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  • Al-Qaeda Claims U.S. Killed 'Blind Sheikh' in Prison, Calls for 'Violent Revenge'

    02/22/2017 5:46:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 22, 2017 | Bridget Johnson
    Al-Qaeda accused the United States of withholding necessary medication from "Blind Sheikh" Omar Abdel-Rahman, the mastermind of the deadly 1993 World Trade Center bombing who died behind bars Saturday. They also released a final statement from the sheikh complaining of strip searches that explored his private parts "front and back," claiming that he could be poisoned behind bars and calling for "the most powerful and violent revenge" in the event of his demise. Abdel-Rahman, 78, was serving a life sentence at the Federal Medical Center, Butner, in North Carolina. He had been blinded at a young age by diabetes, and...
  • Egypt’s ‘Blind Sheikh’ dies in prison in the US

    02/18/2017 9:21:18 AM PST · by ColdOne · 43 replies
    middleastmonitor.com ^ | 2/18/17 | middleeastmonitor.com
    The spiritual leader of the Egyptian Islamist militant group Al-Gama’a Al-Islamiyya Omar Abdel-Rahman has died in his US prison after serving more than 20 years for seditious conspiracy to commit murder. Abdel-Rahman, also known as the “Blind Sheikh”, was serving a life sentence in the United States for his role in masterminding the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya reported.
  • Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, Mastermind behind 1993 World Trade Center Attack, dies

    02/18/2017 9:08:25 AM PST · by Lurkinanloomin · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/18/2017 | Fox New
    Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, the firebrand Islamist cleric behind the first attempt to bring down the World Trade Center, has died in federal prison. He was 78. Abdel-Rahman, an Egyptian radical who maintained a global following even while imprisoned for more than two decades, died Saturday at Butner Federal Medical Center in North Carolina, where he was serving a life sentence, Reuters reported.
  • Patrick Fitgerald Testimony on "the wall" and the Patriot Act. (4/28/2005)

    10/20/2005 8:51:03 PM PDT · by Homer1 · 5 replies · 832+ views
    Public record | 4/28/2005 | Patrick J Fitzgerald
    >PATRICK J. FITZGERALDUNITED STATES ATTORNEYNORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOISPREPARED REMARKS FOR THESUBCOMMITTEE ON CRIME, TERRORISM, AND HOMELAND SECURITYCOMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARYU.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESAPRIL 28, 2005INTRODUCTIONMr. Chairman, members of the Committee, thank you for asking me here today. I verymuch look forward to this opportunity to discuss with you how the efforts of the United StatesAttorney’s Offices in the investigation and prosecution of terrorists have changed since thepassage of the USA PATRIOT Act (“Patriot Act”) and, in particular, section 218 of the PatriotAct which helped to dismantle what was formerly known as “the wall” between intelligence andlaw enforcement.I will state up...
  • REPORT: Judge Who Sentenced Saddam Hussein to Death – Captured & Executed by ISIS

    06/23/2014 5:10:52 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 23 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 22 June 14 | Jim Hoft
    Judge Rauf Rashid and Saddam Hussein Several Arab News websites are reporting the news. Al-Mesyroon reported (translated) There were reports of the execution of Iraqi judge, Raouf Abdel-Rahman, who sentenced Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to death, according to confirmed the pages on the social networking site, without official confirmation from the Iraqi government. The pages on social networking sites, including Page MP Jordanian Khalil Attieh on the site “Facebook” to “revolutionaries Iraqis arrested him and sentenced him to death in retaliation for the death of the martyr Saddam Hussein,” he said, adding that Rauf tried to escape from Baghdad after...
  • Florida imam's jihad terror ties exposed by local news station

    11/28/2012 8:13:52 AM PST · by bayouranger · 4 replies
    jihadwatch.org ^ | 26NOV12 | Robert Spencer
    We all know CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN or Fox wasn't going to do it. "Imam’s Terrorist Ties Exposed by Local News Station," from Judicial Watch, November 26 (thanks to Pamela Geller): While the Obama Justice Department tours the nation condemning unfounded discrimination against Muslims at their place of worship, a local Florida news station uncovers an imam’s ties to a blind sheik behind the first World Trade Center bombing in the early 90s. Not surprisingly, the administration’s campaign to combat mosque intolerance is being heavily promoted while the shocking imam terrorist story gets swept under the rug. We only know...
  • Qaeda Group Threatens to Attack World Cup

    04/07/2010 7:08:59 PM PDT · by Cindy · 38 replies · 842+ views
    CBS NEWS.com ^ | April 7, 2009, 2:38 pm ET - Updated | Posted by Khaled Wassef
    SNIPPET: "The North African terror group al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has threatened to attack this summer's World Cup games in South Africa. "How amazing could the match United States vs. Britain be when broadcasted live on air at a stadium packed with spectators when the sound of an explosion rumbles through the stands, the whole stadium is turned upside down and the number of dead bodies are in their dozens and hundreds, Allah willing," reads a statement the group published in a recent issue of the Jihadi online magazine Mushtaqun Lel Jannah (Longing to Paradise)." SNIPPET: "In addition...
  • Twenty Years after the WTC Bombing

    02/26/2013 11:46:08 AM PST · by rmlew · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | February 26, 2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Today is the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Center bombing. It also marks three weeks since the attempted murder of Lars Hedegaard, the intrepid Danish champion of free speech. These events are not unrelated. Back in 1993, there was a tireless effort to limn the WTC bombers as wanton killers. They were, we were to understand, bereft of any coherent belief system, unrepresentative of any mainstream construction of Islam. In reality, though, they were devout Muslim operatives who belonged to a jihadist cell formed in the New York area by Omar Abdel Rahman — whose notoriety as the shadowy...
  • Why terrorists love the blind sheikh

    01/21/2013 11:26:21 AM PST · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    WND ^ | January 20, 2013 | Andrew McCarthy
    Andrew McCarthy: Don't think Obama will release him? Not so fast! An ugly and confusing terrorist attack at an Algerian gas facility is getting even more troubling as the Islamic radicals now demand the release of Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman and another prominent terrorist in exchange for the remaining American hostages. Abdel Rahman is the blind sheikh now serving a life sentence for masterminding the 1993 attack against the World Trade Center. Terrorists are also demanding the release of Aafia Saddiqui, who is imprisoned on her conviction for attempted murder. And the captors in Algeria are not the only ones...
  • Benghazi Bag Man, Denis McDonough, to be named Obama's Next Chief of Staff

    01/16/2013 5:51:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 1/16/13 | Pamela Geller
    Hagel, Brennan, Kerry ... and now Denis McDonough. President Barack Obama plans to name Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough as his next chief of staff, a Democratic source briefed on the plans tells POLITICO. McDonough would replace Jack Lew, the communist Obama nominated to be his new Treasury secretary. Denis McDonough, Deputy National Security Advisor and a former senior fellow at the uber far left Center for American Progress, is the man most responsible for orchestrating the Benghazi jihad cover-up. McDonough rewrote the CIA talking points on Benghazi, misrepresenting the video, when the true motive behind the terrorist attack...
  • Will Obama Free the Blind Sheik? (Former AG Mukasey: Impeach and remove Obama if he does)

    09/25/2012 7:12:25 PM PDT · by kristinn · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Monday, September 24, 2012 | Michael B. Mukasey
    Are senior Obama administration officials considering transferring to Egypt a poisonously influential Islamist cleric serving a life term in federal prison for trying to unleash a war of urban terrorism in the United States? That's the impression several officials have given over the past three months, apparently out of fear that if the cleric dies in U.S. custody, American outposts in the Middle East could be overrun by vengeful mobs. Omar Abdel Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik, is one of the world's leading theologians of terrorism. Abdel Rahman, who has diabetes and is in his mid-70s, is confined at the...
  • Egypt: Protesters outside US Embassy demand release of Islamist leader (Omar Abdel Rahman)

    05/20/2011 9:50:12 AM PDT · by mojito · 7 replies
    Al Masry Al Youm ^ | 5/19/2011 | Unattributed
    Dozens protested Thursday in front of the US Embassy in Cairo, calling for the release of Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, leader of the Islamist group Jama'a al-Islamiya, who is detained in the US on allegations of inciting terrorism. Abdel Rahman's son Abdullah said his father's release is first a human request and second a popular one. he also added that the grand sheikh of Al-Azhar called on US President Barack Obama to release Rahman.
  • The Blind Sheikh May be Released to Egypt

    09/17/2012 7:45:15 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 114 replies
    News Gather ^ | September 17, 2012 08:45 PM EDT | Renee Nal
    The Blind Sheikh, Omar Abdel-Rahman, is serving a life sentence for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Since becoming the new Egyptian President, Mohammed Morsi has vowed to secure his return to Egypt, as a "nod to his base" of "hard-line Salafi Islamists," as reported by the Wall Street Journal. The bomb in 1993 killed six Americans and injured more than a thousand. Omar Abdel-Rahman's terror organization masterminded the assassination of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and he was reported to have a "close association" with Osama bin Laden. would Americans want to see this man walk...
  • [Egypt Pres] Mohammed Morsi vows to free Omar Abdel-Rahman,jailed in U.S.

    06/29/2012 10:03:22 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 29 replies
    CBS ^ | 29 June 2012
    CAIRO - In his first public speech addressing tens of thousands of mostly Islamist supporters, Egypt's president-elect Mohammed Morsi has vowed to free the blind sheik jailed in the U.S. for a plot to blow up New York City landmarks. Morsi, Egypt's first Islamist and civilian president-elect, promised Friday 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.
  • How the NYPD Gets Jihad Right

    09/03/2011 12:33:06 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 8 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Sept. 3, 2011 | Andrew McCarthy
    ‘Every conspiracy against Islam and scheming against Islam and the Muslims — its source is America.” “Jihad is Jihad. There is no such thing as commerce, industry, and science in jihad. This is calling things other than by its [sic] own name. If Allah says, ‘Do jihad,’ it means do jihad with the sword, with the cannon, with the grenades, and with the missile. This is Jihad. Jihad against Allah’s enemies for Allah’s cause and his word.” “Why do we fear the word ‘terrorist’? If the terrorist is the person who defends his right, so we are terrorists. . ....
  • Indictment expected for California man in al-Qaida videos (Gadahn-Pearlman)

    09/07/2006 5:54:42 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies · 676+ views
    NY Daily News via Ledger-Enquirer ^ | 9/7/06 | James Gordon Meek
    WASHINGTON - An American who has made al-Qaida propaganda videos is charged with aiding terrorists in a secret federal indictment expected to be unsealed soon, the New York Daily News has learned. Adam Yahiye Gadahn, a 28-year-old Californian who now calls himself Azzam al-Amriki, has appeared in four al-Qaida videos. In two of the videos, released since the July 7 anniversary of last year's bombings of London's transit system, he appears with his face uncovered. The federal indictment is expected unsealed in Los Angeles in the next few days, three sources said. It will likely charge Gadahn with giving material...
  • An American Married to Al Qaeda : Woman Says Her Husband Helped Set Up Sleeper Al Qaeda Cell

    12/23/2004 12:46:26 PM PST · by JeffAtlanta · 54 replies · 2,233+ views
    ABC News ^ | Dec. 23, 2004 | BRIAN ROSS and DAVID SCOTT
    NEW YORK, Dec. 23, 2004 — A California woman reveals to ABC News that she unknowingly married a Muslim extremist who helped set up what authorities say was one of the first al Qaeda sleeper cells out of their Orange County apartment complex. Saraah Olson says she watched as her then-husband, Hisham Diab, and his group transformed local teen Adam Gadahn into an America-hating fanatic who she says is the masked man who promised in an al Qaeda video message released in Pakistan late October that the "streets of America will run red with blood." Olson said she repeatedly tried...
  • Egyptian Islamists call for release of blind sheik

    04/21/2011 12:36:54 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 18 replies
    Yahoo AP ^ | April 21, 2011
    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...
  • In a Time of War, the Left Is on Trial: 'This is no longer a loyal opposition.'

    01/10/2005 2:47:49 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 18 replies · 1,085+ views
    LOS ANGELES TIMES.COM ^ | JANUARY 10, 2005 | DAVID HOROWITZ
    Attorney Lynne F. Stewart is a progressive icon. A protege of Ramsey Clark and the late William Kunstler and a member of the National Lawyers Guild and the Center for Constitutional Rights, Stewart embodies the committed professionalism of the radical "legal left." Under this code, attorneys select clients whom they regard as the put-upon victims of an oppressive system or the persecuted champions of a just cause. Stewart represented Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the blind cleric convicted in 1995 of masterminding the first World Trade Center bombing. She is now on trial as a terrorist herself for aiding and abetting...
  • Worsening health of terror cleric could spark attacks, FBI warns

    12/14/2006 12:20:51 PM PST · by WestTexasWend · 25 replies · 691+ views
    WASHINGTON -- The health of terrorist cleric Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik, is deteriorating _ renewing fears that his death in prison could trigger an attack on the United States, officials said Thursday. There is no credible indication that an attack on the U.S. is imminent, said several law enforcement officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the situation. In a two-page bulletin, dated Dec. 8, the FBI reported to federal intelligence officials that Rahman was rushed from prison to a Missouri hospital two days earlier for a blood transfusion. There, doctors discovered...