This must be a passage that the Al Qaeda types but take comfort in...
"They will do you no harm, barring a trifling annoyance; if they come out to fight you, they will show you their backs, and no help shall they get." [Qur'an 3:111]
It is hard to believe that some could see the US actions in Afganistan and Iraq as "trifling annoyance", or the recent killing of the Hamas leader Sheik Ahmed Yassin for the matter. I can see where they would draw strength from the elections in Spain as they did "show their backs" to the Al Qaeda menace.