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This area is inherently dangerous. We're there because ISIS and Al Qaeda are operating in that
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Oct 26 2017
“To say that a military tactic is legal, or effective, is not to say that it is wise or moral in every instance.” said Barack Obama speaking about Al-Qaeda. It’s one of the 357 quotes about Al-Qaeda you can find on this page. 260 people have said something about this topic. Among them: George W. Bush and John McCain. Browse the quotes by date and by name to find those that are relevant to you.
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Hans Michels

There are a lot of similarities with the aftermath of the second largely failed explosions on the London underground in 2005. In appearance and arrangement the remnants of the device seem highly similar to those of the hydrogen peroxide based devices of 2005. The size of the device and its containment in a plastic bucket is also the

Hans Michels

In particular much of the bucket still seems to be intact and there appear to be no victims with lethal impact wounds. I must speculate that either the mixture was not of the right composition or that the ignition system was inadequate or not properly placed. The fact that much of the bucket is intact supports the latter

Mitch McConnell

Why would we vote to rescind the authority to defeat Al Qaeda and leave our forces in the field questioning whether the elected officials here in Washington have any understanding as to what is occurring in the theaters of active hostilities? All that we do to defeat Al Qaeda and ISIL rests on this

Ata Ullah

Our primary objective is to liberate our people from the dehumanizing oppression perpetrated by all successive Burmese regimes. Terrorists go home!feedback

Paulo Sergio Pinheiro

The commission has not found any evidence that such an Al Qaeda meeting was taking

Ramzy Mardini

What you are seeing in the Middle East is a problem of militancy combined with ungoverned territory. That is the real problem, not which groups belong to Al Qaeda and how can we get rid of

Bruce Hoffman

No Qaeda threat has ever remained exclusively local. They have always eventually crossed borders and become regional in operations and attacks and certainly in fund-raising and

Gregory D. Johnsen

There is really not one Al Qaeda anymore. It has taken on the local flavor of wherever it is, although none of the groups have really disavowed transnational

Donald J. Trump

The American people are weary of war without victory. I share the American people's frustration. In the end, we will fight and we will win. A core pillar of our new strategy is a shift from a time-based approach to one based on conditions. I've said it many times how counterproductive it is for the United States to announce in advance the dates we intend to begin, or end, military options. A hasty withdrawal would create a vacuum that terrorists – including ISIS and Al Qaeda – would instantly fill, just as happened before September

Donald J. Trump

The consequences of a rapid exit are both predictable and unacceptable. A hasty withdrawal would create a vacuum that terrorists – including ISIS and Al Qaeda – would instantly fill, just as happened before September

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

Attacking our enemies, obliterating ISIS, crushing Al Qaeda, preventing the Taliban from taking over Afghanistan and stopping mass terror attacks against America before they

Donald J. Trump

A hasty withdrawal will create a vacuum that terrorists, including ISIS and al-Qaeda, would instantly fill. We cannot repeat in Afghanistan the mistake our leaders made in Iraq. When will we stop wasting our money on rebuilding Afghanistan? We must rebuild our country

Federico Santi - Eurasia Group

Circumstances are very different compared to the 2004 Madrid Al-Qaeda

William Bratton - New York City Police Department

It's low cost, low tech, very high impact and it follows the al-Qaeda and ISIS instructions to use guns, bullets, bombs and

James Clapper

A very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried Al

Remis Dandjinou

They [attackers] are confined to one part of the building they attacked. Security and elite forces are conducting an

Brett McGurk

Idlib Province is the largest Al Qaeda safe haven since 9/11. Idlib now is a huge

Jeff Davis - Navy

Make no mistake, AQAP, while we talk a lot about ISIS, AQAP is the organization that has more American blood on its hands. It is a deadly terrorist organization that has proven itself to be very effective in targeting and killing Americans and they have intent and aspirations to continue doing so. We are working to stop

Abdul Sallam

They were firing sound bombs on targets inside and outside the town as if to tell Al Qaeda to go before the arrival of the new

Donald J. Trump

Lebanon is on the front lines in the fight against ISIS, al-Qaeda and

Brian Dube

We were keeping in touch with the family. We were doing that all

Maite Nkoana-Mashabane

Beverley passed on in May 2017 without seeing her son back home. The government once again extends its deepest condolences to Stephen and his

Imtiaz Sooliman

We pushed for many months to say, He's got no money… he's alone. He's mother passed away. We pushed for it on compassionate

Malcolm McGown

It was a big surprise when Stephen walked through the door. He felt as sound and as strong as

Maite Nkoana-Mashabane

The South African government does not subscribe to payment of ransoms. That's why I focused on the work we have been doing in the past six years: campaigning, engaging with governments, and with the captors the way we know how. That's what we have been doing. And that's what we can

Maite Nkoana-Mashabane

Is he receiving the necessary support – the requisite for any South African citizen who had gone through this very, very painful experience? The answer is

Alex Entz

Yemeni officials estimate AQAP needs about $10 million per year to operate. Given the surplus the group earned in Mukalla from taxes and bank looting, it is likely that the group maintains considerable cash

Tahir Aziz

You could just be talking about general stuff, Syria or the infighting between Isis and Al

Daniel Furner

There is no association whatsoever between my client and Khuram Butt. The bulk of our costs related to demonstrating that the Home Office had been wrong to say my client would not be tortured on return to Jordan. The Home Office now accepts we were right about

Omar Saif Ghobash

We have all kinds of recordings taking place where they (Qatar) are coordinating with al Qaeda in

Sarah Margon - Human Rights Watch

It is hard to understand how the Pentagon can determine with such confidence who was and who wasn't killed in the attack when those conducting the investigation did not actually speak with anyone present at the time of the attack – or even anyone who might have been there right

Paul Bontrager - Army

A concern from this strike is that all the best information did not make it to the target engagement authority at the time he had to make the decision about the strike. We considered media reports that indicated a large number of civilians were killed, but our investigation did not uncover evidence to support those claims. We are not aware of large numbers of civilians being treated in hospitals after the strike. We struck our intended target and eliminated several al Qaeda

Paul Bontrager - Army

This investigation found that the strike complied with operational and legal requirements. We are confident this was a meeting of al-Qaeda members and leaders; this was not a meeting of civilians. Any structure at all, if it's being used for a military purpose, can be struck, can be a legal target to

Sarah Margon - Human Rights Watch

We found no evidence to support the allegations that the mosque was a meeting place for members of Al Qaeda in Syria or other armed

Mike Phelan - Manchester City

We're always concerned about copy cats. And to that end, during the evening I was in constant contact with the chief commissioner of Victoria Police but also in contact with police commissioner colleagues around the country. And making sure that all the intelligence that was coming and information coming from this investigation is being passed around to all state jurisdictions so everybody is on the same

Graham Ashton

We're aware of online, them having claimed responsibility, but then they always tend to jump up and claim responsibility every time something happens so we note that that has happened. But he's also made statements last night around al

Simon Pristel

We asked her more information, at that point a man came on the same line and said 'This is for IS [Daesh, ISIS], this is for Al-Qaeda'. We asked for more information and that's when he hung

Cameron Colquhoun

I spent eight years looking at Al Qaeda, and one of the things I remember from my time is the fact that some of the baddest dudes in Al Qaeda were Libyan. When I looked at the Islamic State, the same thing was happening. They were the most hard-core, the most violent – the ones always willing to go to extremes when others were not. The Libyans represented the elite troops, and clearly ISIS capitalized on

Steven Stalinsky

People loyal to al-Qaeda and against the Islamic State are looking for inspiration, and they realize that he can provide it. But for today's youth, you need more than audio and an old

Osama bin Laden

What truly makes me sad, is the mujahideen legions have marched and I have not joined them. Hamza is one of the mujahideen, and he bears their thoughts and worries. And at the same time, he can interact with the [Muslim]

Bruce Riedel - The Brookings Institution

Hamza is the most charismatic and potent individual in the next generation of jihadis simply because of his lineage and history. At a time when Zawahiri and al-Baghdadi seem to be fading, Hamza is the heir

Osama bin Laden

If you think that the crime you perpetrated in Abbottabad has gone by with no reckoning, you are wrong. Yours will be a harsh reckoning. We are a nation that does not rest over

Bruce Hoffman

He brings assurance that, even though al-Qaeda has been hammered in recent years, it's still in good hands, with a junior bin Laden who is ideally situated to carry on the struggle. Since a very young age, Hamza bin Laden wanted to follow in his father's footsteps. And from al-Qaeda's perspective, now is the critical time for him to come of age and assume the reins of

Michael Downing

This is something we've been anticipating, something we've seen in the electronic magazines of Al Qaeda and ISIS. They encourage attacks on stadiums and arenas, malls, transportation

Sadiq Khan

Emergency services prepare day in, day out for these situations. Our plans are well rehearsed and well prepared. There will be additional police officers on London's streets over the coming days including additional armed officers. You will also see some military personnel around

Michael McCaul

I wonder if there's some connection between these visits and how he's condemned the radical Islamist terror, and then the response we see in

H.R. McMaster

President Trump understands that 'America First' does not mean America alone, To the contrary, prioritizing America's interests means strengthening alliances. He will encourage our Arab and Muslim partners to take bold, new steps to promote peace and to confront those, from ISIS to al Qaeda to Iran to the Assad regime, who perpetuate chaos and violence that has inflicted so much suffering throughout the Muslim world and

Daniel Byman - The Brookings Institution

Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Syria, and Pakistan have all reportedly penetrated Al Qaeda with human assets. In some cases, certain of these countries will 'run' the agent in cooperation with the United

Rod Nordland

I think both in Iraq and Afghanistan it's been the single biggest recruiting tool, death through airstrikes especially, for the Taliban and for Al Qaeda and its allied groups in Iraq. Airstrikes have almost never succeeded, especially against irregular forces, or with very limited objectives. I can think of one case where they succeeded, against Milosevic in Serbia, but even that is debatable, the Russians withdrew

Aden Ibrahim

A suicide car bomb was driven into the cafeteria before exploding. We do not know about casualties

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

We do not differentiate between terrorist organizations. Daesh, YPG, Al Qaeda are all the same for us. It is our mutual responsibility to scrape away their

Marc Ginsberg

[The Russians] have heard all these arguments before from the Americans. And they don't think that Mr. Tillerson has much behind him to show that he can compel the Russians to do anything. Even though Assad ultimately may be expendable, Russia has an enormous strategic stake in the Assad regime. The United States has no real stake in the future of Syria, provided that we're able to eliminate the threat of extremism that is ISIS as well as the remnants of a resurgent Al-Qaeda inside Syria. If the Russians have doubled down to support Assad, the Iranians have tripled

David Lesch

I think they were overconfident. I think they felt that they could certainly get away with it – if in fact [al-]Assad did order this – because Idlib is controlled by al-Qaeda affiliates and the Russians are striking there, and the US has also struck

Mitch McConnell

Indeed, if through this limited strike the President's credibility is not restored, because Assad uses chemical weapons again, what then? Add new targets aimed at toppling the regime which end up jeopardizing control of these same chemical weapons stashes – allowing them to fall into the hands of Al Qaeda or others intent on using them against the United States or our allies. Where would the cycle of escalation end?feedback

Omara Khan Masoudi

I'm very happy to see the president pay attention to the reconstruction of this palace. It's really important. The media now is celebrating this as the land of terrorism, Al Qaeda and Taliban. This is something

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

The death of Qari Yasin is evidence that terrorists who defame Islam and deliberately target innocent people will not escape

Charlie Savage

Any Islamic State detainee would have legal standing to get a court to rule on the question of whether the group is legitimately part of the war against Al

Rex W. Tillerson

The United States will increase our pressure on ISIS and al Qaeda and will work to establish interim zones of stability, through ceasefires, to allow refugees to return home. As a coalition we are not in the business of nation building or

Abu Mohammad al-Golani

Let's put our hands together and open a new page in our revolution in order to protect our

Hashem al-Sheik

We will escalate our operations in the coming days, and our soldiers will reach them in the heart of their

Jeff Davis - Navy

We struck a meeting of senior al Qaeda terrorists, some of these were likely high value individuals, we're currently assessing

Matt Jacobs

The defendant embraced terrorism at a young age and made it his life's

Bridget M. Rohde

As demonstrated by this case, the United States will be tireless in its efforts to hold al-Qaida members accountable when they target American citizens serving their country

Melody Wells

The defendant is a man who made terrorism his life story. He made a career out of violent

Michael Brendan Dougherty

The U.S. role in the war is substantial. Saudi Arabia buys most of its weapons from the U.S. Its pilots are trained by the United States. And the United States refuels Saudi planes in the air. The U.S. military is widely believed to be helping the Saudis choose targets. And U.S. special [operations] forces are on the ground in Yemen, ostensibly to fight local al Qaeda

Joseph Votel - Army

I think we had a good understanding of exactly what happened . . . and we've been able to pull lessons learned out of that we will apply in future

Joseph Votel - Army

We lost a lot on this operation. We lost a valued operator; we had people wounded; we caused civilian casualties; lost an expensive

Khalil el Shamri

We are here to tell the United Nations that it is now accused of (contributing to) the starvation of the people of Yemen. It is now responsible for the displacement of the Yemeni people. We are here for all Yemeni people, not a certain political

Elisabeth Kendall

Trump has created an upsurge in militant jihadist attention on America – it was previously on America but also on many other targets like Shiites in Yemen, Iraq, and even Syria – but this has really refocused attention on America

Mohammed Alfatemi

Some homes were damaged in the attack. The house of Atef Saad, an AQAP leader, was partially damaged due to a missile that exploded next to his home. We were told that he was not in his house at that

Salem al-Marqashi

We believe that the soldiers were American because they came from the battleships and it is known to the fishermen and locals in the area that the battleships in that area are American. The locals saw them from a distance of about one kilometer [0.6 mile]

Ramzi al-Fadhli

Footprints from soldiers and police dogs have been seen in the area of Mowjan. . . . We are also looking into the purpose behind the American soldiers' landing in the area and what their mission

Jeff Davis - Navy

We have U.S. Special Operations forces that go in and out of Yemen to assist our partner forces in fighting

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

I haven't had the chance to speak with [Trump] directly about that, but I would imagine that he would be supportive of

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

I haven't had the chance to speak with him directly about that, but I would imagine that he would be supportive of that. I know that he paid the ultimate sacrifice when he went on that mission. And I know that the mission has a lot of different critics, but it did yield a substantial amount of very important intel and resources that helped save American lives and other

Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed

I tell those misguided people, they should come back to their country as we are ready to give them the support they need to integrate within the community, to work and have a peaceful existence. To those who work with Al Qaeda, al Shabaab and ISIL, we tell you your time is

Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed

To those who work with al Qaeda, al Shabaab and IS (Islamic State), your time is finished. You have been misled, destroyed property and killed many Somalis. Come and we shall give you good

Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed

Our government will not loot but will help its people. We shall fight insecurity, economic crisis and

Aziz Mabkhout

If you want to hunt al Qaeda, you can find them in the surrounding mountains not in this small village. ... The Americans' information was

Saleh Mohsen al-Ameri

Hours later, we pulled her body back and found the child unconscious but alive, covered in his mother's

Abdullah al-Joufi

There was random shooting at anything that moved, the entire place was on fire. If you have a head, you better keep it down. This is what we

John McCain

My understanding of the parameters of the raid were that they wanted to capture individuals, and obviously they didn't want to kill children or

John McCain

Every military operation has objectives. And while many of the objectives of the recent raid in Yemen were met, I would not describe any operation that results in the loss of American life as a success. Going forward, I am confident that our military will act on lessons learned from this operation to strengthen our fight against our terrorist

John McCain

When you lose a $75 million airplane and, more importantly, [an] American life is lost … I don't believe that you can call it a success. Unfortunately, the prison had been evacuated. But the brave men who [went] on that mission and risked their lives in an effort to rescue us prisoners of war were genuine American heroes. Because the mission failed did not in any way diminish their bravery and courage and willingness to sacrifice for their fellow Americans who were being held captive. Mr. Spicer should know that

John Thomas - International Security

The objective was site exploitation to find out more about how AQAP operates, functions, and how they communicate with each

Eric Trager

The (Trump) administration has signaled repeatedly that it sees the Muslim Brotherhood as virtually indistinguishable from groups like al Qaeda or even Islamic State. This is something Cairo is very excited about and Arab partners favor as

John McCain

I would not describe any operation that results in the loss of American life as a success. When you lose a $75 million airplane and, more importantly, an American life is lost … I don't believe you can call it a success. Many years ago, when I was imprisoned in North Vietnam, there was an attempt to rescue the POWs. Unfortunately, the prison had been evacuated, but the brave men who took – risked their lives in an effort to rescue us prisoners of war were genuine American

Mark Toner

Yemen suffers most directly from the threat of AQAP and President Hadi has been a stalwart partner in the fight against AQAP and ISIS. We will continue to work with him and his representatives to ensure that this important partnership remains solid in order to ultimately eradicate AQAP/ISIS from Yemen. The United States conducts operations consistent with international law and in coordination with the government of Yemen. We will not relent in our mission to degrade, disrupt and destroy al Qaeda and

Sean Spicer

The raid that was conducted in Yemen was an intelligence-gathering raid. That's what it was. It was highly successful. It achieved the purpose it was going to get, save the loss of life that we suffered and the injuries that

Juan C. Zarate

Certainly if the goal is to capture the leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, that didn't happen. It wasn't successful in that regard. On the other hand, a number of al Qaeda leaders were killed, and al Qaeda was disrupted, at least in terms of that cell. They understand that the U.S. is willing to lean forward and perhaps they're being deterred or disrupted in their activities. And we may have collected incredibly valuable intelligence that will lead to further disruptions and further counterterrorism activities down the

David Hale

Neither person is charged with plotting any attacks on American soil. These charges relate to activities that occurred when they were in Iraq, first of all. Secondly, they relate to conspiracy to aid Al Qaeda in

Sanam Vakil - Chatham House

The bigger picture is containing al Qaeda influence's in

Clement Therme

This is a real change in U.S. policy ... Trump will hopefully notice that it is al Qaeda and [ISIS] that are the main threat in the

Sean Spicer

Knowing that we killed an estimated 14 AQAP members and that we gathered an unbelievable amount of intelligence that will prevent the potential deaths or attacks on American soil – is something that I think most service members understand, that that's why they joined the

April Alley - The International Crisis Group

The raid ... is a good example of what not to do. The use of U.S. troops and the high number of civilian casualties ... are deeply inflammatory and breed anti-American resentment across the Yemeni political spectrum that works to the advantage of

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

Ryan gave his full measure for our nation, and in performing his duty, he upheld the noblest standard of military service. The United States would not long exist were it not for the selfless commitment of such

John Thomas - International Security

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has a horrifying history of hiding women and children within militant operating areas and terrorist camps, and continuously shows a callous disregard for innocent lives. That's what makes cases like these so especially

Donald J. Trump

Americans are saddened this morning with news that a life of a heroic service member has been taken in our fight against the evil of radical Islamic terrorism,' he said, according to the Department of Defense. The sacrifices made by the men and women of our armed forces and the families they leave behind are the backbone of the liberty we hold so dear as Americans, united in our pursuit of a safer nation and a freer

Karen Greenberg

The perception will be that it's not enough to kill al-Awlaki. That the US had to kill the entire

Nasser Al-Awlaki

They [the SEALs] entered another house and killed everybody in it, including all the women. They burned the house. There is an assumption there was a woman [in the house] from Saudi Arabia who was with al Qaeda. All we know is that she was a children's

Rob Portman

I think the previous homeland security secretary had named those countries because of a lack of information and the fact that either ISIS or al Qaeda was present in those countries. In my view, we ought to all take a deep breath and come up with something that makes sense for our national security and, again, for this notion that America has always been a welcoming home for refugees and

Joseph Votel - Army

We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our elite service members. The sacrifices are very profound in our fight against terrorists who threaten innocent peoples across the

Abdulraoof al-Dhahab - Al-Qaeda

Next, the gunmen opened fire at the U.S. soldiers who left the area, and the helicopters bombed the gunmen and a number of homes and led to a large number of

Charles Lister

I think [Fatah al-Sham] found itself surrounded by potential threats and in an environment [in] which politics suddenly was trumping military activities. Ironically, we may now eventually see just that scenario play out in the

Nasser Mohammed Nasser

Who do we talk to? America? Where is America? They would kill two or three from al-Qaida on one hand and 10 or 15 civilians on the other hand. Where is this al-Qaida they claim to be killing? ... There are many other incidents like ours due to

Jeff Davis - Navy

The removal of this training camp disrupts training operations and discourages hard-line Islamist and Syrian opposition groups from joining or cooperating with Al-Qaida on the

Laith Alkhouri

He is poised to hold a high-ranking position in its echelons. He's viewed as a trustworthy figure, and his calls to target the U.S. won't land on deaf ears. We are expected to hear more from Hamza bin Laden in the near future, and his leadership role is expected to

Walid al Muallem

Everything is open for discussion, with the exception of national sovereignty, and the people's right to choose its leadership. It is the duty of the factions (rebel groups) who have signed it to distance themselves from, and declare that they are not linked to, the Nusra Front or Daesh (Islamic State).feedback

Boubacar Sidiki Samake

The first indications show that she was certainly taken hostage by a terrorist group, al

Scott Roehm

If a president can't convince Congress, as the proxy for the people, of the need to do this such that they will pass an authorization to do it, then we ought not to be using force

Barack Obama

To say that a military tactic is legal, or effective, is not to say that it is wise or moral in every

Olivier Salgado - United Nations

Yesterday at about 18:00 (GMT) a vehicle with explosives destroyed our pre-fabricated installations of MINUSMA at the Gao

Jim Waters

This year we're going to see a bit more of a robust counterterrorism presence. There's been a lot of rhetoric and propaganda from ISIL and from al Qaeda recently...and we don't take any chances here in New York

Peter Cook

He had ties to terrorist groups operating throughout Southwest Asia, including groups responsible for attacking the U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan and those plotting to attack the

Hisham al-Hashemi

Al Qaeda is known for its recruitment strategy that heavily quotes speeches of the White House and other Western

Ibrahim Hamidi

The government wants to prepare people, psychologically, for the idea that Idlib is the Kandahar of

Faysal Itani

By lumping the displaced hostile populations in with the extremists, you've basically confined the problem to one place. Once that is done, the regime will go after it hard and no one will be able to make much of a fuss

Osama Abu Zeid

The regime wants the people to be as far as possible from the areas they were displaced

Yasser Alyousef

All factions have united to fight against Jund al-Sham until it dissolves or is uprooted. Any attempt to dilute the issue ... or offering superficial solutions is treason to the blood of

Ahmed Karali

The decision to uproot them was taken in consultation with other rebel groups and we will not halt a task we

Borge Brende

We are following the situation closely and are now working together with the Philippine authorities to bring Sekkingstad to safety. We continue to work on it and we will not rejoice before Sekkingstad is safe and sound with the Philippine

Frederic Hof

Separating Nusra Front fighters from mainstream rebels will be very

Barack Obama

Fifteen years into this fight the threat has evolved. Groups like Al-Qaeda, like ISIL know that they will never be able to defeat a nation as great, as strong as America, so, instead they try to terrorise in the hopes that they can stoke enough fear that we turn on each

Barack Obama

The terrorist threat has evolved, as we've seen so tragically from Boston to Chattanooga, from San Bernardino to Orlando. So in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and beyond, we'll stay relentless against terrorists like al Qaeda and ISIL. We will destroy them and we'll keep doing everything in our power to protect our

John Kerry

Going after Nusra is not a concession to anybody, it is profoundly in the interest of the United States to target

Barack Obama

We're still the America of heroes who ran into harm's way, of ordinary folks who took down the hijackers, of families who turned their pain into

Qais Al-Azzawi

Al Qaeda's principle enemy now is Daesh – the group that calls itself Islamic State – because Daesh revolted against al-Qaida. You have to know that all these terrorist organisations like al-Qaida, Daesh, the Al-Nusra Front and Boko Haram, even Daesh leader al-Baghdadi, all followed the rules laid down by Osama bin Laden, they may not get along with Ayman al-Zawahiri but they're fine with the man they see as their spiritual father – Osama bin

Christopher S. Murphy

Thousands of civilians are being killed, and terrorist groups inside the country, like al-Qaeda and ISIL (Daesh), are getting stronger. Until the Saudis' conduct changes, the US should put a pause on further arms

Mark P. Denbeaux

Abu Zubaydah is not now and never has been an enemy of the United States and has been involved in no terroristic

Ahmed Salama Mabrouk - Al-Qaeda

We decided to cancel work under the name of Nusra Front and form a new group under a new front called the Levant Conquest Front. This new front will have no links to any outside

John Kerry

I spoke to Foreign Minister Lavrov again today. We both believe that we have an understanding of the direction we are going in and what needs to be achieved and our teams will meet shortly and we are going to continue to do that in order to bolster the cessation of hostilities and in order to increase our capacity to fight back against Al-Qaeda, which is Nusra, as well as fight back against ISIL [Daesh].feedback

Adam Schiff

I know that the release of these pages will not end debate over the issue, but it will quiet rumors over their contents -- as is often the case, the reality is less damaging than the

Michael Leiter

There is no doubt – and this is where ISIS has surpassed al Qaeda in its brilliant simplicity – this is much, much

Bruce Riedel - The Brookings Institution

Hamza provides a new face for al-Qaida, one that directly connects to the group's founder. He is an articulate and dangerous

Bruce Riedel - The Brookings Institution

Hamza provides a new face for al Qaeda, one that directly connects to the group's founder. He is an articulate and dangerous

Stephen Anthony - FBI

Conspiring to have a judge killed is not the way to avoid being prosecuted - now Mohammad will be held accountable for additional serious federal charges. The FBI will continue to work with our partners to ensure the safety of those that uphold the rule of

Fawaz Gerges

In Islamic history, Ramadan is a reminder to Muslims of who they are, separating the faithful from the non-faithful. But what ISIS and Al Qaeda have done to great effect is to focus on the war spirit and offensive spirit rather than on the moral

Abu Sulayman al-Muhajir - Al-Qaeda

The Turkish people are Muslims, & their blood is sacred. A true mujahid would give his life up for them, not massacre them

Thomas Joscelyn

It's a very stark difference in approach. Al Qaeda wants Muslims to believe that its terrorism is morally justifiable, whereas the Islamic State argues that only its followers have moral

Rita Katz

For I.S. to maintain support among its followers and prospects, it must take different considerations into account when planning an attack in a Muslim country versus non-Muslim countries. I.S. encourages the killing of random civilians in France, Belgium, America or other Western nations, but in a country like Turkey, I.S. must be sure that it isn't killing Muslims – or at least make it look like it's trying not

Anna Skotko

There's no reason why he would tell the truth today other than he fears the imposition of the severe sentence that he

Mevlut Cavusoglu

Our suggestion to them is that they should also wear Daesh, al-Nusra and Al-Qaeda insignias during their operations in other regions of Syria. They can also wear the Boko Haram insignia when they go to Africa, but they don't see YPG in the same way as the other terrorist

Richard Ojeda

I've dealt with the Taliban and al Qaeda. I'm not scared of some ignorant, uneducated,

Ayman al-Zawahiri

Either you unite to live as Muslims with dignity, or you bicker and separate and so are eaten one by one. We have to want the unity of the mujahideen in Sham (Syria) so it will be liberated from the Russians and Western crusaders. My brothers… the matter of unity is a matter of life or death for

Mohammad Shamsuddin

Professor Rezaul was killed in a similar fashion as the killings of bloggers. he was a peaceful person and had no

Osama bin Laden

I hope, for my brothers, sisters, and maternal aunts, to obey my will and to spend all the money that I have left in Sudan on Jihad, for the sake of

Shinzo Abe

Those innocent lives were taken by this cruel and atrocious terrorism, and I feel strong indignation. This is a challenge for the common values shared by the international community. We strongly condemn

Vikas Swarup

We find it incomprehensible that while the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad was listed … as far back as 2001 for its well-known terror activities and links to al Qaeda, the designation of the group's main leader, financier and motivator, has been put on a technical

John Kirby

We extend our condolences to the family of Michael James Riddering. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time, as they are with all those affected by this

Linda Thomas-Greenfield

We extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims during this senseless assault on innocent people. The U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou is providing all possible consular assistance. We can confirm that all Chief of Mission personnel are accounted

Ibrahim Fraihat

This sends a message of resolve and firmness in Saudi Arabia's policy of confrontation with its two enemies, mainly al-Qaeda and Iran. It will also increase tensions inside Saudi Arabia because it gives the Shiite community new grievances and symbols to rally around within the

Mustafa Alani

There is a huge popular pressure on the government to punish those people. It included all the leaders of al Qaeda, all the ones responsible for shedding blood. It sends a

John Kerry

We began our fight against al-Qaeda in 2001 and it took us quite a few years before we were able to eliminate Osama bin Laden – and the top leadership – and neutralise them as an effective force. We hope to do Daesh much faster than

Carmen Ortiz

It was a political crime, designed to intimidate and to coerce the United

François Molins

His home was searched which led to the discovery of three Kalashnikov assault rifles, an empty charger, three empty cartridge belts, bullet proof vests, and tactical body armour, police armbands, yellow police tunics, a camcorder and a camera, a computer and a hard drive, 2,000 euros in cash and telephone hardware, SIM cards, and documents in Arabic mentioning the terrorist organisations al Qaeda and Islamic

Ban Ki-moon - United Nations

I am calling for an immediate ceasefire in Yemen by all the parties. The Saudis have assured me that they understand that there must be a political process. I call on all Yemenis to participate in good faith. The United Nations-supported diplomatic process remains the best way out of a drawn-out war with terrifying implications for regional

Mohammad Javad Zarif

What they need to do is to facilitate the dialogue among various Yemeni groups and this is what we are prepared to

Uhuru Kenyatta

To the families and friends of the survivors and indeed all Kenyans, I want you to know that our security forces are pursuing leads on the remaining accomplices. We shall employ all means at our disposal to bring the perpetrators to justice. We're also in active pursuit of the mastermind of the attack and have placed a reward for the information leading to his

Ban Ki-moon - United Nations

Like al-Qaeda, Boko Haram and ISIS all these terrorists, they have committed unspeakable brutality against humanity. Not a single country, even the regional countries cannot handle this

Ramzi al-Amri

We are protesting now to overthrow the armed militias and kick them out of the capital

Hareth al-Nadhari

Soldiers who love God and his prophet and who are in love with martyrdom for the sake of God had come to

Abu Khalid al-Suri

Direct your car bombs at the infidels and do not busy yourself with fighting the mujahedeen and killing

Ryan Crocker

It will have to be done very, very quietly. But bad as Assad is, he is not as bad as the jihadis who would take over in his

Martin Dempsey - US Army

To the extent that I am concerned about Al Qaeda the brand, it's that it is clearly expanding its affiliates, both in number and in some cases in capability. We've got to watch and determine which ones are local, which ones are regional, and which ones are global, and each requires a different

James Comey - FBI

We've had great success against core Al Qaeda in the Af-Pak

James Comey - FBI

We are focused on trying to figure out what our people are up to, who should be spoken to, who should be followed, who should be charged. I mean, it's hard for me to characterize beyond that. It's something we are intensely focused

Abdullah al-Muheiseni

That brother who blew himself up, what is his destiny now before the almighty God?feedback

Najib Mikati

We are pretty sure that the incidents in Beirut's southern suburb and Tripoli yesterday were by the same people. We are not calling for reconciliation really, nor are we accusing each other of planting bombs. What we need to do is unite in order to fill any void that might come

Pierre Legrand

We try to stay positive because we tell ourselves that from the moment that there is contact there is the chance of discussion and that makes us hope for a happy

Francois Hollande

It isn't for the abductors to tell us what to do. Or how to negotiate. The best way to get our nationals out of the hands of those who have kidnapped them is to say as little as possible and not to enter into any sort of

Abdel Hamid Abu Zeid

The end of negotiations, the total dead end, is France's fault. We are here to negotiate. That's what we already told France, a year

Mahamad Mahmoud Lamat

These results, such as they are, give no credibility whatsoever to this

Ayman al-Zawahiri

This crime can only be paid for by repentance or

Mourad Medelci

To begin with, it is incumbent on us to evalute the terrorist threat which is developing dangerously and taking on a new dimension, with increasingly strong ties to organised crime and the trafficking of drugs and

Tony Blair

What we are confronting here is an evil ideology….it is not a clash of civilisations- all civilised people, Muslim or other, feel revulsion at it. But it is a global

Maureen Santora

As we were watching TV this interruption came on the news. We just sat in our chairs. We were just speechless. We didn't talk to each other. We just sat quietly and we listened. We've been married a while so we sense how the other person feels, but we're both very, very elated. We were thrilled that the day had finally come that the organiser of al Qaeda, finally met his demise and was finally

Maureen Santora

I was just overjoyed, I've been waiting for this day. I've been waiting for him to be

Rainer Griesbaum

The accused had the mission to commit an attack in Germany. They did not yet have a concrete target in view. While building the explosive device they were still in a phase of experimentation as we know after the results of the

Nouri Al-Maliki

We do not want this city to suffer at all. We will not use force as long as the tribes are ready to fight al Qaeda and expel

Yasar Kutlay

According to Israel, during the Gaza flotilla episode, in one way or another, our organisation was said to use dirty tricks, dirty

Yasar Kutlay

In actual fact the flotilla incident unveiled them. Since then, Israel has been wanting to stop our activities by making false claims and creating charges that we are tied to al

Said Sadi

We are facing a disguised coup. That's why, as the opposition, we have to mobilise against it. But the citizens must be aware that this day, the 12th of November, will remain a black day in the history of an independent

Ali Abdullah Saleh

They are calling for change and for a peaceful youth revolution but it is a destructive revolution and leading them are corrupt defectors from the

John Kerry

He is a legal and an appropriate target for the US military under the authorisation of the use of the military force passed in September of

Athar Abbas

The operation is against a terrorist organisation which is holding this area and the people as hostage, which is responsible for conducting most of the terrorism acts against our people and against our

Khaled al-Haroji

We need logistics, and we need economic assistance. These are important to Yemen because the economic problem faced by Yemen, and the high rate of unemployment and poverty, is a suitable breeding environment for al- Qaeda, considering that many young Yemenis are frustrated and will turn to this

Hillary Clinton

In that region, the spillover effects from instability are directly impacting on neighbours. Obviously, we see global implications from the war in Yemen and the ongoing efforts by al-Qaeda in Yemen to use it as a base for terrorist attacks far beyond the

Adam Gadahn

Your failure to meet our demands means that you and your people will, Allah willing, experience things which will make you forget about the horrors of Sept. 11, Afghanistan, Iraq and Virginia

Patrick Smith

I don't think it is the end of al-Shabaab. I think they are retreating from Mogadishu, they will change tactics and strategy to a more guerrilla mode, they will change into civilian clothes, and they will still be a potent

Nouri Al-Maliki

I call upon the people of Fallujah and the tribal leaders to unite and reject the presence of these evil people, because Fallujah has witnessed fighting and destruction many times before. We do not want the city to suffer anymore. We will not use force as long as the tribes are ready to fight al-Qaeda and expel

Elmar Thevessen

There might be another video from Osama bin Laden which might also address the German people. But the security authorities are telling us it's nothing but propaganda. You have to take these things seriously and they've tightened security. But there's no precise evidence that Germany will be attacked any time

Tariq al-Hashimi

The situation in Iraq is that the political process is fragile. We are facing a lot of challenges. Many parties are not convinced or sympathetic enough to keep to the work of getting Iraq stable. We do have many, many, many sources of violence for the time being. It is not only al Qaeda. Even the corruption of the security forces could be a source of violence. We do have real challenges and I am sorry to say that my country cannot sustain stability for years to come because we do have big challenges that we are unable to overcome for

Luke Somers

I'm certain that my life is in danger. So, as I sit here now I ask, if anything can be done please let it be

Imtiaz Gul

It doesn't really mean a big, fatal or terminal blow to al Qaeda, because Osama bin Laden has left behind a legacy which he stood for, he propagated and in the process he was able to create a lot of local al

Jamal Ouahbi

I think al Qaeda are indoctrinating people both on the Internet and here in Morocco. They are recruiting many people

Mohammed Al Zawahiri

No. As Muslims and not only Salafist jihadists, we must do everything we can… He among us who can speak, will speak. He who can act with his hands, will also. This is aggression. Will I stay quiet if someone comes to attack and kill me? That is unreasonable and unacceptable. France lit the fire; it started the war, and if this continues, the first to burn will be Western

George W. Bush

Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters, and drug traffickers and criminal elements and local war lords remain active and committed to destroying democracy in Afghanistan. Defeating them will require the full commitment of our alliance. For NATO to succeed, its commanders on the ground must have the resources and flexibility they need to do their

Abdullah Abdullah

I think it is mainly the show of solidarity with mujahadeen in Afghanistan with those millions of people who fought during Jihad against the Soviet Union and also during resistance for liberation of Afghanistan against Taliban and Al

Juan C. Zarate

There are numerous technical problems to trying to make an effective explosive device operate inside a human body, especially one that has to incubate for some time and then explode. Certainly the body itself will act as a bit of a cushion to the effect of the

Yusuf Ali Noor

It shows how much we love sports, that despite the chaos going on around the city, and despite the field becoming a frontline, we were still training and playing matches here. Now you can see the area is calm and security is back, nothing like what it was

Shinzo Abe

Algeria has not had assistance from other nations, as far as I know. I certainly know about countries which have offered to give Algeria assistance, but that has been declined. Therefore it is very likely that this is an Algerian

David Cameron

What we know is that the terrorist threat in the Sahel comes from al Qaeda in Islamic Magreb. They aspire to establish Islamic law across the Sahel and northern Africa and they also aspire to attack western interests in the region and frankly wherever they can. Just as we have reduced the scale of the al Qaeda threat in other parts of the world, including in Pakistan and Afghanistan, so the threat has grown in other parts of the

Shinzo Abe

I've strongly asked Algeria to deal with the situation by giving priority to human lives and to ensuring people's safety. I believe the leaders of the other countries convey the same

Ahsanullah Ahsan

We, the Tehreeke Taliban Pakistan, claim responsibility for what happened. We believe the Pakistani police and army are not for protecting Muslims, but their mission is to finish off the

Mohammad Yahya Johar

You must abstain from all these bad activities and not commit these activities in

Muammar Gaddafi

I am ready to debate with any one of them, one of their 'emirs' or whomsoever appoints himself, who comes to me to debate with me, but they do not debate … they do not have demands at

Muammar Gaddafi

We will enter a bloody war and thousands and thousands of Libyans will die if the United States or NATO

Abdullah Al Fakih

I think they will topple the regime because their demands are shared by all parts of Yemeni society, including the opposition

Abdullah Al Fakih

Of course, there are always risks and fears of change. But the fear of change is not as great as the fear of current

Barack Obama

I don't understand how we ended up invading a country that had nothing to do with 9/11 while Osama Bin Laden and al Qaeda are setting up base camps and safe havens to train terrorists to attack us. That was Senator McCain's judgement and it was the wrong

Shaul Mofaz

Hezbollah is al-Qaeda and (its leader) Nasrallah is bin

Johan Delmulle

We don't really know where the attack was to take place. It could have been Pakistan or Afghanistan, but we can't rule out that it was aimed at Belgium or elsewhere in

Omran al-Zoubi

We, as the Syrian delegation, came here to Geneva because we chose the political path to solve the situation but the political path is one thing and the fight against al Qaeda and ISIL and terrorist organisations in Syria is something

Jean-Pierre Pochon

There were some theories but they were just my personal thoughts that it looked like what exists today in the radical Islamist movement, called al Qaeda, in the sense that it was not strongly structured from the top down, rather it was a horizontal

Mike Mullen

He and his organisation still threaten us and as we did both seek to capture and kill – and succeed in killing bin Laden – we certainly will do the same with

Robert Gates

This announcement by al Qaeda reminds us that despite having suffered a huge loss with the killing of bin Laden and a number of others, al Qaeda seeks to perpetuate itself, seeks to find replacements for those who have been killed, and remains committed to the agenda that bin Laden put before

Khaled Okasha

Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis is one of what we call the second generation al-Qaeda terrorist organisations. It is a small group formed from groups that came out of the revolution of January 25, 2011, specifically in the Sinai region. As for the evidence that they were involved in the blast: there are techniques and methods that have been studied in this attack, and the results are almost identical – dramatically – with those associated with Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis, and the group has already said it was their

Bora Bayraktar - Euronews

The police van continued a further 100 metres after the explosion. Investigators are searching the vehicle for clues about the

Mike McConnell

We must remain vigilant. Canada is susceptible to criminal terrorist activity as much as any other country. Reducing the threat of terrorism is one of our top

Muammar Gaddafi

Why did we not intervene in northern Italy when Umberto Bossi wanted to created the so-called state of Padania? Because it was illegal, that's why. These armed terrorists in Benghazi, including members of al Qaeda, do not have clear political

Elias Murr

The Lebanese army has destroyed all their strongholds. The terrorists have been

Cyrus Vance

Our office today filed charges against Jose Pimentel of Manhattan for conspiring to build a bomb for terrorist purposes and for possessing a weapon – a pipe bomb, that he is alleged to have intended to use to wage his campaign of

Guido Steinberg

He was a lot more successful than Al-Qaeda, and most of its attack or attempts to attack in Europe in

Moses Wetangula

The hard won freedoms of Kenyans are under threat not from insecurity, but from the state presided over by the Jubilee

John Kerry

All of the world is waiting for this country to find the path and to see the nation that they know and love. The country that lifts people up, not bullies. The country that understands how to lead by its moral strength and by its reasoning, not by ideological rigidity and by

George W. Bush

Al Qaeda no longer controls territory like it did in Afghanistan. We have shut down its camps, we are systematically destroying the al Qaeda network across the world. More than three quarters of al Qaeda's key members and associates have been brought to

Michael Chertoff

So it is a sobering reminder of the fact that six years after 9/11, the intent of al-Qaeda and its allies to wage war on the west remains very much

Fouad Siniora

We will not surrender to terrorism. We will work on uprooting terrorism and finishing it

George W. Bush

There is instability in Somalia. The first concern, of course, is to ensure that Somalia does not become an al-Qaeda safe haven. That it does not become a place where terrorists can plot and

George W. Bush

We believe and the Iraqis believe the best way forward is the democratic process. Al Qaeda wants to use their violent ways to stop the march of democracy because democracy is the exact opposite of what they believe

William Caldwell

I can just say that our resolve will continue until we find the final disposition and take the appropriate action against those who perpetrated this

Greg Austin

NATO certainly needs to make a bigger investment in Afghanistan if it's to remain committed. But bigger investment probably has to come in civil areas, it has to come in military logistics, and has to come in military intelligence. The idea of just putting new troops on the ground, infantry as it were, to try and solve this problem is not going to work. The US government is looking hard at a new civilian surge, NATO should look also at a new civilian

François Fillon

However we do have agreements with the governments in the region and in particular with the Mauritanian government and with the Malian government to hunt down these terrorists and bring them to

Condoleezza Rice

The United States does not support, and communicated it to the Pakistani leadership prior to this action, that it would not support extra-constitutional

George W. Bush

I am confident with actionable intelligence we will be able to bring top al Qaeda to justice, constant communications with the Pakistan government. It is in their interest that foreign fighters be brought to

Musa Mohammed

It was just like a flash of light and many people were killed. Some had to be amputated and suchlike. But thank God mine was a lesser

Imran Khan

The Taliban forced us to leave at gunpoint. They took us to the hills and left us there. We have come back

Michael McCaul

Once we're in, we're in. And once we hit, this is an act of war. Little wars start big wars. We have to remember that. And I think we have to be very cautious. And the other thing I'm very concerned David [the Representative's interlocutor in a television interview] – you haven't mentioned [this] in the programme yet – is: who are we supporting in this war? We are supporting a rebel faction, the rebel cause, that has now been infiltrated and hijacked by many Al Qaeda

Loretta Sanchez

The minute that one of those cruise missiles lands in there, we are in the Syrian war. It's a civil war and we are taking sides with the rebels, many of whom are still associated with al Qaeda, and other groups that mean to undermine us. So for the president to say this is just a very quick thing and we're out of there…. that's how long wars

Jorge Fernandez Diaz

If you add these two, there have been 13 arrests over the last few months, which shows that the intelligence and state security services are working efficiently with others, because the threat is global. The threat is no higher in

Arif Aldowsh

Some Al-Qaeda leaders had direct contacts with Saleh and the elite squad that was loyal to him. Some in that group even sold weapons to the organisation. Hadi removed them from their posts. This is no

Arif Aldowsh

The anti-terrorist war will benefit both sides politically. It will boost President Obama in the presidential election, and will help Yemeni President Hadi put his decisions into practice in the

Alan Johnston

My captors have treated me very well. They have fed me well. There has been no violence towards me at all and I am in good

Trinidad Jimenez

We have to study new measures and advice but I must meet those in charge of these organisations to decide if we should adopt additional

Jakob Scharf

We can describe these suspects as Islamist militants with international contacts, among them the leaders of Al

Leon E. Panetta

We do have intelligence that indicates that there is an al Qaeda presence in Syria. But frankly, we don't have very good intelligence as to just exactly what their activities are. And that's the reason we can't really indicate specifically what they are or not

Emile Dereymaeker

We will have a crowd of 50,000 to 60,000 people expecting to see the fireworks. How can you let them all know that it's off?feedback

Charlie Allen

I think we can expect it but I think we have to be patient. I don't think we'll see an attack immediately. It can be months, it can be years, before the attack occurs. But there will be efforts to avenge the death of Osama bin

Janet Napolitano - Homeland Security

Our posture includes both seen and unseen measures, and will continue to respond appropriately to protect the American

Catherine Ashton

We need to remain vigilant in our efforts to completely disable the al Qaeda network, as the threat of retaliatory action remains

Anthony Cordesman

I think we need to be very careful about exaggerating this. Will there be some attempts? Almost certainly. Is it possible that one or more of them can succeed? Yes, but the chances for any one individual getting caught up even in a dramatic strike by terrorism is almost

Bernard Kouchner

It was not a real surprise to learn that al-Qaida was behind this kidnapping. What is certain is that the French, their allies and Europe will continue to make every effort and use all the means at our disposal to free these

Manuchehr Mottaki

The United States, for all that it has done in the Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo jails, doesn't have the authority nor the capacity to give opinions nor accusations about other

Steve Centanni

I just hope this never scares a single journalist away from coming to Gaza to cover this story because the Palestinian people are a very beautiful, kind-hearted and caring people that the world need to know more about, and so do not be

Eric Holder

The matter is being supervised by the deputy attorney general. I am not familiar with the reasons why the subpoena was constructed in the way that it was because I'm simply not a part of the

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