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CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- An American thought to be an al-Qaida activist appeared in a videotape with the terror group's deputy leader Saturday and called on his countrymen to convert to Islam and for U.S. soldiers to switch sides in the Iraq and Afghan wars.
The 48-minute video, posted on an Islamic militant Web site, had footage of al-Qaida's No. 2 leader, Ayman al-Zawahri, and of Adam Yehiye Gadahn, a 28-year-old American who the FBI believes attended al-Qaida training camps in Pakistan and served as an al-Qaida translator.
Gadahn delivered a lecture on Islam and the ''errors'' in Christianity and Judaism. He also said the United States is losing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and told U.S. soldiers they are fighting President Bush's ''crusades.''
''Instead of killing yourself for Bush ... why not surrender to the truth (of Islam), escape from the unbelieving army and join the winning side. Time is running out so make the right choice before it's too late,'' he said.
''You know that if you die as an unbeliever in battle against the Muslims you're going straight to Hell without passing 'Go,''' Gadahn said on the video, addressing American soldiers. ''You know you're considered by Bush and his bunch of warmongers as nothing more than expendable cannon fodder ... You know they couldn't care less about your safety and well-being.''
''We send a special invitation (to convert to Islam) to all of you fighting Bush's crusader pipedream in Afghanistan, Iraq and wherever else 'W' has sent you to die. You know the war can't be won,'' he said, using Bush's nickname.
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Originally posted by xmotex
A cheap attempt to slander your political opponents by lumping them in with this fool - I'm quite disappointed in this post.
Originally posted by makeitso
British PM George Galloway, Seymour Hirsh, Robert Frisk, and other of British reporters were indicated as "friends".
Well taking into consideration that the list of Friends that you posted are a torn on the eyes of many fighting terrorism is smells like propaganda.
Daniel Pipes, Steven Emerson, Robert Spencer and Michael Spencer, and some Tele-Evangelists were considered "enemies".
It this is true I wonder if is not end to the dirty tricks that many will use to pursue unfinished agendas.
Didn't I read that there was some theory that there was an attack a couple weeks after every video?
Sounds like more scare mongering.
This one is going to be another amuzing and desperate attempt to influence PO for november.
Originally posted by makeitso
Flopping Aces says the video sounds like the Democratic talking points.
Originally posted by semperfortis
This is the face of the enemy. Those that refuse to read and understand the message here, will doom us all.
mod edit, change misleading title
[edit on 2-9-2006 by DontTreadOnMe]