Anti-American

Ayman al-Zawahiri, Leader, December 2, 2001

“The masters in Washington and Tel Aviv are using the regimes to protect their interests and to fight the battle against the Muslims on their behalf.” David Aaron, In Their Own Words: Voices of Jihad (Santa Monica: RAND Corporation, 2008), 196-197.

Ayman al-Zawahiri, Leader, December 2, 2001

“[W]e must acknowledge that the west, led by the United States, which is under the influence of the Jews, does not know the language of ethics, morality, and legitimate rights.” David Aaron, In Their Own Words: Voices of Jihad (Santa Monica: RAND Corporation, 2008), 196-197.

Osama bin Laden, Founder of Al-Qaeda, November 2001

“The Jewish lobby has taken America and the West hostage.”Raymond Ibrahim, trans., The Al-Qaeda Reader (New York: Doubleday, 2007), 276.

Osama bin Laden, Founder of Al-Qaeda, October 7, 2001

“Allah Most High has struck America in its most vulnerable spot, destroying its mighty buildings, praise be unto Him. Look at America—filled with terror from north to south, east to west—all praise be to Allah!”Raymond Ibrahim, trans., The Al-Qaeda Reader (New York: Doubleday, 2007), 193.

Osama bin Laden, Founder of Al-Qaeda, October 7, 2001

“God has struck America at its Achilles heel and destroyed its greatest buildings, praise and blessings to Him. America has been filled with terror from north to south and from east to west, praise and blessings to God.”Bruce Lawrence, trans., Messages to the World: The Statements of Osama Bin Laden (London: Verso, 2005), 104.

Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Brotherhood spiritual and intellectual leader, September 16, 2001

“The West has made Islam his enemy for many reasons. One is [the Middle East's natural] resources. [Since] the days of the Crusades, there are some mental complexes from which the West has not freed itself. [The West] attacked the Muslim countries, but Islam triumphed, with 'Immad Al-Din Zangi, Saladin, Baibars , and others… Colonialism's aspirations are greedy and full of hate; this hatred still motivates it… The Taliban have nothing to do with this matter [9/11]; they are preoccupied with their own internal problems… I also think that Osama bin Laden no longer has the means to carry out something like this…”“Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi in London to Establish ‘The International Council of Muslim Clerics,’” MEMRI, July 8, 2004, accessed May 31, 2014, http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/1168.htm#_edn2.

Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Brotherhood spiritual and intellectual leader, September 16, 2001

“A Muslim is forbidden from entering into an alliance with a non-Muslim against another Muslim… Allying with others to kill [Muslims] is collaborating in sin and aggression… It is also forbidden to hand over Muslims to others. Something like this is inconceivable. Shari'a says that if a Muslim country is attacked, the other Muslim countries must help it, with their souls and their money, until it is liberated. Islam sees Muslims everywhere as one nation, and it does not recognize geographical borders or [differences of] race, color, or language. It sees Muslims as one nation in Dar Al-Islam, united in Islamic belief and Muslim brotherhood. Co-religionists must not rise up against each other for other peoples' causes, particularly when it is not proven that the crime was carried out by one of those [Islamic] countries…”“Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi in London to Establish ‘The International Council of Muslim Clerics,’” MEMRI, July 8, 2004, accessed May 31, 2014, http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/1168.htm#_edn2.

Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Brotherhood spiritual and intellectual leader, September 16, 2001

“Even if the U.S. is guilty, in that it supports Israeli terror, I say that this does not mean that we may attack civilians in the U.S., because the civilians are not guilty. We should fight the American military if we can, and if we cannot, we should fight the U.S. economically and politically. Let us boycott the U.S… It is absolutely forbidden for Arab and Islamic countries to allow their bases to be used to attack Afghanistan… [If the clerics in Afghanistan call Muslims to jihad], Muslims must help as best they can, as they did during the Russian occupation of Afghanistan…”“Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi in London to Establish ‘The International Council of Muslim Clerics,’” MEMRI, July 8, 2004, accessed May 31, 2014, http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/1168.htm#_edn2.

Omar Bakri Muhammad, September 13, 2001

“When I first heard about the September 11, 2001 attacks there was some initial delight about such an attack. I received a phone call and said, ‘Oh, wow, the United States has come under attack.’ It was exciting.”“A Profile of Syrian Jihadist Omar Bakri Muhammad,” Jamestown Foundation, December 21, 2012, http://mlm.jamestown.org/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=40259&tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=591#.VU-iktpViko.

Abdul Alim Musa, Speech at University of California, Irvine, September 9, 2001

Paraphrasing Jamil Al-Amin a.k.a. H. Rap Brown, prominent Black Panther and convert to Islam: “If you don't stay out of our way and leave us alone, we're going to burn America down.” (Speech at University of California, Irvine)Dan Morse, “Case Against Ex-Guard Brings Scrutiny of D.C. Imam,” Washington Post, September 19, 2007, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/18/AR2007091802154.html.