Anti-American

Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of the IRGC, August 2008

“The Guards have recently tested a naval weapon which I can say with certainty that the enemy’s [U.S.] ships would not be safe within the range of 300 kilometers. Without any doubt we will send them to the depths of the sea.”Nazila Fathi, “Iran Escalates Military Rhetoric,” New York Times, August 5, 2008, http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/05/world/africa/05iht-05iran.15003614.html.

Zakir Naik, July 31, 2008

“Time doesn't permit me... With the amount of ample evidence given there, even a fool will know that this was inside job. But it doesn't convince George Bush. What they say is that the reason is only to attack Afghanistan, Iraq, and then Iran. They have been predicting that Iran is going to be attacked. They want to have control of the oil-rich countries. To this day, this attack is for what? One is injustice. Second is for money, for power.”Zakir Naik, “Indian Muslim Cleric Zakir Naik: 9/11 Was Carried Out by George Bush Himself,” Middle East Media Research Institute, July 31, 2008, http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/1846.htm.

Abdelmalek Droukdel, July 1, 2008

“[M]ost of the Muslims including those residing in Europe are against the crusade war lead by America, and they hate the Arab regimes that are working as agents and that crushed their people and sold the Palestinian cause in the give-up market.” “An Interview With Abdelmalek Droukdal,” New York Times, July 1, 2008, http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/01/world/africa/01transcript-droukdal.html.

Abdelmalek Droukdel, July 1, 2008

“[D]id America leave us any choice with this flagrant aggression? No doubt that the answer is going to be no. Therefore, it became our right and our duty to push away with all our strength this crusade campaign and declare clearly that the American interests are legitimate targets to us.” “An Interview With Abdelmalek Droukdal,” New York Times, July 1, 2008, http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/01/world/africa/01transcript-droukdal.html.

Abdelmalek Droukdel, July 1, 2008

“We will strive to strike [Americans] whenever we can. And we are sure that America is going to loose (sic) its war against us like it lost it against Afghanistan and Iraq. It’s America that is unfair and that started evil and injustice.” “An Interview With Abdelmalek Droukdal,” New York Times, July 1, 2008, http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/01/world/africa/01transcript-droukdal.html.

Abdelmalek Droukdel, July 1, 2008

“[In response to the question, ‘Do you intend to carry out any attacks on American soil?’] If the U.S. administration sees that its war against the Muslims is legitimate, then what makes us believe that our war on its territories is not legitimate?” “An Interview With Abdelmalek Droukdal,” New York Times, July 1, 2008, http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/01/world/africa/01transcript-droukdal.html.

Abdelmalek Droukdel, July 1, 2008

“We sacrifice our souls and blood to defend you [Muslims] and to protect you from the sons of France and the agents of America. Our nation must know that we are in a war against the apostates and their crusader masters.” “An Interview With Abdelmalek Droukdal,” New York Times, July 1, 2008, http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/01/world/africa/01transcript-droukdal.html.

Abdelmalek Droukdel, July 1, 2008

“America or other than America will not frighten us, but we never underestimate the reason. We do strive to make the right plans to face this evil alliance against Islam and the Muslims. America must know that when it gets involved in a war with the sons of Youssouf ibn Tachfine and the grand children of Tarik ibn Ziyad, then the region will turn on fire under America’s feet, if God permits it. We will mobilize the sons of the Islamic Maghreb in order to soak the nose of the Americans in the mud, and put into their account that’s already filled with defeats, another defiance.” “An Interview With Abdelmalek Droukdal,” New York Times, July 1, 2008, http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/01/world/africa/01transcript-droukdal.html.

Qari Bashir Haqqani, Taliban commander, May 21, 2008

“They will have to carry many more bodies in coffins on their shoulders if they don't come to the realistic conclusion that their forces must withdraw from our country. We view [German] soldiers as being the stooges of the Americans and Jews.”“Interview with a Taliban Commander: ‘What’s Important Is to Kill the Germans,’” Spiegel Online, May 21, 2008, http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/interview-with-a-taliban-commander-what-s-important-is-to-kill-the-germans-a-554545.html.

Qari Bashir Haqqani, Taliban commander, May 21, 2008

“My guidance to the people of Kunduz is that they should avoid meeting or getting near the Germans or people from other foreign countries. Those who work for the invader in any capacity will be seen by the Taliban as enemies, just like the Germans, the Canadians and the Americans.”“Interview with a Taliban Commander: ‘What’s Important Is to Kill the Germans,’” Spiegel Online, May 21, 2008, http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/interview-with-a-taliban-commander-what-s-important-is-to-kill-the-germans-a-554545.html.