A Californian convert to Islam urges American soldiers to “join the winning side,” in the latest video release from al Qaida. “You know you’re considered by Bush and his bunch of warmongers as nothing more than expendable cannon fodder,” says Adam Yehiye Gadahn, speaking in English. “Why not surrender to the truth? Escape from the unbelieving army.” Gadahn, 28, disappeared shortly after the 9/11 attacks and is believed to have trained in Pakistan. The FBI said Gadahn, popularly known as “Azzam the American,” seems to have access to high-ranking members of al Qaida. The video, posted on an Islamic militant Web site, has an introduction by al Qaida second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahri.
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