Pearls of Terrorist Wisdom 

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

When Navy SEALs raided Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, a year ago, they recovered thousands of documents. CNN’s Peter Bergen was able to take a look at many of those documents, and gives us gems such as this:

[Bin Laden] complained that Faizal Shahzad, the American citizen of Pakistani heritage who had tried to blow up an SUV in Times Square on May 1, 2010, had broken the oath of allegiance he had sworn to the United States, and tut-tutted that “We do not want the Mujahedeen to be accused of breaking an oath.” Bin Laden kept pressing his lieutenants for more attacks on America, but now they couldn’t recruit naturalized U.S. citizens to carry out those missions.


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