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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 »

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, ...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 »

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 »

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

What kind of name is this? Why are we afraid of it? Why do we fear the word terrorist? If the terrorist is the person who defends his right, so we are terrorists. And if the terrorist is the one who struggles for the sake of God, then we are terrorists ...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.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 ...and more »

Blind sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman dies in US prison facility - Yahoo News

Washington (AFP) - Blind sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, the Egyptian-born cleric linked to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, died Saturday of natural causes in a US prison facility, the Justice Department said. He was 78 years old. Abdel Rahman was ...and more »