244. 8/15/1988

“Osama’s mentor, Abdullah Azzam, made the case for an extensive foundation from which believers could launch their struggle for a perfect Islamic world. In full agreement, Osama called for the planning meeting that would be named al-Qaeda al-Askariya, which translates to ‘the military base,’ and was later shortened to al-Qaeda, ‘the base,’ or ‘the foundation.’ The first meeting was held at his family home in Peshawar, Pakistan, in August 1988.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Najwa bin Laden, Omar bin Laden, and Jean Sasson, Growing up Bin Laden, Page 78

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