314. 11/24/1989

“On November 24, 1989, Azzam and his two sons were murdered in a car bombing on their way to Friday prayers. The triple homicide has never been solved, and bin Laden officially professed grief over the incident. But the EIJ [Egyptian Islamic Jihad] knew that Azzam was the one man standing between bin Laden and the capital he needed. So, in what amounted to little more than a mob takeover, the Egyptians cemented their position with bin Laden at the top of the jihad power structure. They have dominated the war on terror ever since.”

 – Peter Lance, Triple Cross, Page 46

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