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Adam Gadahn 2004 video

Public Address

Event Details
Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda
Issued Oct. 27, 20041
ParticipantsAdam Gadahn (Speaker)
Narrative and Notes
ReliableIn Adam Gadahn's first al-Qaeda video, he said the following:

  • "Fighting and defeating America is our first priority."

  • "September 11th ... notified America that it's going to have to pay for its crimes and pay dearly."

  • "Jihad is our path and jihad is the answer."

  • "People of America ... you too shall pay the price for the blood that has been spilled."

  • "People of America, I remind you of the weighty words of our leaders Sheik Usama bin Laden and Doctor Ayman al-Zawahiri that what took place on September 11th was but the opening salvo of the global war on America...The magnitude and ferocity of what is coming your way will make you forget all about September 11th."

  • "The streets of America shall run red with blood ... casualties will be too many to count and the next wave of attacks may come at any moment."1
    1United States vs. Adam Gadahn, indictment, unsealed Oct. 11, 2006.
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