Anti-American

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.

Mahmoud al-Zahar, member of Hamas’s politburo in Gaza, October 11, 2005

“The Taliban are 1,000 times more honorable than the American occupation and its collaborators… We are not a copy of the Taliban... Judge us according to what we are. Everyone must stop blaming the Taliban for things that in fact characterize the people of the West, who seek to turn the international community into a swamp of corruption and destruction, and to spread abomination and disease in the name of absolute freedom....”

“We are part of Allah's promise that Islam will enter Palestine and every home in the world, with a revelation of the power of Allah the Omnipotent, and a revelation of the inferiority of the infidels. Hamas is leading this plan in Gaza, the West Bank, and the 1948 territories, and the Muslim Brotherhood is leading it everywhere else. This is part of Allah's predestination.”“Hamas in Their Own Words,” Anti-Defamation League, May 2, 2011, http://www.adl.org/anti-semitism/muslim-arab-world/c/hamas-in-their-own-words.html.

Ali Khamenei, August 19, 2005

“The United States is a monopolist power. It wants the entire world under its hegemony and domination.”“Leader's Statements at the Tehran Friday Prayers,” Office of the Supreme Leader Sayyid Ali Khamenei, August 19, 2005, http://www.leader.ir/langs/en/index.php?p=bayanat&id=3476.

Omar Bakri Muhammad, August 2005

“Why [would] I condemn Osama Bin Laden for? I condemn Tony Blair. I condemn George Bush. I would never condemn Osama Bin Laden or any Muslims.”Dominic Casciani, “Profile: Omar Bakri Muhammad,” BBC News, August 12, 2005, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4144892.stm; “Muslim cleric Omar Bakri Muhammad arrested in Lebanon,” BBC News, November 14, 2010, http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-11579274.

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

“I believe that the destructive hurricane [Katrina] which hit America, within its own house, was nothing but the result of a prayer of a father or a mother whose son was killed, or of a boy who became an orphan, or of a woman whose honor was violated on the lands of Afghanistan, Iraq or others.” David Aaron, In Their Own Words: Voices of Jihad (Santa Monica: RAND Corporation, 2008), 228.

Omar Bakri Muhammad, May 2005

“The fact that Americans were attacked was no surprise, what was surprising is that they came under such a devastating attack in their own country. The attacks were really a magnificent operation in every way. They were magnificent terrorists.”Mahan Abedin, “Al-Muhajiroun in the UK: Interview with Omar Bakri Muhammad,” Jamestown Foundation, May 25, 2005, http://www.jamestown.org/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=290&no_cache=1#.VTatGvnF8no.

Ali Khamenei, March 14, 2005

“Our people say 'Death to America,' and this is like saying 'I seek God's refuge from the accursed Satan,' which is recited before any chapter of the Koran, even before 'In the name of Allah the Compassionate, the Merciful.' Why is this? So the believer will never forget, even for a moment, the presence of Satan. So he will never forget, even for a moment, that Satan is ready to attack him and to destroy his spiritual shield and is faith... The saying 'Death to America' is for this purpose.”“Iranian leader Ali Khamenei: "Death to America" - The true believer should never forget that Satan is always present,” MEMRI, March 14, 2005, http://www.memritv.org/clip_transcript/en/606.htm.

Hani al-Sibai, February 22, 2005

“The only riffraff I know are the Americans.”“Director of London’s Al-Maqreze Centre for Historical Studies Hani Sibai: There are No ‘Civilians’ in Islamic Law; The Bombing is a Great Victory for Al-Qa’ida, Which ‘Rubbed the Noses of the World’s 8 Most Powerful Countries in the Mud,’” Middle East Media Research Institute, July 12, 2005, http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/1411.htm.