“We are not intimidated by the size of the armies, or the type of hardware the US has brought.”
“Allah is on our side. That is why we will beat the aggressor.”
“I am one of the servants of Allah and I obey his orders. Among those is the order to fight for the word of Allah ... and to fight until the Americans are driven out of all the Islamic countries... We are certain - with the grace of Allah - that we shall prevail over the Jews and over those fighting with them.”
-Osama bin Ladin
“God the Almighty has made our nation. By defending its existence we are defending His work.”
Spanish Muslims issue 'fatwa' against bin Laden
(March 12, 2005) Spain's leading Muslim clerics have issued a religious order declaring Usama bin Ladin an apostate and to have forsaken Islam by backing attacks such as the Madrid train bombings.
"We declare ... that Usama bin Laden and his al-Qaeda organisation, responsible for the horrendous crimes against innocent people who were despicably murdered in the 11 March terrorist attack in Madrid, are outside the parameters of Islam," the commission said. The fatwa said that according to the Koran “the terrorist acts of Osama bin Laden and his organization al-Qaeda … are totally banned and must be roundly condemned as against Islam.”
It added: “Inasmuch as Osama bin Laden and his organization defend terrorism as legal and try to base it on the Koran --- they are committing the crime of ‘istihlal’ and thus become apostates that should not be considered Muslims or treated as such.” The term “istihlal” refers to the act of making up one’s own laws.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attacks US for Afghan 'double game'
Mr Ahmadinejad: "They themselves created terrorists and now they're saying that they are fighting terrorists."
Mr Ahmadinejad criticised the US for its troops' presence, saying: "Your country is located on the other side of the world, so what are you doing here?"
Jihad Jane – Philly Woman Charged With Supporting Terrorists
A Pennsylvania woman known to authorities online as “JihadJane” has been charged in federal court with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, conspiracy to kill in a foreign country, making false statements to a government official and attempted identity theft according to a Fox News report.
The indictment, unsealed Monday, charges that Colleen R. LaRose and five unindicted co-conspirators recruited men on the Internet to wage violent jihad in South Asia and Europe, and recruited women on the Internet who had passports and the ability to travel to and around Europe in support of violent jihad.
Leaving Afghanistan moves beyond left vs. right
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) plans to use a parliamentary maneuver to force a Wednesday House vote on the removal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan. Kucinich’s resolution directs President Obama to remove troops 30 days from the day it is passed or, depending on whether troops can be removed safely in that time frame, no later than Dec. 31.
Don't withdraw troops prematurely
While U.S. Marines continue their offensive against Taliban insurgents in Helmand province — facing snipers, mines, improvised explosive devices and a skeptical Afghan public — the House is expected this week to debate whether American military forces should be withdrawn from Afghanistan by the end of the year.
This ill-timed resolution, sponsored by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), threatens to undermine the hard-fought gains made by thousands of U.S. troops and their Afghan partners by discouraging Afghans who covet peace and emboldening Taliban fighters and their never-ending cycle of violence.