when asked about the question of killing civilians, a basic rule established in the sunnah of the prophet, (military law), he told them that this would not concern him too much, as the creation of the american state involves all citizens to be involved in the electoral process. He also notes that "it is very strange for americans and other educated people to talk about the killing of innocent civilians. I mean, who said that our children and civilians are not innocents, and that the shedding of their blood is permissible?... who said that our blood isn't blood and that their blood is blood?"
B.Lawrence Messages to the World: The Statements of Osama bin Laden "Terror for Terror" (London: Verso, 2005), 117