3,607. 6/15/2002

"In a statement posted on an al-Qaeda Web site in June 2002, [al-Qaeda spokesman Sulaiman] Abu-Ghaith justified the principle of massive attacks on the United States by calculating the number of Muslims who had been unjustly killed as a result of American and Israeli actions. Based on this calculation Abu-Ghaith declared that al-Qaeda had 'the right to kill 4 million Americans–2 million of them children–and to exile twice as many and wound and cripple hundreds of thousands.' " [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Ian S. Lustick, Trapped in the War on Terror, 128

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