His Own Words
Al Jazeera via AP/Wide World Photos
"God has blessed a group of vanguard Muslims, the forefront of Islam, to destroy America."
From videotaped statement broadcast
by Al Jazeera,
October 7, 2001
"We issue the following fatwa to all Muslims: The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies -- civilians and military -- is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it....We -- with God's help -- call on every Muslim who believes in God and wishes to be rewarded to comply with God's order to kill the Americans and plunder their money wherever and whenever they find it."
From World Islamic Front Statement, February 23, 1998
Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda
"Before These Remarks, Bin Laden Was Innocent. However, Now He Is Condemned"
Faisal Salman, As-Safir, Lebanon, October 9, 2001
"Misuse of the Palestinian Issue"
Al-Ayyam, West Bank, October 9, 2001
"Bin Laden Disturbs Us; However, He Doesn't Convince Us"
La Vie Economique, Morocco,
October 12, 2001
"Al Qaeda Is Not Authorized to Speak on Behalf of Muslims"
Akhbar Al-Arab, United Arab Emirates, October 15, 2001
"A Confession Is the Most Conclusive Piece of Evidence"
Al-Ra'i, Jordan, October 9, 2001
Countries Where al Qaeda Has Operated
Saudi Arabia |
United Arab Emirates