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Morsi: I want the US to free the Blind Sheikh
Hotair ^ | 01/08/2013 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 01/08/2013 7:46:02 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Now that Egypt's Mohamed Morsi has settled the constitutional issues facing his country, he can turn his attention to the truly pressing problems of the Arab Spring state. Would that be religious tolerance, economic growth, and the pursuit of peace in the region? Er ... not exactly. In an exclusive interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer last night, Morsi urged Barack Obama to free Omar Abdel-Rahman, better known as the Blind Sheikh, currently serving a life sentence in a maximum-security federal prison in North Carolina for his involvement in the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center.

Priorities, priorities:

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Breitbart has the transcript, in which Morsi argues for at least a change in venue so that he can have visitors:

WOLF BLITZER, CNN HOST: I asked the Egyptian President about the blind Egyptian cleric who was convicted here in the United States in connection with the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Omar Abdel-Rahman is serving a life sentence in a U.S. prison.

Just clarify your position on what you want the U.S. Government to do as far as the “blind sheikh” is concerned, who’s being held in prison in the United States, convicted of his involvement in blowing up of the 1993 World Trade Center incident.

TRANSLATOR FOR EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT MORSI: I want him to be free, but I respect the law and the rule of law in Egypt and the United States. What I am talking about isn’t a violation. I don’t want a violation of the rule of law, but there are also many humane aspects. There can be things like visitation, assistance, his children, his family assisting him. He is an old sheikh and sick and blind. We need to respect that. Is there a chance for hi to be freed? I wish this, but considering my respect and appreciation for the American rule of law and the American government, our relationship, Egypt’s relationship with America deserves that these issues be reviewed, if that is okay according to the law. If it isn’t possible, and I hope that it is possible, if it wasn’t possible, than these humane aspects need to be taken into account; for him to be in a humane prison, to be able to have visitors, to be able to have company, to be able to visit with his sons and children, for his family to visit, for us to see him, for people to see him and know how he is doing. Because he is a man, an old man, and he deserves full care. I wish that there could be a big possibility for the American administration to look into this matter about this sheikh who is very old without there being — I don’t intend on violating the rule of law in any place and I don’t like anyone asking me to violate the rule of law in my own country, but the humane aspects at the very least need to be guaranteed.

WOLF BLITZER: Will you make this appeal directly to President Obama when you see him?

TRANSLATOR: When I meet with him I will talk to him about this issue.

Yes, I’m sure having visitors will work out well — just like when his attorney, Lynne Stewart, took it upon herself to transmit messages to Abdel-Rahman’s followers that he wanted to encourage them to break a cease-fire with Egypt’s government at the time. She’s serving 10 years in federal prison for being a conduit. Morsi wants Obama to at least cut out the middleman.

I doubt that Obama is foolish enough to be moved by Morsi’s entreaties. However, it’s rather interesting that Morsi’s top issue in the US is an old terrorist who tried to accomplish what al-Qaeda later succeeded at doing, rather than finding ways to promote peace and harmony in the Middle East.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blindsheik; egypt; egyptmb; morsi; morsiblindsheik; muslimbrotherhood

1 posted on 01/08/2013 7:46:04 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The President with release him for humanitarian reasons. The dreadful man must have something wrong with him.


2 posted on 01/08/2013 7:48:56 AM PST by Hans
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To: SeekAndFind

People in hell want ice water


3 posted on 01/08/2013 7:49:06 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: SeekAndFind
Best bet is to bring up another charge on the Sheikh, then execute him, and take out Morsi with a predator drone.

These people have no sense of justice.

4 posted on 01/08/2013 7:49:35 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

The trouble is hussein is in agreement with the muslim perverthood.


5 posted on 01/08/2013 7:57:39 AM PST by onedoug
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To: SeekAndFind

Morsi: “I want the US to free the Blind Sheikh”
Obama: “Duh. Okay. Hurr durr.”


6 posted on 01/08/2013 7:57:56 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: SeekAndFind

Send him back to Egypt in a body bag. Don’t even have to land the plane, just drop it out over Morsi’s house (palace?).


7 posted on 01/08/2013 8:08:09 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Send him back to Egypt in a body bag. Don’t even have to land the plane, just drop it out over Morsi’s house (palace?).


8 posted on 01/08/2013 8:12:13 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: SeekAndFind; mickie
Although there may be more to this interview with Morsi, what I DON'T see in the above transcript is Wolf Bluster asking the KEY question relative to what exactly are the INHUMANE conditions in which the blind terrorist is being held.

But then, Wolf can always be counted on for NOT pinning anti-U.S. interviewees to the wall....like the long list of his former and present interviewing peers such as Rather, Barbara Walters, Larry King, Lauer, Couric, Mike Wallace, Diane Sawyer........

Leni

9 posted on 01/08/2013 8:12:49 AM PST by MinuteGal (Send a penny NOW to CNN, 1 Time-Warner Center, NY, NY 10019 for "PENNIES FOR LEAVIN!" (Piers Morgan))
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, Morsi, wish in one hand and sh!t in the other and see which one fills up first. Oh, wait. You REALLY do that already.


10 posted on 01/08/2013 8:13:08 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: OrioleFan

A bacon bag.


11 posted on 01/08/2013 8:13:41 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: SeekAndFind

I want the “blind sheik” idiot beaten with a pyramid-shaped piece of pork.


12 posted on 01/08/2013 8:16:05 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama will find a way to release him. You can bank on it.


13 posted on 01/08/2013 8:19:15 AM PST by livius
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To: muawiyah

“These people have no sense of justice.”

No, they actually do. Shariah justice. It says: a Muslim who kills infidels is doing Allah’s will & therefore is innocent of any earthly crime.

Pure Islamic logic.


14 posted on 01/08/2013 8:20:26 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: SeekAndFind

” When I meet with him I will talk to him about this issue, and for more jets and tanks.”

Translator missed a bit.


15 posted on 01/08/2013 8:23:23 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: OrioleFan

I was thinking about sending him back UPS ground in a nice air tight box to insure freshness!


16 posted on 01/08/2013 8:25:02 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah ... who didn’t see this one coming?


17 posted on 01/08/2013 8:52:39 AM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: knarf

I want to be Chuck Norris’ girlfriend but its never going to happen.


18 posted on 01/08/2013 9:02:34 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“he is an old man....he deserves full care...”
-—don’t worry, Morsi, under Obamacare, he’ll receive
full care.....it’s the American people who won’t, in
deference to him and other prisoners.
Speaking of which, has anybody done a study on just how
Obamacare will affect the hundreds of thousands now incarcerated, and how their care will likely differ from ours? Might be, uh, “illuminating”, and just PACKED with irony......


19 posted on 01/08/2013 9:06:56 AM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: SeekAndFind

“he is an old man....he deserves full care...”
-—don’t worry, Morsi, under Obamacare, he’ll receive
full care.....it’s the American people who won’t, in
deference to him and other prisoners.
Speaking of which, has anybody done a study on just how
Obamacare will affect the hundreds of thousands now incarcerated, and how their care will likely differ from ours? Might be, uh, “illuminating”, and just PACKED with irony......


20 posted on 01/08/2013 9:08:26 AM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: SeekAndFind
...if it wasn’t possible, than these humane aspects need to be taken into account; for him to be in a humane prison, to be able to have visitors, to be able to have company, to be able to visit with his sons and children, for his family to visit, for us to see him, for people to see him and know how he is doing.

Hey Morsi what do you do with your prisoners, your Jews, your Christians, your women and yes, other muslims that don't agree to the rule of sharia law as you? It's a JAIL you ignoramus! The blind sheik is nothing but an eyeless turd in the islumic toilet bowl of blood and hatred for infidels. In Egyptian I say," Up Yours nutball."

21 posted on 01/08/2013 9:39:51 AM PST by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28- 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey Morsi what do you do with your cousins?

Per Wiki....marry and have 5 kids her.


22 posted on 01/08/2013 12:43:16 PM PST by Maggie34
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To: SeekAndFind

Supposedly he is serving his life sentence at the Butner Federal Medical Center in North Carolina. Perhaps a visitor of the mysterious kind.


23 posted on 01/08/2013 1:01:18 PM PST by Maggie34
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To: muawiyah
Best bet is to Best bet is to bring up another charge on the Sheikh, then execute him, and take out Morsi with a predator drone. and take out Morsi with a predator drone.

Slight change: bring up another charge on the Sheikh, then execute him, send a flowery diplomatic communique asking Morsi where he would like us to ship the body, then take him out with a predator drone.

It would be worth it to get Morsi all worked up before offing him.

Regards,
GtG

24 posted on 01/08/2013 3:10:28 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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