According to The New York Times on January 22, 1996, following the sentencing of militant Islamist Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman on January 17, 1996,  “in Cairo [Egypt], the Islamic Group [aka Gamma’a al’Islamiya] issued a pledge: ‘The Gamma’a al’Islamiya vow[s] to God that it will respond blow for blow. American interests and people will be a legitimate target.’ ”

 – Peter Lance, 1000 Years For Revenge, Page 326