1,992. 4/30/2001

“Describing the global terrorist threat in 2000, the State Department’s official annual report [titled ‘Patterns of Global Terrorism 2000,’ released on April 30, 2001] made no mention of Saudi Wahhabi proselytizing, and it referred only to ‘allegations’ that Saudi Islamic charities might be aiding terrorists. The Saudi royal family had ‘reaffirmed its commitment to combating terrorism,’ the State Department reported, but it was ‘not clear,’ the department continued gently, whether all of the government’s regulations ‘were enforced consistently.’ “ [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Steve Coll, Ghost Wars, Pages 518

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