How Jose Padilla pronounces his name.

Pronunciations from the source's mouth.
Nov. 22 2005 1:55 PM

Does Not Rhyme With "Tortilla"

How Jose Padilla pronounces his name.

Name: Jose Padilla (aka Abdullah Al Muhajir)

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Title: Terrorism suspect

Last Name Pronounced: "puh-DILL-uh"

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Source: Donna Newman, Padilla's attorney (Click here to play Newman pronouncing her client's name. Note: Newman says this pronunciation, and not the more common "puh-DEE-yuh," is the one preferred by Jose Padilla and his family.)

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