Anti-Christian

Osama bin Laden, Founder of Al-Qaeda, December 1998

“It is now clear that it is Israel that is behind all the attacks on states in the Islamic world… the Jews were able to employ American and British Christians to do the job of attacking Iraq. America claims that it is bringing Iraq to account and to justice, but the fact is that the Israeli authority and the Jewish authority, which has become powerful inside the White House, as everyone can see—the Defence Minister is Jewish, the Secretary of State is Jewish, the CIA and National Security officials are Jewish, all the biggest officials are Jews—led the Christians to clip the wings of the Islamic world.”Bruce Lawrence, trans., Messages to the World: The Statements of Osama Bin Laden (London: Verso, 2005), 67.

Ayman al-Zawahiri, Leader, 1991

“[T]he foundation of democracy is built atop the premise ‘rule by the people for the people’ and rejection of the Commandments of Allah, which are all-comprehensive for mankind. Its [democracy’s] essence revolves around the whims and fancies of man, which are articulated in a number of ways, and which become the ruling godhead. It rebels against and prevents the sharia of Allah from becoming established law.”Raymond Ibrahim, trans., The Al-Qaeda Reader (New York: Doubleday, 2007), 133.

Ayman al-Zawahiri, Leader, 1991

“[D]emocracy is a man-made infidel religion, devised to give the right to legislate to the masses—as opposed to Islam, where all legislative rights belong to Allah Most High: He has no partners. In democracies, however, those legislators [elected] from the masses become partners worshipped in place of Allah. Whoever obeys their laws [ultimately] worships them.”Raymond Ibrahim, trans., The Al-Qaeda Reader (New York: Doubleday, 2007), 130.

Ayman al-Zawahiri, Leader, 1991

“[W]hoever claims to be a ‘democratic-Muslim’ or a Muslim who calls for democracy, is like one who says about himself ‘I am a Jewish Muslim’ or ‘I am a Christian Muslim’—the one worse than the other. He is an apostate infidel.” Raymond Ibrahim, trans., The Al-Qaeda Reader (New York: Doubleday, 2007), 136.

Hussein al-Houthi, Founder, Date Not Determined

“[The goal of the Houthis’ slogan is to] ingrain in the minds of Muslims that America is the criminal terrorist, that America is evil, that Jews and Christians are evil…”Barak A. Salmoni, Bryce Loidolt, and Madeleine Wells, Regime and Periphery in Northern Yemen: The Huthi Phenomenon (Santa Monica: RAND Corporation, 2010), 120, http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/monographs/2010/RAND_MG962.pdf.

Hussein al-Houthi, Founder, Date Not Determined

“[Our slogans] from Americans’—the Christians’ and Jews’—point of view… form an extreme danger to them.”Barak A. Salmoni, Bryce Loidolt, and Madeleine Wells, Regime and Periphery in Northern Yemen: The Huthi Phenomenon (Santa Monica: RAND Corporation, 2010), 119, http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/monographs/2010/RAND_MG962.pdf.

Hussein al-Houthi, Founder, Date Not Determined

“It is clear in front of us collectively that Israel is powerful over the Arabs… [and] that Jews and Christians are the masters of Muslims.”Barak A. Salmoni, Bryce Loidolt, and Madeleine Wells, Regime and Periphery in Northern Yemen: The Huthi Phenomenon (Santa Monica: RAND Corporation, 2010), 118, http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/monographs/2010/RAND_MG962.pdf.

Hussein al-Houthi, Founder, Date Not Determined

“[The Muslim world is in a state of weakness] under the feet of the Jews and Christians.”Barak A. Salmoni, Bryce Loidolt, and Madeleine Wells, Regime and Periphery in Northern Yemen: The Huthi Phenomenon (Santa Monica: RAND Corporation, 2010), 117, http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/monographs/2010/RAND_MG962.pdf

Osama bin Laden, Founder of Al-Qaeda, Date Undetermined

“How does one go about evoking these insignificant expressions [Islamic teachings praising Christians], while abandoning dozens of texts wherein the Christians are cursed, and their blasphemies and treacheries enumerated? Though these expressions came in truth, they lead to falsehood. Could it be that these words mean that there is good in them [Christians], acknowledged by Islam, and, based on that, it is possible for us to coexist with them? Such would be a vain injunction. The good in them has to do with minor particulars, which are definitely not grounds for living with them, nor debating with them, nor “dialoguing” with them, as they call it. First of all, they distort the Messiah and they reject Muhammad. Thus they do not practice the true religion. They neither hold on to their religion, nor are they content with Muhammad’s religion. So according to what, exactly, are they to be praised, and according to what are we to reach an understanding? [...] So whoever possesses such attributes, but in reality is not pious, or merely practices a religion created by popes—such a one, what use is it trying to reach an understanding and living with him?”Raymond Ibrahim, trans., The Al-Qaeda Reader (New York: Doubleday, 2007), 34.