Following is an excerpt from a video-clip address delivered by Yemeni-American Jihadi cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki, which was posted on the Internet on November 8, 2010:
Anwar Al-Awlaki: Today, we must resolve two issues, or else, we will fall. First, we must flee from the rulers as one flees a madman. One must not sit with them, negotiate with them, or expect anything good from them. They are like the dajjal – if you join forces with him, he will seduce you, and if you flee from him, you will be saved. They are not interested in the good of the nation. They are a conspiracy against the nation. One must not obey any person while rebelling against the Creator.
It follows that we must take action to bring them down, and must believe that the nation will not be able to take even a single step forward unless they are brought down.
Secondly, one must not consult anyone regarding the killing of Americans. The fighting of Satan does not require any fatwa or consultation. They are the party of Satan, and fighting them is an obligation.
We have reached the point where it is either us or them. We are two opposites that cannot meet. They want something that cannot occur unless we are destroyed. This is a fateful battle – the battle of Moses and Pharaoh, the battle between Truth and Falsehood.