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March 8, 2010 | By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
The American Al Qaeda operative arrested in Karachi over the weekend was not the Southern California native wanted by the U.S. on treason charges for his involvement in the terror network, Pakistani intelligence officials said Monday. Pakistani security officials initially asserted that the American Islamic extremist they had captured in the country's largest city late Saturday night was Adam Gadahn of Riverside, a spokesman and top propagandist for the Al Qaeda terror network. However, by early Monday morning, doubts arose about those initial reports.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 2013 | By Richard Winton
A Garden Grove man was charged Friday with trying to support Al Qaeda and making false statements on his passport, according to the U.S. Attorney's office in Los Angeles. Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen, also known as Hasan Abu Omar Ghannoum, was scheduled to appear Friday afternoon in Santa Ana federal court. He was detained at 7:30 a.m. Friday at a bus station in Orange County while headed to Mexico, officials said. He is charged in a federal indictment Friday with knowingly attempting to provide material support to the terrorist group.
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March 8, 2010 | By Alex Rodriguez
Pakistani intelligence sources in Karachi said Sunday that security forces in the southern port city have arrested Adam Gadahn, a Southern California native who became a top propagandist for Al Qaeda and is wanted by the U.S. on treason charges. A U.S. counter-terrorism official said later that the CIA and other agencies "are looking into reports" of Gadahn's capture, but could not immediately confirm his arrest. Some reports said the man arrested may have been another American-born Al Qaeda operative.
OPINION
May 10, 2010
Less than a week after the arrest of Faisal Shahzad in the failed Times Square bombing, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) introduced what he called the Terrorist Expatriation Act. A better name would be the Terrorist Exploitation Act. The legislation would allow the State Department to revoke the citizenship of Americans who engage in hostilities against the United States or its allies or provide resources or support to a foreign terrorist organization....
WORLD
March 9, 2010 | By Alex Rodriguez
The suspected Al Qaeda operative arrested in Karachi over the weekend was not the Southern California native wanted by the United States on treason charges for his involvement in the terrorist network, Pakistani intelligence officials said Monday. Pakistani security officials had initially asserted that the Islamic extremist they had captured in the country's largest city late Saturday was Adam Gadahn of Riverside, a spokesman and top propagandist for the Al Qaeda terrorist network.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 2013 | By Richard Winton
A Garden Grove man was charged Friday with trying to support Al Qaeda and making false statements on his passport, according to the U.S. Attorney's office in Los Angeles. Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen, also known as Hasan Abu Omar Ghannoum, was scheduled to appear Friday afternoon in Santa Ana federal court. He was detained at 7:30 a.m. Friday at a bus station in Orange County while headed to Mexico, officials said. He is charged in a federal indictment Friday with knowingly attempting to provide material support to the terrorist group.
OPINION
May 10, 2010
Less than a week after the arrest of Faisal Shahzad in the failed Times Square bombing, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) introduced what he called the Terrorist Expatriation Act. A better name would be the Terrorist Exploitation Act. The legislation would allow the State Department to revoke the citizenship of Americans who engage in hostilities against the United States or its allies or provide resources or support to a foreign terrorist organization....
WORLD
March 8, 2010 | By Alex Rodriguez
U.S. officials cast doubt early Monday on Pakistani intelligence statements that Karachi officials had arrested a Southern California native, a top propagandist for Al Qaeda who is wanted by the U.S. on treason charges. U.S. intelligence agencies spent Sunday sorting out conflicting reports on the purported arrest of Adam Gadahn of Riverside. By late Sunday night, U.S. officials said the picture remained unclear. "In terms of who may have been arrested, the Pakistani rumor mill belched out three very different possibilities in about six hours," one U.S. official said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 2006 | Greg Krikorian and H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writers
Two years ago, no one knew quite what to make of Adam Gadahn. While many in the U.S. intelligence community saw the angry Muslim convert from Orange County as dangerous, plenty of counterterrorism officials viewed the pudgy 25-year-old as a bit player on the world stage of jihadists. No longer.
NATIONAL
November 11, 2004 | Greg Miller, Times Staff Writer
The CIA believes that the masked man who made threats against the United States in a suspected Al Qaeda videotape last month may be a Southern California native who is wanted by the FBI, U.S. intelligence officials said Wednesday. A U.S. intelligence official said the CIA had "some confidence but not certainty" that the speaker on the tape was Adam Yahiye Gadahn, who grew up on a goat farm in rural Riverside County and allegedly attended Al Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan.
WORLD
March 9, 2010 | By Alex Rodriguez
The suspected Al Qaeda operative arrested in Karachi over the weekend was not the Southern California native wanted by the United States on treason charges for his involvement in the terrorist network, Pakistani intelligence officials said Monday. Pakistani security officials had initially asserted that the Islamic extremist they had captured in the country's largest city late Saturday was Adam Gadahn of Riverside, a spokesman and top propagandist for the Al Qaeda terrorist network.
NEWS
March 8, 2010 | By Alex Rodriguez
Pakistani intelligence sources in Karachi said Sunday that security forces in the southern port city have arrested Adam Gadahn, a Southern California native who became a top propagandist for Al Qaeda and is wanted by the U.S. on treason charges. A U.S. counter-terrorism official said later that the CIA and other agencies "are looking into reports" of Gadahn's capture, but could not immediately confirm his arrest. Some reports said the man arrested may have been another American-born Al Qaeda operative.
WORLD
March 8, 2010 | By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
The American Al Qaeda operative arrested in Karachi over the weekend was not the Southern California native wanted by the U.S. on treason charges for his involvement in the terror network, Pakistani intelligence officials said Monday. Pakistani security officials initially asserted that the American Islamic extremist they had captured in the country's largest city late Saturday night was Adam Gadahn of Riverside, a spokesman and top propagandist for the Al Qaeda terror network. However, by early Monday morning, doubts arose about those initial reports.
WORLD
March 8, 2010 | By Alex Rodriguez
U.S. officials cast doubt early Monday on Pakistani intelligence statements that Karachi officials had arrested a Southern California native, a top propagandist for Al Qaeda who is wanted by the U.S. on treason charges. U.S. intelligence agencies spent Sunday sorting out conflicting reports on the purported arrest of Adam Gadahn of Riverside. By late Sunday night, U.S. officials said the picture remained unclear. "In terms of who may have been arrested, the Pakistani rumor mill belched out three very different possibilities in about six hours," one U.S. official said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 2006 | Greg Krikorian and H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writers
Two years ago, no one knew quite what to make of Adam Gadahn. While many in the U.S. intelligence community saw the angry Muslim convert from Orange County as dangerous, plenty of counterterrorism officials viewed the pudgy 25-year-old as a bit player on the world stage of jihadists. No longer.
NATIONAL
November 11, 2004 | Greg Miller, Times Staff Writer
The CIA believes that the masked man who made threats against the United States in a suspected Al Qaeda videotape last month may be a Southern California native who is wanted by the FBI, U.S. intelligence officials said Wednesday. A U.S. intelligence official said the CIA had "some confidence but not certainty" that the speaker on the tape was Adam Yahiye Gadahn, who grew up on a goat farm in rural Riverside County and allegedly attended Al Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan.
WORLD
January 7, 2008 | From the Associated Press
An American Al Qaeda militant urged fighters to meet President Bush with bombs when he visits the Middle East, according to a video posted Sunday on the Internet. Adam Gadahn, who was raised in Orange County, also tore up his U.S. passport in the nearly hourlong tape. The video came three days before Bush is scheduled to arrive for a weeklong trip in the region to push for an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement. "Now we direct an urgent call to our militant brothers . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 2004 | William Lobdell, Lance Pugmire and Greg Krikorian, Times Staff Writers
Not long after being expelled from an Orange County mosque in 1997 for fighting, Adam Yahiye Gadahn returned wearing a white turban and robes styled in a fashion, one cleric remembers, similar to Osama bin Laden's. "When I saw that, I thought, 'My God, this guy is going in the wrong direction,' " said Haitham "Danny" Bundakji, president of the Islamic Society of Orange County in Garden Grove. On Wednesday, Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert S.
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