Adam Gadahn, al Qaeda's U.S.-born spokesman, calls for attacks on U.S. diplomats
August 19th, 2013
12:49 PM ET

Adam Gadahn, al Qaeda's U.S.-born spokesman, calls for attacks on U.S. diplomats

By Leslie Bentz

American-born al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn is calling for attacks on U.S. ambassadors around the world.

In a 39-minute video, Gadahn praised the death of Libya's U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens on September 11 last year - and urged wealthy Muslims to offer militants rewards so they can kill others, according to SITE, a jihadist monitoring group.

Specifically, he referenced a bounty set for the death of U.S. Ambassador to Yemen, Gerald Feierstein.

"These prizes have a great effect in instilling fear in the hearts of our cowardly enemies," Gadahn who has a $1 million dollar bounty on his head, says in the video. "They also encourage hesitant individuals to carry out important and great deeds in the path of Allah."

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  1. Hrrtjhh Cdhjk

    THE ARMY OF ISLAM IS ON FOOT so to speak.

    August 20, 2013 at 12:46 pm | Reply
  2. Hrrtjhh Cdhjk

    predictions for acts of terror in Aug. 2013 are right on track...for the downside of this full moon begins the 911 season... estimates for 2013 same or double the number of actual attacks that were conducted in 2011 911 season (MINUM #'s as all things being equil more or less).

    August 20, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Reply
  3. Hrrtjhh Cdhjk

    THIS IS WHAT TERRORISM LOOKS LIKE: Israel National News: Adam Gadahn calls for rich Islamists to provide "bounties" for US diplomats, cites Al Qaeda bounty on US ambassador to Yemen

    August 20, 2013 at 12:35 pm | Reply
  4. Peasant

    "These prizes have a great effect in instilling fear in the hearts of our cowardly enemies," Gadahn who has a $1 million dollar bounty on his head, says in the video. "They also encourage hesitant individuals to carry out important and great deeds in the path of Allah."

    My message to any hesitant individuals:

    How much is a million dollars worth if you and your family are killed by drones? How much is a million dollars worth if you languish in Gitmo? I tell you no amount of money is worth the death of you and your family. Not all the treasure of Earth is worth the death of your soul.

    What is this "path to allah" that every radical jihadist speaks of, sunni, shia, or other? The path to allah as dictated by all radical muslims is True Death. The death of the body and the death of the soul. Look at their own words. They ask you to destroy your body and to destroy your soul. Do not be deceived by these serpents who are themselves deceived. They are the blind leading the blind straight into the open jaws of Death. Do not follow this "path of allah", this Path of Death. The wages of Death are Death. Follow the Path of Life for the wages of Life are Life.

    August 19, 2013 at 7:16 pm | Reply
  5. Pete

    Let's see how republican posters have to say when I say send in the drones and take out this supposid American Muslim the faster the better..I'm waiting to read how posters here ignorently proclaim how Pres.Obamas drones have taken out innocent Americans and one thing to these republicans the ignorent ones from me if a drone has a bomb with your name on it trust me you're far from innocent and you know it!!Don't be surprised in the upcoming months if more of these extremists are taken out by drones and with no boots on the ground how could anybody argue its sucess!!To Lyndsie Graham don't like drones than strap on a pair of boots and go fight because those drones are neither worthless or killing innocent Americans and quess what they call death of innocents as collateral don't they,war isn't always fair is it!!!You did vote for Bush didn't yah!!

    August 19, 2013 at 6:54 pm | Reply
    • George patton

      Good grief Pete, you must have been born a Tea Partier. That hateful statement you made above gives you away. Besides, what did the Muslim ever do to you to incur such hatred? At least 70% of those killed are not "militants", but ordinary civilians who happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time!!!

      August 19, 2013 at 11:32 pm | Reply
      • Pete

        @George,hey phunnie boy I'm the farthest thing from a tea bagger
        as you'll get..I don't advocate hating any one group just the one American Muslim like you that wants Americans killed that's all..So phunnie boy go back to your sand dunes and remember it was Pres.Bushs using of drones against Osama BinLaden back in 2002 and they're the tool of trade now in the military as well as civilian uses stateside..And phunnie boy George quit using George Pattons name in vain because he was the biggest proponent of war and he'd hate to know a Muslim,Islamic like yourself is posting under his name!!

        August 20, 2013 at 10:15 am |
  6. Lyndsie Graham

    Just how much of a threat is this Adam Gadahn to the U.S.? Not much of one as anyone with half a brain would know. However, I'm far more upset with our policy of butchering defenseless people with those cursed drones of which 70% are civilians. Does anyone else here feel the same way that I do? Evidently not!

    August 19, 2013 at 6:06 pm | Reply
    • Piano Palyer

      This terrorist lives in Pakistan. Drones strikes focus on Pakistan. So, what's wrong? Seems like they sent the drones to the right place.

      August 19, 2013 at 8:05 pm | Reply
      • George patton

        Spoken like true ignorant, hateful Tea Partier who puts nothing of value on other peoples' lives. Thank you, Piano Palyer.

        August 19, 2013 at 11:27 pm |
  7. right

    As a muslim, I want to say that this guy is messed up and so is everyone that thinks like him. They do not follow the rules of war of the religion that they are supposedly following. The US doesn't follow rules of war either , but that's besides the point that as a muslim you do not specifically attack civilians or diplomats.

    August 19, 2013 at 3:00 pm | Reply
    • Mohammed

      I don't think all those Sunni Muslim suicide bombers would agree with you. They specifically target civilians or diplomats.
      I also do not think that Sunni Muslims would agree with you since they specifically target Shia and Ahmadi Muslims indiscriminately.

      August 19, 2013 at 3:43 pm | Reply
      • Mrs Mohammed

        I don't his own mother would agree with him.

        August 19, 2013 at 4:42 pm |

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