188. 12/28/1984

The lead article in the December 28, 1984 first issue of Jihad magazine, a periodical published by Osama bin Laden and Abdullah Azzam's Services Office, read: " 'To the supporters of Jihad. To all the supporters of the Jihad on Earth. We remind you that the Afghan Jihad is a necessity for the Muslims, even if the number of Russian enemies and others are double your number. And, in God's name, you will defeat your enemies. Because one of you is superior to ten of your enemies, and even in the worst case, you are double them. The call to Jihad in God's name is a part of this Earth and it is the satisfaction of the conscience. And it leads to eternal life in the end, and is relief from your earthly chains.' "

 – The Osama bin Laden I Know, Peter Bergen, 12/28/1984

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