5,484. 11/15/2003

“Following the al-Qa’ida attacks in Riyadh [Saudi Arabia] in May 2003, the Saudis captured several top al-Qa’ida leaders responsible for planning the assaults. Arrested along with them was Shaykh Nasir bin Hamid al-Fahd [who had declared the fatwa allowing al-Qa’ida to use weapons of mass destruction against infidels]. After about six months in custody [November 2003], al-Fahd appeared on Saudi television rescinding his fatwa and expressing regret for the error of his religious interpretation.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – George Tenet with Bill Harlow, At the Center of the Storm, Page 274

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