obama"
Zawahiri's voice is placed over still shots, quotes from Malcolm X are used. He even calls Obama a ,"house negro" which seems to be a theme the al-Qaeda supporters are using lately.
Zawahiri challenges Obama to fight al-Qaeda and their Somali branch al-Shabaab (AKA the African Taliban). Of course the thing not discussed much is the link between the increase in piracy of late in that area and the advance of the al-Qaeda linked Islamist insurgency there.
Here is the translation of the message as released by as-Sahab, al-Qaeda's media wing.
In the Name of Allah, and all Praise is due to Allah, and Prayers and Peace on the Messenger of Allah and on his family, Companions and allies.Update by Howie: I TOLD YOU SO!
Muslim brothers everywhere: Peace be upon you and the Mercy of Allah and His blessings. As for what comes after:
Barack Obama has won the presidency of the United States of America, and on this occasion, I would like to send several messages.
First, a message of congratulations to the Muslim Ummah on the American people’s admission of defeat in Iraq. Although the evidence of America’s defeat in Iraq appeared years ago, Bush and his administration continued to be stubborn and deny the brilliant midday sun.
If Bush has achieved anything, it is in his transfer of America’s disaster and predicament to his successor. But the American people, by electing Obama, declared its anxiety and apprehension about the future towards which the policy of the likes of Bush is leading it, and so it decided to support someone calling for withdrawal from Iraq.
The second of these messages is to the new president of the United States. I tell him: you have reached the position of president, and a heavy legacy of failure and crimes awaits you. A failure in Iraq to which you have admitted, and a failure in Afghanistan to which the commanders of your army have admitted.
Click here or on Image for Video
Update by Jane: On April 26, 2008, Al-Ikhlas posted an Al-Qaeda statement which urges naval jihad, calling it a "vital step" in establishing a global Islamic caliphate and noting specifically the Gulf of Aden, the Bab Al-Mandeb strait and the Red Sea are of supreme strategic importance."The mujahideen have successfully established units of martyrdom-seekers on land; the sea is the next strategic step towards controlling the world and restoring the Islamic caliphate.” (More here) Since then dozens of ships have been attacked and many taken hostage. Millions in ransoms has been paid. See my category pirates for more details.
Full transcript continues below the fold.
The other thing to which I want to bring your attention is that what you’ve announced about how you’re going to reach an understanding with Iran and pull your troops out of Iraq to send them to Afghanistan is a policy which was destined for failure before it was born.Al-Qaeda can go to hell!
It appears that you don’t know anything about the Muslim Ummah and its history, and the fate of the traitors who cooperated with the invaders against it, and don’t know anything about the history of Afghanistan and its free and defiant Muslim people.
And if you still want to be stubborn about America’s failure in Afghanistan, then remember the fate of Bush and Pervez Musharraf, and the fate of the Soviets and British before them. And be aware that the dogs of Afghanistan have found the flesh of your soldiers to be delicious, so send thousands after thousands to them.
As for the crimes of America which await you, it appears that you continue to be captive to the same criminal American mentality towards the world and towards the Muslims. The Muslim Ummah received with extreme bitterness your hypocritical statements to and stances towards Israel, which confirmed to the Ummah that you have chosen a stance of hostility to Islam and Muslims.
You represent the direct opposite of honorable black Americans like Malik al-Shabazz, or Malcolm X (may Allah have mercy on him). You were born to a Muslim father, but you chose to stand in the ranks of the enemies of the Muslims, and pray the prayer of the Jews, although you claim to be Christian, in order to climb the rungs of leadership in America.
And so you promised to back Israel, and you threatened to strike the tribal regions in Pakistan, and to send thousands more troops to Afghanistan, in order for the crimes of the American Crusade in it to continue. And last Monday, your aircraft killed 40 Afghan Muslims at a wedding party in Kandahar.
As for Malik al-Shabazz (may Allah have mercy on him), he was born to a black pastor killed by white bigots, but Allah favored him with guidance to Islam, and so he prided himself on his fraternity with the Muslims, and he condemned the crimes of the Crusader West against the weak and oppressed, and he declared his support for peoples resisting American occupation, and he spoke about the worldwide revolution against the Western power structure.
That’s why it wasn’t strange that Malik al-Shabazz (may Allah have mercy on him) was killed, while you have climbed the rungs of the presidency to take over the leadership of the greatest criminal force in the history of mankind and the leadership of the most violent Crusade ever against the Muslims.
And in you and in Colin Powell, Rice and your likes, the words of Malcolm X (may Allah have mercy on him) concerning “House Negroes” are confirmed.You also must appreciate, as you take over the presidency of America during its Crusade against Islam and Muslims, that you are neither facing individuals nor organizations, but are facing a Jihadi awakening and renaissance which is shaking the pillars of the entire Islamic world; and this is the fact which you and your government and country refuse to recognize and pretend not to see.
As for the third message, it is to the Muslim Ummah. I tell it: America, the criminal, trespassing Crusader, continues to be the same as ever, so we must continue to harm it, in order for it to come to its senses, because its criminal, expansionist Crusader project in your lands has only been neutralized by the sacrifices of your sons, the Mujahideen. This, then, is the path, so stick to it.
As for the fourth message, it is to the lions of Islam, the Mujahideen. I tell them: may Allah reward you in the best way for your historic heroics, which have ruined America’s plans and rendered its projects ineffective. So be firm and resolute. Your enemy’s stagger has begun, so don’t stop hitting him.
And I say to my brothers the Mujahideen in Iraq in general and the Islamic State of Iraq in particular, and to its Amir, the towering mountain Abu ‘Umar al-Baghdadi: your enemy has admitted defeat, and the forthcoming stage is expected to be dominated by conspiracies and betrayals in order to cover the American withdrawal, so you must persevere, for victory is in an hour of perseverance.
And I tell my brothers, the lions of Islam in Somalia: rejoice in victory and conquest. America is gathering its wounds in Iraq, and Ethiopia is looking for a way out, and for this reason, the stage of conspiracies and machinations has begun. So hold tightly to the truth for which you have given your lives, and don’t put down your weapons before the Mujahid state of Islam and Tawheed has been set up in Somalia.
And I tell all Mujahideen everywhere: the Hubal of the age has begun to falter and recede, and Allah has granted you success and honored you by making you the most important cause of that, so be resolute on the path of Jihad until you meet your Lord while He is pleased with you.
And my fifth message is to all the world’s weak and oppressed. I tell them: America has put on a new face, but its heart full of hate, mind drowning in greed, and spirit which spreads evil, murder, repression and despotism continue to be the same as always. And the Mujahideen of Islam, by the grace of Allah, continue to be the spearhead of the resistance against it to restrain it from injustice, aggression and arrogance.
As for my final message, it is to the American people. I tell it: you incurred defeat and losses from the foolish actions of Bush and his gang, and at the same time, Shaykh Usama bin Ladin (may Allah preserve him) sent you a message to withdraw from the lands of the Muslims and refrain from stealing their treasures and interfering in their affairs. So choose for yourself whatever you like, and bear the consequences of your choice, and as you judge, you will be judged.
And our final prayer is that all praise is due to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, and may Allah send prayers and peace on our Master Muhammad and his family and Companions.
September 18, 2008
Al Qaeda 9/11 Anniversary Video Watch -- Day 7
Seven days after 9/11, al Qaeda still hasn't been able to deliver its annual celebration video in a viewable format.
We're still waiting you fat hate spewing mongoloids.
You know, this would have never happened under Adam Gadahn's watch.
September 08, 2008
What's Old is New Again: Al Qaeda Releases 9/11 Anniversary Video to al Jazeera
Laura Mansfield sends this:
Once again, As Sahab has bypassed its internet release channels and has released its newest video directly to a television network, in this case releasing directly to Al Jazeera earlier today.Check Laura's site later if you're interested.
The hour and 30 minute video tape shows Zawahiri, Mustafa abu al Yazid, and Abu Yahya al Libi.
More proof--like we needed any more--that Adam Gadahn is dead? Or is al Qaeda trying to reignite the flame of lost love they once enjoyed with al Jazeera's senior editorial staff?
In any event al Qaeda is promoting the new video over at Ekhlaas with the banner above. I wonder how they got it to al Jazeera before releasing it on the nets?
Or does al Jazeera have backstage access to al Qaeda's online hangout? If so, this says more about al Jazeera than it does about al Qaeda's as Sahab branded productions.
September 06, 2008
Report: American al Qaeda Adam Gadahn Dead
Western intelligence sources in Pakistan believe that al-Qa'eda's prize American recruit and propaganda chief may have been killed in a CIA-directed airstrike.Break out the cowbell.
Months of attacks by unmanned US predator aircraft have caused carnage among the middle ranks of terrorist leaders in the lawless lands along the border with Afghanistan, where al-Qa'eda remains dangerous despite suffering a serious defeat in Iraq.
Their victims have included experienced Arab leaders and, it is now thought, Adam Gadahn, a former heavy-metal fan and so-called "killer computer nerd" originally from California. Nothing has been heard from him for months, leading intelligence experts to conclude that he may be dead.
UPDATE by Rusty: We'll keep the cowbell on ice for now. What's this, like post number 6 where we thought Adam Gadahn was dead?
But still: knock on wood.
I seriously would love some confirmation on this. Gadahn had such an inflated sense of self worth that he would often Google his own name. So every time we even have the slightest hint of a rumor that he's dead we'd publish it.
We also know he checks The Jawa Report from time to time.
So Adam, you fat ass piece of shit, if you're still alive, consider the gauntlet thrown.
UPDATE: The verdict seems to be this: If Gadahn doesn't make an appearance this year on the anniversary of 9/11, he's dead.
UPDATE: And while I'm at it, I had intended on linking to this post by Andrew Cochran but never got around to it. The title is the giveaway but the whole thing (links included) are worth a read: Now the U.S. Is Chasing OBL to His Cave
August 23, 2008
Adam Gadahn's Ménage-à-Trois Fantasy
Adam Gadahn, Osama bin Laden, & Mullah Omar bad-gay threesome. Also called the "Kosher sandwich". That guy in back knows what I'm talking about....
June 13, 2008
Dead or Alive? US Looking for Adam Gadahn
Jimbo sends this from Jim Popkin at NBC. I'm not sure how new the 'Deep Background' blog is, but I just got turned on to it over the past few days. Keep an eye on it as it seems to be NBC's version of ABC's 'Blotter'.
The gist of Popkin's piece is that the Coalition is busy trying to smoke Adam Gadahn out. They're using radio ads calling Gadahn a traitor and a coward. They also promise a hefty reward for locals who will turn him in.
But buried in the article is a quote from Mike Darmiento, the Assistant Director of the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service, who is connected to the efforts to root out Gadahn. They're not even sure if Gadahn is alive:
He explained that, with all the rumors swirling around that Gadahn may have been killed by a Predator attack in February in North Waziristan, it was time to ferret out the truth.The last we saw the fat ass virgin Jew* from OC he was busy ripping up his passport and renouncing his US citizenship. All fine and well on our end. Good riddance!
"We had heard information that possibly he had been killed back in February. And we just decided it's time to really push this some more to see if we can develop some additional information and try to locate him once and for all," Darmiento said...
“It wouldn’t surprise me if he went underground. It also wouldn’t surprise me if he was killed,” he said.
The State Department has also recently been distributing posters and matchbooks with Gadahn's face on them reminding the citizens of Afghanistan that there is a $1million reward on his head.**
You can buy several prepubescent wives for that kind of cash!
What's not stated in the article is the alternative to Gadahn being dead, which may be why the efforts to locate him are being ramped up: he's gone operational. Jewish kid. Grew up a Dodgers fan in suburban LA. Member of al Qaeda's inner circle. On the loose in, say, Europe. Or worse yet, back in Orange County. You do the math.
Like I've been saying for months, I believe he's dead. We know he regularly Googles his own name and in the past he's responded when we've called him out. Since pushing the intel we've been privy to that he's dead we've heard nada from Adam. That's a first.
If you're reading this Adam, the production quality over at as Sahab has really suffered. It lacks that gaywad pizzaz and subtle homo erotic undertones you always added to Zawahiri and al Libi speeches.
But maybe he's just dead? I think so. But if not he needs to be found. Right away.
*He hates being reminded he was born Jewish, hence the Jew remark.
**Oddly, the Rewards for Justice website is currently down. The domain is registered to someone with a state.gov extension. Typical. Your U.S. State Department at work!