Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary-General, September 2006

“It was an American war by providing the arms and the planning and by giving deadline after deadline to the enemy. What stopped the war was the Zionists' failure to defeat us."“Hezbollah Leader: Militants ‘Won’t Surrender Arms’,” CNN, September 22, 2006, accessed October 23, 2014,

Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary-General, September 2006

“Today the resistance owns more than 25,000 missiles. ... The resistance has been able to regroup and rearm and regain its capability.”“Hezbollah Leader: Militants ‘Won’t Surrender Arms’,” CNN, September 22, 2006, accessed October 23, 2014,

Tahir Yuldashev, September 2006

“The mujahedin haven’t forgotten the Moslems executed in Andijan last year. We will avenge Moslems in Central Asia or in Russia. We insist that all regimes in the region put an end to the practice persecution of Moslems, the practice of harassment and terror... Karimov, Rakhmonov, and Bakiyev had better remember... that they will be punished for the crimes they are committing.”“Leader of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan Tahir Yuldashev Threatens Presidents Karimov, Bakiyev, and Rakhmonov,” Ferghana News, September 13, 2006,

Asim Qureshi, speaker at HT rally, August 19, 2006

“When we see the example of our brothers and sisters fighting in Chechnya, Iraq, Palestine, Kashmir, Afghanistan, then we know where the example lies. When we see Hezbollah defeating the armies of Israel, we know where the solution is and where the victory lies. We know that it is incumbent upon all of us, to support the jihad of our brothers and sisters in these countries when they are facing the oppression of the West. Allahu Akhbar! Allahu Akhbar!”Jack Moore, “Jihadi John: UK Campaigner With Links to Emwazi Called for Jihad,” Newsweek, February 6, 2015,

Naim Qassem, Deputy Leader, August 2006

[Seizing south Lebanon from Israeli control was] “the grandest and most important victory over Israel since it commenced its occupation [of Palestine] fifty years before - a liberation that was achieved at the hands of the weakest of nations, of a resistance operating through the most modest of means, not at the hands of armies with powerful military arsenals.”“Learning from Its Mistakes: Charles Glass on Hizbullah,” London Review of Books, August 17, 2006,

Adam Gadahn, Al-Qaeda Spokesman, July 8, 2006

“I’m not saying that we should go and slaughter their women and children one by one, like they did ours, at Haditha, and Ishaqi, and Mahmudiya, and God knows where else, even if some of our legal experts have permitted that…But what I am saying is that when we bomb their cities and civilians, like they bomb ours, or destroy their infrastructure and means of transportation, like they destroy ours, or kidnap their non-combatants, like they kidnap ours, no sane Muslim should shed tears for them.”“Adam Gadahn: “Al Qaeda’s American Voice,” Anti-Defamation League, accessed March 16, 2015,

Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary-General, July 2006

One day after a suicide bomber explodes in Tel Aviv: “There is no other means for the Palestinians to defend themselves. That is why I cannot condemn this type of operation in occupied Palestine."Robin Wright, “Inside the Mind of Hezbollah,” Washington Post, July 16, 2006, accessed October 28, 2014,

Ismail Haniyeh, then–Hamas-designated disputed prime minister of the Palestinian Authority, June 2006

Haniyeh: “Now I have a question. In addition to being prime minister, I am also the Minister of Youth and Sports. I used to play football myself. What do I have to do to receive an invitation from (German) Chancellor Angela Merkel to attend the World Cup games?”

Spiegel Online: “For that to happen, you would also have to recognize Israel's right to exist and renounce violence.”

Haniyeh: “Then I'd rather watch the World Cup on television.”“SPIEGEL Interview with Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh: ‘We Want Peace and Stability,’” Spiegel Online, December 6, 2006,

Ismail Haniyeh, then–Hamas-designated disputed prime minister of the Palestinian Authority, May 2006

“We are a nation that sacrifices all of itself for resistance to the occupation. Our people know that we only have an enemy and it is the Israeli occupiers. We must fight only the occupation.”Dudi Cohen, “Haniyeh: US Is Enemy of Islam and Muslims,” Ynet, May 31, 2006,,7340,L-3257312,00.html.

Abu Dajana, al-Quds Brigade spokesman, March 2006

“The Zionists will swallow the same bitter drink that each Palestinian family has drunk from before.”“Blast Kills Islamic Jihad Leader in Gaza,” New York Times, March 1, 2006,