287. 6/30/1989

In Sudan, “Following the bloodless June 30, 1989, coup that brought the National Islamic Front to power, it increasingly became a center of Islamic extremism. Sudan announced a new terrorist-friendly visa policy: Arabs did not need visas to live in Sudan. The motive was to bring in Arab money. The result was to make Sudan a dumping ground for former Arab Afghans looking for a new, perfect ‘Islamic state.’ ”

 – Richard Miniter, Losing Bin Laden, Page 111

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