1,158. 5/14/1998

Bin Laden issued a statement on May 14, 1998, following the Indian government’s nuclear tests near the Pakistani border three days earlier. ” ‘We call upon the Muslim nation in general, and Pakistan and its army in particular, to prepare for the Jihad imposed by Allah and terrorize the enemy by preparing the force necessary thereto. This should include a nuclear force to raise fears among all enemies led by the Zionist Christian Alliance to overthrow the Islamic world, and the Hindu enemy occupier of Muslim Kashmir.’ ”

 – Peter Bergen, The Osama bin Laden I Know, Pages 339-340

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