Video: Al Qaeda tells U.S. to convert or die

posted at 10:09 pm on September 2, 2006 by Allahpundit

Another pitiful attempt at jihadi propaganda starring American traitor Adam Gadahn, once again replete with leftist name-dropping. This time the lucky recipients are George Galloway, Robert Fisk, and Seymour Hersh.

He also names some enemies. Congrats to Daniel Pipes, Robert Spencer, and Steve Emerson. I can’t think of a higher honor than being vilified by this degenerate. There’s an approving mention, too, of the generals who’ve been criticizing Don Rumsfeld; so much for the theory that Al Qaeda doesn’t pay attention to American media.

I’m including two videos here: the new one from AQ and another one that was posted a few weeks ago to YouTube. Watch them both or else you won’t fully understand the terms of the “invitation.” Thanks to Rusty Shackleford of the Jawa Report for the first clip and Charles Johnson of LGF for the second.

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He managed to work in many of the DNC talking points.

speed647 on September 2, 2006 at 10:44 PM

Thanks Adam Goebbels, I mean Gadahn!
But no thanks.

elpresidente on September 2, 2006 at 11:03 PM

A little refresher on Gadahn, courtesy the boss’s blog:

And before the anti-profiling absolutists start using Gadahn as their new poster boy, note that the FBI says he was just one member of a Khalid Sheikh Mohammed-hatched plot to blow up gas stations in the Baltimore area. The lead conspirator in the plot was Pakistani Majid Khan –a relative of convicted Pakistani al Qaeda operative Iyman Faris–who was sentenced last fall for his role in plotting to sabotage the Brooklyn bridge. Also reportedly tasked on the Baltimore bomb plot was Pakistani Uzair Paracha, charged last summer with aiding al Qaeda operatives seeking entry into the U.S.

He’s not just a mouthpiece.

Bryan on September 2, 2006 at 11:07 PM

Where do I sign up? Bring me a burqa, as I can’t wait to cover up…huuurrrrrrrlllll

In which reality do these so-called people exist? How many converts, ouside of Bill Maher, do they think they’ll get from this effort?

Entelechy on September 3, 2006 at 12:17 AM

OK, one plus to becomming Islamic, I would get to stone the Liberal dunces in the street for insulting my faith. You know, there might something to this…. LOL

Seriously, we have another option Adam, we can kill all the IslamoFascists who think they are empowered to kill for their god, until we are left with those who wish to get along. All in favor of that plan eat some Pork.

Snake307 on September 3, 2006 at 2:14 AM

It’s the sound of desperation. Good Ol’ George Bush has put the fear of GOD in these guys.

This does indeed they watch the American Media. They really believe this tactic will change the minds of the Free World.

They are losing folks. Well, they’re losers anyway, but I digress. That and those who would coddle with them. You know whom they are….

This has to be a desperation tactic. Why else would they have an English speaking mouthpiece try and rationalize the metastasize sickness this form of Islam is. By Invitation only.

BTW; I think Howard Dean would look quite strapping with a beard and dish towel wrapped around his head. Don’t you?

Kini on September 3, 2006 at 2:16 AM

I’m looking for a religion that doesn’t frown on my penchant for beheading. Can someone help point me in the right direction?

frankj on September 3, 2006 at 2:26 AM

Isn’t there some rule in Islam that states that one has to offer the infidels the chance to convert to the Islam before one wages war on them?

As for the invite, I think I’m going to have to turn that one down, thanks.

violet on September 3, 2006 at 4:08 AM

In the next one and one-half years, we will be having quite possibly the most important elections since WWII, and those blood thirsty savages have a lot to gain depending on the outcome. Their tactics are like a broken record. After reading the articles and watching the video’s of the last few months, as well as these vids, it’s like déjà vu all over again. Now I’m wondering what’s next… and I don’t care for the possible implications.

Hasn’t this already happened in Spain? They were given ultimatums and “warnings” via all sorts of delivery methods, including writings and video’s from Al-Qaeda leading up to the Madrid train bombings of March 11, 2004. That attack influenced the outcome of an election where the forecasted losers overwhelmingly became the winners after the attacks. Spain has a leftist socialist government as a result, and they blame the victim, not the perpetuator, in world affairs. And the “victim” in their case, according to Spanish PM Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero (*pitooee* I speet on your name), are the Islamists.

Sound familiar? I see it almost everyday on TV where the lefty liberals spew their rhetoric about how it’s America’s policies fault for every ounce of everything gone wrong with our relationship with the Islamists. Our Senators spew it, our Congressmen spew it, our stinking TV comedian’s and talk-show hosts spew it, our Hollyweird celebs and movie makers spew it. I think Al-Qaeda notices that (duh), as do all the Islamist leaders who’d see us all dead, or converted by force. They make it painfully obvious in their recent video’s and writings. Look at whom they’re quoting and giving kudo’s to lately, and there has been a lot of that going on lately.

Shortly after the terrorist attacks in Madrid that killed 191 people and wounded 1400 more, resulting in the election of a left wing government, Spain withdrew its troops from Iraq surrendering their sovereignty to the Islamists, in spades. The leftist appeasing government thought that by withdrawing from the conflict with Islamism they would be safe from the clash of civilizations. Their hope, as Winston Churchill once so aptly stated in a radio broadcast on Jan. 20, 1940 describing the fate of appeasers to the 3rd Reich of Germany, was, “…to appease the crocodile in hopes that that the crocodile eats them last.”

Look at what it has gotten Spain. The crocodile is hungry again and it’s looking at Spain, again, for its next meal.Islamist groups are stepping up terror activities in Spain.

People need to wake up and smell the result of their appeasements. They can make as many excuses as they like but the fall of Israel, the withdrawal of allied forces from the Middle East, and the appeasement of Islamists in our midst who want to turn Europe into Eurabia and America into Amerabia, will not make our country’s safe while the Islamist crocodile is on the loose.

Anyone who views Al-Qaeda’s and any other jihadi media releases with even an ounce of credibilty deserve what they will reap if they give in. This tripe they “release” is a joke to us, or at least to me anyway, but Spain proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that these media releases, followed by powerful acts of terror at the right time, can very well indeed make the lefties and the fence sitters drop to the ground and bury their heads in the sand. They’ll give the Islamists whatever they want, just so they hopefully get eaten last.

SilverStar830 on September 3, 2006 at 4:11 AM

Where can I go to get a copy of the first video that is big enough to read the subtitles?

ShowMeStateOfMind on September 3, 2006 at 4:31 AM

Whoa, he even hit Howard Dean’s air conditioning riff.

Pablo on September 3, 2006 at 7:30 AM

The American response to Al Qaeda should be, please tell us where to send our response. !BOOM!

DannoJyd on September 3, 2006 at 7:48 AM

It wasn’t the Angel Gabriel Mohommad talked to in that cave. It was the devil, and his people have been slaves ever since.

venmax on September 3, 2006 at 8:16 AM

Republicans would do very well to use Adam Gadahn’s comments in commercials before the midterm elections and state how Democrats want us to stop taking the fight to them–which is why terrorists support the Democratic Party.

If the Republicans run a PC campaign (too scared to offend anybody, including Democrats), we are going to lose many seats.

januarius on September 3, 2006 at 9:51 AM

Is this a Preview of the Fall line up on CBS… looks like another sit-com knock-off of “Friends”

Bob Mileti on September 3, 2006 at 10:05 AM

Did he just call Jesus Christ an atheist?

JamesVersusEveryone on September 3, 2006 at 10:05 AM

He did just call Jesus Christ an atheist! Remarkable!

JamesVersusEveryone on September 3, 2006 at 10:07 AM

I truely believe that if Iran gets a nuke and tells Europe to convert or else, the so-called progressives would line up to convert. They will do anything to advert war. Radical Islam knows this and is acting accordingly.

RobCon on September 3, 2006 at 11:07 AM

This has always been their M.O. I’m just glad they finally put it out there for all the world to see. Now let’s hope the lefties wake up and realize that we’re at war with fundy religous maniacs who really DO wanna kill us as oppossed to the Christians they sooooo fear.

As for Adam’s call to islam, I think W. should counteroffer with a chance to convert to Christ. Then nuke those who don’t. Well, ok, not nuke ’em, but at least drop a few Daisy Cutters! Not a very Christ-like thing to do, but islam wasn’t around during the Time Of Jesus.

Tony737 on September 3, 2006 at 11:18 AM

No, the Lefties won’t wake up, which is why we are fighting a two front war. One war against the Terrorists, and another against the Anti-American Liberals at home.

Snake307 on September 3, 2006 at 11:20 AM

When some coward on videotape tells Americans to convert to islam before it’s too late, I dont take it is as an invitation. I take it as a threat. I understand that this lunatic used the word invite, but if it’s used in that context, I think I will decline the invitation. It’s quite disturbing that our own media has been beaten down by the islamo-nazis in the propoganda war. Keep it up media because the next head that rolls might be your own.

Long Island Pete on September 3, 2006 at 11:24 AM

No, the Lefties won’t wake up, which is why we are fighting a two front war. One war against the Terrorists, and another against the Anti-American Liberals at home.

which consist of every single “civi rights” movement, every single “save democracy” movement, and every single “anti-war / pro socialism / anti Christianity” movement in existance.

Unfortunately, that constitutes a LOT of people. I’m with MM on this … we’re in serious trouble.

One Angry Christian on September 3, 2006 at 11:42 AM

Do yoou think any of the people falling from the towers repented on the way down?

Babs on September 3, 2006 at 2:26 PM

No, the Lefties won’t wake up, which is why we are fighting a two front war. One war against the Terrorists, and another against the Anti-American Liberals at home.

You are exactly right. The liberals are actively trying to create people like Adam through our public education system. What struck me most about this American terrorist’s rant is how much he sounds just like the average left-wing professor, especially at the beginning when he catalogs America’s “crimes.”

There is a fantastic book by the educational historian Diane Ravitch, who is a scholar at the Hoover Institute and the Brookings Institute. The book is The Language Police , and the chapter “History-The Endless Battle” on the way the standardized textbooks used in publics school present history is very frightening, especially seeing the generation these PC histories are creating. In The Language Police, there are about three full pages on how Islam is presented to American youth.

Here are a few quotes from Ravitch’s chapter “History-The Endless Battle” in The Language Police on her review of the main textbooks used in the public schools across the nation:

The textbooks published in the late 1990’s do, however, contain a coherent narrative. It is a story of cultural equivalence: All of the world’s civilizations were great and glorious, all produced grand artistic, cultural, and material achievements, and now the world is growing more global and interconnected. . .

In a significant variation on the cultural equivalence theme, Houghton Mifflin’s world history text for middle school students, To See a World, implies that every world culture is wonderful except for the United States. It lauds every world culture as advanced, complex, and rich with artistic achievement, except for the United States. Readers learn that people in the United States confront such problems as discrimination, poverty, and pollution. . .

The textbooks sugarcoat practices in non-Western cultures that they would condemn if done by Europeans or Americans. Seemingly, only Europeans and Americans were imperialistic. When non-European civilizations conquer new terroritories, the textbooks abandon their critical voice. They express awe toward the ancient empires of China, India, Africa, and Persia but pay no attention to how they grew. Textbook after textbook tells the story of the “spread” of Islam. Christian Europe invades; Islam spreads.

The treatment of Islam, for example, lacks any critical analysis. The texts stress that Islam is tolerant and egalitarian; that its body of laws (the sharia) established a high standard of morality and ethics; and that Islam improved women’s status.

Unable to say anything about religion unless it is positive, the textbooks become tongue-tied when dealing with Islamic fundamentalism. World History: The Human Experience says that Islamic fundamentalists want to “return to Muslim traditions” and compares them to conservative Protestants in the United States. It doesn’t say what these traditions are, nor does it explain the difference between a society that protects diverse religious expressions and a theocracy that is ruled by religious authorities.


Most of the books prominently identify an advisory board that includes rpresentatives of religious and ethnic groups. Three publishers–Glencoe, Houghton Mifflin, and Prentice Hall–rely on the same individual from the Council of Islamic Education to review their Islamic content. This may account for the similarity of their material on Islam as well as their omission of anything that would enable students to understand conflicts between Islamic fundamentalism and Western liberalism.

There are so many great quotes, I could go on and on. I really wish people would read this book to see how we as a nation are creating Adam Gadahn’s, thanks to our public school system and the history textbooks they use.

januarius on September 3, 2006 at 2:38 PM

They’ll give the Islamists whatever they want, just so they hopefully get eaten last.

SilverStar830 on September 3, 2006 at 4:11 AM

Note to Lefties – you will be ‘eaten’ first because the Islamists hate your beliefs and lifestyle the most (secularism, gay marriages, laissez-faire in promiscuity, women’s and children’s super-rights, etc.)

Entelechy on September 3, 2006 at 2:47 PM

To Gadahn: hmmmm, should we then become Shiites or Sunnis? Which one will protect us from the consequences? Oh, there are also consequences to each of these choices (as we see in Iraq)? Well then, how are the consequences going to improve if we convert to Islam, since that isn’t enough to keep you from killing each other?

To us: I keep thinking there’s a way to exploit these differences so they can help us do what we need to do…

ChelleFiche on September 3, 2006 at 3:08 PM

To us: I keep thinking there’s a way to exploit these differences so they can help us do what we need to do

The MSM shows us every single day; unfortunately, they call it the “Iraq War” – as in, the same war with Hussein’s regime that ended some time ago. The same war the left want us to “pull out” from. Your point is absolutely right, in that if you take us out of the equation (or Israel), they will just go after each other.

Rick on September 3, 2006 at 3:44 PM

Sounds suspiciously like the “Either you are with us or against us.” However, this one is different. These people happen to be plain ol’ Islamofascists who’ll behead you for not converting.

Religion of peace? More like religion of pieces.

Kokonut on September 3, 2006 at 3:47 PM

Note to Lefties – you will be ‘eaten’ first because the Islamists hate your beliefs and lifestyle the most (secularism, gay marriages, laissez-faire in promiscuity, women’s and children’s super-rights, etc.)

And if it wasn’t for the fact that I KNOW I’d be next on the menu, right after them, I’d be finding it increasingly hard to come up with an objective reason to stop them.

OK, so I’m a bit annoyed today. What, with the “hilarious” parody of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and all…

Misha I on September 3, 2006 at 3:49 PM

Hey Adam. When you are going to shoot one of your little Islamitard Come to Islam Circle the Morons speeches make sure you are properly hydrated because it really distracts from your message when you continuously smack your lips the whole time. I spent most of the video wondering if Zawahiri issued a fatwa against Carmex(TM) and Chapstick(TM) or something. Perhaps even just a glass of water might have helped. When the material you are working with is as weak as what you guys are working with it’s all about the delivery.

As to your offer to join your seventh century savage religion of hate? No thanks, I like drinking and liberated, free western women, not to mention movies, music and art in general. So I’ll pass Adam, it will take alot more than recycled leftist rhetoric mixed with transparent Islamic propaganda delivered with the rhetorical skills of a drunken chimpanzee with brain damage to get me to join your pathetic religion.

Big E on September 3, 2006 at 5:11 PM

I’d like to see those who say that Christianity is as dangerous as Islam show us the video where Chritians are saying convert or else.

I was wondering, do you think if every passenger were to carry a slab of bacon or a ham on the airplane when they fly if it might provide some protection?

Rose on September 3, 2006 at 6:31 PM

Christians, I mean. I’m not a bad speller, just a bad typist.

Rose on September 3, 2006 at 6:32 PM

Funny how they hate the West so much yet they use Western technology like the Internet and cameras to spew their hate. We need to use this tactic back at them, send them net vids of people using pages of the koran for toilet paper. Play in on al jazerra over and over again.

Tony737 on September 3, 2006 at 6:55 PM

Long Island Pete, you are correct. That was THE Islamofacist threat, and the progressives give them plenty of fodder as womans rights, and homosexual equality are preversions to them punishable by death according to their beliefs. America is guilty by association of those crimes.

Entelechy, I don’t know how many ways we can tell those damnfools that they are THE target, but I do know that they continue to not believe that these ‘innocent people’ would do them harm. It is all Bush’s fault, right?

My question remains; just how long will we coddle the progressive fools that could very well become the means to our demise. Maybe the Constitution IS the writ of execution for the U.S.

Michelle is always right.

DannoJyd on September 3, 2006 at 7:46 PM

the civilization that shamelessly brought us lynch laws


B Moe on September 4, 2006 at 2:34 AM

Dear Adam,
If I am to do any converting I respond to the personal touch much more then I do preaching through videos. I would like to arrange an appointment whereby you can stop by my house like the Seventh Day Adventist do so that we may discuss your views and your religion. I would hope that you have enough security in your “religion” and your beliefs that you would not have to resort to threats of violence to get converts, oh wait I forgot the Centanni/Wiig conversion. Well I am sure other religions which embrace life are no threat to you either so you should be willing to sit down and have an open and honest discussion/debate.
The big question I have Adam is which form of Islam is the best. I notice that in countries in which Islam is the only or the predominant religion that there is a lot of Muslim on Muslim violence also like in Baghdad. Fatah can’t get along with Hamas, Sunni fighting Shiite, Arab Muslims killing Africian Muslims and it has me very confused. I don’t want to pick the wrong one so I would appreciate any guidance you can provide. Which brand are you? You are making a lot of appearances with Zarwari but where is Osama? Is there a split or is Bin Laden simply physically unable?
By the way Adam you are a punk and if we ever do meet it will end badly for one of us.

LakeRuins on September 4, 2006 at 9:17 AM

violet asked, and was right. It is part of their formal war making to first demand that an enemy convert before attacking.
That way the Muslim can go ahead with a clear conscience.
If the leftists of this country wish to be as Patriotic as they claim to be, all they need to do now is call Adam and his buddies and say, “We’re thinking about it!” And any attack from his particular group would be halted.
It is possible to be sincerely wrong.And wrong headed.

Doug on September 4, 2006 at 10:06 AM

I don’t know about you all but I’m running down to my nearest Muslim recruiting office and converting. The got me sold. Who needs jacuzzis, saunas, swimming pools, steaks and fine wine and other decadent Western amenities when you can retreat back into the Middle Ages in a soiled tent and gaze upon women who look like Michael Moore on a bad hair day?

MaiDee on September 4, 2006 at 10:37 AM

Adam G. is easily the most hateful sonofabitch in that entire enterprise, and I will shed no tears when he finally swings.

Also, who knew he spent so much time reading DailyKos and memorizing the talking points?

Squid Vicious on September 4, 2006 at 4:42 PM

Has anybody here considered the very strong possibility that Adam Gadahn, rather than being like an updated Lord Haw Haw, is more like a real life Howard W. Campbell, Jr.. Check out the latest info on the web about his background and you will see what I mean.

pjcomix on September 4, 2006 at 7:14 PM

I’ve got one word for Adam,


Kevin R on September 4, 2006 at 7:23 PM

Al Qaeda Shit List (video)

intelsum on September 4, 2006 at 10:28 PM

Good work Kevin! A man who knows history is NOT destined to repeat it.

Adam, you know America. You know we are not Spain and we will not surrender. So who are you’? Trying to keep your own head attached a little bit longer? Idiot.

Tony737 on September 5, 2006 at 10:16 AM

pjcomix, even though you know it, you might have mentioned that Howard W. Campbell Jr. is a fictional character. I enjoyed the book years ago, and although the movie didn’t quite match the book, it was pretty good.

Doug on September 5, 2006 at 2:26 PM

Hearing the saliva in Adam’s mouth as he spoke just ruined it for me. (like someone wearing dentures smacking their lips.) I couldn’t get through it. He should swallow a couple of times and clear his throat.

Lothar on September 5, 2006 at 5:49 PM

Famous Muslim Fruit Convert: Chiquita Talibanana.

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on September 6, 2006 at 1:10 AM

Hey Doug —

Thanks for answering my question. I thought I remembered reading or hearing that somewhere. :)

violet on September 6, 2006 at 4:18 AM