Anti-Israel

Osama bin Laden, Founder of Al-Qaeda, October 21, 2001

“[W]e are in a strong and brutal battle, between us and the Jews, with Israel being the spearhead, and its backers among the Zionists and Crusaders. So we have not hesitated to kill the Jews who conquered the sanctuary of our Prophet.”Bruce Lawrence, trans., Messages to the World: The Statements of Osama Bin Laden (London: Verso, 2005), 118-119.

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.

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

“I do not think that a Muslim would let an Islamic homeland like Palestine, and Jerusalem, remain in the hands of the Zionists, who plunder it and damage its holy sites… All I said is that this oppressed people that was expelled from its home has the right to defend itself, and that every man has the right to become a human bomb and blow himself up inside this military society. Israeli society is a military society; anyone who is not currently a soldier is a soldier in the reserves. I issued this religious ruling, and all the Islamic clerics have ruled like me, except for a few. Hundreds of Muslim clerics have ruled that these martyrdom operations are one of the most sublime types of Jihad for the sake of Allah. Many have asked me whether it is permitted to carry out operations outside of Palestine, and I always say no. I support what Hamas says, that every martyrdom operation must be within the lands of Palestine…”“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, June 19, 2001

“Why were we defeated in 1967? Officers stated that we had vast amounts of weapons but we did not provide the warrior with mental preparation. We did not prepare him to fight for religious belief and for defending religious sanctuaries. We are the oppressed, and the duty is [incumbent up]on us. He who got killed is a [Shahid] in heaven… The first assignment is to prepare the hero who is willing to put his life in his own hands for Allah's sake, and he who does not care whether he encounters death or death encounters him… [he] is not a suicide [bomber]. He kills the enemy while taking self-risk, similar to what Muslims did in the past… He wants to scare his enemies, and the religious authorities have permitted this. They said that if he causes the enemy both sorrow and fear of Muslims … he is permitted to risk himself and even get killed.”“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.

Ahmed Yassin, Hamas founder, March 2001

“The Movement within two months [after the intifada broke] was able to launch qualitative operations that shook the world… there are qualitative Jihad operations such as those in Natanya and Khadera. We are proud of such operations and the next days will witness better and bigger ones... I say that the final battle will result in our victory and that this land will reject this enemy similar to its predecessors...”“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.

Ramadan Shallah, PIJ secretary-general, following a PIJ attack on an IDF outpost, October 2000

“These actions are the beginning and there will be other attacks against settlers and the Israeli army.”“Profile: Palestinian Islamic Jihad,” Fox News, February 20, 2003, http://www.foxnews.com/story/2003/02/20/profile-palestinian-islamic-jihad.

Ramadan Shallah, PIJ secretary-general, September 2000

“We have nothing with which to repel killing and thuggery against us except the weapon of martyrdom. It is easy and costs us only our lives.”“Profile: Palestinian Islamic Jihad,” Fox News, February 20, 2003, http://www.foxnews.com/story/2003/02/20/profile-palestinian-islamic-jihad.

Ramadan Shallah, PIJ leader, January 1997

“We are going to retaliate with a language that the enemy can only understand. The danger of the suicide operations are coming.”“Profile: Palestinian Islamic Jihad,” Fox News, February 20, 2003, http://www.foxnews.com/story/2003/02/20/profile-palestinian-islamic-jihad.

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.

HT Draft Constitution Section 4

“A state of war must be taken as the basis for all dispositions with them [Israel). They must be dealt with as if a rear war existed between us—whether an armistice exists or not.” Hizb ut-Tahrir Emerges in America,” Anti-Defamation League, July 25, 2013, http://www.adl.org/assets/pdf/combating-hate/Hizb-ut-Tahrir-Emerges-in-America-2013-07-25-v1.pdf.