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CAIRO, Egypt - Al-Qaida announced Thursday that it would soon release a new video message from American-born member Adam Gadahn that would be the first message from the terror group in 2008.
"Coming soon by the will of God, an invitation to reflection and repentance," read a banner produced by al-Qaida's media wing, al-Sahab, and displayed on a militant Web site.
Adam Gadahn declares the Americans defeated in a new 50 minute, 14 second video tape released this morning by As Sahab, Al Qaeda’s video production wing.
In a moment of melodrama, Gadahn declares a symbolic rejection of his American citizenship in protest of the continued imprisonment of Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman (convicted on terror plans to attack New York City), John Walker Lindh (the American Taliban arrested in Afghanistan in 2001), and others, and rips his passport in half. Before tearing the passport, he shows pages to demonstrate that it is his.
Afterwards, he adds "Don't get too excited - I don't need it to travel anyway."