“America, Zionism, and especially the veteran expert of spreading divisions - the wicked government of Britain - have sharply increased their efforts of creating divisions between the Sunnis and Shi'ites.”Michelle Moghtader, “Khamenei Blames United States, ‘Wicked’ Britain, for Creating Islamic State,” Reuters, October 13, 2014, 2014, http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/13/us-mideast-crisis-khamenei-idUSKCN0I217220141013.
“[America, Britain, and Zionism] created Al Qaeda and Da’esh in order to create divisions and to fight against the Islamic Republic, but today, they have turned on them (Islamic State).”Michelle Moghtader, “Khamenei Blames United States, ‘Wicked’ Britain, for Creating Islamic State,” Reuters, October 13, 2014, 2014, http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/13/us-mideast-crisis-khamenei-idUSKCN0I217220141013.
“[The] only way to solve this problem is full annihilation and destruction of the Zionist regime.”“Supreme Leader: Palestinians Need to Continue Armed Resistance Against Israel,” Fars News Agency, July 24, 2014, http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13930502001016.
“May God damn any oppressor who has in the past and still defends and supports this criminal (Zionist) regime, especially the United States who is the chief propagator of injustice and oppression in the world….” Michael Segall, “Iran’s IRGC Quds Force Commander: ‘The Palestinian Resistance Movement Will Make the Sea, the Land, and Skies into Hell for the Zionists,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, July 31, 2014, http://jcpa.org/irans-revolutionary-guard/.
“Just like in the past we have put into action our religious duty to support the resistance, we will continue this duty and will push on with our support and aid until the moment of victory, until the resistance on the ground, in the air and sea will be transformed into a hell for the Zionists.” Michael Segall, “Iran’s IRGC Quds Force Commander: ‘The Palestinian Resistance Movement Will Make the Sea, the Land, and Skies into Hell for the Zionists,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, July 31, 2014, http://jcpa.org/irans-revolutionary-guard/.
“And so [Sunni Muslims] in Iraq, verily you should know the truth, and it is that there is no coexistence or peace with the Rawāfiḍ. You have seen the truth of this matter in the squares of Hawijah, in the mosques of Baʿqūbah, in the market places of Mosul and Samarrā', in the villages of Laṭīfiyyah, in the neighbourhoods of Buhriz, Ramādī and Fallūjah, and what follows is more disastrous and more bitter. It is time that you be aware that the polytheist Rāfiḍah are the most evil to tread upon this earth, more evil than the Jews and the Crusaders. It is time that you disbelieve in democracy which will not bring better than what it has brought upon you in the past lean years. It will bring nothing upon you but shame and disgrace. It is time for you to know that democracy is nothing but a tool and method by which the Ṭawāghīt (tyrants) are empowered and by which they wage war upon the Religion of Allah. It is time that you reject your treacherous politicians, who have only been working for their own personal and private benefits, the ones who through voting for them, you gained nothing but humiliation, degradation and oppression.” Aaron Y. Zelin, “al-Furqān Media presents a new audio message from the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shām’s Shaykh Abū Muḥammad al ‘Adnānī al-Shāmī: ‘He Will Surely Establish For Them [Therein] Their Religion Which He Has Preferred For Them,’” Jihadology, last modified April 19, 2014, http://jihadology.net/2014/04/03/al-furqan-media-presents-a-new-audio-message-from-the-islamic-state-of-iraq-and-al-shams-shaykh-abu-mu%E1%B8%A5ammad-al-adnani-al-shami-he-will-surely-establish-for-them-therein.
“We should not make a mistake in knowing the main enemy, who in the present time is global arrogance and the criminal Zionist network… We should properly identify the methods of this hostile enemy which is creating discord among Muslims, promoting moral and political corruption, threatening and tempting outstanding personalities, exerting economic pressures on all nations and arousing doubts about Islamic beliefs… Arrogant governments, headed by the USA, conceal their true character with the help of comprehensive and advanced propaganda tools. By claiming that they support human rights and democracy, they deceive public opinion in different countries.”“Supreme Leader's Hajj Message,” The Office of the Supreme Leader Sayyid Ali Khamenei, October 14, 2014, http://www.leader.ir/langs/en/index.php?p=contentShow&id=11187.
“Iran has been providing us with the support we needed to defend ourselves in the face of the Zionist occupation. Iran supported us militarily and financially and with all we need to remain steadfast on our land. We hope that all the Arab countries do the same.” Lena Odgaard, “Head of Palestinian Islamic Jihad Praises Relationship with Iran,” Al-Monitor, November 30, 2012, http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2012/al-monitor/shallah-interview.html.
“The fake Zionist (regime) will disappear from the landscape of geography.”Herb Keinon and Joanna Paraszczuk, “Khamenei: Zionist Regime Will Disappear from Map,” Jerusalem Post, August 15, 2012, http://www.jpost.com/Iranian-Threat/News/Khamenei-Zionist-regime-will-disappear-from-map.
“The great powers have dominated the destiny of the Islamic countries for years and… installed the Zionist cancerous tumour in the heart of the Islamic world.” Greg Tepper, “Israel a ‘cancerous Tumor’ and Middle East’s Biggest Problem, Iranian Supreme Leader Says,” Times of Israel, August 19, 2012, http://www.timesofisrael.com/khamenei-israeli-a-malignant-zionist-tumor/.
Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.
On October 27, 2018, domestic terrorist Robert D. Bowers carried out an anti-Semitic attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. He fired on congregants as they gathered for worship, killing 11 people and wounding six others.
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