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American al-Qaida spokesman lauds Fort Hood killer

Al-Qaida's American-born spokesman has called on Muslims serving in the US armed forces to emulate the Army major charged with killing 13 people in Fort Hood.

world Updated: Mar 07, 2010 19:12 IST

Al-Qaida's American-born spokesman has called on Muslims serving in the US armed forces to emulate the Army major charged with killing 13 people in Fort Hood.

Adam Gadahn, who was raised in California, describes Maj. Nidal Hasan as a pioneer who should serve as a role model for other Muslims.

He urges Muslims in America to carry out attacks against US and Western targets.

The video posted on a radical Islamic web site today featured Gadahn, also known as Azzam al-Amriki, dressed in white robes and wearing a white turban.

Gadahn converted to Islam and joined al-Qaida and was charged with treason in 2006. There is a USD 1 million reward for information leading to his arrest or conviction.