Anti-American

Osama bin Laden, Founder of Al-Qaeda, October 6, 2002

“[T]here is no need to explain and prove the degree of American support for Israel. The creation of Israel is a crime which must be erased. Each and every person whose hands have become polluted in the contribution toward this crime must pay its price, and pay for it heavily.”Bruce Lawrence, trans., Messages to the World: The Statements of Osama Bin Laden (London: Verso, 2005), 162.

Ismail Haniyeh, then–Hamas-designated disputed prime minister of the Palestinian Authority, October 6, 2006

The Palestinians face an “unethical and unjust siege led by the United States administration.” Greg Myre, “Palestinian Premier Vows Not to Recognize Israel,” New York Times, October 6, 2006, http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/06/world/middleeast/07mideastcnd.html.

Abdul Alim Musa, October 5, 2006

Asserting that 9/11 was a conspiracy perpetrated by the Americans: “We got to get rid of this new Hitler…Just like Hitler burned the Reichstag…to gain full power over the people…George Bush brings down the World Trade Center, blames it on us [Muslims] and then claims himself dictator over the world. So we're here to say it's all over for George.”“Sabiqun and Anti-Semitism on Campus,” Anti-Defamation League, September 11, 2009, http://archive.adl.org/main_anti_israel/sabiqun_anti-semitismc089.html#.VWhmbM9Viko.

Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary-General, September 2006

“It was an American war by providing the arms and the planning and by giving deadline after deadline to the enemy. What stopped the war was the Zionists' failure to defeat us."“Hezbollah Leader: Militants ‘Won’t Surrender Arms’,” CNN, September 22, 2006, accessed October 23, 2014, http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/09/22/lebanon.rally/.

Tahir Yuldashev, September 2006

“We appeal to all Moslems... in the light of the event that dramatically changed world politics five years ago, on September 11, 2001. A strike at America, the fortress that had considered itself impregnable, changed politics throughout the world... Bush launched a war on Afghanistan.”“Leader of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan Tahir Yuldashev Threatens Presidents Karimov, Bakiyev, and Rakhmonov,” Ferghana News, September 13, 2006, https://enews.fergananews.com/articles/1595.

Ismail Haniyeh, then–Hamas-designated disputed prime minister of the Palestinian Authority, May 2006

The United States an “enemy of Islam and Muslims.”Dudi Cohen, “Haniyeh: US Is Enemy of Islam and Muslims,” Ynet, May 31, 2006, http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3257312,00.html.

Ali Khamenei, April 14, 2006

“Today, global imperialism, with the US president as its spokesman, openly threatens the Muslim world and talks of a crusade against it.”“Palestinian Issue, the Focal Point,” Office of the Supreme Leader Sayyid Ali Khamenei, April 14, 2006, http://www.leader.ir/langs/en/index.php?p=bayanat&id=3516.

Ali Khamenei, April 14, 2006

“Today Western liberal democracy is as much discredited and despised in the Muslim world as the socialism and communism of the erstwhile Eastern block.”“Palestinian Issue, the Focal Point,” Office of the Supreme Leader Sayyid Ali Khamenei, April 14, 2006, http://www.leader.ir/langs/en/index.php?p=bayanat&id=3516.

Ali Khamenei, March 21, 2006

“Today, America poses a threat to peace and security in the world. Therefore, the slogan ‘Death to America’ is no longer used only by our people. Today, you see throughout the world people setting fire to the effigy of the American president and chanting the slogan ‘Death to America.’ This is because of the American regime's exaggerated demands, its arrogance, its vanity, and its desire to control, and because it is a pawn in the hands of the Zionists.” “Iranian Leader Ali Khamenei: The Slogan "Death to America" Is No Longer Chanted Only by the Iranians,” MEMRI, March 21, 2006, http://www.memritv.org/clip_transcript/en/1081.htm.

Ali Khamenei, March 21, 2006

“They say we are violating human rights. They themselves are the greatest violators of human rights. If in the world today... I don't mean only the Islamic world... If a referendum were held throughout the world, you should have no doubt that the current American president would be grouped together with Sharon, Saddam, and Milosevic, as the icons of evil.” “Iranian Leader Ali Khamenei: The Slogan "Death to America" Is No Longer Chanted Only by the Iranians,” MEMRI, March 21, 2006, http://www.memritv.org/clip_transcript/en/1081.htm.