Why do they hate us? Well, aside from the jihad imperative and the competition to Sharia hegemony that the US presents in Iraq and elsewhere, it doesn’t help that they lie about us at the highest levels. This sort of thing keeps happening in Saudi Arabia, and here is a report from Iran. From MEMRI:
The editor of the Iranian conservative daily Kayhan, Hossein Shari’atmadari, who is close to Iranian Leader Ali Khamenei, wrote in an editorial that the true perpetrators of the decapitations of foreign hostages are none other than the Americans themselves. The following are excerpts from his article on June 24:
‘Why Did Americans Slaughter Their Citizens and the Citizens of America’s Allies?’
“Why did the Americans slaughter their citizens and the citizens of America’s allies [so] horrifyingly and terribly…? [Why] do they construct ridiculous scenery and attribute the slaughter of the hostages to Muslims when their ugly and repulsive faces are exposed as a result of the crimes they committed and the massacre of innocent civilians and the barbaric tortures of the detainees and captives?
“The answer to this question is too clear for us to explain and analyze in depth… With these terrible crimes, the Americans aspire to attain the following goals:
1. “To present a hate-inspiring image of Islam and of the Muslims and to justify barbaric military attacks on them – that is, exactly the same goals as when they established the Taliban and the Al-Qa’ida group…
2. “To respond to public opinion, particularly that of the U.S. and England, which sees the invasion of Iraq as unjustified, aggressive, and entangling and demands that the occupiers leave Iraq. In this way, America seeks to justify the continuation of the occupation of Iraq and the attack on the rest of the Muslim peoples. America is doing it under the cover of a struggle against peoples – which, it claims, know no humanity and commit various types of crimes.
3. “Some of the countries that sent forces to Iraq, such as South Korea, are facing harsh protests by their peoples. By slaughtering hostages and attributing it to Muslims, America sows the seed of hatred and loathing of Muslims in the hearts of these peoples, and encourages their governments to continue cooperating with it.
4. “Among the Americans’ main goals in organizing the ridiculous and certainly terrible performance of the slaughters is the distracting of public opinion from America’s and England’s barbaric crimes against the Abu Ghureib detainees.”
III) Official Iranian TV Channel Claims Jews Were Involved in September 11th
MEMRI’s TV Monitor Project (www.memritv.org) includes monitoring Iranian television stations such as Jaam-E-Jam 1, the Iranian government TV channel directed at Europe. On June 1, 2004, the station broadcasted a series about the September 11 terror attacks. The show included video clips of the O.J. Simpson murder case. The following an excerpt of the broadcast:
“Ever since the establishment of the Zionist regime, the American strategy has been under the Zionist lobby’s influence. Zionism, as expressed in the Jewish Protocols, nurtures in its mind the dream of taking over the world. With Bush’s rise to power, it controls the White House with greater force. …
“A while afterwards, a source in American military intelligence raised details pertaining to an intelligence memo regarding Israel’s espionage organization, the Mossad, and its role in the events of September 11. In fact, the claim that Israel was involved in the blasts of September 11 and used it as a basis of America’s new strategy for fighting the world of Islam, disappeared in the media coverage, but world public opinion still believes this possibility.”