Anti-Israel

Mohammad Mahdi Akef, former Brotherhood Supreme guide, December 2005

“Western democracies have slammed all those who don't see eye-to-eye with the Zionists regarding the myth of the Holocaust.”“Tehran to convene conference on Holocaust ‘myth,’” New York Times, January 15, 2006, http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/15/world/africa/15iht-iran.html?_r=0.

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.

Mushir al-Masri, Hamas spokesman, September 16, 2005

“We have come here in multitudes to proclaim that Hirbiya and Ashkelon will be taken by the mujahideen. We have come here to say that the weapons of the resistance that you see here will remain, Allah willing, so that we can liberate Palestine – all of Palestine – from the Sea to the River, whether they like it or not.”“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.

Ayman al-Zawahiri, Leader, September 11, 2005

“The latest raid on the Crusaders’ homes was the blessed raid on London [the London bombings], which was a slap in the face to British Crusader arrogance, after the mujaheed lion of Islam, Sheikh Osama bin Laden, may Allah protect him, had offered the peoples of the West a truce, if they leave the countries of Islam, but their arrogance drove them to crime, and their conceited foreign secretary, Jack Straw, said that these proposals should be treated with contempt. So let them pay the price of their government’s filth and arrogance.”David Aaron, In Their Own Words: Voices of Jihad (Santa Monica: RAND Corporation, 2008), 196-197.

PIJ statement in response to Israel’s killing of two PIJ terrorists, September 2005

“After this crime, we reiterate that there will be no security for the residents of Sederot and Ashkelon.”Greg Myre, “Islamic Jihad’s Vow to Cease Rocket Fire Ends Hours Later,” New York Times, October 31, 2005, http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/31/international/middleeast/31mideast.html.

Muhammad Hafiz Saeed, LeT founder and leader, 2005

“[Pakistan] should not solicit help [for the victims of the 2005 earthquake] from Israel. It is the question of Muslim honor and self-respect. The Jews can never be our friends. This is stated by Allah.”Ashley J. Tellis, “The Menace That Is Lashkar-e-Taiba,” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 5, March 2012, http://carnegieendowment.org/files/LeT_menace.pdf.

Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Brotherhood spiritual and intellectual leader, July 13, 2004

“There is no dialogue between us [Muslims and Jews] except by the sword and the rifle…”“Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi: 'There is No Dialogue between Us and the Jews Except by the Sword and the Rifle,’” MEMRI, July 27, 2004, http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/1181.htm.

Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Brotherhood spiritual and intellectual leader, May 28, 2004

“The Jews caused us a great injustice, the greatest injustice. They have expelled our people, stolen our land, shed our brothers’ blood, and are still shedding blood, and there should be no contact between them and us. How could I agree to meet with them? They have killed our brothers in Rafah and destroyed their homes, and today I am supposed to shake their hand? The problem between them and us should be solved first. There is no way I will take part or agree that any observant Muslim take part in a dialogue with those Jews before our problem with them is solved. True, there are a few Jews who do not agree, but about these, Islam says that the majority rules all, while the minority has no influence. We judge according to the majority… The Jews around the world, as a rule, support Israel. And this is well known. Therefore, we will not agree to meet with them until our problem with the Zionist entity and those Westerners and Christians who support them is solved.”“Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi in London to Establish 'The International Council of Muslim Clerics,’” MEMRI, July 8, 2004, http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/1168.htm#_edn2.

Abdel Aziz Rantisi, Hamas leader, March 28, 2004

“We knew that Bush is the enemy of God, the enemy of Islam and Muslims. America declared war against God. Sharon declared war against God, and God declared war against America, Bush and Sharon.”“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.

Hamas statement, released after the assassination of Hamas leader Ahmed Yassin, March 25, 2004

“The Zionists didn't carry out their operation without getting the consent of the terrorist American Administration, and it must take responsibility for this crime. All the Muslims of the world will be honored to join in on the retaliation for this crime.”“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.