Local Terrorist Makes Good: From Diswasher to al Qaeda Leader 1.81K Adrian Chen 08/07/10 11:15AM Filed to: Terrorists Terrorists Adnan shukrijumah Brooklyn New York Al Qaeda Adnan Shukrijumah spent 15 formative years in Brooklyn. Then he joined Al Qaeda as a dishwasher in an Afghanistan camp. Now he's al Qaeda's "chief of worldwide operations." Those Brooklyn boys! They just pick up and forget what made 'em.