Adam Gadahn

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    50 Reasons Why Orange County is The Worst Effing Place in America

    It was gay rights icon Harvey Milk who described Orange County best, in response to California State Senator John Briggs describing San Francisco as "the moral garbage dump of homosexuality in this country." "Nobody likes garbage 'cause it smells," Milk told reporters. "Yet eight million tourists vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Adam Gadahn, American Al-Qaeda Spokesman, Still At Large

    ​Ten years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Osama bin Laden is dead and American drone attacks along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border have supposedly decimated Al Qeada's leadership. But despite repeated rumors of his demise (and in one case, capture) neither American nor Pakistani anti-terrorist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Adam Gadahn, Al Qaeda Spokeshole, Urges Fellow Nimrods to Shoot Everyone

    ​Orange County's very own Adam Gadahn, the weird kid who grew up on a Riverside goat farm before converting to Islam and joining Al Qaeda after being kicked out of a Garden Grove mosque, is apparently still alive. The terrorist group's so-called "American" face is featured in a brand new video in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Adam Gadahn's Background: Loves Death Metal

    ​[via The Stranger]In "Al Qaeda's Up-And-Comers", Newsweek named the Al Qaeda Hydra--the eight people most likely to succeed Osama bin Laden--with OC's Adam Gadahn on the list. The article says that 32-year-old goat boy Gadahn, who converted t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    [UPDATED: Will Goat Boy Replace Bin Laden As Top Fugitive?] Adam Gadahn, OC's Terrorist Goat Boy, Silent on Bin Laden

    ​[UPDATED: MAY 3, 12:21 PM] The Orange County Register is speculating that Adam "Goat Boy" Gadahn may replace Osama bin Laden as America's top fugitive, noting that the FBI has marked former most wanted man bin Laden as "deceased," and that Gadahn is currently ranked as Number 2 on that list. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    ¡Ask a Mexican! Special YouTube Edition: On Mexicans and 9-11

    The goat boy in question, of course, refers to OC native Adam Gadahn. Enjoy!

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2009

    Time for Boston To Give Us Their Crown as the Kings of Bigotry

    OC founding father Henry W. Head: Could take on a Bostonian any day​Let the baseball pundits obsess over whether your Angels will finally beat the Boston Red Sox in the playoffs next week--I care about stripping from Beantown what's now rightfully ours: the title of most-racist 'burb in America. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2009

    Al Qaeda's Goat Boy: Back from the Dead and as Annoying as Ever

    Goat Boy: I'm Ba-a-a-a-a-a-ack!​ Apparently, your teabagging grandma isn't the only person who thinks the election of Barack Obama spells doom for America. In celebration of the eighth anniversary of 9/11, Al Qaeda has just released a video called "The West and the Dark Tunnel." In the video, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    Does Al Qaeda's Infamous Goat Boy Read the Weekly?

    In April, the Weekly published this story about Craig Monteilh, a self-described FBI mole who spied on Orange County mosques and claimed that he foiled unspecified terrorist plots. No evidence has ever surfaced to bolster Monteilh's claims, and in that story, I noted that only two OC residents have ... More >>

  • News

    April 30, 2009
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    March 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Man Claiming to be FBI Informant Spins Quite a Tale

    A location scout for a spy movie could not have picked a better location for my late December meeting with Craig Monteilh: a table outside a restaurant in a bustling Irvine shopping center. A lensman would appreciate the shadow-erasing clouds hovering overhead on the warm winter morning. And cen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2008

    Goat Boy: Not So Dead Edition

    With the global economy teetering on the brink of self-destruction, America still fighting a two-front war in Iraq and Pakistan, the LA Times about to fire the 75 people who somehow haven't been fired yet, and the Angels out of the race for the pennant, it's about time for a feel-good human interest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2008

    Dead Again!

    For the second time in a year, a terrified American public has received the reassuring news that Adam Gadahn, a.k.a. "Goat Boy," is dead. Probably. As far as we know. Seeing as how we haven't heard much from him lately and he likes to harangue his former countrymen with annoying lectures about U.S. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2008

    Goat Boy Gone?

    NB_C News is reporting that Goat Boy, Orange County's favorite terrorist nutball, seems to have disappeared. Goat Boy would bed Adam Yahiye Gadahn, the former death-metal fan turned Muslim convert who grew up on a goat farm in Riverside County be fore moving to Garden Grove, where he became a radic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2007

    The Continuing Story of Goat Boy, the Pesky Terrorist

    If there's anything funny about the U.S. War on Terror and its hunt for al-Qaeda, it's the fact that nearly six years after 9/11, we still haven't been able to capture or kill Adam Yahiye Gadahn, a.k.a. Azzam the American, a.k.a. Goat Boy. At least that's what we've come to call Gadahn around the ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2007

    Monday's Headlines

    Under the influence: The Times runs a multi-faceted feature on the power drug manufacturers have in the prescription process. Not you again: Former Garden Grove resident and al-Qaida member Adam Gadahn made new video threats Sunday. Rats! Angel Stadium's got a rat infestation 13 times worse than Pet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2007

    OC's Al-Qaeda Man Speaks Again

    Yep, Adam Gadahn has made another ranting tape. Note the new glasses, the leaner face, longer beard and continued flowery rhetoric. After that, read Nick Schou's excellent piece on Saraah Olson, who remembers Gadahn when he was nothing but a twerp. Interesting how some things never change, eh?

  • News

    April 19, 2007

    So I Married a Terrorist . . .

    Saraah Olsons strange trip through the U.S. war on terror

  • News

    June 15, 2006

    Where Is OCs Missing Terrorist?

    Terror suspect Khalil Deek moved from an Anaheim apartment to a Jordanian prison. Current whereabouts unknown

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2006

    Good Journalism, Bad Judgment

    This comes via those fine folks at LA Observed. It's Cal State Fullerton journalism professor and former Orange County Register reporter Jeff Brody beginning by lauding the Los Angeles Times' investigative series last week about judges being bought and paid for in Las Vegas--and then damning the Tim ... More >>

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    September 15, 2005
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    September 8, 2005
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    October 28, 2004
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    July 8, 2004


    The War on Terror begins at home. My home.

  • News

    June 17, 2004

    Hide & Go Deek

    Why does the U.S. keep blowing chances to question a top deputy of al-Qaeda?