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Adam Gadahn March 7, 2010 Video with Transcript

This video was released on March 7, 2010 by the Al-Qaeda media arm As-Sahab and has been variously titled “A Call to Arms” and “Unsheath Your Sword”. In the 25-minute video, Adam Gadahn calls on Muslims in the West to follow in the footsteps of Nidal Malik Hasan, the Fort Hood shooter. Gadahn encourages Americans and other Muslims in the West to “prepare to play his due role in responding to and repelling the aggression of the enemies of Islam.” Gadahn also provides advice on choosing high-value targets for potential terrorist attacks in America and the West, such as military installments and mass transportation systems, as well as symbols of capitalism whose ruin could cripple the Western economy. Gadahn urges his followers to take action as soon as possible and explains that now is the “golden, once in a lifetime opportunity to reap the rewards of jihad and martyrdom…so unsheathe your sharpened sword and rush to take your rightful place among defiant champions of Islam.”