1,156. 5/14/1998

“Back in Afghanistan, on May 14 [1998], following tests by the Indian government of several nuclear devices, bin Laden issued a call for a Muslim nuclear weapon, [in] ‘Dangers and Signs of the Indian Nuclear Explosion.’ Bin Laden wrote: ‘The world was awakened last Tuesday by the sound of three underground nuclear Indian explosions. …We call upon the Muslim nation and Pakistan–its army in particular–to prepare for the jihad. This should include a nuclear force.’ ”

 – Peter Bergen, Holy War, Inc., Page 103

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