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The horrific attacks of September 11, 2001, under the direction of Osama bin Laden and the terrorist group, Al-Qaeda, were justified by bin Laden in his 1998 fatwa (a "call to arms").

Which of the following reasons was given by bin Laden for the terrorist attacks of 9/11?

A

The U.S. military's presence in Saudi Arabia since the 1991 Persian Gulf War.

B

The CIA's support of the mujahideen during the Soviet-Afghan War of the 1980s.

C

The increasing presence of American oil companies in the Middle East since the end of the Persian Gulf War.

D

The U.S. sale of weapons to bin Laden's enemy, Iran, during the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s.

E

The attempt to destroy bin Laden's suspected base of operations in the Sudan in 1998.

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