Trying to understand what motivates a terrorist is hard enough. When we find out American citizens are becoming terrorists it's REALLY confusing. Check out this story:

Remember the drone attack in Afghanistan last month? The one that accidentally killed the American hostage and an Italian aid worker held hostage? The attack was to kill Al Qaeda leaders, and they got a few. One was the propaganda minister... who's from Oregon.

Adam Gadahn, formerly known as Adam Pearlman, was born in Oregon and raised on a goat farm in Riverside, California. He played Little League and was an average American kid, until he converted to Islam at age 17 in 1995 and moved to Pakistan to join Al Qaeda.

He quickly became a top propagandist for Osama Bin Laden.

[Source: Oregon Live]