Missing man resurfaces as an al-Qaeda leader

Seven years ago, Adam Gadahn disappeared from Orange County, California. Years later, the teenage rock music fan resurfaced on an al-Qaeda tape that recently went public on the internet. According to ABC’s Brian Ross, FBI analysis has concluded that a man shown with a beard and wearing a turban is Gadahn, based on voice analysis of previous al-Qaeda tapes. On the tape, Gadahn denounces U.S. soldiers in Iraq and their alleged murder and rapes of Iraqi citizens. “Who are the real terrorist?” he asks.

This isn’t the first time in this war that an American has turned against their own country. In 2001, Americans were stunned to learn about John Walker Lindh, aka “Taliban Johnny,” who fought with against American forces in Afghanistan. (Read the full report)


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