But terrorism increasingly is an amateur affair. The number of state-sponsored terrorist incidents declined from 73 in 1988 to 10 in 1994, according to Britain’s Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence. Such wealthy private individuals as the Saudi exile Osama Bin Ladin also bankroll Islamic fundamentalism.
First mention of OBL in Newsweek- August 26, 1996 (via nwkarchivist)