Adam Gadahn: "I don't need it to travel anyway."
Adam Gadahn: In a symbolic act of protest at America's continuing detention and mental and physical torture of Muslims like Sheik Omar Abd Al-Rahman, John Walker Lindh, Abu Zubeidah, and thousands of others like them, and in protest at the cruel and barbaric treatment it metes out to millions of innocents around the world, and in symbolic rejection of the American citizenship which honorable, decent, and compassionate people are ashamed to carry, I will now proceed to destroy my American passport. Yes, this is the original passport.
Adam Gadahn holds passport up to camera and tears it up
Adam Gadahn: But don't get too excited. I don't need it to travel anyway.
This seems to be an oblique reference to American border security problems. Gadahn and other al-Qaeda can travel almost anywhere in the world they want, even to the US via the border with Mexico.
Passports are only critical for law-abiding citizens. Gadahn and those who surround him are thoroughgoing criminals and brigands.
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