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Adam Gadahn to be Charged With Treason

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posted on Oct, 11 2006 @ 12:04 PM
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The young man Adam Gadahn (born as Adam Pearlman) from California will be charged with Treason, a rare charge in the United States. Gadahn moved to Pakistan in 1998 and was known by the FBI to working with al Qaeda by 2004. Charges of Treason are quite unusual in the U.S., with only a handful brought over the country's 200+ year history.
 



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For the first time in more than 50 years, federal prosecutors are preparing to charge an American citizen with treason. Barring any last-minute complications, the charges will be filed today against Adam Gadahn, the American who has appeared in at least four al-Qaida videos, the most recent one in September.

Treason is the only crime specified in the Constitution and requires either confession in open court or the testimony of at least two witnesses to get a conviction. Prosecutors believe with millions of witnesses to his videos, they have enough proof, but the decision will be controversial, given that so little is known about the circumstances of the videos.

Born Adam Pearlman in California and raised on a goat farm in Riverside Co., he converted to Islam in his late teens. His parents say he moved to Pakistan in 1998. In 2004, the FBI revealed that it believed he was one of a group of al-Qaida terrorists planning some kind of attack later that year. In October of 2004, calling himself "Azzam the American," he first showed up in an al-Qaida video.


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This doesn't mean much until they catch him, but if they do, it'll make legal history as the charge of Treason against the United States is so rarely brought.

I believe the only possible punishment for Treason is death, but I'm not sure about that.

[edit on 10/11/2006 by djohnsto77]

[edit on 10/11/2006 by djohnsto77]




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