258. 9/10/1988

“The minutes of al-Qaeda’s founding meetings did not mention the United States as an enemy but rather described the group’s goals in the broadest and vaguest of terms: ‘to lift the word of God, to make His religion victorious.’ The minutes did note that the ‘work’ of al-Qaeda commenced on September 10, 1988.”

 – Peter Bergen, The Longest War, Page 18

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