276. 2/15/1989

In an interview on June 13, 2005, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said, ” ‘after [the Russians left Afghanistan in February] ’89, floodgates open to Afghanistan of all kind of Arab adventurists and that’s when radicalism starts creeping in. [jihadist/bin Laden mentor] Abdullah Azzam was selective. Osama was more in the mind-set that this is a jihad and we must open it to everybody. And Abdullah Azzam did not like that.’ “ [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Peter Bergen, The Osama bin Laden I Know, Page 85

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