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Blind Sheik Terrorist Will Stay in U.S. Prison, White House Says
nbcphiladelphia.com ^

Posted on 09/25/2012 12:48:06 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Blind Sheik Terrorist Will Stay in U.S. Prison, White House Says

Reports of a possible release of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman called "completely and unequivocally false" By Jonathan Dienst | Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 | Updated 3:38 PM EDT

The blind sheik who supported the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and other terror plots that targeted New York landmarks will stay in a U.S. prison, Obama administration officials said Tuesday.

"There is absolutely no plan to release or transfer the Blind Sheikh,” said National Security Staff spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan. "Reports saying otherwise are completely and unequivocally false."

The strong denial comes after some Republicans continue to raise concerns that Egyptian leaders may be pressing the Obama administration to free Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman.

Former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey raised concerns in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal Tuesday. Judge Mukasey claimed there is circumstantial evidence a secret deal is underway as a goodwill gesture to the new Egyptian government.

Mukasey added it may be time for Congress to make clear that any such release would be a "gross betrayal of public trust that would justify removal from high office."

Sheik Rahman is currently serving a life sentence in a federal prison hospital in North Carolina. He was convicted in 1995 for his role in supporting a plot to bomb the United Nations, the Holland and Lincoln tunnels and assassinate then Sen. Alfonse D’Amato (R-NY) and current Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-NY).

A Justice Department spokesman Tuesday, "The 'Blind Sheik' will serve the rest of his life in a federal prison serving time for terrorism … and those who suggest otherwise are badly misinformed."

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abdurahman; blindsheik; obama; omarabdelrahman; omarabdulrahman; omarabdurahman; rahman

1 posted on 09/25/2012 12:48:10 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

reminds me of clintonspeak.


2 posted on 09/25/2012 12:52:14 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Sub-Driver

So much for this distraction.


3 posted on 09/25/2012 12:52:53 PM PDT by ILS21R (The time is nigh.)
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To: Sub-Driver

...until after the election.


4 posted on 09/25/2012 12:53:02 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Sub-Driver
Blind Sheik Terrorist Will Stay in U.S. Prison, White House Says

And the Obama White House is well known for its truthfulness.

Wait, wut?

5 posted on 09/25/2012 12:54:34 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Sub-Driver

“There is absolutely no plan to release or transfer the Blind Sheikh,”

“It depends on what the meaning of the words ‘is’ is.” –Bill Clinton, during his 1998 grand jury testimony on the Monica Lewinsky affair


6 posted on 09/25/2012 12:56:14 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This means he’s already back home.


7 posted on 09/25/2012 12:57:57 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I am waiting for Brietbart to post the internal emails to the contrary...

Then watch the rats scurry.


8 posted on 09/25/2012 1:00:06 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Sub-Driver

Course after the election obammy won’t be tied down and can spring all these scum


9 posted on 09/25/2012 1:01:50 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: no-to-illegals
"reminds me of clintonspeak."

Yeah, what the WH really means is: "There is absolutely no plan to release or transfer the Blind Sheikh,” until I find out if I'm re-elected. And if I'm not re-elected, he'll be released or transferred in the final hours of my term, as a gesture of my love for Allah.

10 posted on 09/25/2012 1:02:04 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Sub-Driver

Besides, If he releases the blind shit(sp), and friends, to soon he doesn’t have any way to keep his brothers in muzzie land from going rogue...and creating more “bumps in the road”


11 posted on 09/25/2012 1:06:19 PM PDT by Leep
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To: Uncle Miltie
“There is absolutely no plan to release or transfer the Blind Sheikh,”

He is going to be promoted to Mufti. Then the Blind Mufti will be released and send back to Egypt.


12 posted on 09/25/2012 1:07:16 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Parley Baer
...until after the election.

Yes, he will have more flexibility then.

13 posted on 09/25/2012 1:08:30 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: Sub-Driver
There is absolutely no plan to release or transfer the Blind Sheikh

Because they are still negotiating the plan.

14 posted on 09/25/2012 1:09:18 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (I can haz CW 2 now?)
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To: Sub-Driver

I do not believe you, Mr. House.


15 posted on 09/25/2012 1:11:38 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama will have more flexibility after the Election, y’see.


16 posted on 09/25/2012 1:13:47 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sure he’ll stay...in a U.S. prison....in Egypt and operated by the Muzzie Brothers.


17 posted on 09/25/2012 1:14:22 PM PDT by stboz
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To: Sub-Driver
There is no plan...

...yet.

18 posted on 09/25/2012 1:18:42 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: Parley Baer
...until after the election. Yep.
19 posted on 09/25/2012 1:19:44 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again")
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To: mass55th

return ping of absolutely the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Thank You.


20 posted on 09/25/2012 1:24:15 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Sub-Driver

You can bet if Obama loses he sure as shit will be released.


21 posted on 09/25/2012 1:28:17 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama meets with Omar Abdel-Rahman (the Blind Sheik for those in Rio Linda) prior to release.

Obama: " OK Abdel-Rahman, I got your one way to Cairo on e-bay"

Omar: "you may call me Omar"

Obama: "Thanks Omar...and I got you a disguise as those pesky FReepers have an eye out for you"

Omar: "Let me consult with you later on that"

Obama: "I got it covered, what with the FEMA camps and a billion rounds of ammo."

Omar: "Keep up the good work my brother from another mother"

Obama: "And how was the American culture field trip to a noodling competition ?

Omar: ..."I caught an alligator."

22 posted on 09/25/2012 1:29:41 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
“It depends on what the meaning of the words ‘is’ is.”

It depends on what the meaning of the word "plan" is.

23 posted on 09/25/2012 1:33:59 PM PDT by Salvey
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To: Sub-Driver

Wrong decision.

We should send him back to Egypt... in parts.


24 posted on 09/25/2012 1:36:56 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

...until after November 6.


25 posted on 09/25/2012 1:42:09 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Sub-Driver
A Justice Department spokesman Tuesday, "The 'Blind Sheik' will serve the rest of his life in a federal prison

That settles that then, straight from the Obama/Holder Dept of Honest Government. /sarc

26 posted on 09/25/2012 1:47:20 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Sub-Driver

Beat me to it....................


27 posted on 09/25/2012 1:55:24 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: jazusamo
The 'Blind Sheik' will serve the rest of his life in a federal prison

That is if the meaning of "federal prison" is "a lavish estate on the Red Sea"


28 posted on 09/25/2012 2:04:07 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sub-Driver

Guess you figured out what the political ramifications would be...


29 posted on 09/25/2012 2:08:38 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Sub-Driver
"There is absolutely no plan to release or transfer the Blind Sheikh,” said National Security Staff spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan.

I am unconvinced. No plan does not mean there is not a discussion of a plan or there will not be a future plan.

30 posted on 09/25/2012 3:40:26 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Never believe anything until it has been officially denied.


31 posted on 09/25/2012 3:46:08 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Bush “caught” the plotter of the 9-11 attacks. Obama, when are you going to see him brought to justice? And how about that Ft. Hood war criminal you shielded from expedient prosecution?

Don’t want to see any high profile capital punishment cases on your watch, eh Hussein?


32 posted on 09/25/2012 4:11:59 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama’s waiting for his buddy Tariq Ramadan to issue him instructions.


33 posted on 09/25/2012 5:06:56 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Sub-Driver

Took them long enough... I guess they needed to runs some polls on it to see what actual Americans think.


34 posted on 09/25/2012 7:14:44 PM PDT by PghBaldy (I am sick of Obama's and Hillary's apologies to muslims, especially after 11 September 2012.)
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