The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the road to 9/11
Alfred A. Knopf, 2006
In Osama bin Laden’s thinking during the 1990s, America was the leader in a Christian/Jewish global crusade to crush Islam. He believed the Christian/Jewish part of it had been going on since the founding of Islam. “’This is a battle of Muslims against the global Crusaders,’” in his own words. This was a theological war and Islam would have to strike decisive blows to discourage America.