3,090. 11/15/2001

According to author Rohan Gunaratna’s interview with an Al Qaeda member in November 2001: “Al Qaeda believes that until US troops are ejected from Saudi Arabia, Muslim society will be ‘living a life of sin.’ As one fighter put it, ‘Until the US troops are removed from all lands of the Muslims, no Muslim is absolved from sin except the mujahidin.’ ” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Rohan Gunaratna, Inside al Qaeda, Page 88

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