“Opposition to the long-time presence of Americans on the Arabian peninsula intensified dramatically after August 7, 1990, the day that the first U.S. troops were dispatched to Saudi Arabia as part of Operation Desert Shield. The dying edict of the Prophet Muhammad had been ‘Let there be no two religions in Arabia’; now ‘infidels’ of both sexes were trespassing on the holy land of the Arabian Peninsula.”

 – Peter Bergen, Holy War, Inc., Page 80