Some commentators wrongly think that al-Qaeda is only interested in attacking Jews, Christians and Hindus. But as this piece from
Bin Laden considered hitting Japanese economy
Xinhua news agency
Dec. 4, 2007
Tokyo – Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden considered doing some harm to Japan's economy by attacking tankers heading to the country, Kyodo News reported Tuesday, quoting a former member of the terrorist group.
The former member a Saudi Arabian citizen who was one of bin Laden's guards in Tora Bora mountains, told Kyodo's correspondent in Egypt that bin Laden expressed the idea in late 2001 due to frustration with Japan's decision to support the US-led war on terror.
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