Al-Qaida Spokesman Calls For Attacks In Detroit, Other Cities
An American spokesman for al-Qaida is urging Muslims in the United States and Europe to carry out attacks there.
In a video posted on militant websites Saturday, Adam Gadahn directed his appeal to Muslim immigrants in what he called the ``miserable suburbs'' of Paris, London and Detroit as well as those traveling to the West to study or work.
Gadahn grew up on a farm in California and converted to Islam before moving to Pakistan in 1998 and reportedly attending an al-Qaida training camp. He has been wanted by the FBI since 2004.
He spoke in Arabic in the 48-minute video made available by the U.S.-based SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks terrorist activity.
Gadahn also sought to discredit attempts by moderate Muslim leaders to suppress the ``jihadi awakening.''
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