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Dressed in the lion's skin, the ass spread terror far and wide. Jean de La Fontaine
The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds. John F. Kennedy
Terrorism has become the systematic weapon of a war that knows no borders or seldom has a face. Jacques Chirac
If we ever hope to rid the world of the political AIDS of our time, terrorism, the rule must be clear: One does not deal with terrorists; one does not bargain with terrorists; one kills terrorists. Meir Kahane
There is no evidence that terrorists use Mexico to cross into the United States. There have been comments to that regard, but not one of those statements has contained hard evidence. Enrique Pena Nieto
We have to offer [young Moslems] a hopeful life to compete with a glorious death. Lindsey Graham
We will not let Hamas undermine our security and draw our country to bloodshed. Adnan Dameri
The growing menace of violent extremism and outright barbarism is our common threat today. Mohammad Javad Zarif
Tunisia, which is dear to all of us, is going through difficult circumstances, exceptional circumstances, that necessitate exceptional measures to face them and prevent a worse situation Our security forces are in a full alert status, but we do have weaknesses as our prime minister admitted. We are not blaming anyone, but we are calling for everyone to feel and act responsibly. If such incidents happen again, the state will collapse. It is the duty of the president to take a stance. Beji Caid Essebsi
Tunisia is a civil state with no Islamic background or any other religious background. It has a republican system that cannot be violated or changed. These people [Islamic terrorists] are fighting all this. The continuous threats put Tunisia in a state of war. Beji Caid Essebsi
Bloodshed and disorder are not necessarily evil in themselves, if resorted to in a noble cause. Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy
The bitter enmity now raised by the [Muslim] League and its leaders will have to be paid for 100 percent. Jawaharlal Nehru
We don't allow praise or support of terror groups and terror acts. Monika Bickert
They are being exploited by terrorists. John P. Carlin
The Ku Klux Klan is the worst and most deadly terrorist group in American History. Ta-Nehisi Coates
I have a question for those who attacked her! . . . The question is whether you think that after shooting an unarmed and innocent school-going girl you have the right to call yourself a Muslim? Hamid Mir
Officials of government who commit criminal acts or who violate their oath of office... shall be removed by the posse to the most populated intersection of streets in the township and, at high noon, be hung by the neck, the body remaining until sundown as an example to those who would subvert the law. Henry Lamont Beach
Members associated with some of the Posse groups [Posse Comitatus] wear tiny gold hangmen's nooses on their lapels. Internal Revenue Service
NOW decided we had to stop the violence. [Joseph] Scheidler [an anti-abortionist terrorist leader] and his gang were calling in blitzes-they would attack clinics without warning and hold staff and patients hostage. Clinics were being blockaded and invaded. If we did not act, we thought clinics would not be able to stay open. Kim Gandy
I consider blowing up a place where babies are killed a justifiable act. Michael Bray
Since I took office, Afghans have been waiting for Pakistan to show their tangible commitment to peace. But attacks in the past two months and now in Kabul have shown us that it is still the same as the past .... The sanctuaries of the suicide attackers [Taliban] are still in Pakistan. Ashraf Ghani
Once upon a time, it might have been possible to deal with Iraq alone, without having to face the murderous forces of the other terror masters in Tehran, Damascus, and Riyadh, but that time has passed. Iraq is a battle, not a war. We have to win the war, and the only way to do that is to bring down the terror masters, and spread freedom throughout the region. Michael Ledeen
It there is no check to the freedom of your words, then let your hearts be open to the freedom of our actions. Osama bin Laden
Spontaneous operations performed by individuals and cells here and there over the whole world, without connections between them, have put the local and international intelligence apparatus in a state of confusion, as arresting the members of aborted cells does not influence the operational activities of others who are not connected with them. Abu Musab Al-Suri
America responded to the 9-11 attacks by invading Iraq, only to discover that Saddam Hussein had palaces of mass luxury, not weapons of mass destruction. David Rothkopf
Wherever you look you see that the enemies of the true religion, particularly the English, the Russian, and the French, have oppressed Islam and invaded its rights in every possible way…the Moslems work and the infidels…live in luxury. The world of Islam sinks down and goes backward, and the Christian world goes forward.…The Moslems are enslaved and the infidels are the great rulers.…The time has now come for the Holy War, and by this the land of Islam shall be forever freed from the power of the infidels….This holy war has now become a sacred duty. Know ye that the blood of infidels in the Islamic lands may be shed with impunity---except Germans to whom the Moslem power has promised security and who are allied with it….The killing of infidels who rule over Islam has become a sacred duty, whether you do it secretly or openly, as the Koran has decreed: 'Take them and kill them whenever you find them. Behold we have delivered them unto your hands and given you supreme power over them.' Mehmed V
We have to act against radical preachers capable of influencing the youngest and most weak-minded .... Imams and their followers who fuel anti-western feeling among impressionable young French Muslims will be rounded up and returned to their countries of origin Nicolas Sarkozy
The jihadists watch carefully what's happening in the Middle East and take heart, or lose heart, depending on what's happening. Lee Hsien Loong
In our eyes, individual terror is inadmissible precisely because it belittles the role of the masses in their own consciousness, reconciles them to their own powerlessness, and turns their eyes and hopes toward a great avenger and liberator who someday will come and accomplish his mission. Leon Trotsky
Kill the Jews wherever you find them. This pleases God, history and religion. This saves your honor. God is with you. Haj Amin Al-Husseini
Those that the Muslims killed were not really killed by them. It was Allah who did the killing. Muhammad
Since Homeland Security got up to speed in the spring of 2002, it as warned of al Qaeda using or targeting amusement parks, apartment building, banks, beer coolers, boats, cargo planes, cell phone, churches, crop dusters, farmer's almanacs, hijacked oil trucks, inner-city train, malls, nightclubs, reservoirs, scuba divers, sports stadiums, and subways. Add limousines to the list and helicopters. Keith Oberman
The fanatics should know that we hold our beliefs just as deeply as they hold theirs. Tony Blair
Every mosque is a breeding ground for terrorists. O'Neal Dozier
You and I are laying the foundation for a world led by Islamists …. We will annihilate the Jews. Hamas
The Moslem terrorists are enemies for life as well as of life. Christopher Hitchens
With a certain amount of simplification, money laundering and terrorist financing are opposites. In money laundering, dirty money becomes clean; in terrorist financing, clean money becomes dirty. Patrick Jost
It is true that jihadists are often middle class. But that’s because terrorist groups are like other employers: they accept the best candidates who apply. Peter Beinart
We may have to ASSASSINATE some of the people you elect on Nov. 7! This could be your LAST ELECTION CHANCE, to save this Republic... Sorry to have to be so blunt, but the country is in mortal danger from our present government and our liberty is already near dead because of this government. If you are too stupid to turn things around with your vote, there are people out here like me who are willing to turn things around with guns, force and violence Hal Turner
I condemn suicide bombings; it’s not acceptable as a Muslim to kill innocent people. It’s explainable. But explainable doesn’t mean justifiable. Tariq Ramadan
If you know where Osama bin Laden is, you lead on and we will follow you. Pervez Musharraf
Our duty to attack was founded on the Laws of the Prophet, that it is written in the Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged the Prophet were sinners, that it is our right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all we could take as Prisoners, and every Musselman who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise. Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja
America faced its first hostage crisis in the Middle East… Thomas Jefferson was President and over 100 Americans were being held hostage by Arabs from the Barbary Coast and the Arabs believed that if they were killed, they would go immediately to heaven. 220 years later America is still facing the same problem. Michael Oren
Extremism, under whatever guise, fanaticism of whatever kind, factionalism of whatever persuasion would be faithful, poisonous plants and the soil of our country which will not be allowed to flourish. Quaboos bin Said
I grew up in an Israeli culture where suicide attackers are really heroes. Look at Samson, who in order to fight the Philistines in Gaza made the theatre collapse on himself and all the civilians there. He is a very big hero among Jewish children. I grew up on the myth of better suicide than surrender. So what is so special about suicide bombers? Lea Tsemel
One cannot reach paradise by creating Hell for others. Mohammed Khatami
The September 11 attack on America, which supported Israel, has made an excuse for the Anglo-Saxon Europeans to return to their old violent ways. Their strategy to fight terrorism is through attacking Muslim countries and Muslims, whether they are guilty or not. Mohamad Mahathir
Not every Muslim is a terrorist, but every terrorist is a Muslim except for Tim McVeigh. Ginny Brown-Waite
Unification or Death Black Hand
Some brothers have added up the number of Muslims killed directly or indirectly by American weapons and come up with a figure of nearly 10 million…. It would be permissible to use weapons of mass destruction against the Americans with no further Islamic legal argument. Nasir Bin Hamad Al-Fahd
The suitcase or the Coffin. National Liberation Front; FLN
There is no solution to the conflict in this region except with the disappearance of Israel. Hassan Nasrallah
It is an open war until the elimination of Israel and until the death of the last Jew on earth. Hassan Nasrallah
Our motto, which we are not afraid to repeat year after year, is: 'Death to America’ Hassan Nasrallah
If the Jews all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide. Hassan Nasrallah
The West sold Saddam Hussein the chemical weapons that he used. Ali Ansari
Why don't you meet Osama bin Laden, invite him to Brussels or to the White House and engage in talks, ask him what he wants and give it to him so he leaves you in peace? You find it possible to set some limitations in your dealings with these bastards, so why should we talk to people who are child-killers? No one has a moral right to tell us to talk to child killers. Vladimir Putin
We'll follow terrorists everywhere. Should we catch them in a shithouse, we'll kill them in a shithouse. Vladimir Putin
It is necessary secretly ---and urgently---to prepare for terror. And on Tuesday we will decide whether it will be through the SNK or otherwise Vladimir Lenin
Terrorists are dangerous, not because they are immoral or amoral but because they are hyper moral. They justify their behavior in profoundly moral language. John Brady Kiesling
The Israelis are mistaken if they think we do not have an alternative to negotiations. By Allah I swear they are wrong. The Palestinian people are prepared to sacrifice until either the last boy and the last girl raise the Palestinian flag over the walls, the churches and the mosques of Jerusalem. Yasser Arafat
Of course, Islamist terrorists must be captured or killed and their networks disrupted. But to stop their movement’s growth, their ideology must also be undermined. Daniel Benjamin; Steven Simon
The administration asserts that two thirds or three quarters of al-Qaeda’s managers have been captured or killed, and that al-Qaeda must therefore be on the ropes. Why spend vast sums defending against it? Richard A. Clarke
The administration points out that no major terrorist acts have occurred on American soil since 9/11. Clearly, we must be doing something right, they say, and maybe we don’t need to do much more--- at least not at home. Richard A. Clarke
To send a man to Mars we have a generously funded, well-integrated project; but to detect a smuggled nuclear bomb on its way to a U.S. city we allocate a puny fraction of those funds and scatter it among a multitude of disjointed studies that feed congressional pork. Fred Charles Ikle
People should think of the war on terror as being like the war on crime--- a struggle in which success is measured not by final victory but by declines in incidence and seriousness of attacks. Richard K. Betts
Terrorism is not an enemy. It is a tactic used by an enemy in pursuit of a political objective. There will be no final victory against terrorism, but there may be victories that are close enough to final against particular political groups that use terror tactics. Richard K. Betts
A key reason that most Israeli counterterrorism policies have enjoyed sustained popular support is that they have been subjected to public debate. Daniel Byman
With an insurgency, people are the prize. We can win every battle and still lose the war. Bill Clinton
By God, the youths of God are preparing for you things that would fill your hearts with terror and target your economic lifeline until you stop your oppression and aggression. Osama bin Laden
What Happened in America Is A Crime Rejected By Islam …. attacks upon those who have not attacked you and to kill innocent people who have committed no crime (i.e. against you) is among those things forbidden in Islam because it does not allow the shedding of blood except for a legally justified reason and it is not permissible to shed blood in general Saalih Al-Lehaydaan
Islamic terrorist organizations use sections of the Koran to recruit and brainwash idealistic young Moslems to engage in violent, murderous attacks on non-Moslems. The important question facing Moslem leaders … is, how do they teach and explain these passages from the Koran to their Moslem congregations and Moslem school students? Is it made absolutely clear that even though those passages are in the Koran, which is their Holy Book, they only applied in the 7th century not the 21st century? It is vitally important that moderate Moslem leaders … do not let Islamic extremists use these passages to recruit vulnerable, Moslem young people into any Islamic terrorist organization. Fred Nile
For an Arab to be suspected of a lukewarm adherence to the national cause is to invite a visit from a body of gunmen…. A number of Arabs have asked for British Government protection. Peel Commission
The Arab states surrounding Israel are required to open their borders to the Jihad fighters, the sons of the Arab and Islamic peoples. Hamas
We brought disaster upon... Arab refugees, by inviting them and bringing pressure to bear upon them to leave... We have rendered them dispossessed... We have accustomed them to begging... We have participated in lowering their moral and social level... Then we exploited them in executing crimes of murder, arson, and throwing bombs upon... men, women and children - all this in service of political purposes... Khaled Al-Azm
There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through jihad. All initiatives, proposals, and international conferences are a waste of time and vain endeavors. Hamas
I pray no innocent people are killed in my mission. But if some are, I know that when they arrive in heaven Allah will ask them to forgive me. Marwan Abu Ubeida
We will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Muhammad
The Koran says that it is the duty of Muslims to bring terror to the enemy, so being a terrorist makes me a good Muslim. Marwan Abu Ubeida
I don’t know how many virgins they have up in Heaven to take care of all these suicide bombers Bernard Trainor
The war on terror is a struggle that will last for generations. Donald Rumsfeld
The War on Terrorism does not distinguish between ordinary terrorists and those espousing a political ideology. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Some definitions of ‘terrorist’ are so broad that they can be stretched to include anything from strikes to land occupations. Aziz Choudry
The Palestinians must be made to understand in the deepest recesses of their consciousness that they are a defeated people. Moshe Yaalon
There is no doubt that terrorism has been a major spur in the public’s yearning for a strong hand to bring order. People see the loss of freedom as a tax that has to be paid for security. And it’s clear that, after the traumas that have occurred, Russians are very willing to pay that price. Sergei Kazyonnov
You don’t have enough evidence to convict them in a court of law. On the other hand, they can kill you….It’s inherently a very difficult problem. At the end of the day the United States must be true to its own values. Lee H. Hamilton
The only way to fight terrorism is to fight it, not to reward it…. When terror receives one victory, terror seeks other victories. Benjamin Netanyahu
I congratulate you on the liberation of our fellow citizens who were stranded on the coast of Tripoli and made prisoners of war. In a government bottomed on the will of all the life and liberty of every individual citizen become interesting to all. In the treaty, therefore, which has concluded our warfare with that State an article for the ransom of our citizens has been agreed to. An operation by land by a small band of our country-men and others, engaged for the occasion in conjunction with the troops of the ex-Bashaw of that country, gallantly conducted by our late consul, Eaton, and their successful enterprise on the city of Derne, contributed doubtless to the impression which produced peace, and the conclusion of this prevented opportunities of which the officers and men of our squadron destined for Tripoli would have availed themselves to emulate the acts of valor exhibited by their brethren in the attack of the last year. Reflecting with high satisfaction on the distinguished bravery displayed whenever occasions permitted it in the late Mediterranean service, I think it would be an useful encouragement as well as a just reward to make an opening for some present promotion by enlarging our peace establishment of captains and lieutenants. Thomas Jefferson
Nothing will justify the killing of innocent people. Ahmed Nazif
They don’t hate the West because of any specific policy or action like Israel or Iraq. They just hate because they have been unsuccessful; they feel that they’ve been denied their rightful place in life. James Brandon
Terrorism is the enemy of all free people… John Howard
Islam is a religion of peace that abhors attack on innocents ...faith does not mean killing Muslims or non-Muslims who live among us, it does not mean shedding blood, terrorizing or sending body parts flying. Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais
We find them completely wrong. On the other hand, we try to dissuade them from involving themselves in terrorist attacks Saleh Al-Asheikh
Shared values that bring us together must be more visible, not only in how we deal with each other, but also in our approach to the world. We must strengthen democratic capacities jointly. We must oppose the evil of terrorism together. To meet such vital challenges, we must be together on the same page. We must speak the same language and display the same resolve Manmohan Singh
Those who perpetrate these brutal acts against our people should know that they are not going to change our way of life. Elizabeth II
We have been the victims of Islamic terrorism for 30 years now. You cannot split the terrorism from the origin of it---Islam. Oriana Fallaci
It seems to me you hate the one thing that to us is most precious. You hate our freedom. Our individual freedom. Our individual freedom to live as we choose, to come and go as we choose, to believe or not believe as we individually choose. Here, in this society, the very wind carries freedom. It carries it everywhere from sea to shining sea. It is because we prize individual freedom so much that you are here in this beautiful courtroom. So that everyone can see, truly see, that justice is administered fairly, individually, and discretely. It is for freedom's sake that your lawyers are striving so vigorously on your behalf, have filed appeals, will go on in their representation of you before other judges. We Americans are all about freedom. Because we all know that the way we treat you, Mr. Reid, is the measure of our own liberties. William G. Young
I think I ought not apologize for my actions. I am at war with your country. I'm at war with them not for personal reasons but because they have murdered more than, so many children and they have oppressed my religion and they have oppressed people for no reason except that they say we believe in Allah. Richard C. Reid
As human beings, we reach out for justice. You are not an enemy combatant. You are a terrorist. You are not a soldier in any war. You are a terrorist. To give you that reference, to call you a soldier, gives you far too much stature… if you think you are a soldier, you are not----- you are a terrorist. And we do not negotiate with terrorists. We do not meet with terrorists. We do not sign documents with terrorists. We hunt them down one by one and bring them to justice. William G. Young
The American people do not want to be blown up. Anything that prevents the American people from being blown up is all right with the American people. Jerome Corsi
This is what we do! Robert Higgins
We condemn this attack and all other attacks on innocent civilians. Illegitimate and counterproductive tactics must not be used in the legitimate struggle to end Israel's brutal occupation. This attack is of particular concern coming as it did during a religious observance in which the focus is remembrance of God. Council on American-Islamic Relations
We condemn in the strongest terms possible what are apparently vicious and cowardly acts of terrorism against innocent civilians. We join with all Americans in calling for the swift apprehension and punishment of the perpetrators. No cause could ever be assisted by such immoral acts. Council on American-Islamic Relations
You do not have to talk to the FBI. You have no obligation to talk to the FBI, even if you are not a citizen. Never meet with them or answer any questions without an attorney present. Council on American-Islamic Relations
They will not stop until they have brought these towers down. John Patrick O'Neill
A grotesque criminal and terrorist act committed by people who have no conscience or religious values. Terrorism must be handled without mercy. Egypt will always condemn the killing and terrorizing of innocents anywhere in the world. Hosni Mubarak
Extremists exist in every religion, thought and civilisation. Islam is no more inherently violent than Christianity or Judaism, and the fact that there are extremists in Islam does not justify holding Islam-the religion-hostage to distorted images and clichés. Didn't a Jewish extremist kill former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin? Did anyone call it Jewish extremism? When Timothy McVeigh bombed the federal building in Oklahoma, no one dared describe it as Christian terrorism. So why is it when a Muslim commits some foolish act, that his or her religious identity becomes the marker here? Hamdi Zaqzouq
All Muslims support us. Our Jihad continues with their support and their money. You know that the Jihad requires much money, yet the Muslims are helping us, and we have high hopes from the charitable people, so that Jihad and grace will reach all Muslims. Mulla Dadallah
The attacks in New York represent a new, privatized form of violence, which has nothing in common with the classical concept of war and is something to which we must find answers Fritz Kuhn
It is not about a war against a country, or a war against a religion but rather about the struggle against terrorist violence. As such I do not exclude the use of repressive police and military measures. Claudia Roth
Our government has been unable to expel foreign clerics who preach violence and the destruction of the state. Douglas Murray
When Muslims enter a mosque, for example, and blow it up, or go and behead people while reading the Koran --- these people believe their Islam permits this. You talk about the war on terror. The only way we can overcome these terrorists is with ideology. We Muslims must show the Muslim terrorists that their way is wrong. We must draw the line. Kamal Nawash
I support Al-Qaeda when it kills Americans. Hamadein Sabahi
A mujahid is someone defending his cause and land, and a terrorist is someone who kills civilians in a place that has nothing to do with... Muhammad Ali Al-Jozo
Can you explain to me the killing of a hundred thousand children, women and men in Algeria, using the most abominable killing methods? Can you explain to me the killing of 15,000 Syrian civilians? Can you explain to me the abominable crime in the military artillery school in Aleppo? Can you explain the crime in Al-Asbaqiya neighborhood of Damascus, Syria? Can you explain the attack of the terrorists on the peaceful village of Al-Kisheh in Upper Egypt, and the massacre of 21 Coptic peasants? Can you explain to me what is going on in Indonesia, Turkey, and Egypt, even though these are Islamic countries which opposed the American intervention in Iraq, and which don't have armies in Iraq, yet were not spared by the terrorists? Can you explain these phenomena, which took place in Arab countries? Was all this revenge on America or Israel? Or were they merely to satisfy bestial wild instincts aroused in them by religious teachings, which incite to rejection of the other, to the killing of the other, and to the denial of the other. Wafa Sultan
When 50 people come to a demonstration, they are faced by 1,000 soldiers. A demonstration of 5,000 people will be faced by 25,000 soldiers. I fear that blood be shed for no price. I want blood that is shed for a price. Mohammed Mahdi Akef
Jihad is an individual duty incumbent upon every Muslim, male and female, if any inch of the land of Islam and the Muslims is occupied. Mohammed Mahdi Akef
Death to Pharaoh! Khalid Ahmed Showky El Islambouli
We prefer death, martyrdom, and the graveyards of martyrs than to enjoy the guarantees and protection of America Hassan Nasrallah
We need Hasan Nasrallah, millions of Hasan Nasrallahs. We need millions of Osama bin Ladens. We need millions of people armed with real active rage…. if self-defense, and defending our values, our identity, our culture, and our religion is terrorism, then we welcome every type of terrorism on the face of the earth. Khanatha Banouna
I support blowing up American and Israeli targets around the world Sa Al-Buti
They may be rich, they may be powerful, they may have atom bombs, but Americans and British are no longer safe anywhere in the world…. They may perhaps be able to put Al-Qaeda out of commission, but that does not mean that there will not be other groups. They have been killing so-called terrorist all these years, but there'll simply be more and more terrorists Mohamad Mahathir
Iran is a model and example for Hezbollah. The Iranian faith, tactics and experience are being put to practice in Lebanon... Hezbollah looks to Iran for tactics and moral support, and we are proud that our experience serves other Muslim countries Mohsen Rezai
I say to the Iraqis whoever cannot slaughter a sheep on the Feast of Sacrifice, should take an American soldier and slaughter him. Abd Al-Karim Abd Al-Razzaq
What the West does not understand about Islam …, is that Jihad has stages. If Muslims have the upper hand, then Jihad is waged by force. If Muslim’s don’t have the upper hand then Jihad is waged through financial and political means. Since Muslims do not have the upper hand in America or Europe, they talk about peace while supporting Hamas and Hezbollah. The whole idea of Islam being a peaceful religion emanates from that silent stage of Jihad. Walid Shoebat
I was not only a terrorist, but I was terrorized by my beliefs since I had to gain enough merit and good deeds to go to heaven but never was sure if my good deeds would outweigh my bad deeds in the scale when I would be judged by God, it was taught to us that to die fighting the Jews would ease Allah's anger towards my sins and I would be secured a good spot in heaven with beautiful wide eyed women to fulfill my most intimate desires, so either way through actual attacks on Jews, or if I were to be killed in the attempt, I would win – terror was the only way. Walid Shoebat
Sharpen my bones into swords and make my flesh into Molotov cocktails PLO; Palestine Liberation Organization
The Mubarak regime is adamantly opposed, and resorts to extra-judicial means, such as emergency courts and national security and military courts, which do not observe international standards …. despite the Emergency Law, 89 people were killed and 236 wounded in terrorist attacks in Egypt during the previous 12 months. In neighboring Israel, which is still in the midst of a struggle with the Palestinians, only 18 were killed and 25 wounded in similar attacks during the same period. Yet Israelis do not live under an Emergency Law. Sa'd Al-Din Ibrahim
The goal of our Jihad is to elevate the word of Allah, to drive the polytheists out of the peninsula of Muhammad, to apply his law in all aspects of life and on all people, and to remove injustice from our oppressed brothers everywhere. To all the Muslim peoples wherever they may be, I say: How long will you remain silent? How long will you accept this humiliation and degradation? The Crusaders, the Hindus, the Zoroastrians, and their apostate helpers rule and control you and your brothers. They are fighting against your religion, and are fighting you in your livelihood. They are violating your honor, yet you remain silent. Have your humiliation and degradation brought you that low? Would you agree to become apostates, Jews, or Christians? Would you agree to abandon the religion of Islam? … Awaken from your slumber, and support your oppressed brothers. Fight for the sake of Allah, and you will receive one of the two good things: victory or martyrdom. Fahd Al-Farraj
God is our objective; the Quran is our constitution, the Prophet is our leader; Struggle is our way; and death for the sake of God is the highest of our aspirations. Hassan al Banna
He who strikes terror into others is himself in continual fear. Claudian
He who kills even one unbeliever of those who rule over us, whether he does it secretly or openly, shall be rewarded by God. And let every Moslem, in whatever part of the world he may be, swear a solemn oath to kill at least three or four of the infidels who rule over him, for they are the enemies of God and of the faith. Let every Moslem know that his reward for doing so shall be doubled by the God who created heaven and earth. A Moslem who does this shall be saved from the terrors of the day of Judgment, of the resurrection of the dead. Who is the man who can refuse such a recompense for such a small deed? . . . Yet the time has come that we should rise up as the rising of one man, in one hand a sword, in the other a gun, in his pocket balls of fire and death-dealing missiles, and in his heart the light of the faith. Mehmed V
Counter-terrorism is not solely a military matter. Bruce Hoffman
For us every dead Lebanese child is a terrible tragedy. For Hezbollah, every dead Israeli child is a desired outcome and a victory…. We apologize when civilians are killed. Hezbollah celebrates whenever they can kill a Jewish woman or child. . Dan Gillerman
Everybody in Afghanistan ought to know we’re coming in and hells coming with us. Robert McFarlane
America must know that the storm of airplanes will not stop, and there are thousands of young people who look forward to death like the Americans look forward to life. Salaiman Abu Ghaith
Since 9/11, every time there is an incident overseas attributed to Muslims or Arabs, we go on orange alert ourselves …. There are individuals here who are off the wall, who think that every woman who wears a hijab or every man named Muhammad is out to blow things up. Sohail Muhammad
We are funding both sides in the War on Terrorism. That’s what happens when you leave it to the market. Thomas Friedman
Retreat might give us a moment of respite but years of repentance at our weakness would, I believe, follow. Tony Blair
As so often before on the courage and determination of British men and women serving our country the fate of many nations rest. Tony Blair
When it is over, if it is over, this war will have horrible consequences. Instead of having one Bin Laden, we will have 100 Bin Ladens. Hosni Mubarak
The Animal Liberation Front (ALF) carries out direct action against animal abuse in the form of rescuing animals and causing financial loss to animal exploiters, usually through the damage and destruction of property. Animal Liberation Front
You are allowed to lie for jihad. You are allowed to use any technique in order to defeat your enemy. Zacarias Moussaoui
The Fiqh Council of North America wishes to reaffirm Islam's absolute condemnation of terrorism and religious extremism. Islam strictly condemns religious extremism and the use of violence against innocent lives. There is no justification in Islam for extremism or terrorism. Targeting civilians’ life and property through suicide bombings or any other method of attack is haram – or forbidden -- and those who commit these barbaric acts are criminals, not martyrs. Fiqh Council of North America
Some people are afraid that there will be an European “us verses them” dichotomy with the Moslems. There already is an “us verses them” dichotomy. What else can you call it when “them” is killing “us.” Claire Berlinski
We do not send detainees to countries if we believe that they will be tortured. Barry Lowenkron
I am not saying that killing innocent people is nice.… But at the same time, we must start with the innocent among the Muslims. There are millions of innocent people among us, while the innocent among you – and innocent they are – number only dozens, hundreds, or thousands, at the most... Ahmad Bin Muhammad
In our [Arab] countries, religion is the sole source of education, and is the only spring from which that terrorist drank until his thirst was quenched. He was not born a terrorist, and did not become a terrorist overnight. Islamic teachings played a role in weaving his ideological fabric, thread by thread, and did not allow other sources – I am referring to scientific sources – to play a role. It was these teachings that distorted this terrorist and killed his humanity Wafa Sultan
The fact that the Moslem fundamentalist terrorists have these odd beliefs doesn’t mean that they are stupid. G. Gordon Liddy
You should declare the Taliban and Al Qaeda outside the coverage of the Geneva Conventions. That would keep American officials from being exposed to the federal War Crimes Act. Aberto Gonzales
In the South in the 1960’s you lived in a state of terrorism if your skin was black. Nick Kotz
Listen, retaliating for these attacks is all well and good, but we gotta get rid of these guys once and for all. Bill Clinton
We told the Taliban in no uncertain terms that if this happened, it’s their ass. No difference between the Taliban and al Qaeda now. They both go down. Richard L. Armitage
The killing of innocents is murder, even during times of war. The one who intentionally kills these innocent people is a murderer who deserves the punishment for murder. Terrorism is categorically prohibited in Islam. Sheikh Salman Al-Oadah
Strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah Muhammad
The people of Palestine are the most oppressed people and live in constant fear by the rule of the Jewish oppressors. Their extreme frustration and hardships have led them to behave likewise - to resort to suicide bombings. Assuming the suicide bombing is evil but this evil is opposed by a greater evil for which there is no adequate substitute, therefore, their act will also be justified as lesser of the two evils in terms of the Shari'ah. Ebrahim Desai
We reaffirm our commitment to the principles and true teachings of Islam which abhor aggression, value peace, tolerance and respect as well as prohibiting the killing of innocent people. We unequivocally condemn acts of international terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, including state terrorism, irrespective of motives, perpetrators and victims as terrorism poses a serious threat to international peace and security and is a grave violation of human rights. Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers
War has been declared on us, where the enemy is unseen and there is no front. Segei B. Ivanov
There is absolutely no justification for the killing of this defenseless individual. This is a deed which is deeply repugnant and utterly reprehensible Iqbal Sacranie
The death of innocents was an Israeli mistake but a Palestinian objective. Leon Wieseltier
I can in one week assemble five hundred faithful ready to throw themselves into suicide operations. No frontier will stop them. Mohammed Taki Moudarrissi
Holy war against lackeys, Jews, Christians and atheists. Al Jihad
Terror cannot be finished by one war. Yitzak Rabin
Terrorism springs from sources other than the form of government of a state. There is no reason to believe that a more democratic Arab world will, simply by virtue of being more democratic, generate fewer terrorists. F. Gregory Gause III
We have had suicide bombers in London and we are seeing riots across the Channel. However the media and our Government try to cloud the issue by blaming British and French society and not the terrorists and rioters. They deliberately avoid pinpointing the driving force behind these attacks, which is a religion that is alien to these shores and in its latest fundamental form threatens our very way of life British National Party
Conversion to Islam substantially increases the probability of a person's involvement in terrorism. Daniel Pipes
It is now abundantly clear the source of Muslim terrorism is situated within the body politic of Islam and its adherents, irrespective of how many times, on the one hand, some Muslim spokespersons try to obscure this reality and, on the other, politicians of whatever stripe for electoral purposes behave as ostriches with their heads in the sand Salim Mansur
In the dilemma of dealing with terrorists who wish to destroy the society, there is sometimes a conflict between human rights and human life. To me the solution is that human life takes precedent over human rights. Daniel Ayalon
The terrorist war has a particular difficulty, which is that the temptation to break the rules -- to torture, to execute in a summary way, to assassinate, etc., all the tools of dirty war -- are almost inevitable in a terrorist war, partly because in a terrorist war there is a fundamental erasing of the boundary between war and crime…. once you're fighting people you don't accept are also enemy combatants, once you make them illegitimate the way the administration has declared our enemies in the terrorist war illegitimate, then anything is possible. And I see a kind of moral disaster. David Rieff
The Middle East conflict has become the locus of the final war between Muslims and the West Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
One party is financing both sides in this war—namely us. Frank Gaffney
No particular Government policy decision, or even an overall policy stance, which we could change in order somehow to remove our society from the Al-Qaeda firing line. Its nihilism means that our societies would cease to be a target only if we were to renounce all the values of freedom and liberty that we have fought to extend over so many years. Our only answer to this threat must be to contest and then to defeat it Charles Clarke
Holding women and children hostage would be a reasonable course of action for a Muslim who has suffered under British rule. Mohammed Omar
Before 9-11 Osama Bin Laden trained more terrorists than we trained FBI agents. Gary Berntsen
Your government failed you. The people entrusted with your security failed you. I failed you. Richard A. Clarke
Hamas feeds off the failures of secular governments. Thomas Friedman
The public has every right to expect that the strongest and most powerful country in the world would be ready for the very worst, but it is not. We don't have much time left to make this right. Until we are able to put moral purpose ahead of expedient politics, history will judge us a democracy unwilling or unable to take care of its own Thomas Ken; Risa Lavizzo-Mourey
If I’m ever released, I do the same again. Exactly the same. Mohamed Bouyeri
It’s the confrontation with modernity that produces terrorism. Francis Fukuyama
Stop Killing the Doctors Anonymous
Irrespective of the conflict with America, it is a human duty to show sympathy with the American people and be with them at these horrifying and awesome events which are bound to awaken human conscience. Muammar Qaddafi
You can’t separate the struggle against the Baathists (of Iraq) from the struggle against global terrorism. John Abizaid
If we do not find a solution quickly the land where our faith was born and survived for two thousand years will soon be empty of indigenous Christians. The living faith will only be represented by dead stones and Imported custodians. Riah abu-Al Assal
Crown Prince Abdullah and his successors must do more than simply condemn extremism and terror; they must rip them out by roots that have become deeply implanted in the kingdom’s sandy soil. Madeleine Albright
The entire world is the front line for terrorism. Yonah Alexander
How beautiful it is to make my bomb shrapnel kill the enemy. How beautiful it is to kill and be killed. Mohammad Al-Ghoul
Torture is a very humiliating experience. The goal is not to obtain information but to punish and break you so that you won't do anything against the authorities. You are made an example to others so that they will be too terrified to do anything either. Isabel Allende
The Palestinian factions … are not terrorists. Every man has the right to become a human bomb and blow himself up …. The actions … are part of the permitted terror which the Koran talks about … Yusuf Al-Qaradawi
Look at that! America, master of the world, is crashing down. Look at that! The Satan who rules the world, east and west, is burning. Look at that! The sponsor of terrorism is itself seared by fire. Khalid Al-Sharif
The attacks against [Israeli] civilians by Palestinian armed groups are widespread, systematic and in pursuit of an explicit policy to attack civilians. They constitute crimes against humanity … They may also constitute war crimes … they are considered murder under general principles of law in every national legal system …. unjustified by Palestinian political grievances Amnesty International
Terrorism and negotiations simply do not go together. Moshe Arens
The future begins today. Richard L. Armitage
Terror … is often the result of giving politics a sacred, absolute dimension. Karen Armstrong
In counter terrorism it is usually easier to go for a clean strike than to determine what the reasons are for the terrorists to attack us. Paul Arthur
The war against terrorism is a war of auditors and accountants as much as of weaponry …. Just as we prosecute a terrorist who plants a bomb, we well prosecute the terrorist supporter who writes a check. John Ashcroft
It is money that fuels the enterprise of terrorism …. You can stop the killing if you stop the flow of money. David Aufhauser
Those who bank terrorism are equally culpable with those who commit it. I’d feel a lot better if the Saudis were not auditing the Saudis We have had our own experiences where the auditors had a conflict of interest. David Aufhauser
Terrorists aren’t states; they are martyrs with no address. Benjamin R. Barber
How we have dreamt of this event [September 11, 2001], how all the world without exception dreamt of this event, for no one can avoid dreaming of the destruction of a power that has become hegemonic …. It is they who acted but we who wanted the deed. Jean Baudrillard
… serving as rear bases for fundamentalist terrorists. Zine El Abidine Ben Ali
It is unconscionable to permit a foreign government to avoid responsibility for acts of terrorism while it benefits from U. S. commerce. Howard Berman
We’re not fighting for Christianity but against human fanaticism of all kinds. Tony Blair
If they [terrorists] see a Western hostage can be sold for a couple of million dollars, they may conclude that by holding on to an American, they'll get some money out of us. Paul Bremer
If you want to know what a terrorist is doing, you have to put an agent in their camp. Paul Bremer
These are a small, trained group of killers trying to hold back the tide of history. Paul Bremer
This [counterterrorism] is a game of drag bunts and stolen bases, not home runs. Paul Bremer
A murder is not a martyr. He or she is just a murderer. George W. Bush
I can hear you, and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon. George W. Bush
If we wait for threats to fully materialize, we will have waited too long …. The war on terrorism will not be won on the defensive. George W. Bush
Money is the lifeblood of terrorist operations. George W. Bush
Our nation is still somewhat sad, but we’re angry. There’s a certain level of blood lust…. pretty soon we’ll have to start displaying scalps. George W. Bush
Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundations of America. George W. Bush
Terrorist groups … depend on governments for aid or indifference … The allies of terror are equally guilty and equally accountable ... George W. Bush
We will make no distinction between the terrorists and those who harbor them. George W. Bush
We will not tire. We will not falter. And we will not fail. George W. Bush
We’re going to find out who did this, and we’re going to kick their asses. George W. Bush
When it comes to terrorism, the only path to safety is the path to action. George W. Bush
Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists. George W. Bush
Retreat in the face of terror would only bring about more attacks. George W. Bush
Hostage taking is hell on a human scale. George W. Bush
Putting innocents at risk is not the way one makes a political statement. George W. Bush
The United States position is clear. We do not meet demands. George W. Bush
We cannot permit hostage taking to shape the foreign policy of this country. George W. Bush
The fight against terrorism is also a fight for the rights and dignity of women. Laura Bush
We have the means of removing starvation and disease. We have almost unlimited power in sight, that can make the waste lands bloom. We have the possibility of banishing disease.... We ... can learn the truth and ... tell it to one another throughout a healthy world that is secure against the ravages of nature. It is the setting for a world of peace and unity. One thing is lacking. Good will and understanding. Vannevar Bush
Before September 11, 2001, it was responsible for more American deaths than any other terrorist organization. Daniel Byman
Or Wahab’s rebel brood, who dared divest The prophet’s tomb of all its pious spoil. May wind their path of blood along the West. George Gordon Byron
A large [American] Middle Eastern population makes it easier for Moslem terrorists to obtain cover. Steven A. Camarota
People are becoming more accustomed to terrorism. William Campbell
The borderline between guerrilla warfare and crime, between patriotism and terrorism, is often a very thin one. Mario Cervi
The most peaceful and responsible thing this body could do is listen to the complaints of people who have resorted to violent action. Helen Chenoweth
It seems to me that the moment has come when the question of bombing of German cities simply for the sake of increasing the terror, though under other pretexts, should be reviewed. Otherwise we should come into control of an utterly ruined land. Winston Churchill
Biological weapons are simply harder to control than nuclear or chemical ones. Christopher F. Chyba
Chemical and biological weaponry will be one of the grave threats to the world. Bill Clinton
Terrorists cannot win unless they affect the way we think and act. Bill Clinton
The terrorists gave up their lives to kill people. Americans gave up their lives to save people. Bill Clinton
Anybody who resorts to violence will have no friends in the United States. Bill Clinton
In recent times, modern science has developed to give mankind, for the first time in the history of the human race, a way of securing a more abundant life which does not simply consist in taking away from someone else.... Science really creates wealth and opportunity which did not exist before. Karl Compton
What I don't understand about you chaps is that you are always objecting to things that are not being done in accordance with British justice, and at the same time you keep attacking us British. James Cross
If you have something you want to do in your mind, you will do it. Abu Daud
Yes, testosterone-sodden young men too unattractive to get a woman in this world might be desperate enough to go for 72 private virgins in the next. Richard Dawkins
While it is true that our enemies are ruthless fanatics, the solution is not for us to become zealous ourselves so that we remake our society in the image of those that would attack us. William Delahunt
The success of terrorism anywhere breeds terrorism everywhere. Alan Dershowitz
The most dangerous madmen are those created by religion, and ... people whose aim is to disrupt society always know how to make good use of them on occasion. Denis Diderot
The day has gone by when a monk can tear a Hypatia from the pursuit of philosophy and throw her to a rabble of insane monastics to be dragged to a violent death.... Ellen Battelle Dietrick
If I had thought that there had been the least sin in the plot, I would not have been of it for all the world; and no other cause drew me to hazard my fortune and life, but zeal to God's religion [Catholicism]. Everard Digby
We cannot and will not submit to forces that want to panic our city. David Dinkins
You are hereby ordered to fall upon the rebels, the MacDonalds of Glencoe, and put all to the sword under seventy …. This by the King’s special command, for the good and safety of the country, that these miscreants be cut off root and branch. Robert Duncanson
Israel can either shoot or shout, but it is politically impossible to be silent about terrorism Abba Eban
Science has a human origin and a human destination. Abba Eban
How can we expect other nations to respect our law if we don't respect theirs? Don Edwards
I am your anointed Queen. I will never be by violence constrained to do anything. Elizabeth I
For [Karl] Marx, science was a creative, historic and revolutionary force. Friedrich Engels
If we announced threats [to airlines and flights] as we received them, we would be catering to the terrorists' goals. Donald Engen
There was a moment when I simply understood that this war cannot be won. David Ervine
The notepad is open and the hand is writing. Levi Eshkol
Belief without action is meaningless …. There are things we have to do by force. Yehud Etzion
The Saudi funding of Wahabism and terrorism throughout the world has get to be met head on. Newt Gingrich
A bunch of cowardly terrorists cannot make us fearful. Rudolph W. Giuliani
The silence of the [Moslem] clerics around the world is frightening to me. How come they haven’t … apologized to the American people? How come they haven’t assured the American people that this is not true Islam and that these people [Moslem terrorists] are not acting in the name of Allah. Franklin Graham
Terrorism is a part of mainstream Islam. The Koran preaches violence. Franklin Graham
Our [politicians] responsibility is to be sure that we utilize the best science. Jim Greenwood
Every act of folly can be justified by the deed that preceded it. David Grossman
We shall drive the British from our Continent. They will no longer have an opportunity of intriguing with our Indian neighbors and setting on the ruthless savage to tomahawk our women and children. Felix Grundy
Torture is the particular bane of the terrorist …. Reports of results are magnificent. France
Terrorism cannot be fought successfully without news media that are free to enquire into the causes of terrorism, and the political and social condition in which it thrives Louise Frechette
The true believer is in a high degree protected against the danger of certain neurotic afflictions; by accepting the universal neurosis he is spared the task of forming a personal neurosis. Sigmund Freud
The best information from the leading medical and health scientists and experts in the country was dead wrong. William Frist
All terrorists, at the invitation of the Government, end up with drinks at the Dorchester. Hugh Gaitskell
When another country assists terrorists, it is an act of war. Richard A. Gephardt
Give the Serbs 48 hours, and if they don't release the hostages, bomb them to hell. Richard Holbrooke
It is tragic that all Arabs—all Moslems—are stereotyped because of the actions of a few. Hussein ibn Talal
Terrorism is a state of mind which is invisible until it is too late. Mansoor Ijaz
In the age of terror, there is less room for error. G. John Ikenberry
Spies and informers, beware. Tried, convicted and executed by the Irish Republican Army Irish Republican Army
We won't make concessions [to terrorists] but other governments can make them on our behalf. Brian Jenkins
It'll be over in a few hours. Hamilton Jordan
We should be artistic in causing harm to them [dissidents.] Ali Hassan Majeed
Democracies cannot be intimidated by terrorism. John Major
Syria refuses to take responsibility for curtailing Palestinians fighting for their despoiled homeland. Palestine is a sacred cause that will never die. Ibrahim Makhous
To have clemency, it is necessary to admit guilt. Nicola Mancini
We fought the Syrians 15 years to protect our independent decision-making and escape hegemony. Where's the independent decision? Is it with the Egyptian regime? Instead of going through Egypt, why don't we go through Syria? In Egypt we say our capital is Gaza, but in Damascus we say the capital of the Palestinian state is Jerusalem Mounir Maqdah
We are living in a very crucial period, in which much of Western Civilization is at stake. People do not fully comprehend the emergence of this new danger: the jihadist geostrategy of terror. Gisele Bat Ye'or
The problem is the blasphemy law of Islam which condemns to death anyone who criticizes the Koran. This makes it difficult for Moslems who want to reform Moslem society… You do not feel it in the United States, but we do in Europe. There are people who have to live continuously under the protection of guards because they will not submit to Islamic terrorism. Gisele Bat Ye'or
In a democracy you cannot bring a bomb to advance your political aims. Patrick Mayhew
The Saudis have been engaged in a Faustian bargain with the radical Islamic institutions in order to remain on the throne …they have played a central role in the rise of Islamic fundamentalism all over the world. John McCain
Because we're so visible, American diplomats are often the biggest target in town. John McCarthy
If I were to be taken hostage, I would not plead for release nor would I want my government to be blackmailed. I think certain government officials, industrialists and celebrated persons should make it clear they are prepared to be sacrificed if taken hostage. If that were done, what gain would there be for terrorists in taking hostages? Margaret Mead
The terrorist determines the time, manor, place and mode of attack. Edwin Meese
This is the Middle East. None of the people who were involved with this will be allowed to live. Golda Meir
A merciless fate threw me into this maelstrom … the gale of the world carried me away. Draza Mihajlovic
… the blood flowing from those quivering black bodies as the hippopotamus-hide whip struck again and again; the savage soldiers rushing hither and thither, burning villages; the ghastly tally of severed hands. E. D. Morel
Fight the polytheists all together as they fight you all together. Muhammad
A suicide bomber is a two-legged missile. Once it’s launched, it’s very difficult to intercept. Uzi Landau
The violent will not come to a natural end. Lao Tzu
Terrorism always has the advantage of surprise. Lewis H. Lapham
The purpose of terrorism is to terrorize. Vladimir Lenin
There are too many countries which have used terrorism as a tactic. Carl Levin
This is the vow to those consumed by hatred. We have but one path—waging war on them to the death. David Levy
Too many things that happen in this country give the impression that our system is blind in the right eye. Jutta Limbach
I come as a punishment from God. Genghis Khan; Temujin
Are we in a state of war against terrorism, or does that require a declaration in order for us to fight. Lester Kinsolving
The best way to avoid hostages being taken in the future is to devalue the hostages that exist. Henry A. Kissinger
… whose hatred of the Jews in unbridgeable. Michael Koubi
Notice that the leaders of Hamas do not send their own sons and daughters, and their own grandchildren, to blow themselves up … Michael Koubi
If it was necessary to liquidate someone to prove the Klan was not kidding, it would be done. Ku Klux Klan
Terrorism violates Islam… Islam forbids all forms of injustice, killing without just cause, treachery...hijacking of planes, boats, and other means of transport. Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh
Those who issue fatwas and manifestos inciting terror are themselves terrorists. Al-Watan
If society does not have the courage to speak out on this issue, we could soon see ten-year-olds and pregnant women blowing themselves up…. We should not wage a war with women and children. . . . [W]e have to raise our voice against that. Hafez Barghouti
All the Chechen-Dagestani combat detachments were under the command of Arabs Yossef Bodansky
The attack of September 11 can be described as a very intense “Faith-Based Initiative.” Dean Cameron
We’d better get Bin Laden. The failure to get Bib Laden fuels Moslem fundamentalism and serves as a recruiting tool for our enemies. Hillary Clinton
…this is a warning to the Russian authorities Solta Ersanov
Allah has purchased from the believers their persons and their property in return for the promise that they shall have paradise, for they fight in the cause of Allah, and they slay the enemy and are slain Ahmad Abu Halabiya
Do Not Waste Your Life Lightly Japan
These are evil people and we are at war with them. They are going to try again. Thomas Ken
Assaults, bomb-throwings, and murders continue in East Prussia, Bavaria, and Holstein. It has now been officially established that the cases of arson and bomb-throwings at Konigsberg were committed by Nazis. The Government held a Cabinet meeting on the subject yesterday, but confined itself to threatening vigorous action. It obviously hesitates about getting on the wrong side of the Nazis. Harry Kessler
The Saudi [Arabian] error has been the illusion that it can control and shape the political evolution of radical movements by financing them. Leonardo Maugeri
If Muslims commit acts of terror, it is because their countries are weak and incapable of fighting back, of waging formal wars on their enemies. And so terrorism by Muslims is more common than by others. If there are Muslim countries as powerful as their enemies, they would be bombing and rocketing regardless of what is now referred to as collateral damage. Mahathir Mohamad
However, whether people are fighting a noble cause or not, there are certain acts which they may not perpetrate. Exploding bombs in public places and killing innocent people cannot be accepted. Holding civilians to ransom or as hostages cannot be accepted. Poisoning food, medicine or water supply cannot be accepted. These are acts of terror and anyone committing these acts must be regarded as terrorist by everyone, irrespective of the cause they are fighting for, irrespective of their religion, race or creed. And once they are defined as terrorists it is the duty of everyone, every country, to hunt them down and bring them to justice Mahathir Mohamad
The terrorists of today are not wild-eyed, illiterate fanatics who merely obey the orders of their evil leaders. They are educated, well-off, normal people with wives and families to love and look after. We cannot know they are terrorists until they have committed their horrible crimes. Mahathir Mohamad
We don’t intend to live with terrorism forever. We will do whatever is necessary … Shimon Peres
We can’t defend against terrorists without going after states who support or aid the terrorists. Richard Perle
The War on Terror is really a war on Radical Islam. Daniel Pipes
What will be blown up next? Last night an attempt was made to blow up the Government Offices in Parliament Street. Not so much damage was done to the building, owing to its great strength, but the streets for some distance round were strewn with glass…. Papa says it is Mr. Gladstone’s fault. He takes the side of these rogues and then, if they think he is slackening, they frighten him on a bit – really we shall be as bad as France soon. Beatrix Potter
I am certain they will achieve nothing. The people of Russia will not allow it. Vladimir Putin
A nation of citizens who will not panic. That’s what the terrorists fear. Thomas J. Ridge
I appeal to you, on this night that is ushering in the holy month of Ramadan, to be generous and give plenty to keep the light in the houses of our martyrs burning.  We have boxes here that say “Help us, help the Aqsa cause, Islamic Association for Palestine!” We want you to fill those boxes. There is no better charity than to pay for the family of a martyr Jamal Said
Terrorists are different. Even individuals within a single terrorist organization often have different motivations, and their motivations change over time. Jessica Stern
You can’t have the terrorist themselves and nobody else; there is a [necessary] support base. Jessica Stern
The world should be of no doubt. If terrorists can, they will. Jack Straw
The open-ended nature of the struggle against it means that the war on terrorism, unlike conventional wars, cannot be viewed as a passing emergency. That fact has important implications for the debate about how much liberty we should give up so the government can fight terrorism more effectively. Since there’s now way of knowing when the war is over – no territory to occupy, no surrender to accept – any sacrifices we make are likely to be permanent. Jacob Sullum
We are banned in the Muslim world because we want to discard the rulers in the Muslim world to the dustbin of history. Imran Waheed
Terrorism is not a cause; it is a crime. Gordon Brown
We are all Jews now. James Woolsey
Terrorism is to be used toward an end. It is not an end in itself. Michael Collins
The islamo-fascists see Israel as the appetizer. We are the main course. Frank Gaffney
The more fundamentalists they get us in Afghanistan the better it is for us because they will kill more communists. William J. Casey
We knew how cruel we were being … but we had to get our political message across. Zora Drif
I have no doubt that if you’re going to fight terrorism you must have a secure, national personal, identification system Lee H. Hamilton
There isn’t any doubt that in fighting the War on Terrorism you increase the power and scope of government, and it becomes more intrusive. Lee H. Hamilton
We don’t know whether what we found is a chip of ice or the tip of an iceberg. Stuart A. Levey
I feel terrible about it. Part of it is the horror of what happened and part of it is my guilt about being a part of it. Valerio Morucci
The way a problem is described is bound to influence the choice of how to solve it. Richard A. Posner
In the 21st century we cannot fight the wars of the past. 9-11 Commission
Mother of my son, be hopeful and patient. We will meet in heaven. I will die for my nation to live. I will be alive in heaven. Just one push on the trigger and I’m over, Thus disfiguring the face of the enemies. May the faces of those who don’t fear God be disfigured, The faces of those who don’t defend Him. Azmiray Al-Maarek
With terrorism becoming the increasing tactic of choice, the military component would become a smaller component of our national security system. Charles G. Boyd
He attacked defenseless peoples in order to strike terror in others. Pierre Cornielle
Terrorism is what the weak use to increase their bargaining power against the strong. Ronald Steel
Tragically however, even the adherents of Islam present it as a threat to international peace by promoting terrorism in the name of God and in the name of the Holy Prophet (sa) of Islam, who was a living paragon of peace. If the West presents Islam as a religion of terror and denial of fundamental human rights, the fault is not entirely theirs. It is largely shared, to say the least, by the clergy of various Muslim denominations. Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad
We know what causes terrorism. Terrorists cause terrorism. Lou Dobbs
We are declaring April 21 a day of national revenge! Salman Raduyev
I wish to be a martyr ... God willing, I will have this through you. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
The War on Terror is the only war we have ever been involved with in which our enemy did not want the war to end…. Terrorists do not want to defeat us in the usual sense; they want us to become more like them. John Hutson
The War on Terror is a religious war … We are dealing with a set of ideas that kill. Melanie Phillips
When you face terror, you have to meet it right on the ground. Uzi Landau
A U.S. invasion of Iraq could turn the whole region into a cauldron, and thus destroy the war on terrorism. A military campaign very likely would have to be followed by a large-scale, long-term military occupation. Brent Scowcroft
Containment may have worked in the Cold War, but is not possible when dictators obtain weapons of mass destruction and are prepared to share them with terrorists who intend to inflict catastrophic casualties on the United States. Dick Cheney
Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. There is no doubt that he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies, and against us. Dick Cheney
We cannot let our enemies strike first. The overlap between states that sponsor terror and those that pursue WMD compels us to action... To forestall or prevent such hostile acts by our adversaries, the United States will, if necessary act preemptively George W. Bush
If you can’t find any Christians or Jews to kill, vent your wrath against the next available Shia. Abu M. Zarqawi
Any action intended to cause death or serious bodily harm to civilians or non-combatants with the purpose of intimidating a population or compelling a government or an international organization to do or abstain from doing any act United Nations
We have not yet, as a nation, made a generation-long commitment to this terrorist threat. Michele Flournoy
Terrorist groups always want to believe that they represent a general aggrieved group far larger than they really do. Dalia Mogahed
By burning down their reed-hutted villages, after we'd warned them to get out, we put them to the maximum amount of inconvenience, without physical hurt [sic], and they soon stopped their raiding and looting. The Arabs and Kurds now know what real bombing is like; in casualties and damage, they know that within 45 minutes a full-sized village can be practically wiped out and a third of its inhabitants killed or injured. Arthur Travis Harris
The terrorists are racing and we are moving at somewhere between a walk and a crawl, depending on the day of the week. Samuel A. Nunn
In the Middle East, the opposition is quite different than the opposition in advanced countries. In our countries, the opposition takes the form of explosions, assassinations, killings. Muammar Qaddafi
You can’t negotiate with them. You can’t buy them off. They want a change of the world. The only way to defeat the Islamic Fundamentalist terrorists is to persuade them to abandon their effort…. It must be an intellectual victory. Paul Berman
I think these Al-Qaida terrorists need to be forcibly converted to Christianity ... It's the only thing that can probably turn them into human beings Michael Savage
it is not decency or goodness or gentleness that impresses the Middle East, but strength. Meir Kahane
Terror is nothing other than justice, prompt, severe, inflexible; it is therefore an emanation of virtue… Maximilien Robespierre
The Unites States has been used by two kinds of radical Islamic jihadists: Those that are organizing terrorism and attacks and those who raise money and give a wider presence to terrorist jihadist organizations. Steven Emerson
After 9-11, we found that there were organizations throughout the country who under the guise of Islamic charities have raised tens of millions of dollars for Islamic terrorist organizations. They use the non-profit status to shield themselves from prosecution. Steven Emerson
If it is so easy to pull off an attack and if terrorists are so demonically competent, why have they not done it? Why have they not been sniping at people in shopping centers, collapsing tunnels, poisoning the food supply, cutting electrical lines, derailing trains, blowing up oil pipelines, causing massive traffic jams, or exploiting the countless other vulnerabilities that, according to security experts, could so easily be exploited? …. If al Qaeda operatives are as determined and inventive as assumed, they should be here by now. If they are not yet here, they must not be trying very hard or must be far less dedicated, diabolical, and competent than the common image would suggest. John Mueller
Death squads have been created and used by the CIA around the world — particularly the Third World — since the late 1940s Ralph McGehee
For months people have been begging me to come here for this Kamikaze operation. We will die well. The fact that we are taking a role in a great moment is history is a great honor. Movsar Barayev
Palestinian terrorism is in part not national at all, but religious. Therefore, granting national satisfaction will not solve the problem of this terrorism. Dov Weisglass
I don’t know how to define a terrorist organization. Alvaro De Soto
I didn’t intend for it to be seen by the public…. I wanted to stimulate reflection and an internal debate. Alvaro De Soto
I don’t talk to the Taliban. Guy Laroche
Americans ask me if I think it is dangerous to visit Israel. They are surprised that I tell them that it is. The Israelis are very bad drivers. Six hundred people die a year from automobile accidents. Since the intifada began, in over 3 years, 300 people have been killed by terrorists. Now is anyone afraid to visit Israel because of fear of auto accidents. No. This is an example of the irrational aspect of terrorism. Boaz Ganor
Offensively attack the terrorist so that you will not suffer the result of terrorism the next time. Boaz Ganor
The most important actors of a scenario never ask for that scenario to be changed; neither do they seek developments that would end their roles. Ahmet Selim
We were fighting for a just cause and the whole world was not paying attention. Bassam Abu Sharif
The Painful Truth: All the World Terrorists are Muslims! …. Our terrorist sons are an end-product of our corrupted culture. Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed
To demand the requirements of nations to contribute to the struggle against terrorism, we need much more precise definitions so that the war against terrorism is not used, [even] as it protects, to justify other purposes -- domestic purposes or external purposes. This discredits the very notion of a joint fight against terrorism. Alexey Arbatov
Green Flags are flying throughout the city, marking high moral and strong Islamic spirit, and Mujahedin are seen praying in groups on the charred streets of Muslim Grozny. Many held their Qur'an along with their personal weapons. The words of Allah-hu-Akbar in Arabic are seen written in some visible areas by some Mujahedin arriving from other countries. Several Mujahedin of the Martyrdom unit wore distinct black bands around their heads, they vowed resistance to the end Armed Islamic Movement
Mujahedin from around the world have been arriving at the Caucasus area to join with their brethren in the fight of the aggressor occupying forces of the Russian forces who came to subjugate Muslim Caucasia under their Christian Orthodox rule. Armed Islamic Movement
The Caucasus area does not belong to Russia, it belongs to its Muslim people from the Black to the Caspian sea. The area was savagely suppressed and occupied by criminal Russia about 150 years ago, now is the time for every Muslim to share the reward of freeing the land of the free, Caucasia. Armed Islamic Movement
showed Muslims as monsters who are fed by the blood of children and the pain of their families. If all the enemies of Islam united together and decided to harm it ... they wouldn't have ruined and harmed its image as much as the sons of Islam have done by their stupidity, miscalculations, and misunderstanding of the nature of this age. Ahmed Bahgat
That the policy of the dynamiter is senseless as well as criminal is evident when we consider that all the recent attempts have been directed not even against the governing classes, or their official buildings, but against places of common public resort, and were more likely to hurt friends or neutrals than foes. E. Belfort Bax
The diplomatic relations upon which our present system of international comity is based are being encountered by new forces and combinations which are fast rendering them impotent and antiquated E. Belfort Bax
additional pressure on Moscow will only increase. Determined to consolidate their control over the strategically and economically crucial Caucasus, the Islamists and their sponsoring states have already resolved to escalate their terroristic Jihad to achieve what no negotiations can deliver. And herein lies the quintessence of the grim prospects for the Caucasus. Yossef Bodansky
Virtue without terror is powerlessness. Maximilien Robespierre
If the terrorists were to explode even one suitcase-sized nuclear weapon in a Western city, democratic institutions might not survive. The security agencies in the Western democracies would be granted, or would simply seize, powers comparable to those of the Gestapo and the KGB…. I doubt that democratic institutions will be resilient enough to stand the strain. Richard Rorty
A campaign against terrorism requires checks on ”over stretch” and a viable exit strategy. Anders Mellbourn
Terrorism is a means/a tactic, not an ideological or defined physical enemy Anders Mellbourn
Jihad has tremendously affected Pakistani society. With increasing poverty, most people have very little to do with their lives. In this uneducated society, they have found a solution - an irrational solution - to their problems. They don't want to labor to find better solutions. They think if they wage jihad all their problems will be solved. It is very interesting: all their problems are worldly, and the solution is spiritual. But when they join jihad, they forget about their worldly problems. The Kalashnikov in their hands gives them respect, power and raison d'etre. Somebody who has nothing in life and nothing to lose, who has been for many years idling away his time in the streets of a Pakistani village, suddenly finds a cause to live for in a jihadi camp. Arif Jamal
The nation that is the victim of a terrorist war may have no other option, other than giving in to the terrorists demands Fred Charles Ikle
The best intentioned efforts to end terrorist wars have failed again and again. Fred Charles Ikle
I must tell you something about the Ku Klux, they are raging on the other side of the River. They have whipped several white men, whipped and killed several Negroes. They whipped Colonel Huggins, the Superintendent of the free schools nearly to death, and everybody rejoiced when they heard it, for everybody hated him. He squandered the public money, buying pianofortes, organs, sofas, and furniture for the Negro School house in Aberdeen. The people are taxed beyond endurance. The Ku Klux gave him seventy lashes, and then gave him ten days to leave the country. he left and went to Jackson. There was a Regiment of Militia came into Aberdeen Friday. They are sent here to put down the Ku Klux. Huggins has come back with the Militia, but I wouldn't give a straw for his life, for he will be killed. It is the opinion of most everybody there will be war. the Yankees coming here will make the Negroes more insolent. With Country full of Yankees, things are going too far, for the free whites of the South are determined not to put up with it. Jennie Webb
Know Islam, Know Terror; No Islam, No Terror Anonymous
Prophets are in Paradise, martyrs are in Paradise Muhammad
During the battle of Uhud, Muhammad was desperate to push men into battle. He promised paradise for those who would martyr themselves, prompting a young man who was eating dates to throw them away and rush to his death. Book of Muslim
There is the type of man who gives his life to earn the pleasure of Allah... Muhammad
The real problem is that Saudi Arabia is bogged down by deep-rooted Islamic extremism in most schools and mosques, which have become breeding grounds for terrorists. We cannot solve the terrorism problem as long as it is endemic to our educational and religious institutions. . Mansour Al-Nogaidan
Those who committed yesterday's crime, which will have a painful impact on the peaceful nature of our nation, are not only the suicide bombers, but also everyone who instigated or justified the attacks, everyone who called them mujahedeen, even everyone who ignored this irregular direction in our religion and nature, or tried to find excuses for it Jamal Khashoggi
I can’t join the military. It would be impractical for me to go abroad. But if I can put a stranglehold on their finances, it assists our President in the War on Terrorism. Deena Burnett
Saudi Arabia [is] the epicenter of terrorism financing. David Aufhauser
We will sacrifice our blood! Anonymous
We do have to retaliate but the problem is that every retaliation produces a counter-retaliation… Madeleine Albright
Terrorize your enemy! Muqtada Al-Sader
If anybody harbors a terrorist, they’re a terrorist. If they fund a terrorist, they’re a terrorist. If they house terrorists, they’re terrorists. I mean, I can’t make it any more clear to other nations around the world. George W. Bush
There is nothing in our experience that can capture the fear that Israelis now live with every hour of every day, where allowing your children to go to a pizza parlor or a disco or just to play in the park can be a choice between life and death. Jean Chretien
We declared war on an enemy that had declared war on us many years earlier. Louis Freeh
The strategies of the Cold War, all are debilitated under the present situation of dealing with terrorism. Charles Hill
September 11 will shape our policies for years to come. Karen Hughes
Any political leader who tolerates political terrorism as a legitimate tool for his political campaign—is a terrorist. Milos Zeman
If terrorists attacked New York, Washington, or San Francisco with a weapon of mass destruction, the next day we will all be asking what steps we might have taken to prevent it. So the question is, “Why do we not take those steps now?” Samuel A. Nunn
Who the fuck do they think bombed the Cole?….Are they going to wait until Al Qaida bombs the Pentagon before we retaliate? Richard A. Clark
We do not always need to wait to attack a terrorist group for them to attack us. Richard A. Clark
We have an unfinished worldwide war against Al Qaida, a war that has to be won in conjunction with friends and allies and that ultimately will be won as much by persuasion as by the use of force. We've got to turn off the Al Qaida recruiting machine. Wesley Clark
The moment the Big Satan [i.e., the United States] realized there was a Moslem reawakening, it will begin to act [against Moslems] using the excuse that it was fighting “against terror.” … The Americans are thieves and robbers who covet the Moslems' [natural] resources. Therefore, those who demand their rights, the Moslems, cannot be considered terrorists. Sheikh Mahmud Jamal
We find permission to interrogate the hostage for the purpose of obtaining information. It is permitted to strike the nonbeliever who has no covenant until he reveals the news, information, and secrets of his people….scholars have also permitted the killing of a hostage if he insists on withholding information from Moslems. Al Qaida
The challenge of terrorism is that they strike at vulnerability. Joseph I. Lieberman
It is possible to fight a war with undiminished respect for the rights of the enemy individual. Indeed, that is the duty of every soldier. But the terrorist must disregard this duty and disobey the law of war. His feelings towards the individual are abolished by his loathing of the group, and it is this—rather than his cowardice, cruelty, or intemperate hate—that constitutes his true moral corruption. Roger Scruton
Let's give the terrorists a fair trial and then hang them Gary Hart
You can’t have open borders and win the war against terrorism at the same time. Michelle Malkin
They [illegal immigrants] would have young women who became pregnant and would get them into the United States to have a baby. They wouldn't even have to pay anything for the baby. And then they would return back where they could be raised and coddled as future terrorists. And then one day, 20, 30 years down the road, they can be sent in to help destroy our way of life. Louis Gohmert
They have to stop fighting Islam, but that’s impossible because it is “sunnatullah” as Allah has said in the Koran. They will constantly be enemies. … but they will lose and Islam will win. That was what the Prophet Muhammad has said. Islam must win and Westerners will be destroyed. But we don’t have to make them enemies if they allow Islam to continue to grow so that in the end they will probably agree to be under Islam. If they refuse to be under Islam, it will be chaos. Full stop. If they want to have peace, they have to accept to be governed by Islam. Abu Bakar Ba'asyir
Muslims who don’t hate America sin Abu Bakar Ba'asyir
We have to target the place of the enemy, not countries where many Muslims live. according to bin Laden, if Muslims come across Americans, they have to attack them. Osama believes in total war. This concept I don’t agree with. If this occurs in an Islamic country, the fitnah [discord] will be felt by Muslims. But to attack them in their country [America] is fine Abu Bakar Ba'asyir
When infidels attack a Muslim country, then it is the duty of every Muslim to defend it…. The U.S. attack on Afghanistan was a clear act of aggression and terrorism. But when someone rises up against U.S. aggression, then he is called a terrorist. It is a strange and illogical philosophy…. When the red forces of the Soviet Union entered Afghanistan, it was a war of independence and we all agreed that it was jihad. Even the United States had said that the Russians must be ousted from Afghanistan. When Russia left, the United States committed the same aggression. So, the situation is the same. One infidel force replaced another. No difference at all. Whether it is Russia or America, it is a jihad. Maulana Sami Haq
Radical extremists have tried to use Islam as a cause for attacks on America. As I have stated before, they are not true followers of Islam. In my view they are simply terrorists, much like the so-called "Christians" of the white supremacy groups. William G. Boykin
Prophets are in Paradise, martyrs are in Paradise Muhammad
There is the type of man who gives his life to earn the pleasure of Allah... Muhammad
Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him, We shall bestow a vast reward Muhammad
The difference between us and the terrorists is that when we kill innocent civilians, we do so by accident. When they kill innocent civilians, they do it deliberately. James K. Glassman
In Pakistan militancy has become an economy all of its own. Husain Haqqani
Terrorists have hijacked our religion. Gamal Mubarak
The campaign against terror [in Pakistan] is a campaign for enduring freedom. Benazir Bhutto
The establishment of the Caliphate will not be accomplished by the mujahidin movement while it is cut off from public support…. Therefore our planning must strive to involve the Moslem masses in the battle. Ayman Al-Zawahiri
The Islamofascists have their eye on Israel as the appetizer. The United States is the main course. Frank Gaffney
We have to go after the head of the snake. Why bother to continue to chase the tail? Ayman Al-Zawahiri
Fundamentally, terrorism is about public relations. Andrew Silke
We have been tortured horribly for months in filthy Egyptian jails. Ayman Al-Zawahiri
No Christian would pray for violence but it would be utterly naïve to sweep the issue of Islam under the carpet. Let no Muslim think that they have the monopoly on violence. Peter Akinola
All candidates in Van and Hakkari (areas of Turkey) from CHP, MHP, DYP and AKP (political parties) must withdraw themselves and offer their support to Kurdish people. Our people must demonstrate their Kurdishness in the elections. ... Whoever continues the activities we mentioned here will be punished. Whoever damages our movement or our party will not be forgiven in any way. They should know that they are facing death Kurdistan Workers Party; PKK
Americans don’t do a good job, and shouldn’t do a good job, at separating the message from the messenger, when the messenger is killing people. Michael Mello
Every ideology and mode of belief can, if true, implement itself by using the resources of technology and above all those of the media without having to resort to violence. In other words, violence has become unnecessary. In fact things have got to the point where violence cannot be afforded. Abdullah Öcalan
When we follow those who preach hatred, confrontation, and conflict, we are the ones who end up losing. We do not have the power or the means for a confrontation. This means that our sons will turn into bombs. If we incite them against others, this means that instead of building our society, and establishing a culture of dialogue within the society, we use the religious pulpit and satellite TV for incitement. Of course, the people who incite get away with it, and are never held accountable, but my son is the one who will pay the price. That is the problem, and unfortunately, the law does not punish those who incite. It punishes my son – the perpetrator Abd Al-Hamid Al-Ansari
Have you not heard that many of your chaste and pure sisters from among the Sunnis of Telafar had their honor desecrated, their chastity slaughtered, and their wombs filled with the sperm of the Crusaders and of their brothers, the hate-filled Rafidites? Where is your religion? Moreover, where is your sense of honor, your zeal, and your manliness? Abu Musab Zarqawi
The devastating Hurricane Katrina, which revealed to the entire world the great helplessness in dealing with the destruction caused by this hurricane, because of the tremendous attrition of the American army's resources in Iraq and Afghanistan. Abu Musab Zarqawi
The easy and reliable way of defeating all insurgencies everywhere is to out terrorize the insurgents, so the fear of reprisals outweighs the desire to help the insurgents. Edward N. Luttwak
Killing every insurgent is normally impossible … Force must be used with incredible restraint and discrimination and … risks generating popular resentment, creating martyrs that motivated new recruits, and producing cycles of violence. Colin H. Kahl
Fighting terrorists does not require half a trillion dollars worth of conventional and nuclear forces. Richard K. Betts
Support for jihadists will eventually erode just as it did for previous terrorist groups, such as the anarchists of 19th century Europe. The militants will keep pushing the envelope and committing more atrocities to the point that the dream will no longer be attractive to young people. Marc Sageman
The bare knuckles approach seems singularly unsuited to 21st century counterinsurgencies conducted by Western Democracies. The immoral and illegal use of indiscriminate violence would require abandoning the very values Western militaries claim to protect. Colin H. Kahl
Why are the Muslim religious leaders silent on the killing of innocent people in the name of religion? Fareed Zakaria
The best way to overcome terrorism and piracy is to fill the vacuum in which they thrive, namely the absence of state authority and government capacity. Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke
Even if 100,000 people die this year, our movement cannot be disrupted Abdullah Öcalan
Terror is trump. Common, brutal suppression methods are considered as sanctified laws. August Friedrich Kellner
Every Arab government supports the causes which inspired 9-11. Angelo M. Codevilla
In view of the promise of a new era and the signing of the Declaration of Principles and based on Palestinian acceptance of Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338, the PLO affirms that those articles of the Palestinian Covenant which deny Israel's right to exist, and the provisions of the Covenant which are inconsistent with the commitments of this letter are now inoperative and no longer valid. Consequently, the PLO undertakes to submit to the Palestinian National Council for formal approval the necessary changes in regard to the Palestinian Covenant. Yasser Arafat
You cannot bomb extremism into submission Najib Razak
Nothing is more sacred than belief except repulsing an enemy who is attacking religion and life. Osama bin Laden
The Muslim Brotherhood is a group that worries us not because it deals with philosophical or ideological ideas but because it defends the use of violence against civilians. Juan Zarate
Our only way to repel the vicious attack on our land and restore our honor and glory is to sacrifice our souls, our money, our time, our lives and anything else for the sake of our noble cause Muhammad Badi
This was not a terrorist attack against the mighty and the powerful. It was not aimed at presidents or prime ministers. It was aimed at ordinary, working-class Londoners — black and white, Muslim and Christian, Hindu and Jew, young and old — indiscriminate attempt to slaughter, irrespective of any considerations for age, for caste, for religion or whatever. Ken Livingstone
Jihad must not be likened to terror. Jihad means making sacrifices in order to restore what has been stolen, defend one's property, expel the occupier, and make Allah's word supreme, while terror is occupying someone else's land... Muhammad Badi
Allah is our objective; the Quran is our constitution, the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our way; and death for the sake of Allah is the highest of our aspirations. Hassan Al-Banna
We want Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead! John Hay
It is important that we do not appear to be a fearful people. We must not let these attacks change our values. The terrorists must not be allowed to change our architecture. Daniel P. Moynihan
Your first priority is to go after bin Laden. Barack Obama
We’ll bring bin Laden’s head on a platter with flies on his eyeballs. Cofer Black
There was before 9-11 and after 9-11. After 9-11, the gloves came off. Cofer Black
One of the problems of living in a free country is that you have free access to everything. Mike Hall
When your blood runs down the gutters, don't say you were not forewarned of the danger. William Corbett
The War on Terror is not only to protect Americans. It's America's responsibility to protect people around the world who want to be free Michael Bloomberg
The Republican position of prohibiting funding for embryonic stem cell research, is insanity Michael Bloomberg
Allah says: "If they repent before you overcome them, you should know that Allah is forgiving and merciful."...we are opening the door of forgiveness... and acceptance of Islamic law, to all who have strayed and committed a crime in the name of religion...Everyone who belongs to this group that has wronged itself who has not yet been apprehended in terrorist operations – we offer them a chance to return to Allah...Anyone who accepts this and surrenders of his own free will...will be treated according to the law of Allah Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud
I say to America, Europe, and the West: It is in your interests to change your relations and policies regarding the Arab and Islamic nation and the Palestinian cause. Because we are winning, it is in your interests to deal with the victors, not the losers. Khaled Mashal
Islam transforms countries to 7th century Arabian culture. FBI
The (Jews) are brought in droves to Palestine so that the Palestinians – and the Islamic nation behind them – will have the honor of annihilating the evil of this gang. In just a few years, all the Zionists and the settlers will realize that their arrival in Palestine was for the purpose of the great massacre, by means of which Allah wants to relieve humanity of their evil. Yunis Al-Astal
Lifting the Klan mask revealed a chaotic multitude of anti-black vigilante groups, disgruntled poor white farmers, wartime guerrilla bands, displaced Democratic politicians, illegal whiskey distillers, coercive moral reformers, bored young men, sadists, rapists, white workmen fearful of black competition, employers trying to enforce labor discipline, common thieves, neighbors with decades-old grudges, and even a few freedmen and white Republicans who allied with Democratic whites or had criminal agendas of their own. Indeed, all they had in common, besides being overwhelmingly white, southern, and Democratic, was that they called themselves, or were called, Klansmen. Elaine Frantz Parsons
Believe in: the inalienable right of self-preservation of the people against the exercise of arbitrary and unlicensed power, the restitution of the Southern people to all their rights, the reenfranchisement and emancipation of the white men of the South, maintaining the constitutional rights of the South, favoring of a white man's government, opposing Negro equality both social and political. May not be: a Republican, a Union Army veteran, or a member of the Loyal League George Washington Gordon
That's a good thing; that's a damn good thing. We can use that to keep the niggers in their place. Nathan Bedford Forrest
Grand Wizard Grand Dragon Grand Titan Grand Cyclops Ku Klux Klan
Muslim leaders should say that nobody has a right to kill innocent people and destroy the future of children and their possibilities in life. Zijad Delic
We will work to educate the public regarding the current threat to America of radicals who exploit Islam through militancy. We believe in the equality of the sexes which is well established in the Koran., We will promote tolerance in Islam as being a fundamental principle of the Holy Koran. American Islamic Forum for Democracy
Most unfortunately, none among us arise as reformers save that they depart from moderation into extremism, and the call cannot succeed with extremism. The Wahhabis undertook reform, and their sect would be good were it not for their extremism and excess. What need is there for their call that the tomb of the Prophet be destroyed? Or their assertion that all other Muslims are infidels? Or that they must be extirpated? Muhammad Abduh
Whenever a Jew is killed, it is for the benefit of Islam. Ahmad Sirhindi
If a kafir is walking by rid you catch him, he's booty. You can sell him in the market. Most of them are spies. And even if they don't do anything, if Muslims cannot take them and sell them in the market, you just kill them. It's OK. Killing of the Kafir for any reason you can say it is OK, even if there is no reason for it. Abu Hamza
Our methodology is the bullet, not the ballot. You have to learn how to shoot. You have to learn how to fly planes, drive tanks, and you have to learn how to load your guns and to use missiles. You are only allowed to use nuclear weapons in that country which is 100% unbelievers. So you go to India, and if you see a Hindu walking down the road you are allowed to kill him and take his money, is that clear? Jews should be killed ... as by Hitler. People with British passports, if you fly into Israel, it is easy. Fly into Israel and do whatever you can. If you die, you are up in paradise. How do you fight a Jew? You kill a Jew. In the case of Hindus, by bombing their businesses. Abdullah el-Faisal
if we did possess a chemical bomb, we wouldn’t hesitate one second to use it. Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi
We are in a battle, and more than half of this battle is taking place in the battlefield of the media Ayman Al-Zawahiri
The Terror Anonymous
Never before has such terror appeared in Britain as we have now suffered from a pagan race. . . .The heathens poured out the blood of saints around the altar, and trampled on the bodies of saints in the temple of God, like dung in the streets. Flaccus of York (Alcuin of York)
We will pursue terrorists everywhere. At an airport – okay, at an airport. If we catch them in a lavatory, in an outhouse, we will take them out there with their pants down. Vladimir Putin
It is forbidden to work as a teacher under the current puppet regime, because this strengthens the system of the infidels …. If a teacher refuses a warning to give up his job, he must be beaten…. If the teacher still continues to instruct contrary to the principles of Islam, the district commander or a group leader must kill him. Taliban
There is no doubt that if we lived in a police state, it would be easier to catch terrorists. If we lived in a country that allowed the police to search your home at any time for any reason; if we lived in a country that allowed the government to open your mail, eavesdrop on your phone conversations, or intercept your email communications; if we lived in a country that allowed the government to hold people in jail indefinitely based on what they write or think, or based on mere suspicion that they are up to no good, then the government would no doubt discover and arrest more terrorists. But that probably would not be a country in which we would want to live. And that would not be a country for which we could, in good conscience, ask our young people to fight and die. In short, that would not be America. Russ Feingold
The number of people that put their lives at risk, just totally overwhelmed the evil of the act. Rudolph W. Giuliani
Terror is nothing other than justice, prompt, severe, inflexible; it is therefore an emanation of virtue. Maximilien Robespierre
You are unjustified if you use the Koran to justify murder. Tariq Ramadan
NIH biodefense research is ultimately directed toward the development of new and effective medical countermeasures, including vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics against potential bioterror agents. Anthony Fauci
We believe US threats of an approaching World War III and their use of Iran's nuclear issue as an excuse is another form of American insanity. Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah
It’s a complete and utter lie that the Syrian government is only going after terrorists…the Syrian government is shelling a city of cold, starving civilians. Marie Colvin
Islam is not the enemy, religious extremism is. John Louis Esposito
Violence is the only way to answer violence. Gudrun Ensslin
The real damage from terrorist attacks doesn't come from the explosion. The real damage is done after the explosion, by the victims, who repeatedly and determinedly attack themselves, giving over reason in favor of terror... Terrorism is about magnifying one mediagenic act of violence into one hundred billion acts of terrorized authoritarian idiocy. Cory Doctorow
Terrorism has no motherland and terrorists have no nationality. Karen Demirchyan
Which one of you will avenge your father's death by killing Jews? Gamal Abdel Nasser
Our calculus with the Drone Program is very simple. Kill them before they kill you! Robert L. Grenier
New York was not attacked because the terrorists had something against New York. New York was attacked because it is the symbolic capital of the country Jerrold Nadler
When the population does not feel secure, it is very difficult to win their hearts and minds. Connie Rice
I always blamed Israel for my father's death, because that's what I was taught. I never looked at why Israel killed my father. They killed my father because the Fedayeen were killing Israelis. They killed my father because when I was growing up, we had to recite poetry pledging jihad against Israel. We would have tears in our eyes, pledging that we wanted to die. I speak to people who think there was no terrorism against Israel before the '67 war. How can they deny it? My father died in it. Nonie Darwish
We need the help of Muslims to defeat the terrorists—so we have to care what they think [about us]. Robert Satloff
If they [terrorists] are going to send an atomic bomb into this country, they’re going to wrap it in marijuana and send it in with the millions of pounds of marijuana that comes across the border. John Sopko
The war on terrorism is a war of ideas. Thomas Friedman
We are perceived as a nation at war with Muslims. This debilitating and dangerous perception must be reversed. Chuck Hagel
… selective terrorism Michael Collins
My mission was not to assure that little girls could go to school in Afghanistan. My mission was not to establish a legal system in Afghanistan. That was not my mission. My mission was to destroy Al Quaeda and to do that we had to overthrow the Taliban. Cofer Black
Find Al Quaeda and Kill Them Henry Crumpton
… official and unofficial terrorism. Official terrorism - which is the more dangerous - consists of all acts that are supported by an internationally recognized quarter or State, whether by the army of that State or individual elements or in the form of an operation for the benefit of the said quarter. Opposing this type of terrorism is unofficial terrorism. Muhammad Ali Taskhiri
In the Koran, Allah states that the believing men and women have permission to murder anyone responsible for the killing of other believing men and women. Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar
Monsters remain human beings. In fact, to reduce them to a subhuman level is to exonerate them of their acts of terrorism and mass murder — just as animals are not deemed morally responsible for killing. Insisting on the humanity of terrorists is, in fact, critical to maintaining their profound responsibility for the evil they commit. And, if they are human, then they must necessarily not be treated in an inhuman fashion. You cannot lower the moral baseline of a terrorist to the subhuman without betraying a fundamental value. That is why the Geneva Conventions have a very basic ban on "cruel treatment and torture," and "outrages upon personal dignity, in particular humiliating and degrading treatment" — even when dealing with illegal combatants like terrorists. Andrew Sullivan
… the answer to the attacks must be more democracy and more openness. Otherwise, those who were behind them will have achieved their goals. Jens Stoltenberg
In Islamic society all men, soldiers and civilians are considered fighters for Allah and everyone is supposed to fight against the infidel enemy. This explains why during Islamic invasions in India, the entire population, even non-combatant civilians were subjected to slaughter by the Mohammedans. Arvind Ghosh
We can not allow a terrorist state to become a nuclear power. Daniel Burton
The defeat of terrorism in Punjab … was unambiguously the result of the counter-terrorist measures implemented in the state by the security forces. Moreover, the use of this coercive force was (and is) not just a necessary expedient, but a fundamental obligation and duty of constitutional government, and its neglect inflicts great and avoidable suffering on the innocent and law abiding K. P. S. Gill
Terrorism and its executioners have their own agenda, entirely independent of the popular will, of democratic considerations or institutions, or of the aspirations and desires of the community they claim to represent. They are defeated, not by the operation of some mystical force called ‘popular will’, but by the force of arms. Their activities are not some convenient substitute for the ballot box; they are an absolute rejection of every value integral to democracy. K. P. S. Gill
It is only through the complete and surgical isolation of the extremist element within Islamic nations and societies that a way can be found out of the tidal wave of terror and hatred that is being built up. K. P. S. Gill
The entire civilized world, the world that has been painstakingly claimed by liberal democracy, must now accept the inescapable and inevitable truth: there can be no compromise with terrorism and its perpetrators. This is a lesson that India must also learn in its fruitless and suicidal quest for a ‘negotiated solution’ with mass murderers, or with their state sponsors in Pakistan. The world must understand, equally, that there is no geographical ‘locus’ of terrorism; terrorism is not just a threat to the limited areas where it temporarily finds the largest number of its victims. K. P. S. Gill
Successful counter-terrorist strategies are based on accurate and detailed intelligence on terrorist networks and activities K. P. S. Gill
The United States, … and all civilized nations must have zero tolerance for terrorism. Otherwise, we sink into a swamp of moral relativism and strategic myopia. Robert Blackwill
You are either with us or against us… George W. Bush
Pakistan has a firm position of principle in the international battle against terrorism. We reject terrorism in all its forms and manifestations anywhere in the world. Pervez Musharraf
If Pakistan claims to be a crucial partner in the international coalition against terrorism, how can it continue to use terrorism as an instrument of state policy against India? How can the international coalition condone Pakistan-directed killings of thousands of innocent civilians – women and children included – to promote a bizarre version of ‘self-determination’? Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Bush wants the world to embrace Christianity. Muslims are being oppressed in Kashmir, Palestine, Bosnia, Chechnya and India. Muslim women are being raped in these countries. Jihad, under such a situation becomes obligatory… War with the infidels will not end through negotiations but through fighting. There is no possibility of compromise with the infidels. Hafiz Abdul Salam
Desperate times require desperate measures. Violence is not only the answer. It is the only answer. Andrew Joseph Stack
I, for one, am at the end of my rope when it comes to supporting a policy that has our soldiers patrolling the same streets in the same way, being blown up by the same bombs day after day. That is absurd. It may even be criminal . I cannot support that anymore . I believe we need to figure out how to fight the war on terror and to do it right. So either we clear and hold and build, or let's go home. Gordon H. Smith
Not an eye for an eye, not a tooth for a tooth; that is completely wrong. But for an eye, both the eyes; for a tooth, the whole jaw Arun Shourie
Please don't intervene. Please leave us alone. It is my job and we can cope with this matter. We are trying to explain this to foreigners. But if they do not understand or ignore our explanation, I don't care because we are not begging them for food. Thaksin Shinawatra
Today's terrorist is tomorrow's friend. We were the ones that worked with Saddam Hussein. The United States worked with bin Laden. Al Sharpton
The point of terrorism is to cause terror, sometimes to further a political goal and sometimes out of sheer hatred. The people terrorists kill are not the targets; they are collateral damage. And blowing up planes, trains, markets or buses is not the goal; those are just tactics. The real targets of terrorism are the rest of us: the billions of us who are not killed but are terrorized because of the killing. The real point of terrorism is not the act itself, but our reaction to the act. And we're doing exactly what the terrorists want. Bruce Schneier
The terrorists … are giving Islam a bad name. And what the West must do is ask the Politically incorrect questions and we Americans of Arab and Muslim origin owe them honest answers Nonie Darwish
This is an eternal war against terrorism. It’s like a war on dandruff. Gore Vidal
More people have been hit by lightening than who have contracted anthrax. Let’s just settle down. John McCain
In the war against terror, we have no stronger ally than Israel. John McCain
When a country harbors or assists terrorists, that nation forfeits its sovereignty. Joseph R. Biden Jr.
Direct action means resort to non-constitutional methods that can take any form which many suit the conditions under which we live. We cannot eliminate any methods. Liaqat Ali Khan
I don’t know how many foreign fighters we captured who had come to fight because of Abu Gharib. Stanley A. McChrystal
The problem of terrorism has cost my country 6,000 soldiers and 30,000 civilians…. We have had more losses to terrorism than any other country…. Terrorism is a problem for the entire world. Sherry Rehman
The humanitarian in theory is the terrorist in action. Isabel Paterson
There is a lot of talk of the growth of radicalization [of Moslems in America]. Yes there has been growth, but between December 11, 2001 and December 31, 2009, we had 46 cases prosecuted… so I would say that the number of extremists are very small. Let’s stay calm. Robert M. Gates
Tell the terrorists that we will not give in to your demands. We insist you free the hostages. If you do not do so peacefully, we are ready to use force…. The only ‘deal’ we are prepared to do with you is this: If you surrender without a fight, you will stay alive. Benjamin Netanyahu
The media can be a megaphone for terrorists to communicate their message. The media should put things in perspective and context and not instinctively do what the terrorists want the media to do. Juan Manuel Santos
If you attack innocent American civilians, we will follow you to the end of the Earth. Joseph R. Biden Jr.
I would willingly lead a mob in lynching a Negro who had committed an assault upon a white woman. Benjamin Ryan Tillman
Any government that chooses to be an ally of terror has also chosen to be an enemy of civilization. George W. Bush
Fear of danger is ten thousand times more terrifying than danger itself. Daniel Defoe
Justice has been done. Barack Obama
Don't let the zealots make Muslim a terrifying word. Salman Rushdie
We need to stop the flow of suicide bombers, we need to stop the fatwas (religious edicts) coming from Saudis to justify the killings of innocent Iraqis. Mowaffak Rubaie
Most victims of terrorism have been Muslim. So there’s not a war between Muslims and non-Muslims, but between extremists and moderates of all the religions. Rania Al-Abdullah
It is an honor for us to be accused of believing in the culture of martyrdom. What is martyrdom? It is death for the sake of Allah, and in defense of what is just... Naim Qassem
There are clerics who oppose martyrdom operations in Palestine. By these operations Allah has compensated the Palestinians for their lack of strength. They do not, as the Zionists do, have Apache helicopters, warplanes, tanks, missiles. Allah has compensated them for this with these human bombs. This is divine justice. Yusuf al Qaradawi
We are successful every time. Martyrdom, victory, fighting with the infidel is always a success. Dadullah Akhund
It's the fault of the liberals and the media and the Democrats, that from the very beginning have tried to undermine the will of the American people to fight this [war on terror] Tom DeLay
Fighting terrorism cannot allow one to be intimidated….We must take this fight to the terrorists. Condoleeza Rice
We must try to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend. Margaret Thatcher
The guillotine governs. Bertrand Barere de Vieuzac
Any time bombs are used against innocent civilians, it is an act of terror. Barack Obama
It’s really important that civic rituals like the Marathon and other large civic gatherings go on—that we not surrender our public occasions to terror. Deval Patrick
We can have vigilance without fear. Deval Patrick
Boko Haram Translation: Western education is sinful Mohammed Yusuf
Government ransom payments have made hostage taking a lucrative business…. Europe owes the people of the Sahel — and European citizens — a commitment to refuse ransom money to terrorists anywhere. The only thing that Mr. Belmokhtar [a terrorst leader] and his ilk should expect from the international community is overwhelming force of the sort Algeria demonstrated during the hostage crisis last month. Only by showing them that hostage-taking by terrorists is futile can security in the Sahel be re-established. Otherwise, another Mali is waiting to happen — somewhere nearby. Nasser Weddady
The big priorities will focus on the security and economic side because they really go hand in hand. Scott McLennan
The most potent long term weapon against jihadists is moderate Arabs and South Asians, not American soldiers. David Stephenson Rohde
When you attack one Muslim, you attack all Muslims. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
The difference between the revolutionary and the terrorist lies in the reason for which he fights. Yasser Arafat
Terrorists hate the ideas America has championed around the world. It is inevitable that people will wonder if there are intellectual connections with others who have turned to violence to attack international finance, globalization and the United States Robert Zoellick
Stop Killer Drones Anonymous
Guantanamo Bay has likely created more terrorists in the world that it has detained. Barack Obama
I immediately sent a regiment up with orders to destroy the place, leaving [at least] one house. . . . The regiment has returned and Randolph is gone. It is no use tolerating such acts as firing on [civilian] steamboats. Punishment must be speedy, sure, and exemplary. . . . I would not do wanton mischief or destruction, but so exposed are our frail boats, that we must protect them by all the terrors by which we can surround [them]. . . . The town was of no importance, but the example should be followed up on all similar occasions. William Tecumseh Sherman
Modern day Americans seem loathe to do the right thing unless it is also the smart thing – even “compassionate release” has to be touted for its cost-saving virtues. Diane McWhorter
I’m letting the world know, my sister didn’t die for freedom. My sister died because they put a bomb in that church and they murdered her. Sarah Collins Rudolph
The Fiery Cross Ku Klux Klan
My worthy subjects, citizens of the Invisible Empire, Klansmen all, greetings. It grieves me to be late. The President of the United States kept me unduly long counseling on matters of state. Only my plea that this is the time and the place of my coronation obtained for me surcease from his prayers for guidance. David Curtiss Stephenson
The Taliban has not really studied Islam…They only know jihad and fighting… they are using the name of Islam for their purposes Malala Yousafzai
Terrorists are afraid of women being educated. Malala Yousafzai
The struggle waged in Muslim societies against extremism is one of the most important—and overlooked—human rights struggles in the world. Karima Bennoune
Either we agree that any terrorism is unacceptable, or we will be playing a double-standard game where some son of a bitch is okay because he is our son of a bitch. Sergei Lavrov
Embassies are fixed assets and as such are always subject to terrorist attacks. Martin E. Dempsey
It is better to support the prophet by attacking those who slander him than it is to travel to a land of Jihad like Iraq or Afghanistan. Anwar al-Awlaki
To the American people … nine years after 9/11, nine years of spending, and nine years of beefing up security you are still unsafe even in the holiest and most sacred of days to you, Christmas Day…. Anwar al-Awlaki
The important lesson to learn here is never, ever trust a kuffar [non-Muslim]. Do not trust them! [They] are plotting to kill this religion. They're plotting night and day. Anwar al-Awlaki
[Ronald] Reagan talked tough on terrorism, but after 241 marines were killed in a suicide attack in Beirut, he did not hesitate to draw down U. S. Forces from a peripheral conflict in Lebanon. Daniel Drezner
We demand .. the government of the rightly guided caliphate, which is established on the basis of the sovereignty of sharia and not on the whims of the majority. Ayman Al-Zawahiri
The mujahid Islamic movement will not achieve victory against the global infidel alliance unless is possesses a base in the heart of the Islamic world. Ayman Al-Zawahiri
The international Jewish-Crusader alliance, led by America will not allow any Muslim force to obtain power in any of the Muslim lands … It will impose sanctions on whoever helps it … Therefore to adjust to this new reality, we must prepare ourselves for a battle that is not confined to a single region but rather includes the apostate domestic enemy and the Ayman Al-Zawahiri
As for these extremists, here’s what those who would cowardly attack our civilians don’t get. The United States is never going to retreat from the world. We don't get terrorized. We’re going to keep standing up for our interests. We're going to keep standing up for the security of our citizens. We're going to keep standing up for human rights and dignity for people wherever they live. We’re going to keep working with our allies and our partners. We're going to keep offering a future of hope and progress -- in stark contrast to terrorists who only know how to kill and destroy and maim. And like generations before us, the United States of America is going to remain the greatest force for freedom that the world has ever known. Barack Obama
Terrorism is theater …. Terrorists want a lot of people watching, not a lot of people dead. Brian Jenkins
Even when deterrence is appropriate, it might not work—for example against an enemy who is suicidal or invulnerable to a counterattack. Richard K. Betts
If the situation persists, the secretary of state may find himself required by law to place Pakistan in the U.S. Government state sponsors of terrorism list…. You must take concrete steps to curtail assistance to militants and not allow their training camps to operate in Pakistan or Azad Kashmir. Nicholas Platt
What we wanted to do was have a terror campaign to terrify Arbenz particularly to terrify his troops, much as the German Stuka bombers terrified the population of Holland at the onset of World War II. E. Howard Hunt
Al Qaeda’s presence in Pakistan and Yemen … is facilitated less by the states’ weakness than by the ruling regime’s unwillingness to combat Islamic extremism—and indeed, their decision to embrace jihadi groups. Stewart Patrick
Terrorism is only a problem in failed states with significant Muslim populations. James Traub
The rise of terrorism and unconventional weapons will end the relative invulnerability of the U. S. homeland …. A direct attack against American citizens on American soil is likely over the next quarter of a century. U. S. Commission on National Security / 21st Century
Bomb dogs just may be the most overlooked troops in the war on terror. Joshua Levine
We must make this battle very violent, such that death is a heartbreak away, so that the two groups will realize that entering this battle will frequently lead to death. That will be a powerful motive for the individual to choose to fight in the ranks of the people of truth in order to die well, which is better than dying for falsehood and losing both this world and the next. Abu Bakr Naji
Due to the killing of believing men and women under the direction of the United States government, I have decided to take advantage of my presence on United States soil … to take the lives of as many Americans and American sympathizers as I can in order to punish the United States for their immoral activities around the world. In the Koran, Allah states that the believing men and women have permission to murder anyone responsible for the killing of other believing men and women. Mohammed Taheri-Azar
The legal foundation for the targeted killing campaign is not simply shaky, but rotten. Jameel Jaffer
You couldn’t truly fight terror while working with Pakistan, the greatest shelter for terrorists. Bernard-Henri Levy
The lack of U. S. Capability to rapidly recognize, respond, and recover from a biological attack is the most significant failure identified in this report card. Especially troubling is the lack of priority given to the development of medical countermeasures … the vaccines and medicines that would be required to mitigate the consequences of an attack. National Biodefense Science Board
Biological terrorism poses the ultimate asymmetric threat but it should be considered in the same class as the nuclear threat. Heidi Avery
I am unable to tell a quarter of a billion Americans what we are doing on their behalf, because if I did, it would become the table of contents of the training manual of the enemy. Michael Hayden
What the United States tastes today is a very small thing compared to what we have tasted for tens of years. Our nation has been tasting this humiliation and contempt for more than eighty years. It’s sons are being killed, its blood is being shed, its holy places are being attacked, and it is not being ruled according to what God has decreed. Osama bin Laden
We love death as much as the Westerners love life. Therefore we will win. Osama bin Laden
This ruling to kill Americans and their allies—civilians and military—is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it … Osama bin Laden
My sons are ready to die. Your sons still want to live. Osama bin Laden
I'm fighting so I can die a martyr and go to heaven to meet God. Osama bin Laden
Here is America struck by God Almighty in one of its vital organs, so that its greatest buildings are destroyed. God has blessed a group of vanguard Muslims, the forefront of Islam, to destroy America. Osama bin Laden
In our religion [Islam], there is a special place in the hereafter for those who participate in jihad. Osama bin Laden
What about Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Were there not innocent civilians there? We are simply taking the rules of engagement that you have invented and turning them back against you. Osama bin Laden
The United States is as weak as the Soviet Union. If enough pressure is applied to them, they will pull out of the Middle East. Osama bin Laden
Acquiring weapons for the defense of Moslems is a religious duty. If I have indeed acquired these weapons, then I thank God for enabling me to do so. And if I seek to acquire these weapons, I am carrying out a duty. It would be a sin for Moslems not to try to possess the weapons that would prevent the infidels from inflicting harm on Moslems. Osama bin Laden
The reason the U. S. has never had a major terrorist problem is that you can't rally public support of terrorism, because the channels are open to legitimate protest. William Colby
We will not give immunity to any terrorist anywhere. Ariel Sharon
Russians are too kind, they lack the ability to apply determined methods of revolutionary terror. Vladimir Lenin; Nikolai
Islamic terrorism is the handiwork of people who’ve heeded, not hijacked, Islam. Ilana Mercer
Terror consists mostly of useless cruelties perpetrated by frightened people in order to reassure themselves. Friedrich Engels
If we approach the war on terrorism with the fervor of a Christian jihad against Islam, our battle is already lost, for we have become what we opposed and we are now the fundamentalists…. My comfort and liberty must not be won by the sacrifices of a new and foreign poor now paying the price for our moral failings of diplomacy. economy and statesmanship, turning our Republic into an Empire. Joshua Casteel
Protest is when I say this does not please me. Resistance is when I ensure what does not please me occurs no more. Ulrike Meinhof
We can't expect to get anywhere unless we resort to terrorism: speculators must be shot on the spot. Moreover, bandits must be dealt with just as resolutely: they must be shot on the spot. Vladimir Lenin; Nikolai
Terrorism often finds a home in states mired in civil war … Daniel Byman
The nature of our enemy is changing. It used to be nation states. Now it is individuals. Michael Hayden
… terrorism is a plague in our countries. It compounds our development problems. Macky Sall
Drones have turned Al Qaeda’s command and training structures into a liability, forcing the group to choose between having no leaders and risking dead leaders. Daniel Byman
We now have an accepted practice of the President assassinating people who he thinks are bad guys. I think it’s sad. Ronald E. Paul
We cannot fight air strikes with explosives. Osama bin Laden
We have won this war. We have chased out the terrorists. Francois Hollande
A series of barbarous terrorist acts directed against innocent people fills us with resentment and indignation. Please convey our sincere sympathy to the victims’ relatives … and to the entire American people. We understand your grief and your pain only too well. The Russians have experienced fear of terrorism themselves. There is no doubt that such inhuman action should not go unpunished. The entire international community should rally together in the struggle against terrorism.. Vladimir Putin
The world around us is constantly changing, and so do the threats that we face. Thomas Carper
Any major Lebanese politician who opposes Syria is in danger. Fouad Ajami
There are four Muslim families in San Angelo...and that's four too many …. There is 1.6 billion...Muslims in the world, and they claim that only 10 percent of the Muslims is radical Islamists. That means there is 160 million Muslim terrorists in the world. Terry Campbell
The Internet has made it easier for those who want to attack the American way of life to identify like-minded individuals to carry out their terroristic plans Zane David Memeger
Your biggest threat is bin Laden! Bill Clinton
Detain terrorists … set up detention facilities outside the United States. George W. Bush
I will collect my people and we will fight in the open, and if we cannot win there, we will go underground. Kotee Kotthammarung
We could have prevented the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon if we had 20,000 troops shoulder to shoulder. Angus King
it is not sufficient to just say “Death to America”. We must take action. Hassan Rouhani
If we … are going to ask the decent, silent majority of Muslim men -- and women -- to have the courage to face down the extremist bullies, then we need to have the courage and character to stand shoulder to shoulder with them doing it. John Reid
Today's terrorism is not the product of a traditional history of anarchism, nihilism, or fanaticism. It is instead the contemporary partner of globalization. Jean Baudrillard
Modern civilization is highly computerrorized. Andrzej Majewski
Reconstruction did not fail. It was overthrown. Douglas R. Egerton
I have never said that the terrorists' interpretation of Islam is the accurate or correct one. But I have pointed out that the terrorists portray themselves quite successfully among Muslims as the exponents of true and pure Islam, and moderates have mounted no successful response as yet. Robert Bruce Spencer
Terrorism has no motherland and terrorists have no nationality. Karen Demirchyan
Terrorism benefits the Arabs, it may lay waste the Yishuv and shake Zionism. But to follow in the Arabs' footsteps and ape their deeds is to be blind to the gulf between us. Our aims and theirs run counter: methods calculated to further theirs, are ruinous to us…. From Jewish terrorism against Arabs it is a short step to Jewish terrorism against Jews. David Ben-Gurion
Who could desire to see better sport Than Peelers groaning among the rocks Their skulls all fractured, their eyeballs broken, Their fine long noses and ears cut off. Anonymous
Hearken unto me, ye men if Ireland, and hear my voice! … Your eyes shall have no pity on the breed of Luther…. Behold, the day of the Lord cometh…. Their children also shall ye dash to pieces. Before your eyes their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished…. You see misery upon misery is come upon us …. We have nothing left but to die or starve…. Lament and morn, ye heretics, for the day of your destruction is come. Anonymous
In rushed a Body of Hellhounds—not content with cutting him and stabbing him in several places, they drew a cord round his neck until his Tongue was forced out—It they cut off and three fingers of his right hand—Then they cut out his wife’s tongue and … with a case knife cut off her thumb and four of her fingers one after another. She I fear cannot recover. There was in the house a brother of hers about 14 years old … his tongue, those merciless Villains cut out and cut the calf of his leg with a sword. Edward Hudson
What is happening in my constituency is very unfortunate and frightening. People are being killed by terrorists on a daily basis. Churches are being burnt, and if people like me who is also a member of the House Committee on Army, alerted military authorities based on intelligence reports that my village would be under attack and nothing was done to secure the area, then it is unfortunate, because the ordinary people that live in volatile areas are no longer safe and protected by our security outfits. Biye Peter Gumtha
Stopping terror is clearly a pretext. Glenn Greenwald
Grown men attempting to snuff out the aspirations of young girls Michelle Obama
We may be fighting the wrong enemy in the wrong country. Richard Holbrooke
If I was in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists. Sarah Palin
It was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. I got to see firsthand the sacrifices that Israelis make in the name of security because of the dangerous state of affairs there. Gabrielle Giffords
We cannot prevent rebels from entering cities and burning property.. Tomas Estrada Palma
What starts in the Middle East never stays in the Middle East.. John McLaughlin
That is the way it is in America and it is what makes us a great nation. True leaders must handle difficult situations or have competent people who handle those situations. Sources did give information of a general nature to the Administration and it is obvious that an attack still occurred. This is a more 'impeachable' offense than what was brought before the Congress. Fortunately, George W. Bush will in just a few days become our President. I can assure you that such situations will not be mishandled by his Administration. However general the information might be, the President-elect will act with authority to prevent such tragedies Trent Lott
We are not going to negotiate with anyone who is committed to our destruction. Ron Dermer
Drones are not going to solve the problem alone but they are part of the package. Jack Devine
There is nothing under the sun that does not change. Riyad H. Mansour
You do the best you can … if you make a mistake, you make a mistake. Michael Scheuer
It's always been hard for me to understand how we say people who support Osama Bin Laden or someone else like him – who are willing to give their lives to destroy the dictatorship in Saudi Arabia – how we can describe those people as people who hated freedom. It seems to me that their definition of freedom might be different than ours, but to oppose a dictatorship, one must want freedom in some kind of way. Michael Scheuer
We have an obligation to go after Al Qaeda wherever they are. Leon Panetta
Spain has been battling terrorism for 30 years while we were trading arms for hostages. Fareed Zakaria
Britain's anti-terror laws are an affront to democracy. Kenan Malik
9/11. For the West the attack on New York's World Trade Centre conjured up a terrifying new enemy: Islamic fundamentalism. For Muslims it appeared to open the floodgates to a new wave of hatred and discrimination. Suddenly, it seemed, racists had license to attack them, police to harass them, politicians and journalists to revile their religion. Kenan Malik
We pay a very heavy price for terrorism, not only because of the damage done by the terrorists but also because of the steps that we take to combat the terrorists. Gabriel Weimann
We may use or release terrorist groups to seek revenge. Mohamed Atta al-Moula Abbas
They don’t have any policy. They don’t have a tomorrow; they’re going back to yesterday. Shimon Peres
What else is in government’s files about the network of Saudis and other Arab expatriates in southern California who stepped forward to help two 9/11 hijackers during the year they lived in San Diego?. Phillip Shenon
Children are being beheaded, women are being raped, men are being crucified, and Christians are being forced to “convert or die”. This is the essence of radical Islam: the barbarians even kill Muslims, as well as Christians, Jews, and others who are not like them. William Anthony Donohue
Nigeria may have contained Ebola, but keeping Boko Haram from establishing an Islamic State will be a hard and bloody fight. Walter Russell Mead
Received phone call from Tom Donilon who stated that the President made a decision with regard to AC1 [Abbottabad Compound 1]. The decision is to proceed with the assault....The direction is to go in and get Bin Ladin and if he is not there, to get out. Those instructions were conveyed to Admiral McCraven at approximately 10:45 AM. Leon Panetta
The Islamic State’s signature black flag will fly over 10 Downing Street not to mention the White House. And it won’t happen peaceably, but only after a great battle that is now under way…. there will be a complete domination of the world by Islam. Anjem Choudary
Relying on the Iraqi Army to fight ISIS in Iraq is problematical, but there are no other options. Moshe Ya'Alon
The difference between Al Qaeda and ISIS is that instead of beheading their kidnapped victims, they shoot them in the head. Moshe Ya'Alon
People don’t get radicalized overnight. It’s a process that takes 3 or 4 years. Thomas Ken
Telling families of hostages that the United States will not pay ransom is as tough as anything I do.. Barack Obama
All extremists derive from one pool. This extreme mind-set is nurtured by religious rhetoric that needs to be reformed. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
Both the Irgun and the Lehi focused their attention on British military and governmental targets. Civilians were killed, but they were not generally targeted. The Jewish underground also often called in warnings before attacking targets ... Palestinian terrorism, on the other hand, has been often indiscriminate and frequently directed specifically at civilians. David I. Kurtzer
Notwithstanding the repeated denials of governments – terrorism can, in the right conditions and with the appropriate strategy and tactics, succeed in attaining at least some of its practitioners’ fundamental aims. Bruce Hoffman
Terrorism and peace are incompatible. Dore Gold
What use does a newborn infant have? Benjamin Franklin
I love being the mayor of a city that is not defined by the hate filled act of a killer, but is defined by the way we respond: The Love and Compassion and Unity. Buddy Dyer
They both share the same ideology. The Muslim Brotherhood is the origin of it all. [ISIS Al Qaeda & other islamic terrorist organizations] Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
How do you sell the Tenth Amendment to a community that was liberated by the federal government from state-sponsored terrorism? Avik Roy
These are horrible choices. On the one hand if you don't pay the ransom, you are putting the lives of the hostages in almost certain danger. On the other hand, if you do pay the ransom, you are enabling and increasing the likelihood of the kind of behavior that caused the problem in the first place. Lisa Monaco
We call upon you so you leave the life of humiliation, disgrace, degradation, subordination, loss, emptiness, and poverty [for] a lifetime of honor, respect, leadership, [and] riches…. You will have victory from Allah and an imminent conquest. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
A fear of Moslems is rational. Michael T. Flynn
Even if we Moslems believe that we have been the victims of crimes, we should not commit crimes in retaliation. It makes a mockery of our ethical and moral system. Omar Saif Ghobash
Bashar Assad's power over the areas of Syria under government control is slipping. Armed militias are growing stronger and the country's dictator can do nothing to stop them. Now, these fighters are taking over control in many areas, committing murder, looting and harassing civilians. And nobody can stop them, not even Assad himself. Indeed, the militias are now more powerful than even the country's dictator and have become the real holders of power in Syria. Fritz Schaap
Terrour...made short warres Thomas Dale
We are a pragmatic and civilized movement. We do not hate Jews. Hamas
If people knew the details about terrorism, they would not leave the house. John F. Kelly
Who was behind the attack on America of 2011? 15 of the 18 terrorists were from Saudi Arabia and the ideology that they followed was from Saudi Arabia …. Saudi Arabia has supported the Taliban and Al Qaeda before the United States was attacked. Most of their funds came from Saudi Arabian individuals. But more important, the ideology that they followed came from Saudi Arabia.Who was behind the attack on America of 2011? 15 of the 18 terrorists were from Saudi Arabia and the ideology that they followed was from Saudi Arabia …. Saudi Arabia has supported the Taliban and Al Qaeda before the United States was attacked. Most of their funds came from Saudi Arabian individuals. But more important, the ideology that they followed came from Saudi Arabia. Mohammad Javad Zarif
Extremism and terrorism are based on lack of hope and an ideology that takes advantage of that. Mohammad Javad Zarif
Refugees are not terrorists. They are the victims of terrorists .... In my experience people with terrorist intent do not choose the reugee route to enter a country. There is too much scruiteny and takes too long. They use ofher ways. Antonio Guterres
28,000 people were killed in the world last year by terrorists. Every death is a tragedy but we should keep this in perspective, After all, over 30,000 people last year were victims of gun death in the United States alone. Fareed Zakaria
The British cannot defeat us. We will tear out their sentimental, imperiaslistic heart. Irish Republican Army
Many threats to the homeland begin overseas, and that's where we need to be. James Nealand
You cannot fight one terrorist organization by making use of another terrorist organization. Yasar Halit Cevik