The 4th of July, 1187 was one of the bloodiest battles of the crusades against the Muslims! On this day the Hospitilers and Knights Templars were defeated by Saladin and 12,000 of his knights, plus an army carrying regular provisions at Tiberius on the Sea of Galilee.
The Founders of the American Nation, Washington, Franklin, Hancock, to name but just a few, were intimately connected with, and philosophically descended from, the original Knights Templars, who fought against the Islamic forces in "the Crusades" over half a century before, across the Middle East.
They were in fact so enamored with Templar rites and traditions that they made sure that their own Declaration of Independence was ratified on July 2nd, 1776 and signed July 4th, 1776, on dates of overwhelming significance to this older Templar Order - the same day that they were defeated by the Muslims in 1187!
In other words, for some, America could easily be viewed (especially by any fanatic followers of Islam) as the literal embodiment of their oldest enemy of Allah: a literal, infidel "Knights Templar State".
Even George Bush and Brother Berlusconi of Italy (member of the P-2 Freemason's lodge, a secret network of politicians, businessmen and media figures) admitted that the war against Afghanistan was a "Crusade".
* There was a scandal in 1981 when Mr Berlusconi was revealed as a member of the P-2 Freemason's lodge, a secret network of politicians, businessmen and media figures. The group was disbanded, and Mr Berlusconi emerged unscathed.