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Monday, September 25, 2006

Flower Child Dad; Al Qaeda Son

Here's your link to part II of the OCRegister's story on Adam Gadahn, the voice of al Qaeda. It focuses on Adam's dad, Seth (right), a flower child of the 60s who never embraced the radical politics of his day.

Psychedelic music was his focus; a VW bus with daisy stickers was his transportation, and Christianity was, and is, his faith. He raised Adam and the younger kids on a goat farm in rural Riverside County.

It was those goats, which Seth sold to Muslims in LA, that introduced Adam to Islam. The younger Gadahn later wrote Muslims were "not the bloodthirsty, barbaric terrorists that the news media and the televangelists paint them to be."

Then he went on to become a bloodthirsty, barbaric terrorist.

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