Adam "Pearlman" Gadahn lived with ADL board member Grandpa when he converted to Islam
By Martin Hill
March 8, 2010

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).

Phil Pearlman was also a musician who had a psychedelic rock band "Beat of the Earth" (you can listen to their stuff on youtube). A review of their music can be found here. An interesting 1994  interview with Phil's ex girlfriend  and bandmate Karen Darby gives some unique insight  into Pearlman, who's described as unique and "always a contrarian". According to Darby, Phil visited her in 1994:

"It seems he had married a wonderful woman who was totally supportive and involved in his choice of lifestyle. They had several children who were being raised on a farm/ranch east of San Diego, California. The Ranch had NO electricity, they also used a well for water. He was raising goats, which according to him he slaughtered personally and humanely whenever preparing them for market. He described to me what he thought was the most inhumane conditions in the local slaughter-house techniques. He had devised a quicker, bilateral knife to the carotids on a goat that was painless and "humane". For some reason I had a hard time in visioning Phil killing anything".

Darby also comments on how Pearlman/ Gadahn was "trying to limit the ways in which television might damage his children permanently!"  She also touches on his political views: "He ranted a bit of his dislike of how the planet was being treated by industry. He had and voiced still a total disdain for "consumeristical society". However, I felt that a part of him still operated to stay alive and thrive financially. "

Adam Gadahn wrote for a 'death metal' online magazine called Xenocide. The publisher has posted archives of all 5 issues and includes a note about Gadahn last updated January 2009:

"About Adam Gadahn - Yes, the Adam Gadahn that contributed to issue 5 is the same one that is currently wanted for questioning by the FBI, among a group of seven terror suspects announced in May 2004. I do not personally know him or where he is. Back in 1993, he emailed me reviews and we exchanged email and paper mail. This was before he converted to Islam and allegedly went sideways and became a jihadist. No, I don't think it was the fault of heavy metal. Anyway, his reviews are in issue 5, so you decide."

The relevance of the Adam Gadahn's family background needs to be explained and conveyed by those who repeatedly point out that this alleged Muslim terrorist is the grandson of an ADL board member. To the average American, this fact alone will not mean much if they aren't presented with reason why this fact is pertinent. Are they contending that Gadahn is not really a Muslim, or a terrorist, and that his grandfather's connection with the ADL and other Jewish groups has something to do with his actions?

The ADL is a tireless advocate of hate crime  and hate speech laws and regularly publishes reports deriding 9/11 truth, such as 'Anti-Semitic 9/11 Conspiracy Theories Abound on Social Networking Sites' and 'Conspiracy Theories About Jews and 9/11 Cause Dangerous Mutationsin Global Anti-Semitism'.


 In one video, Gadahn says the followers of Osama bin Laden "love nothing better than the heat of battle, the echo of explosions and slitting the throats of the infidels."

I do not know the answers to these questions or the real truth about Adam Gadahn or his background. But I know as an American and a discerning Catholic that the entire 9/11 story is a fraud and monumental hoax on the American people to justify wars for empire and the American police state. Therefore, little to nothing that the government and estabishment press tells us about 9/11 and terrorism in general should be considered reliable at face value.

Also: In this video, Mike Rivero of exposes "Fake Al Qaeda Actors EXPOSED! Adam Gadahn & Yousef al-Khattab" . Related article here: Fake Al Qaeda

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