1,016. 3/22/1997

“…in [March 22] 1997 bin Laden told CNN that [convicted Day of Terror plotter] ‘Shaikh Omar Abdel Rahman is a Muslim scholar well known all over the Muslim world. He represents the kind of injustice that is adopted by the U.S. A baseless case was fabricated against him even though he is a blind old man. …The U.S. sentenced him to hundreds of years. …He is now very badly treated.’ ”

 – Peter Bergen, The Osama bin Laden I Know, Page 207

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