“His [Osama bin Laden’s] intention of fomenting rebellion within Saudi Arabia is well illustrated in the interview given to CNN’s Peter Arnett [in March 1997]: ‘The first [problem] is their subordination to the US. So our main problem is the US government while the Saudi regime is but a branch or an agent of the US. By being loyal to the US regime, the Saudi regime has committed an act against Islam. And this, based on the ruling of Sharia, casts the regime outside the religious community. Subsequently, it has stopped ruling people according to what Allah has revealed, not to mention many other contradictory acts. When this main foundation was violated, other corrupt acts followed in every aspect of the country, the economic, the social, government services and so on.’ “ [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Rohan Gunaratna, Inside al Qaeda, Page 90