“On February 23, 1998, the ‘World Islamic Front for Jihad against Jews and Crusaders’ issues a fatwa, a declaration of war, signed by bin Laden. (Bin Laden had taken control of the group only weeks before, according to Al-Sharq al-Awsat, a London-based Arabic-language newspaper that serves as a bulletin board for militant Muslims.)”

 – Richard Miniter, Losing Bin Laden, Page 162