Now, let's consider something. When Israel was created, it was the Russians that voiced the loudest for its creation. And it was the Russians that went on to supply the Israelis the very weapons that saved them from the Arab onslaught through Checkoslovakia. The U.S. wanted Israel created with the understanding that no weapons were to flood the region. Yet, Sayyid Qutb chose America to be that demon on earth with expressed writings on our culture.
When the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, who was there to save Muslims? When Muslims were being tormented and abused in Kuwait by other Muslims, who was there to save them? When Muslims were being slaughtered and starved to death by other Muslims in Somalia, who organized the international community? When nobody cared at all about the slaughter of Muslims in Bosnia, who was there to save them? Aren't the freest and most successful Muslims on the planet in the U.S.? Was it America that oppressed hundreds of Muslims in the Caucasus or was it the Soviets? Did America prescribe religious oppression throughout the ME? If Bin LAden's true pronblem is the existence of the House of Saud, it may be helpful to some to acknowledge that Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan were never colonized by Europeans. In other words, left to their own devices, they create their own failure.
These terrorists use anything to legitimize their hatreds and resentments towards the U.S. But no Arab cares about the Shah of Iran and no Shia cares about Saudi Arabia. The Bashir's go unnoticed just as long as they slaughter non-Arabs and the terrorist organizations that slaughter non Sunni players are cheered for behind closed doors. The absolute worst enemy a Muslim ever had was another Muslim. Hell even Jordanians and Syrians managed to slaughter far more Palestinians than Israelis managed to kill in 60 years of conflict. It wasn't even America that ended the caliphate in the 1920s. Mulsim Turks did this all by themselves.
Ultimately it all goes back to the American culture and what the sources of these organizations hold dear to their heart. Qutb chose America to represent all that is evil in this world. Exaggerated justifications merely give the world an earthly "understanding."