1,018. 3/27/1997

“According to a [March 27, 1997] Pakistani news story that appeared after the first meeting of bin Laden and [Taliban leader] Mullah [Mohammed] Omar, in March 1997, the Afghan leader issued a statement saying that the United States should leave Saudi Arabia ‘because they risked losing the sympathy of Muslims.’ ”

 – Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon, The Age of Sacred Terror, Page 138

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