Why they fight us

Ex-CIA’er to Ex-KGB’er: Defeat, Mr. Putin, lies in ignoring the Islamists’ words and waging less than total war
by Michael Scheuer
non-intervention.com, 2015-11-12


Since the year of 1996,
Islamist leaders, sub-leaders, theologians, field commanders, and fighters-in-the-trenches have said

U.S./Western interventionism had motivated them to wage war,
that they would kill as many of their enemies as was necessary
to rid the Islamic world of Western military interventionists,
and that they were waging a religious war,
one that their faith required them to fight until they won
or were eradicated.

The Islamists also told their foes
that they intended to geographically expand their war
as quickly and as far as possible,
and that they believed that, while victory could only be granted by Allah,
they could assist the divinity by inflicting casualties
on their sophomoric, casualty averse-enemies.
They also explained that, Allah willing,
they would cause a steadily increasing drain on Western nations’ treasuries —
especially that of the United States —
which had already been bankrupted by
the devastatingly destructive spendthrifts who govern them.
Allah, it seems clear, has delivered in spades to those on whom his favor falls.


Muslim leader from CAIR tells CNN America bears some blame for terror attacks
Fox News, 2015-12-04

America bears some of the blame for the bloody wave of Islamic extremism that has brought terrorism to San Bernardino, Paris and locations around the world, according to a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

In a Friday CNN interview, Hussam Ayloush, of the group's Los Angeles chapter, said
American foreign policy has helped fuel the rage
that drives Muslim radicals to kill in the name of their faith.

“Let’s not forget that some of our own foreign policy,
as Americans, as the west,
have fueled that extremism,”

Ayloush told "New Day" host Chris Cuomo
during a discussion about Wednesday's terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Calif.,
where a Muslim married couple killed 14 and wounded 21
at a holiday party for the county health department that employed the husband, Syed Rizwan Farook.

Ayloush said U.S. support for repressive regimes in the Middle East, including Egypt,
“push people over to the edge.”

[Well, the question then becomes
"Which regimes is it okay for the U.S. to support?".
It may be quite difficult to find a regime that some group of people do not regard as repressive.]

“Then they become extremists,” said Ayloush.
“We are partly responsible. Terrorism is a global problem, not a Muslim problem.
And the solution has to be global. Everyone has a role in it.”

Cuomo did not challenge him on the assertion that American foreign policy triggered terrorism. In Egypt, former army general Abdel Fattah al-Sisi won election after first staging a military coup against Mohammed Morsi in 2013, after declaring Morsi was leading the constitutionally secular nation toward Islamicization.


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