402. 11/15/1990

According to information in the Joint Intelligence Committee Inquiry staff report dated October 8, 2002, "In [November] 1990, FBI agents carted away forty-seven boxes of documents and training manuals from the home of [Egyptian Islamist] El Sayyid Nosair, Rabbi Meir Kahane's assassin. The FBI did not translate the material from Arabic into English for two years, and even then it did not share with the CIA crucial evidence about the terrorists' international network. The documents provided rich details about Afghan training camps and the growth of al Qaeda along the Afghan border and throughout the Middle East. Osama bin Laden's name surfaced in this initial FBI investigation because a relative of Nosair traveled to Saudi Arabia and received money from bin Laden to pay for Nosair's defense lawyers. The CIA was not told." [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Ghost Wars, Steve Coll, 11/15/1990

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