His New York cell planted a bomb on the B-2 level of The World Trade Center in 1993, killing six and injuring a thousand. He was convicted in 1995 as the centerpiece of the “Day of Terror” plot to blow up the bridges & tunnels into Manhattan, the U.N. and the FBI’s New York Office.
His imprisonment directly inspired the October 2000 bombing of the U.S.S. Cole in Yemen, which left seven U.S. sailors dead.
He was cited in the infamous Presidential Daily Briefing (PDB) to President George W. Bush in 2001 just, weeks before the 9/11 attacks, headlined “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” and as recently as 2013, the terrorists who held a group of hostages at an Algerian gas plant, demanded his release.