Al-Qaeda’s American arrested in Pakistan

Fugitive al-Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn (aka “Adam the American”)– who urged George Galloway and Robert Fisk to stop “sitting on the fence” and come “over to the side of truth”– has been arrested in Pakistan, CNN reports.

Gadahn has routinely posted lengthy videos on Islamist online forums.

In 2006, he was indicted on charges of treason and providing material support to terrorists. The U.S. government has offered a $1 million reward for information leading to his capture.

Gadahn grew up on a California farm, and was home-schooled until age 17. A year later he moved in with his paternal grandparents, who were secular Jews. He converted to Islam at the Islamic Society of Orange County, California, but was banned from the mosque two years later after hitting its chairman, Haitham Bundjaki.

In 1997 Gadahn began working for a California charity suspected of having ties to al Qaeda. He moved to Pakistan in 1998.

Update: The report of Gadahn’s arrest is in doubt.