May. 23, 2002
Mossad official says Bin Laden is targeting Diaspora
"Y," a senior Mossad official, warned yesterday that the most serious security threat to Jewish communities in the Diaspora today comes from Osama bin Laden's "World Jihad" organization.
He told the Jewish Agency's Forum on Zionist Thought that Islamist extremists who have been arrested in Europe have told investigators Bin Laden's organization plans attacks on Jewish communities like the attack on the synagogue in Djerba, Tunisia, where 16 people were killed on April 11.
"Y" said that Bin Laden is determined to implement the religious ruling he quoted in 1998, when he spoke of the need to "fight crusaders, Jews, and supporters of the US."
My note: recall that the Al-Qaeda terrorist who was arrested at the Canadian/Washington state border in late 1999 has described plans to plant bombs in Montreal's Jewish community.