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Report: Many Al Qaida agents are U.S. Christian converts to Islam

Special to WorldTribune.com

Compiled by Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com

WASHINGTON — Al Qaida has targeted Christians for recruitment in operations against the United States, according to a new report.

Adam Gadahn, a California native, moved to Pakistan in 1998 and became a senior commander in Al Qaida.

Adam Gadahn, a California native, moved to Pakistan in 1998 and became a senior commander in Al Qaida.

The Henry Jackson Society found that Al Qaida was wooing American Christians interested in Islam as potential recruits for operational and sleeper cells.

In a 720-page report, the society said nearly a quarter of all identified Al Qaida operatives in the United States were Christians who had converted to Islam.

“Maybe this is just one expression in a post-industrial society of how young people deal with alienation,” former CIA director Michael Hayden, co-author of the report, said.

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