Woodrow Wilson

28th President of the United States

Jihadi Group: Al-Qaeda
Magazine: Inspire #011, May 2013
Section: Who & Why, Abu Abdillah Almoravid

Whatever the facts are, the questions which should be asked, “Who would carry out such an operation?” “Why would Muslims stand behind it?” and “After more than a decade from the September 11 attacks, why are they persisting in executing operations on the American soil like the 2009 operation of Nidal Hassan, the Detroit Bomber 2009, Time Square Bomber 2010, Operation Hemorrhage 2010 and the Boston Marathon operation 2013?”

To answer these questions, Americans should remember that they, until the middle of the First World War I, were minding America’s internal business. But all changed in April 1917 when President Wilson asked Congress “a war to end all wars.”1 This expression changed the American nation into a combative people, assaulting oppressed nations out of the US boundaries. And in the aftermath of World War II, America emerged to be a super power, regrettably living on the blood and riches of the weak.

1 Arthur S. Link, Woodrow Wilson and the Progressive Era, 1910–1917 (1972) pp 252 – 82