U.S.-Born Al Qaeda Appears In New Video

…At one point in the video, Gadahn took out his U.S. passport, showed it to the camera and tore it into several pieces.

“In symbolic rejection of the American citizenship that honorable and decent and compassionate people are ashamed to carry, I will now proceed to destroy my American passport,” he said.

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Gadahn is the first American to be charged with treason in more than 50 years and could face the death penalty if convicted. He also was indicted on a charge of providing material support to terrorists.