“In a December [8] 2005 video, [al Qaeda second-in-command] Ayman al Zawahiri called for al Qaeda fighters to ‘focus their attacks on the stolen oil of the Muslims.’ Referring to the purchase of oil at then-market prices as history’s greatest theft, he continued, ‘The enemies of Islam are consuming this vital resource with unparalleled greed. We must stop this theft any way we can, in order to save this resource for the sake of the Muslim nation.’ ”

 – Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Bin Laden’s Legacy, Pages 157-158