Bin Laden’s Spokesman Loves Death Metal

Holy fuck

This, according to the fine dudes over at Metal Injection, who came across this old-ass New Yorker article online about Al-Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn, who no longer reports to Osama Bin Laden — presumably — and instead takes orders from Bin’s right-hand man Ayman al Zawahiri.

Adam Gadahn is an American convert now living in Pakistan, who, at 17, wrote for death metal zines and started a one-man death metal band he named Aphasia; there is some debate as to whether he ever officially converted to Islam, but we could not verify it so assume nothing.

You know, Christians are going to use this shit against us — I just know it.

According to the New Yorker piece, dude was born Adam Pearlman, the son of a Jew who was raised Protestant and home schooled on a farm. He did not have a toilet as a child, but picked up an interest in death metal around age 15.

Dude even became part of the tape-trading scene.

He was a fan of Death, and and it seems the dude wrote for a bunch of metal zines, and possibly The Gauntlet.

I wonder where Adam went wrong. I bet you he just signed up for all the fucking virgins he’ll get in the afterlife. He’s a metalhead with a turban…when the fuck is he ever going to get a virgin unless its for jihad.

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