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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 sheikh linked to 1993 WTC bombing dies in US prison facility - The Times of Israel

Egyptian-born cleric Omar Abdel Rahman, seen as jihadist spiritual leader, passes away from natural causes at 78. By Maggy DONALDSON 18 February 2017, 11:21 pm 0 Edit · Facebook · Twitter · email; Print; 341 shares. Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, the blind ...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 »

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 »

Blind sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, mastermind of 1993 World Trade Center bombing, dies at 78 - New York Daily News

Omar Abdel-Rahman, the blind sheik who masterminded the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, died Saturday at a North Carolina prison hospital, officials said. The 78-year-old Egyptian cleric passed away of natural causes inside the Federal Medical Center ...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 »

Al Qaeda often agitated for Omar Abdel Rahman's release from US prison - Long War Journal

News broke yesterday that Omar Abdel Rahman, an Egyptian jihadi ideologue, died in a US prison. Within hours of the reports, al Qaeda re-released a copy of Rahman's last “will,” in which Rahman asked his “brothers” to exact “revenge” for his death. The ...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 »