OsamaBinLaden has been called America's most wanted terrorist suspect. The U.S. State Department said OsamaBinLaden is »one of the most significant financial sponsors of Islamic extremist activities in the world.«
He is said to be the head of a worldwide network of terrorist camps that support Jihad or IslamicHolyWar against secular governments of the Muslim Middle East and Western powers. In 1998, OsamaBinLaden called on Muslims to kill Americans wherever they can be found.
Jihad uses centuries old interpretations of the Koran to justify violence in the name of God. Muslim scholars brought out the Koran's interpretations during the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Religious rulings were issued called fatwas. The fatwas exhorted Muslims everywhere to defend Islamic land from infidels.