Skip to comments.Egyptian Islamists call for release of blind sheik
Posted on 04/21/2011 12:36:54 PM PDT by La Lydia
CAIRO Hundreds...have staged a protest in front of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo to demand the release of an Egyptian cleric imprisoned in the United States for plots to blow up New York City landmarks. Omar Abdel Rahman, also known as the blind sheik, is serving life in prison after a 1995 conviction for his advisory role in conspiracies to blow up the United Nations and several New York bridges and tunnels.
....Thursday, protesters near the heavily fortified embassy held banners reading "freedom for our sheik" and chanted slogans and held prayers.
The protest leader was Abboud el-Zomor, who was released from an Egyptian prison in March after serving multiple sentences for his role in the assassination of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.
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Go kiss my ass, islamofascists.
Send him back piece by piece, so that in a few months they will have all of him. Oh! And gift wrap his parts in bacon, raw bacon.
Fine no problem. We will release him over Egypt. At an altitude of 40,000 ft and at about 500 kts from a B2.
Well. That didn’t take long, did it?
As our “O” leader has proclaimed, “it is the young people” who will bring democracy. Isn’t that democracy great? We’re watching that democracy grow every day in Egypt.....and more anti-American. Are we still sending the Egyptian military billion$ every month? I guess so since we sent Lybia $20 million we don’t have.
Omar Abdel Rahman, also known as the blind sheik, is serving life in prisonHe is serving a life sentence because the jury that convicted him didn't want to upset the Muslims, so they didn't sentence him to death. Osama bin Laden was watching, and concluded he could get away with anything in this country.
If this happens we are giving our blessing to inflict further attacks on us.
We could offer to send them obama to hold as collateral until we can arrange to send der sheik...and then just wait it out ‘til the bastich croaks. And if it’s too soon, we don’t tell them.
The French did that with Carlos the Jackal. Most of the terror of the 70’s was in order to get him released.
*Be still my fluttering heart!*
This isn’t MB, but a different group entirely, called al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya. They have been conducting a “hot war” against the Egyptian government, and from ‘92-’97 killed more than 1,200 Egyptians, including the head of the counter-terrorism police, a speaker of parliament, dozens of European tourists and Egyptian bystanders, and over 100 Egyptian police. They have also tried to assassinate Mubarak.
The Egyptian government has arrested at least 20,000 of its members and killed thousands more. The Egyptian public turned against them in a big way after they carried out the Luxor massacre, slaughtering a whole bunch of innocent people.
Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman actually had the chutzpah to blame it on the Israelis, whereas al-Qaeda’s Zawahiri (#2), blamed it on the Egyptian police.
This about broke the group until finally it reached a “non-violence” accord with the Egyptian government, which caused a schism among its followers.
As far as Omar Abdul Rahman himself:
After the first World Trade Center bombing in February 1993, the FBI began to investigate Rahman and his followers more closely. With the assistance of an Egyptian informant wearing a listening device, the FBI managed to record Rahman issuing a fatwa encouraging acts of violence against US civilian targets, particularly in the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area.
The most startling plan, the government charged, was to set off five bombs in 10 minutes, blowing up the United Nations, the Lincoln and Holland tunnels, the George Washington Bridge and a federal building housing the FBI.
Government prosecutors showed videotapes of defendants mixing bomb ingredients in a garage before their arrest in 1993. Rahman was arrested on 24 June 1993, along with nine of his followers. On 1 October 1995, he was convicted of seditious conspiracy, and in 1996 was sentenced to life in prison.
Rahman in imprisoned in the Butner Federal Medical Center in North Carolina. Where he will stay until he dies.
Drop him off in a plane at 10000 ft..
He needs to die today.
A little extra medication, or a shank in the shower, I’m happy either way.
And drop her out with him. George Soros donated $20,000.00 for her legal defense.
“blind sheik” ???
I thought that was a brand of condoms er sumptin’.
Then again Bill Ayers and Code Pink have been working with these Egyptian Islamists for years....community building and organizing...makes one wonder about such a community...and whether it would have the same concept of democracy as is generally understood in the U.S....or if its view is changed...fundamentally.