Zachary Clark, September 2019

“If you can’t make a bomb because family, friends or spies are watching or suspecting you, take a knife, molotov, sound bomb or a car at night and attack the tourists (crusaders), police, and soldiers… of Western Embassies in every country you are in this planet.”United States of America v. Zachary Clark, Criminal Complaint, (S.D.N.Y. 2019), 21,

Youssef Zaghba, March 15, 2016

During questioning by Italian authorities:

“I’m going to be a terrorist.”Giulia Paravicini, “Third London attacker told Italian police: ‘I’m going to be a terrorist,’” Politico, June 7, 2017,

Ayman al-Zawahiri, Al-Qaeda Leader, Sep. 9, 2016

We mark in these days the passage of nearly 15 years since the blessed invasions in Washington, New York and Pennsylvania.

Al-Shabab Press Office, 2014

Kenyans will not appreciate the gravity of the situation without seeing, feeling and experiencing death in all its ghoulish detail. 

Abu Esaa, Tweet, June 28, 2015

“We will cast terror into the hearts of thse who disbelieve for wht they have associated with Allah of which He had not sent down authority.” (Tweet)Abu Esaa, Twitter post, June 28, 2015, 9:08 a.m.,

Asim Omar, AQIS video, May 3, 2015

Claiming responsibility for the murder of numerous secular bloggers and professors:
These assassinations are part of a series of operations initiated by the different branches of al-Qaida on the directions of our respected leader Shaykh Ayman al-Zawahiri and it is equally part of our commitment to fulfill the oath of Sheikh Osama [bin Laden].”Ellen Barry, “Al Qaeda Branch Claims Responsibility for Bangladeshi Blogger’s Killing,” New York Times, May 3, 2015,

Abdelmalouk Droukdal, AQIM Leader, July 1, 2008

“We hope that we got our God’s pleasure, and the confidence of our nation, and that we made terrorized our enemy.”“An Interview With Abdelmalek Droukdal,” New York Times, July 1, 2008,

Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary-General, January 30, 2015

“The resistance no longer cares about rules of engagement, and we do not recognize them in confronting the enemy. We have the right to confront the enemy at any time, place or manner.”“Hezbollah, Israel claim victory, reset deterrence,” Al-Monitor, February 1, 2015,

Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi, January 2015

“As for the blessed Battle of Paris, we...claim responsibility for this operation as vengeance for the Messenger of God.” “Al-Qaeda Claims French Attack, Derides Paris Rally,” Sami Aboudi, Reuters, January 14, 2015,

Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi, January 2015

“We have warned you before about the consequences of these deeds that your government collude with under the pretext of freedom of press' or 'freedom of ideas'. Sheikh Usama bin Laden warned you before: 'If there is no check on the freedom of your words, then let your heart be open to the freedom of our actions. Stop your insults on our Prophet and sanctities. Stop spilling our blood. Leave our lands. Quit plundering our resources.”Jessica Best, “Charlie Hebdo Paris attacks: Al-Qaeda chilling video claims responsibility for ‘Blessed Battle of Paris,’” The Mirror, January 14, 2015,