Wednesday, October 08, 2008


Adam Gadahn, the former Garden Grove jail inmate in Orange County, Calif., who's become known as al Qaeda's media director, resurfaced in a new video released on the Web just last week (first week of October 2008) after nearly nine months of silence. Photo of him above from 1997 courtesy of the Orange County Register. Adam Gadahn addresses the situation in Pakistan. Looking thin but healthy, the young al Qaeda spokesman (DOB used 9/01/1978) lashed out against escalating U.S. and Pakistani air strikes in tribal regions, where he and other top al Qaeda leaders are believed to be hiding. The Rewards For Justice Program, United States Department of State, is offering a reward of up to $1 million for information leading to the arrest of Adam Yahiye Gadahn.

The tape appeared to be recently recorded, as Gadahn pointedly spoke about America's financial crisis, referring to "the escalating chaos and looming meltdown threatening the crusaders'. 
Adam Gadahn has come a long way from his Garden Grove CA days (see jail photo above) where he got his SSN 623-78-xxxx in 1995 and started surfing the Internet. In 1995, at age 16, Adam Gadahn moved in with his grandparents in Santa Ana, California, where he worked in a computer store and explored the Internet, Gadahn was setting up web sites on the Internet for his heavy metal music reviews and then he discovered Islam ; The turning point, perhaps, was when I moved in with my grandparents here in Santa Ana, the county seat of Orange, California. My grandmother, a computer whiz, is hooked up to America Online and I have been scooting the information superhighway since January. But when I moved in, with the intent of finding a job (easier said than done), I begin to visit the religion folders on AOL and the Usenet newsgroups, where I found discussions on Islam to be the most intriguing.

Adam Gadahn worked for his aunt's radio and television production company in Los Angeles during the mid-1990s, and she thought he would become a broadcast journalist. In one of his last conversations with his family, Adam Gadahn said he was working for a newspaper in Pakistan (possibly As-Sahab) a family member told the Register in a 2004 interview. Adam Gadahn and some of his mentors in Orange County CA became the nucleus of what is now the As-Sahab media production wing of al-Qaeda.
Al-Qaida's killing manual."The Encyclopedia of Jihad" was found in 1999 in the home of Khalil al-Deek when he was arrested in connection with an alleged plot to bomb Jordan's main airport in the capital, Amman, on the eve of the millennium. Though he denied being part of the Al-Qaeda network, al-Deek shared a bank account with Abu Zubaydah, often described as Bin Laden's chief-of-staff, Khalil al-Deek had also schooled Adam Gadahn during 1996 to 1999 in Anaheim CA and later in Pakistan.

A university educated computer expert, Khalil al-Deek, who was born in the Israeli-occupied territories, had spent two years in Peshawar, Pakistan, where he told people he was compiling a CD-Rom (
Encyclopedia of Jihad) on the writings of a well-known Muslim preacher (Osama bin-Laden).
Deek, Hisham Diab and Adam Gadahn ran a "Charity Without Borders" used oil scam in Anaheim CA ,the charity was just a front used to funnel money out of the country and into al-Qaida causes, see related article click here. Khalil al-Deek was reportedly killed in Pakistan in April 2005, he had been living in the Peshawar, it has been rumored he was killed by Al-Qaeda for cooperating with Jordanian authorities. It is possible that Khalil Deek's original arrest in Jordan in 1999 and the information obtained from his laptop led to a series of important arrests in the war on terror, from Abu Zubaydah to Khalid Sheik Muhammed and possibly many more.

Gadahn is felt to have inspired bin Laden's September 2007 video in which bin Laden called on all Muslims to defend Islam, according to M.J. Gohel, chief executive of the Asia-Pacific Foundation, a London-based security studies organization. "Gadahn, whenever he has appeared in an al-Qaeda video, has always used the opportunity to encourage others to convert to Islam and terrorism."

Bill Warner
Private Investigator