March 9, 2010 |
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.
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October 11, 2013 |
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.
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....
March 8, 2010 |
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.
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October 8, 2006 |
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.
November 11, 2004 |
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.