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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
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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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