Skip to comments.Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi vows to free blind sheikh jailed in US
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.
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Taste of things to come....Thanks Obammy!
Sounds like it’s time for the sheik to have that fatal heart attack.
I’m sure Huma and Hillary will get right on that.
I think I should stay clear of Air Egypt flights going into and out of NYC for a while.
Obama would do it if he could figure a way to do it and blame the GOP....
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.
Come and get him toughguy
Obama will cooperate. Should Obama need it, Roberts can write up a writ of release.
Agree 100%.It's funny how effective a knife blade under the sternum is in causing such an event. ;-)
Shooter’s line of sight appears to be below the line of site of the sights.
Free blind shakes? I prefer chocolate! I prefer to KNOW what flavor I’m getting!
Send him the sheik’s head.
“....Morsi promised to work to free Omar Abdel-Rahman, the spiritual leader of men convicted in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.”
One phone call to the WH and Morsi will get his wish.
Come and get him..and take 0bama with you while you’re at it.
Since he is showing such strong support for a particularly evil terrorist, then he is a terrorist himself and should be dealt with accordingly.
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?
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.