“We here are not fighting for a handful of dust, nor are we fighting for the imaginary borders drawn by Sykes and Picot. We are not fighting to replace the Western tyrant with an Arab one. Rather, the aims of our Jihad are much higher and noble. We are fighting to make the Word of Allah (ﷻ) dominant so that the religion all over the world becomes only for Allah (ﷻ):
“وَقَاتِلُوهُمْ حَتَّى لا تَكُونَ فِتْنَةٌ وَيَكُونَ الدِّينُ لِلَّهِ”
“And fight them until there is no fitnah and [until] the religion, all of it, is for Allah” (Surat al-Anfal, from 39)
Anyone who opposes this goal or stands in the way of this aim is our enemy and will be a target for our swords, regardless of their name or lineage, the American Muslim is our dear brother and the infidel Arab is our hated enemy, even if we both come from the same womb”.
— Shaykh Abu Mus’ab al-Zarqawi