Anti-American

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.

Ali Khamenei, March 21, 2006

“They talk about democracy, about human rights, about global security, and about the war on terror, but their evil inner self reveals how warmongering they are, reveals how they trample the rights of the peoples, and reveals their great desire and insatiable appetite for the world's energy sources. The peoples see these things. Day by day, the reputation of liberal democracy and of America - the vanguard of liberal democracy in the world - is diminished in the eyes of the world.” “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.

Khaled Meshaal, Hamas political bureau chief, February 3, 2006

“We say to this West, which does not act reasonably, and does not learn its lessons: By Allah, you will be defeated. You will be defeated in Palestine, and your defeat there has already begun. True, it is Israel that is being defeated there, but when Israel is defeated, its path is defeated, those who call to support it are defeated, and the cowards who hide behind it and support it are defeated. Israel will be defeated, and so will whoever supported or supports it… America will be defeated in Iraq. Wherever the [Islamic] nation is targeted, its enemies will be defeated, Allah willing. The nation of Muhammad is gaining victory in Palestine. The nation of Muhammad is gaining victory in Iraq, and it will be victorious in all Arab and Muslim lands.”“Hamas Leader Khaled Mash’al at a Damascus Mosque: The Nation of Islam Will Sit at the Throne of the World and the West Will Be Full of Remorse When It Is Too Late,” Middle East Media Research Institute, February 3, 2006, http://www.memritv.org/clip_transcript/en/1024.htm.

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Leader and Founder of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, November 10, 2005

“[T]hese specific hotels [November 9, 2005 suicide bombings in Amman, Jordan] were selected for many reasons, including the fact that they had become the favorite work locations for intelligence services, especially those of America, Israel and some Western European countries, with the participation of the intelligence services of Egypt, the Palestinian Authority, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan. [These locations contained] the secret war-rooms from which the battles of the so-called ‘War against Terrorism’ are commanded…” David Aaron, In Their Own Words: Voices of Jihad (Santa Monica: RAND Corporation, 2008), 228.