A recent opinion piece in Al-Hayat Al-Jadida claims that after the fall of the Soviet Union, the US needed "a new straw man, whose existence would justify all its wars, all its conspiracies and its policies of supporting oppression."
The writer, Fuad Abu Hajla, who is a regular columnist at the paper, alleges that the US subsequently "urged Islamist movements to commit atrocities that tarnished the image of Islam and Muslims in the world," thereby allowing it to use its war on terror as an excuse to overthrow Arab regimes.
The columnist insists that the American-led "lunatics" were forbidden to operate in Israel - "the Israeli tyrant" - but continue to be responsible for murders, kidnapping and terror in Syria and Algeria.
Abu Hajla has made similar accusations in the past. Describing the attack on a Shiite mosque by "Salafists and Jihadists" in Syria, he wrote in December 2012:
"I'm sure that these crazy gangs, who wreak havoc in the land (i.e., Syria), look to the same authority who puts the tyrants in Arab lands in power - they all function by virtue of an American authority and possess an American identity; they are all stooges of American ambassadors and agents."
He claimed that "the Salafists who 'practice Jihad' in Arab capital cities and wave their swords to change Arab society, are fulfilling the wishes of the United States - to destroy everything accomplished by nations, and turn '[Arab] Spring' into civil war."
PMW has the full translated article hereIsn't it nice to know how our "moderate" terrorist friends feel about the U.S.? Let's give the Palestinian Authority even more money Mr. President. After all they hate us and refuse to recognize Israel as the Jewish State--- sounds like a peace partner to me.