Oh yes, that’s right, I remember now: there has indeed been a jihad against America since at least 1979.
From AFP, :
TEHERAN – Thousands of Iranian young people gathered outside the former US embassy in Teheran Saturday to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the seizure of the building by Islamic radicals.
The demonstrators, mainly schoolchildren and students, brandished banners proclaiming “Death to America” and “Death to Israel” and wore plastic sheets vowing to “defend our country with our knowledge and our strength.”
The US embassy”s personnel were held hostage for 444 days after the building was stormed on November 4, 1979, shortly after the Islamic revolution led by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini that toppled the Shah from power.
A declaration that was to be read out at the meeting warned the present US administration not to impose sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme, which the United States alleges is cover for a weapons drive.
“We tell the world imperialists that we are the children of Khomeini so do not threaten us with sanctions,” the statement said, adding that the nuclear programme was a source of “pride and glory” for Iranians.