Osama bin Laden, Founder of Al-Qaeda, February 23, 1998

Osama Bin Laden

“To kill the American[s] and their allies—civilians and military—is an individual duty upon every Muslim in all countries… With God’s permission we call on everyone who believes in God and wants reward to comply with His will to kill the Americans and seize their money wherever and whenever they find them.”Bruce Lawrence, trans., Messages to the World: The Statements of Osama Bin Laden (London: Verso, 2005), 167.

Osama bin Laden