In his 5th declaration of war against the West, issued on May 26, 1998, bin Laden said: ” ‘By God’s grace, we have formed with many other Islamic groups and organizations in the Islamic world a front, called the International Islamic Front, to do jihad against the Crusaders and Jews. And by God’s grace, the men reacted to this call and they are going on this path and they are doing a good job. By God’s will, their actions are going to have a successful result in killing Americans and getting rid of them.’ “

 – Richard Miniter, Losing Bin Laden, Page 163