“Early in the evening of November 5, 1990, in New York City, Rabbi Meir Kahane, the fiery founder of the militant Jewish Defense League, was appearing at a meeting at the New York Marriott Hotel on West Forty-ninth Street in Manhattan. …As Kahane took questions from the audience, a man of Arab descent with an odd smile on his face suddenly approached and shot Kahane dead with a silver-plated .357 handgun. The man who pulled the trigger, [Islamist] El Sayed Nosair, was…originally from Egypt. …At Nosair’s apartment, police discovered bomb-making materials and instruction manuals on special warfare. They also found a list of potential assassination targets, and maps and photos of many of New York’s landmarks–including the World Trade Center.” It took more than two years to translate documents found in Nosair’s file cabinets which included a document “that appears to be one of the very first bearing the name of bin Laden’s new organization: Al Qaeda.”

 – Craig Unger, House of Bush, House of Saud, Pages 146-148