Skip to comments.Outrage builds as Egypt presses for release of blind sheik behind '93 WTC attack (July 2012)
Posted on 09/15/2012 5:54:27 AM PDT by combat_boots
Egypt's new government is sparking growing outrage in the U.S. for its attempts to win the release of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the blind cleric behind the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. In Cairo, President-elect Mohamed Morsi proclaimed to hundreds of thousands of supporters in Tahir Square on Friday that he will gain the release of Rahman, who is in a federal prison in North Carolina after having been convicted of masterminding the bombing that killed six and unsuccessfully plotting to blow up other landmarks, including the United Nations. Although a U.S. official told FoxNews.com the sheik will never be freed, the fact that Egypt's newly-installed Muslim Brotherhood government is asking has top elected officials here seething. Its disgusting for a head of government to state in his inaugural speech that a man who attempted to commit mass murder should be freed, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., told FoxNews.com. The fact that he said this in his first speech says to me that this is from the heart, and the Muslim Brotherhood has been trying to convince us that they have changed. We need to be more on guard than ever, King added. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., weighed in, calling Morsi's speech "an insult." President Morsis offensive statements are an insult to the memories of the victims of the World Trade Center bombing. ... Rest assured, (Rahman) will stay right where he belongs in jail for the rest of his life, Schumer said.
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What are the odds he is released?
The Won will commute the sheik’s sentence, saying he has prostate cancer and a life-expectancy of only a few weeks.
Barry will release him and Keith Ellison will makes excuses for why.
Oh! If only they hadn’t watched that insulting movie about the Prophet Mo none of this would have happened!!
This was certainly a mitigating factor.
Yet we still provide aid to these assholes!
Guarantee Obama will pardon this guy on his way out the door. Just watch.
Even a stopped clock is right twice a day ~ but he still ought to be set on fire and tossed off a tall building.
My bet is that he will be released by the end of the year. Obama might not dare to do it right now, but it will happen after the election is over.
Well if Chuckie is insulted it must hurt
He'll offer up the scapegoat filmmaker to the egyptians in place of the blind shiek.
For o to tell morsi anything forceful or manlike is beyond him. He's simply looking for a soft landing spot.
Odummy will personally meet the murderer at the airport, escort him to the plane, and wave to him when the plane departs. All this will be done while Biden and Clinton sing “Amazing Grace” as back-up.
>but he still ought to be set on fire and tossed off a tall building.
Too compassionate. Put him in a closed room with the “Innocence” movie audio playing and loose a swarm of yellow jacket bees.
Provide bee sting medicine as needed and repeat the procedure daily.
They know the window of opportunity is closing for them.
Middle East Blood money bought his election and ascension to power. They are trying to get the most effect from what they bought.
I pray for the day when honest men will turn over the rocks under which this hides. Daylight exposure is needed. SOON
I’d recommend “Manos: The Hands of Fate”.
That’s some real torture, of course, he’d only get half the effect as he’s blind, but perhaps provide someone to interpret the action (or lack thereof) on the screen.
Hell, I only wish I was blind after seeing that film.
Oh I forgot, deduct the cost of freight and ammo from the billions in aid they receive from the US.