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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi vows to free blind sheikh jailed in US
Guardian (UK) ^ | June 29, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 06/29/2012 7:06:28 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin

Egypt's president-elect Mohamed Morsi has vowed to free the blind sheikh jailed in the US for a plot to blow up New York City landmarks.

In his first public speech, addressing tens of thousands of people in Tahrir Square on Friday, Morsi promised to work to free Omar Abdel-Rahman, the spiritual leader of men convicted in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

He also promised to free detained Egyptian protesters facing military tribunals.

New York's mayor, Michael Bloomberg, responded on Friday night to Morsi's pledge, saying he would oppose any effort to "undermine" Abdel-Rahman serving a life sentence. He said the sheikh's conviction was a measure of justice against a man "who tried to kill so many".

Morsi earlier read the oath of office and defied the country's military rulers by saying: "I fear no one but God."

He was speaking on the eve of his official swearing-in ceremony, which had been scheduled to take place in front of a high court. But many protesters called on him to take the oath in the square to defy the ruling generals who took power after Hosni Mubarak's ouster.

"There is no power above people power," Morsi said to wild cheers from the crowd, many of whom were supporters of the once-banned Muslim Brotherhood.

"Today you are the source of this power. You give this power to whoever you want and you withhold it from whoever you want, with God's blessings."

Egypt's constitutional court dissolved the Islamist-dominated lower house this month in a series of measures designed to ensure that the generals who took over from Mubarak will keep a strong grip on Egypt's affairs even after Morsi takes power.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: dnc4blindsheik; egypt; ikhwan4blindsheik; israel; nidalhasan; obama; obama4blindsheik; obama4islam

1 posted on 06/29/2012 7:06:33 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Taste of things to come....Thanks Obammy!


2 posted on 06/29/2012 7:08:00 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Sounds like it’s time for the sheik to have that fatal heart attack.


3 posted on 06/29/2012 7:09:53 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

I’m sure Huma and Hillary will get right on that.


4 posted on 06/29/2012 7:11:30 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

I think I should stay clear of Air Egypt flights going into and out of NYC for a while.


5 posted on 06/29/2012 7:15:04 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Obama would do it if he could figure a way to do it and blame the GOP....


6 posted on 06/29/2012 7:15:15 PM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus...)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
Morsi earlier read the oath of office and defied the country's military rulers by saying: "I fear no one but God."
Mr. Morsi, meet Marine.


7 posted on 06/29/2012 7:21:48 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Come and get him toughguy


8 posted on 06/29/2012 7:22:15 PM PDT by STD ([You must help] people in theĀ…feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Obama will cooperate. Should Obama need it, Roberts can write up a writ of release.


9 posted on 06/29/2012 7:25:33 PM PDT by pallis
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Sounds like it’s time for the sheik to have that fatal heart attack.

Agree 100%.It's funny how effective a knife blade under the sternum is in causing such an event. ;-)

10 posted on 06/29/2012 7:25:52 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Bill Ayers Was *Not* "Just Some Guy In The Neighborhood")
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To: DeaconBenjamin
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I see that Abdel-Rahman's defense attorney, Lynne Stewart, had her appeal turned down this week. She'll do all ten years. I hope the fat pig doesn't make it.
11 posted on 06/29/2012 7:26:16 PM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: Bratch

Shooter’s line of sight appears to be below the line of site of the sights.


12 posted on 06/29/2012 7:27:58 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Thrownatbirth


There you go.
13 posted on 06/29/2012 7:28:32 PM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: Dallas59

Free blind shakes? I prefer chocolate! I prefer to KNOW what flavor I’m getting!


14 posted on 06/29/2012 7:30:35 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Send him the sheik’s head.


15 posted on 06/29/2012 7:31:51 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

“....Morsi promised to work to free Omar Abdel-Rahman, the spiritual leader of men convicted in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.”

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One phone call to the WH and Morsi will get his wish.


16 posted on 06/29/2012 7:37:24 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Come and get him..and take 0bama with you while you’re at it.


17 posted on 06/29/2012 7:53:27 PM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Since he is showing such strong support for a particularly evil terrorist, then he is a terrorist himself and should be dealt with accordingly.


18 posted on 06/29/2012 7:54:25 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: DeaconBenjamin
"Morsi promised to work to free Omar Abdel-Rahman,"

What is he going to do? Take Americans hostage and demand a prisoner exchange?

Why risk it?

Maybe its time talk some sense into President Mo with a visit by members of our most persuasive ME diplomatic delegation?


19 posted on 06/29/2012 8:10:56 PM PDT by garjog
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Nothing here. Obummer will give the Blind Sheik, and Nidal Hasan (workplace violence guy) to Egypt in exchange for having Egypt ship missles to Gaza to destroy Israel. Obama is a friend of the Brotherhood and will give anything they need to rid the world of Israel.

Bloomberg should stick to protecting the world from Big Gulps and leave this issue alone or Obama will have him swimming with fishes in the Hudson.


20 posted on 06/29/2012 8:23:00 PM PDT by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: Dallas59

If Morsi asked, Obammy would turn the blind freedom fighting hero over.


21 posted on 06/29/2012 8:23:55 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Kill the blind sheikh now.


22 posted on 06/29/2012 8:29:55 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (This Message Contains Privileged Attorney-Client Communications)
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To: SaraJohnson

Morsi probably already has the one-way airline ticket for his one-eyed buddy. What’s the date on the ticket? Oh, the day after the typical lame-duck eve of presidential pardons


23 posted on 06/29/2012 10:29:30 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Perhaps some patriotic con can stick a shive into this guy before he gets out.


24 posted on 06/30/2012 9:07:39 AM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: Thrownatbirth

Speaking of fat pigs, they should invite Morsi to come take the sheik home, but first should grind Rachman and Stewart up and feed them to some feral swine.

Morsi can then have the his sheik back with a pooper scooper.


25 posted on 07/01/2012 11:18:07 PM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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