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Who is American-born al-Qaida terrorist Adam Gadahn?

How does a regular American kid grow up and become a spokesman for al-Qaida, one of the FBI’s most wanted terrorists and a person who calls on the murder of more American diplomats?

Al-Qaida terrorist and propagandist Adam Gadahn was raised on a California goat farm, home schooled by his parents, but converted to Islam as a teenager and quickly became radicalized, according to a new CNN report.

The FBI has offered a one million dollar reward for Gadahn who is wanted “for treason and material support to Al Qaeda.“

Gadahn is back in the news after a video surfaced recently showing Gadahn praising those who killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens in Benghazi and calling for more killings of ambassadors and diplomats.

According to SITE Intelligence Group who analyzed and transcribed the new video, Gadahn urges wealthy Muslims to put up the reward money for terrorists who murder these diplomats.

At this time, the U.S. intelligence community is unsure if Gadahn has an “operational role” in al-Qaida like fellow American turned terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen, did.

But, the report said, the U.S. didn’t believe, at first, al-Awalaki had an operational role in al-Qaida either.

Read more: “US-born al Qaeda leader urges bounties on American diplomats.”

Watch the CNN report on Adam Gadahn:

Janeen Capizola

"And though she be but little, she is fierce." And fun! This conservative-minded political junkie, mom of three, dancer and one-time NFL cheerleader holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science. [email protected] Twitter: @JaneenBPR

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