Wednesday, October 11, 2006

I'm a doofus... maybe the Muslims will like me?

Meet Adam Gadahn. He is a former teenage death metal dork from Orange County, California who decided to turn off, tune in, and drop out by converting to Islam and joining al-Qaeda. As a secondary school teacher, I have seen his type before: lonely, dorky, pudgy and amorphous, few friends. Think of this as his pathetic way of getting back at all the people who picked on him or made fun of him as a kid.

Several times, Adam - who now goes by the name Azzam the American - has made al-Qaeda propaganda videos where he speaks giddily of the Islamic terrorist attacks on America and promises more to come, "Allah willing." For his efforts, the United States government has now charged Adam with treason, making him the first American to be charged with that crime since Tokyo Rose and the Rosenbergs back in the early 1950s. The article says in part,
According to the charges, Gadahn appeared in five videos broadcast between October 2004 and September 11, 2006, giving al Qaeda "aid and comfort ... with the intent to betray the United States."

"Gadahn gave himself to our enemies in al Qaeda for the purpose of being a central part of their propaganda machine," Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty told a news conference.

"By making this choice, we believe Gadahn committed treason -- perhaps the most serious offense for which any person can be tried under our Constitution," he said.
If we catch this guy, I say fry him. If you want to truly see how despicable and pitiful Adam Gadahn/Azzam the American really is, watch him here on YouTube (or, $1.7 billion later, is it GooTube now?).

Good Day to You, Death Metal Dork

2 comments:

George said...

I think he comes across as a pseudointellectual, a cheap imitation, and a powerless power junkie.

Miroslav said...

I can't believe I just sat through that whole YouTube video.

Poor guy.

What a screwed up world we live in.