He couldn't be all that influential if The American Jewish Committee as well as the Jewish Anti-Defamation League ALL condemned his statements. Now compare his quotes to those of PROMINENT Christian evangelicals and I think you'll find there is no comparison. The Christian Evangelicals are, by far, much more venomous in there rhetoric and far more influential and far-reaching (in terms of numbers).
Here's a little exercise for you, Hugh. Count the number of Jews that take this clown seriously. Now count the number of Christians that take ANY ONE of these top 25 influential evangelicals seriously ( http://content.time.com/time/specials/package...
). Tell me which have greater influence, Hugh.
Perspective, son. Perspective.
Published on 03-09-2010
Source: Examiner - Martin Hill
A revealing artcle appeared in the Orange County register yesterday
regarding Adam "al-Qaida" Gadahn, the Orange County man who
moved to Pakistan and is allegedly a radical terrorist and public
relations spokesman for al-Qaida. There had been unconfirmed
reports that 31 year old Gadahn had been arrested in Pakistan, but it
turned out to be someone else, allegedly a man from Pennsylvania.
Many constitutionalists who have a researched and conspiratorial
view of the world and of the events of September 11th in particular,
are already well aware that the alleged terrorist from OC is the Jewish
grandson of an ADL board member.
But the fact that the young man was allegedly converted and
radicalized only after moving to his grandparents home and
'discovering Islam on the internet' might raise some eyebrows.
Gadahn moved in with his grandparents in Santa Ana, CA in the mid
1990's, converted to Islam in 1995 and travelled to Pakistan at least
once before his grandfather died at the age of 90 in October 1998.
His grandfather, Dr. Carl Pearlman, was described as 'completely
secular' but a very strong supporter of Israel. Dr. Pearlman was a
respected urologist and had two children, Nancy and Phil, with his
wife Agnes. Nancy has described the family as 'agnostic'.
An OC Register profile of Gadahn from 2006 quotes a colleague of Dr.
Pearlman as saying "In our conversations, he had a very strong
feeling for Israel...He felt very sincerely and deeply that he wanted
that country to survive and make peace with the Arab nations around
it." The article also reports that Gadahn went to Pakistan but
"returned to the United States and was with the family when his
grandfather died. Soon thereafter, he left for Pakistan. It's believed he
has never returned to America."
Phil Pearlman, Adam Gadahn's father, was a hippy musician who
converted to Christianity, changed his name to Gadahn, and raised
his four children in a shack in Riverside County. Phil and his wife
Jennifer homeschooled their four kids and survived by "selling goat
meat to the halal butchers in Los Angeles." Halal is defined as
"lawful or legal...a term designating any object or an action which is
permissible to use or engage in, according to Islamic law. It is the
opposite of haraam. The term is used to designate food seen as
permissible according to Islamic law (Sharia).