Anti-American

Ahmed Yassin, Hamas founder, June 2002

“We reject this US domination and this frantic war. From our side, we concentrate on striking blows to it here in Palestine, with the aim of ironing out the Jewish entity in Palestine, which is the cause of trouble in the world... America... always works in favor of the existence of the Israeli entity... This is mainly due to the Zionist-Christian conviction and the 70 million Americans who follow the Protestant creed, which is in favor of Jews against the Muslims. The same applies to most of Britain's population... Because the Israeli and American enemies are ravaging the earth; they do not believe in anything besides power. The Ummah must adopt the principle of Jihad and fighting the enemies.”“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.

Abdul Alim Musa, Al-Sabiqun newsletter, March 2002

In reference to the U.S.: “the united forces of kufr [non-believers]…the criminal constitutional dictatorship of the USA.” (Al-Sabiqun newsletter)“Sabiqun and Anti-Semitism on Campus,” Anti-Defamation League, September 11, 2009, http://archive.adl.org/main_anti_israel/sabiqun_anti-semitismc089.html#.VWhmbM9Viko.

Abd al-Majeed al-Zindani, February 2002

“Who is the terrorist and what is terrorism? I think it applies to anyone who is against Western or American policy.”Susan Sachs, “A NATION CHALLENGED: MILITANTS; Yemen Fears Being Singed by a Home-Grown Firebrand,” New York Times, February 15, 2002, http://www.nytimes.com/2002/02/15/world/a-nation-challenged-militants-yemen-fears-being-singed-by-a-home-grown-firebrand.html.

Ali Khamenei, January 31, 2002

“The U.S. is currently leveling baseless accusations against the Islamic Republic. We are proud of this, as we will never welcome praise and admiration from the most hated and the most evil regime in the world.” “Leader's Statements in a Meeting with Participants in IWMC,” The Center for preserving and Publishing the Works of Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei, January 31, 2002, http://english.khamenei.ir//index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=162&Itemid=31.

Ali Khamenei, January 31, 2002

“Ever since the emergence of the cancerous tumor of Zionism in Palestine, the Western countries have been acting in collusion with the Zionist regime. In other words, Israel has been tasked with protecting the regional interests of the Western powers by posing a constant threat to the security of the Islamic countries in the region. And the Western countries, in return, have pledged to fully support this cancerous tumor. Today, it is the United States that is playing a major role in supporting the Zionist entity.” “Leader's Statements in a Meeting with Participants in IWMC,” The Center for preserving and Publishing the Works of Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei, January 31, 2002, http://english.khamenei.ir//index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=162&Itemid=31.

Ali Khamenei, January 31, 2002

“The U.S. officials are now revealing their true nature. In his recent speech, the U.S. president spoke like a person who is thirsty for the blood of human beings! He threatened and leveled baseless accusations against other governments and nations. Considering the existing realities on the ground, most of the nations in the world have now come to the conclusion that the U.S. is really the Great Satan. This belief is also substantiated by concrete evidence.” “Leader's Statements in a Meeting with Participants in IWMC,” The Center for preserving and Publishing the Works of Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei, January 31, 2002, http://english.khamenei.ir//index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=162&Itemid=31.

Ali Khamenei, January 31, 2002

“Those at the helm in Washington have no sense of spirituality and have no respect for human rights. If they can, they will deal in the most brutal manner with those nations that refuse to submit to their domination and refuse to bend the knee to them.” “Leader's Statements in a Meeting with Participants in IWMC,” The Center for preserving and Publishing the Works of Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei, January 31, 2002, http://english.khamenei.ir//index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=162&Itemid=31.

Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary-General, 2002

“Although the United States is powerful, it has its weaknesses… The US empire, which is slithering over our region, is incapable of arresting a single sniper in its capital.”Badih Chayban, “Nasrallah Alleges ‘Christian Zionist’ Plot,” Daily Star, October 23, 2002, http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2002/Oct-23/21779-nasrallah-alleges-christian-zionist-plot.ashx#axzz33cF0Jcty.

Zakir Naik, Date Not Determined

“If he [Osama Bin Laden] is fighting the enemies of Islam, I am for him…If he is terrorizing the terrorists, if he is terrorizing America the terrorist, the biggest terrorist, I am with him. Every Muslim should be a terrorist.”Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury, “India: The Notorious Dr. Zakir Naik,” The Gatestone Institute, July 2, 2010, http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/1392/india-dr-zakir-naik.

Ayman al-Zawahiri, Leader, December 2, 2001

“…[H]istory would make a new turn, God willing, in the opposite direction against the empire of the United States and the world’s Jewish government.”David Aaron, In Their Own Words: Voices of Jihad (Santa Monica: RAND Corporation, 2008), 196-197.