678. 3/5/1994

"On March 5, 1994, [Saudi King] Fadh personally decided to revoke bin Laden's Saudi citizenship. …Immediately after the king canceled bin Laden's citizenship, Bakr bin Laden, the eldest brother, publicly condemned Osama, turning the family's back to him. Many of bin Laden's countrymen date the moment of his total radicalization to the announcement of the king's decision. …The Interior Ministry ordered bin Laden's family to cut him off, and it seized his share of the company–about $7 million. …He depended on the monthly stipend the company paid him–in fact, it was his only real source of income."

 – The Looming Tower, Lawrence Wright, 3/5/1994

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