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Omar Abdel Rahman, Blind Cleric Found Guilty of Plot to Wage 'War of Urban Terrorism,' Dies at 78 - New York Times

Omar Abdel Rahman, the blind Islamic cleric whose fulminating sermons inspired violent fundamentalist movements in Egypt and, an American court found, a 1993 plot for a bombing rampage in New York, died on Saturday at a federal prison near Raleigh, N.C ...and more »

Omar Abdel Rahman, imprisoned 'blind sheikh' linked to terrorist efforts, dies at 78 - Washington Post

Omar Abdel Rahman, the Egyptian-born “blind sheikh” and spiritual leader who was convicted in 1995 of being a mastermind of terrorist plots against the United States, and who was called the “godfather” of radical Islamist movements, died Feb. 18 at a ...and more »

Blind Islamic cleric jailed for 1990s terror plots in US dies in federal prison - Chicago Tribune

Omar Abdel Rahman, considered the mastemind behind bomb plots in New York and sentenced to life in 1996, has died. (Us District Court / Handout / Epa). Brian Melley And Lee KeathAssociated Press. Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik convicted ...and more »

Omar Abdel Rahman, the 'Blind Sheikh,' Is Dead - National Review

Abdel Rahman, the Blind Sheikh, was responsible for much of the last quarter century of terrorism. Omar Abdel Rahman, the notorious “Blind Sheikh” who died on Friday night while serving his life sentence in federal prison, was never shy about being a ...and more »

'Blind sheikh' convicted in 1993 World Trade bombing dies in US prison - Reuters

(Reuters) - Omar Abdel-Rahman, the Muslim cleric known as “the blind sheikh” who was convicted of conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and of planning a broader “war of urban terrorism” in the United States, died on Saturday in a North ...and more »

Omar Abdel Rahman's Death Stirs Memories of 1993 Attack - New York Times

It was a stunning act of terror, an assault on the World Trade Center that shook New York City. The long wake of its memory still slices through those who were there and the families of those who died. That was 1993. Roughly eight years before the twin ...and more »

Omar Abdel-Rahman, Radical Cleric Connected To 1993 World Trade Center Bombing, Dies - NPR

Blind Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman sits and prays inside an iron cage at the opening of a court session in Cairo in 1989. Mike Nelson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption. toggle caption. Mike Nelson/AFP/Getty Images. Blind Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman sits and prays ...and more »

Terrorist Nicknamed 'Blind Sheik' Dies in US Prison - Voice of America

U.S. prison authorities say an Egyptian cleric convicted of participating in a plan to blow up landmarks in New York City has died in prison. An official at the Federal Correction Complex in Butner, North Carolina, confirmed Saturday that Sheik Omar ...and more »

'Blind Sheik' linked to 1993 World Trade Center bombing dies in US federal prison - ABC News

Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, a blind Egyptian cleric serving a life sentence in the United States for conspiring to blow up New York City landmarks, died early Saturday morning, federal officials said. Interested in September 11th? Add September 11th as an ...and more »

The Voice That Called to Terrorists, Unstilled by Time or Even Death - New York Times

The chief of detectives met with reporters. The night before, the radical, racist Rabbi Meir Kahane had been shot dead after giving a talk in a Midtown Manhattan hotel. A gunman had tried to get away in a cab but got stuck in traffic, and was himself ...and more »