1,140. 3/15/1998

In March 1998, “about forty Afghan ulema (clergy) convened and blessed the bin Laden fatwa [against ‘Jews and Crusaders,’ made on February 23, 1998]–that gave him the religious imprimatur he coveted.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Gerald Posner, Why America Slept, Page 149

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