121. 10/6/1981

Egyptian President Anwar "Sadat's death [on October 6, 1981] marked the beginning of the modern jihadist challenge to U.S. interests in the Islamic world and the birth of the ideology that would generate al Qaeda. Sadat's assassination was the work of Egyptians violently opposed to his peace treaty with Israel."

 – The Search for Al Qaeda, Bruce Riedel, 10/6/1981

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