3,507. 4/13/2002

In an interview with the Portuguese magazine Expresso on April 13, 2002, al Qaeda member Paulo Jose de Almeida Santos remarked: ” ‘Bin Laden once said that any adult Israeli citizen, man or woman, could be assassinated. Because [Israeli] women could also serve in the army. There was an American there who asked: *But the Americans are also our enemies, so can we eliminate American civilians?* Bin Laden answered: *No. The American government is one thing, the majority of Americans don’t even vote, they are totally apathetic.* ‘ ”

 – Peter Bergen, The Osama bin Laden I Know, Page 119

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