Anti-American

Ayman al-Zawahiri, October 2012

Date
October 2012
Name of Author
Ayman al-Zawahiri
Body

Video statement:

God the great and almighty granted us success to capture the Jewish American Warren Weinstein. We are seeking, by the help of God, to capture others and to incite Muslims to capture the citizens of the countries that are fighting Muslims in order to release our captives.”Chelsea J. Carter, “Al Qaeda leader calls for kidnapping of Westerners,” CNN, October 28, 2012, http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/27/world/asia/al-qaeda-kidnap-threat/.

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Jaafar al-Husseini, KH spokesman, March 5, 2017

Date
March 5, 2017
Name of Author
Jaafar al-Husseini
Body

“A battle with the Americans is drawing near… For months, we have been getting ready for the battle with the Americans. We have made all the preparations for the battle with the Americans in Iraq.”“Iraqi Hizbullah Spokesman Jaafar Al-Husseini: We Have Been Preparing for Months for Battle against the Americans in Iraq,” MEMRI TV, March 5, 2017, https://www.memri.org/tv/iraqi-hizbullah-spokesman-jaafar-al-husseini-we-have-been-preparing-months-battle-against/transcript.

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Jaafar al-Husseini, KH spokesman, March 5, 2017

Date
March 5, 2017
Name of Author
Jaafar al-Husseini
Body

“The battle [with Americans] will be military and political, as well as on the media front... We and the Americans will never be in the same trench, unless we are fighting one another.”“Iraqi Hizbullah Spokesman Jaafar Al-Husseini: We Have Been Preparing for Months for Battle against the Americans in Iraq,” MEMRI TV, March 5, 2017, https://www.memri.org/tv/iraqi-hizbullah-spokesman-jaafar-al-husseini-we-have-been-preparing-months-battle-against/transcript.

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Hussein al-Houthi, Founder, 2004

Date
2004
Name of Author
Hussein al-Houthi
Body

“[To then-President of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh:] I do not work against you, I appreciate you and what you do tremendously, but what I do is my solemn national duty against the enemy of Islam… America and Israel.”Barak A. Salmoni, Bryce Loidolt, and Madeleine Wells, Regime and Periphery in Northern Yemen: The Huthi Phenomenon (Santa Monica: RAND Corporation, 2010), 121, http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/monographs/2010/RAND_MG962.pdf.

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Houthis slogan

Author
Body

“God is great! Death to America! Death to Israel! Curse upon the Jews! Victory to Islam!”Nabih Bulos and Patrick J. McDonnell, “‘Death to America! Death to Israel!’ Say Houthis in Yemen,” Los Angeles Times, February 20, 2015, http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-death-to-america-death-to-israel-say-houthis-in-yemen-20150220-story.html.

Date
Threat

We mark in these days the passage of nearly 15 years since the blessed invasions in Washington, New York and Pennsylvania.

Ayman al-Zawahiri, Al-Qaeda Leader

KH Statement, March 21, 2016

Author
Date
March 21, 2016
Name of Author
Kata'ib Hezbollah
Body

“The coward [U.S.] soldiers should understand that however protective their vehicles are, these vehicles will become an obstacle for them and they will burn to death inside them.”Maayan Groisman, “Hezbollah Brigades vows to attack US forces ‘defending ISIS’ in Iraq,” Jerusalem Post, March 21, 2016, http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Hezbollah-vows-to-attack-US-forces-defending-ISIS-in-Iraq-448657.

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KH Statement, March 21, 2016

Author
Date
March 21, 2016
Name of Author
Kata'ib Hezbollah
Body

“We have vanquished the American occupation with our quality and quantity in the past and we will continue attacking them, with our resources significantly increased. Iraq’s streets are still filled with the ruins of their vehicles that destroyed our explosive devices, and those injured by their soldiers are still hospitalized.”Maayan Groisman, “Hezbollah Brigades vows to attack US forces ‘defending ISIS’ in Iraq,” Jerusalem Post, March 21, 2016, http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Hezbollah-vows-to-attack-US-forces-defending-ISIS-in-Iraq-448657.

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Ubaydullah Hussain, Date unknown

Date
Unknown
Name of Author
Ubaydullah Hussain
Body

“[I can understand the 9/11 attacks] given the USA’s war in the Muslim lands of Afghanistan and Iraq.”“Radical Islamist defends alleged threats,” News in English, January 27, 2014, http://www.newsinenglish.no/2014/01/27/islamist-stands-by-his-threats/.

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Jaafar al-Husseini, KH spokesman, December 2015

Date
December 2015
Name of Author
Jaafar al-Husseini
Body

“Any such American force [deployed in Iraq] will become a primary target for our group. We fought them before and we are ready to resume fighting.”Ahmed Rasheed and Stephen Kalin, “Iraqi PM, militias reject foreign troops after U.S. announcement,” Reuters, December 1, 2015, http://www.reuters.com/article/mideast-crisis-usa-iraq-idINKBN0TK5L420151202.

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

Fact:

On July 23, 2016, two suicide bombers targeted members of Afghanistan’s Hazara ethnic minority who were demonstrating in Kabul. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed at least 97 people and injured 260 others. 

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