Adam Yahiye Gadahn (Arabic: آدم يحيى غدن, born Adam Pearlman, September 1, 1978) is an American-born English-speaking senior operative, cultural interpreter, spokesman  and media advisor for the Islamist terrorist group Al Qaeda. Arabic (ar الْعَرَبيّة (informally ar عَرَبيْ) in terms of the number of speakers is the largest living member of the Semitic language Events 462 - Possible start of first Byzantine indiction cycle. Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) The United States of America —commonly referred to as the English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States Al-Qaeda, alternatively spelled al-Qaida, al-Qa`ida or al-Qa`idah, ( Arabic:; ar-Latn ''al-qāʿidah'' Translation: The
From 2004 to 2006 he appeared in a number of Al Qaeda videos produced by the organization as "Azzam the American" ('Azzām al-Amrīki, عزام الأمريكي, sometimes transcripted as Ezzam Al-Americee). Al-Qaeda, alternatively spelled al-Qaida, al-Qa`ida or al-Qa`idah, ( Arabic:; ar-Latn ''al-qāʿidah'' Translation: The He is felt to have inspired bin Laden's September 2007 video. On September 6, 2007, a banner ad promoting a new video from Osama bin Laden appeared on an Islamic militant website regularly used by Al-Qaeda 
In 2004, he was added to the FBI Seeking Information - War on Terrorism list. The FBI Seeking Information - War on Terrorism list is the third major "wanted" list to have been created by the United States Department of Justice 's Federal  On October 11, 2006 he was removed from that list, and placed on the Bureau of Diplomatic Security Rewards For Justice Program list of wanted criminals. Events 1138 - A massive earthquake struck Aleppo, Syria. 1531 - Huldrych Zwingli is killed Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. See also Diplomatic Security Service The Bureau of Diplomatic Security, more commonly known as Diplomatic Security or DS is the security and law enforcement arm of the The Rewards for Justice Program is the Counter-terrorism rewards program of the United States Department of State.  On the same day, Gadahn was indicted based on the testimony of the FBI case agent E. J. Hilbert II, in the Southern Division of the United States District Court for the Central District of California by a federal grand jury for the capital crime of treason for aiding an enemy of the United States (i. The US District Court for the Central District of California (commonly referred to as the CDCA CACD or C Capital punishment, the death penalty or execution, is the Killing of a person by judicial process as Punishment. In Law, treason is the Crime that covers some of the more serious acts of disloyalty to one's sovereign or Nation. e. Al Qaeda). Gadahn is the first American charged with treason since 1952. Year 1952 ( MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. 
Gadahn's Jewish paternal grandfather, Carl Pearlman, was a prominent surgeon and on the Board of Directors of the Anti-Defamation League; his paternal grandmother, Agnes Branch, was an editor for The Chronicle Christian Newspaper. PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ The Anti-Defamation League ( ADL) is an Interest group founded in 1913 by B'nai B'rith in the United States whose stated aim is "to stop 
Gadahn's father, originally Phil Pearlman, grew up in Orange County, California. Philip Gadahn, born Philip Pearlman, is an American musician from Western Riverside County, California. Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. He was involved in the counterculture movement at the University of California at Irvine, and before Adam's birth became a self-styled religious Christian. The University of California Irvine is a public Coeducational Research university situated in Irvine, California. A Christian is a person who adheres to Christianity, a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth He and his wife Jennifer changed their name to Gadhan, after the Biblical warrior Gid’on or Gideon. Gideon ( also known as Jerub-Baal (from the Hebrew "let Baal plead" is a judge appearing in the Book of Judges, in the Bible.
Gadahn was born in Oregon and raised and homeschooled through high school by his parents on an isolated farm in Southern California. Oregon ( is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Homeschooling (also called home education) home learning or homeschool  – is the education of children at home typically by parents or professional He played Little League baseball and participated in Christian homeschool support groups. Little League Baseball is the name of a Non-profit organization in the United States which organizes local children's leagues of baseball and Softball As an adolescent he became very involved in the Death metal community, making contact with fans and musicians through alternative magazines. Death metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal. It typically employs fast tempos heavily distorted guitars deep growling vocals morbid lyrics During the summer of 1993, he formed his own one-man band called Aphasia. Gadahn contributed music reviews and artwork to a zine called Xenocide. Sample excerpts include this from a review of Acts of the Unspeakable by the band Autopsy released on the Peaceville record label:
The Bay Area quartet crank it up to a good fast grind on many of these tunes, notably `Tortured Moans of Agony,` Battery Acid Enema`, Blackness Within` and `Skullptures` . Acts of the Unspeakable is the third album by the American Death metal band Autopsy. An autopsy, also known as a post-mortem examination, necropsy, or obduction, is a Medical procedure that consists of a thorough Examination Peaceville Records is a British independent metal -oriented record label . . This is an excellent release from some Death Metal pioneers!
and for an EP released by the band General Surgery:
This is basically a Swedish `supergroup` of death, featuring members of Dismember, Afflicted and Crematory . . . Lyrically, the quote on the back cover pretty much sums it up: `Murder is the only way to kill time. `
In 1995, at age 16, Gadahn moved in with his grandparents in Santa Ana, California, where he worked in a computer store and explored the Internet. Founded in 1869 Santa Ana ( is the most populous city in Orange County California and is the County seat and a city of about 353184 people. 
While living with his grandparents in West Floral Park, Santa Ana, California, Gadahn described himself as having a "yawning emptiness", and he sought ways “to fill that void. Founded in 1869 Santa Ana ( is the most populous city in Orange County California and is the County seat and a city of about 353184 people. ” He explored Christianity on the Internet, radio, and locally, but later said that he found evangelical Christianity’s “apocalyptic ramblings” to be “paranoid” and hollow. Christianity ( Greek Χριστιανισμός from the word Xριστός ( Christ)is a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings Christianity ( Greek Χριστιανισμός from the word Xριστός ( Christ)is a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings 
In 1995, at age 17, Gadahn began studying Islam at the Islamic Society of Orange County. Members of Gadahn's study group were young fundamentalists who "targeted the mosque's chairman, Hitham 'Danny' Bundakji," whom they referred to as `Danny the Jew,` for his practice of "wearing Western clothes and being overly friendly with Jews. PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ " 
Gadahn converted to Islam later that year, and shortly thereafter posted an essay to the USC website describing his conversion, entitled "Becoming a Muslim. For other meanings including people named 'Islam' see Islam (disambiguation. The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC, SC, Southern California, and incorrectly "
According to his parents, Adam was "arrested and convicted of assaulting his former mentor Haitham Bundakji in May 1997", he served two days in jail, but his failure to do 40 hours of community services leaves a warrant for his arrest active. 
During 2003, Adam was asked by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to participate in a suicide attack in Maryland, but Adam decided against it citing "he had recently married and his wife was pregnant. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed ( خالد شيخ محمد; also transliterated as Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, and additionally known by at least fifty aliases " However, a CIA official added that: "Gadahn participated in a number of “face-to-face brainstorming sessions” with Mohammed. "
On May 26, 2004, United States Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert Mueller announced that reports indicated that Gadahn was one of seven al-Qaeda members who were planning terrorist actions for the summer or fall of 2004. Events 451 - The Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sassanid Empire takes place "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " The United States Attorney General is the head of the United States Department of Justice (see) concerned with legal affairs and is the chief law enforcement John David Ashcroft (born May 9 1942) is an American Politician who was the 79th United States Attorney General. Directors of the Federal Bureau of Investigation are appointed by the President of the United States. Robert Swan Mueller III (born August 7 1944 is the current Director of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation. Gadahn's name was the only new name released by Mueller in this warning. Two of the other alleged terrorists named on that date were Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani and Fazul Abdullah Mohammed. Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani (أحمد خلفان الغيلاني is a member of the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization Fazul Abdullah Mohammed (فاضل عبدالله محمد (born August 25, 1972, February 25, 1974, or December 25, 1974 Those two had been listed as FBI Most Wanted Terrorists since 2001, indicted for their roles in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings. The Federal Bureau of Investigation 's " Most Wanted Terrorists " is a list of Fugitives who have been indicted by sitting Federal Grand Juries In the 1998 US Embassy bombings ( August 7, 1998) hundreds of people were killed in simultaneous Car bomb explosions at the United States The others, Amer El-Maati, Aafia Siddiqui, Abderraouf Jdey, and Adnan Gulshair El Shukrijumah had all been on FBI wanted lists for some time. A Canadian citizen born in Kuwait, Amro Badr Abouelmaati (or Amer el-Maati) is a suspected member of the Al Qaeda terrorist organization Aafia Siddiqui ( Urdu: عافيہ صديقی (DOB used March 2, 1972) is a MIT and Brandeis Alumna, originally from A Canadian citizen, Abderraouf Ben Habib Jdey (عبد الرؤوف جدي (also known as Farouk the Tunisian (born May 30, 1965) is suspected to be a Adnan Gulshair el Shukrijumah (عدنان شكري جمعة (born August 4, 1975 in Saudi Arabia) is a suspected operative of Al-Qaeda. Jdey had been on the FBI's "Seeking Information" wanted list since January 17, 2002, to which Gadahn was added with the other three as well. Events 38 BC - Octavian marries Livia Drusilla. 1287 - King Alfonso III of Aragon invades Minorca See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. 
The attack, purportedly designed to affect the U. S. presidential election, never materialized.
The Times UK reports that US intelligence chiefs "were quick to identify Adam Gadahn" as the origin of a forged video tape. .
In late October 2004, ABC News broadcast a 75-minute videotape of a man who identified himself as "Azzam the American" threatening the United States with terrorist attacks. This article is about the American news organization See also ABC News (disambiguation ABC News is a division of American  After the network played excerpts of the video someone from one of Gadahn's mosques told law enforcement officials that he believed the man in the video was Gadahn. 
In 2005, on the fourth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, an eleven minute videotape message purportedly from Al-Qaeda was broadcast on the ABC News program Good Morning America. Good Morning America ( GMA) is a morning news show that is broadcast on the ABC television network debuting on November The American English-accented speaker, a man whose face was partially concealed, was identified by U. S. intelligence officials as Gadahn. The speaker praised the "echo of explosions and the slitting of the throats of the infidels" and attacked U. S. foreign policy and military activity, particularly in Iraq and Afghanistan. He predicted that there would be future attacks in Los Angeles, California and Melbourne, Australia: "Yesterday, London and Madrid. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Melbourne ( is the second most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 3 The 7 July 2005 London bombings (also called the 7/7 bombings) were a series of coordinated bomb blasts that hit London's public transport system during Tomorrow, Los Angeles and Melbourne, God willing. At this time, don't count on us demonstrating restraint or compassion. "
Around the same time, he also appeared in the popular Al-Qaeda-produced American documentary film "Knowledge is for Acting Upon", a film which traces the organization from its genesis among the anti-Soviet Mujahaddin in Afghanistan through its establishment of training camps around the world to its defining moment, the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington. Anti-Sovietism and Anti-Soviet refer to persons and activities actually or allegedly aimed against the Soviet Union or the Soviet power within the Soviet A Mujahid (Arabic ar مجاهد, literally "struggler" is a Muslim involved in a Jihad, id est fighting in a war or Gadahn provides Western viewers with an expository look at the group's ideals, philosophy and goals as well as a retrospective look at their perspective on the geopolitical situations which led to their decision to execute the operation. The film culminates with Gadahn's description of the events' aftermath, pre-attack martyrdom videos filmed by the hijackers, and finally a montage of videos portraying the attacks themselves. Martyrdom videos are Video recordings of Terrorists who are about to take part in a Suicide attack and expect to die during their intended actions The high production-value film, completely captioned for both English and Arabic-speaking audiences, is widely regarded as a tool intended to motivate and attract other Western-born Muslims such as Gadahn himself.
On July 7, 2006, Gadahn appeared unmasked on an al-Qaeda tape made public on the internet. Events 1456 - A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.  On the tape he denounced the United States military presence in Iraq and alleged killings and rapes committed by American soldiers. Gadahn's family, who had previously said that they could not tell whether or not it was Gadahn who appeared in the al-Qaeda videos, did not immediately respond to the new tape.
On September 2, 2006 a video called "Invitation to Islam", features a lecture by Adam Gadahn for approximately 44 minutes of its 48 minutes with a lesser part given to al-Qaeda theorist Ayman al-Zawahiri. Events 44 BC - Pharaoh Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. In the video, Gadahn stated "If the Zionist crusader missionaries of hate and counter-Islam consultants like Daniel Pipes, Robert Spencer, Michael Scheuer, Steven Emerson, and yes, even the crusader-in-chief George W. Bush were to abandon their unbelief and repent and enter into the light of Islam and turn their swords against the enemies of God, it would be accepted of them and they would be our brothers in Islam. Daniel Pipes (born September 9 1949 is a American historian and political commentator who particularly focuses on the Middle East and Islam. Robert Bruce Spencer (born 1962 is an American author who writes articles and books relating to Islam and Islamic terrorism. Michael F Scheuer is a former CIA employee In his 22-year career he served as the Chief of the Bin Laden Issue Station (aka "Alec Station" from 1996 Steven Emerson is an American investigative journalist specializing in national security Terrorism, and Islamic extremism. George Walker Bush ( born July 6 1946 is the forty-third and current President of the United States. For other meanings including people named 'Islam' see Islam (disambiguation. " Both Pipes and Spencer have publicly declined to accept Gadahn's invitation to convert to Islam.  Gadahn praised British politician George Galloway and journalist Robert Fisk for expressing their "respect and admiration for Islam" and for "acknowledging that it is the truth" and for "demonstrating their sympathy for Muslims their causes", but added "I say to them, isn't it time you stopped sitting on the fence and came over to the side of truth?" Gadahn urged American soldiers to "surrender to the truth" and "escape from the unbelieving Army" and "join the winning side. George Galloway (born 16 August 1954 in Dundee) is a Scottish Politician, author and talkshow host noted for his Left-wing views confrontational style Robert Fisk (born July 12 1946 in Maidstone, Kent) is a British Journalist and is Middle East correspondent "
On May 29, 2007 Gadahn again made headlines when another video "Al-Qaeda Video Warning to US by American Adam Gadahn" was released on the internet. Events 363 - Roman Emperor Julian defeats the Sassanid army in the Battle of Ctesiphon, under the walls of the Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. In this video Adam Gadahn listed six actions that Bush and America must take in order to prevent future terrorist attacks.
". . . your failure to heed our demands and the demands of reason means that you and your people will - Allah willing - experience things which will make you forget all about the horrors of September 11th, Afghanistan and Iraq and Virginia Tech". 
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. On September 6, 2007, a banner ad promoting a new video from Osama bin Laden appeared on an Islamic militant website regularly used by Al-Qaeda 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. "
In February 2008, Pakistani news sources reported rumors that Gadahn was killed by a missile fired by a MQ-1 Predator drone, in the strike that killed al-Qaeda leader Abu Laith al-Libi, but on March 2, an Al Qaeda spokesperson claimed that Gadahn was alive. PortalCurrent events International holidays February 2 - Candlemas February 5 - Shrove WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout Abu Laith al-Libi (Arabic أبو الليث الليبي, b approx
On May 18, 2008, Counterterrorism Blog surmised that Adam Gadahn is dead based on the latest Al Queda missive. 
|NAME||Gadahn, Adam Yahiye|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||آدم يحيى غدن (Arabic); Azzam the American (alternate name); ʿAzzām al-Amrīki (transliteration of alternate name); عزام الأمريك (Arabic of alternate name)|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Al-Qaida member|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 1, 1978|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Riverside County, California?|
|DATE OF DEATH||living|
|PLACE OF DEATH|