DC Muslim Group Rejects Al-Qaida Call to Violence
MPAC says statement is failed attempt to deliver bankrupt ideology to Western Muslims
This image provided by IntelCenter shows Adam Gadahn, also known as Azzam al-Amriki, an American who grew up in southern California and joined al-Qaida, speaking in a video.
Updated at 3:31 PM EST on Sunday, Mar 7, 2010
A Washington-based Muslim group is rejecting a call by an Al-Qaida spokesman for Muslims in the U.S. armed forces to emulate an Army major charged with killing 13 people in Fort Hood.
The Muslim Public Affairs Council says the statement by American-born Adam Gadahn is a failed attempt to deliver Al-Qaida's
bankrupt ideology to Western Muslims. Pakistani officials said Sunday that Gadahn had been arrested recently.
Gadahn described the man accused of the Fort Hood attacks, Maj. Nidal Hasan, as a role model for other Muslims, especially those
serving Western militaries.
Hasan had previously studied at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda and attended prayer services at the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring.
Published at 3:18 PM EST on Mar 7, 2010
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