On August 6,1998, a month after the CIA had ordered the kidnapping, torture and questioning of an al-Jihad cell in Albania, al Jihad leader Ayman al- “Zawahiri sent the following declaration to the London newspaper Al Hayat: ‘We are interested in briefly telling the Americans that their message has been received and that the response, which we hope they will read carefully, is being prepared, because, with God’s help, we will write it in the language that they understand.’ ”

 – Lawrence Wright, The Looming Tower, Pages 305-306