On November 8, 1990, the FBI turned over the 16 boxes of files confiscated from Egyptian Islamist/assassin El Sayyid Nosair's house to the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. "The bulk of the material remained untranslated and unread for nearly three years. Many officials…have since claimed that the files provided a virtual roadmap to future terrorist acts, including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing… the Nosair papers contained a manifesto exhorting his associates to topple the 'tall buildings of which Americans are so proud.' "
– The Cell, John Miller, Michael Stone, and Chris Mitchell, 11/8/1990
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