1,117. 2/23/1998

“In February [23] 1998, the 40-year-old Saudi exile Usama Bin Ladin and a fugitive Egyptian physician [and Egyptian Islamic Jihad leader], Ayman al Zawahiri, arranged from their Afghan headquarters for an Arabic newspaper in London to publish what they termed a fatwa issued in the name of a ‘World Islamic Front.’ ” In it, they claimed, “America had declared war against God and his messenger, they called for the murder of any American, anywhere on earth, as the individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it.”

 – 9/11 Commission, The 9/11 Commission Report, Page 47

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