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  • Ben Rhodes’s brother, the day after Benghazi: (VIDEO) Title Truncated

    05/05/2014 3:21:03 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 5 2014 | Allahpundit
    FULL TITLE: Ben Rhodes’s brother, the day after Benghazi: The government thinks this could be a coordinated attack, not a video protest Ben Rhodes’s brother is of course David Rhodes, the president of CBS News — although, if you’re a CBS viewer, maybe I shouldn’t assume that you know that. Anyway, a nifty catch here by John Sexton of Breitbart. The key bit comes 50 seconds in. Quote: “Our government thinks that, you know, there’s a really good chance this was not just a spontaneous mob reaction to what some thought was an offensive film but actually a coordinated effort...
  • Misplaced Compassion For Blind Sheik Lawyer Lynne Stewart

    01/07/2014 2:11:49 PM PST · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 7, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: At the administration's request, a New York federal judge granted a "compassionate release" from prison for the radical lawyer convicted of helping a terrorist communicate with his followers in Egypt. Lynne Stewart's release last week by U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl came after a request from the director of the Bureau of Prisons through the office of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, no doubt with the consent of higher-ups at the Department of Justice. The 74-year-old Stewart was not scheduled for release until August 2018, but prosecutors say she suffers from recurrent stage-four breast cancer and has...
  • Obama: yes to terrorism abetter, no to little sisters of the poor

    01/04/2014 9:33:46 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    Powerline ^ | 1-3-14 | Paul Mirengoff
    After five years of an increasingly radical presidency, it comes to this: the Obama administration has released Lynne Stewart, convicted of abetting a notorious terrorist, but is litigating in order to coerce a group of nuns who embody compassion. Isn’t this what Communists used to do when they came to power — release the “political prisoners” and harass the deeply religious? President Obama’s supporters say he’s not out to get the Little Sisters of the Poor. To escape federal punishment that threatens to end to their charitable work they need only sign a piece of paper. But that’s also how...
  • Terrorist abetting attorney released from prison thanks to Obama administration

    01/03/2014 4:59:40 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    Powerline ^ | 1-3-14 | Paul Mirengoff
    Lynne Stewart, who was convicted of smuggling messages from Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman (“the Blind Sheikh” who masterminded the bombing of the World Trade Center) to his terrorist followers in Egypt, has been released early from prison thanks to the Obama administration. She was released on grounds of “compassion” because she is terminally ill. District Judge John Koeltl ordered the release based on a request from the director of the Bureau of Prisons through the office of U.S. Attorney. Judge Koeltl previously had denied Stewart’s request for release because it was not supported by the Bureau of Prisons. In other...
  • Government asks NY judge to release ailing ex-terror trial lawyer from 10-year prison term

    12/31/2013 2:52:48 PM PST · by ColdOne · 46 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 12/31/13 | ap
    NEW YORK – A dying former civil rights lawyer convicted in a terrorism case and sentenced to 10 years in prison is entitled to compassionate release because she has less than 18 months to live, prosecutors and the Federal Bureau of Prisons told a judge on Tuesday. In a letter to U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl, the government said 74-year-old Lynne Stewart was suffering from breast cancer that has metastasized to the lungs and bones. "Despite aggressive treatment, doctors have advised that her prognosis is poor," the letter said, adding she also has been diagnosed with anemia, high blood...
  • US: Release Ex-Lawyer Convicted in Terror Case [How about "no"?]

    12/31/2013 12:55:07 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 26 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | December 31, 2013
    The government has asked a New York judge to release a dying former civil rights lawyer who was convicted in a terrorism case from prison. The government made the request on behalf of Lynne Stewart... -snip- The 74-year-old Stewart was not scheduled for release until August 2018. Prosecutors say she suffers from recurrent stage-four breast cancer. Stewart has been imprisoned since 2009 after she was convicted of helping a blind Egyptian sheik communicate with his followers from prison.
  • Blind Sheik Supporter Charged in Murder-for-Hire Plot

    10/19/2013 3:39:48 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    INVESTIGATIVEPROJECT.org - For The Record - The IPT Blog ^ | Oct 18, 2013 at 10:52 am | by Abha Shankar
    Two men being held in jail while awaiting trial for cigarette trafficking are accused of plotting to kill witnesses against them. In an indictment unsealed in Brooklyn Supreme Court Thursday, Basel Ramadan and Yousseff Odeh are charged with conspiracy to murder witnesses and with soliciting a potential hit man. The murder-for-hire plot was hatched from New York City's Rikers Island jail where the two have been held since their May arrest on the initial cigarette-trafficking and money laundering charges. The Staten Island Advance reports that Odeh was a supporter of blind sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the spiritual guide for the...
  • Hostage Crisis: The Blind Sheikh, Benghazi and Smoking Guns

    06/30/2013 10:13:12 AM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 18 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 6/30/13 | Walid Shoebat
    **LINK to story has videos** A Libyan intelligence document has been produced that directly implicates EgyptÂ’s Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Mursi in the attacks on American installations in Benghazi on 9/11/12. Those who attempt to discredit this document run into trouble when it is coupled with real-time video we uncovered on 9/13/12. In that video, gunmen at the scene of the attack can be heard declaring that they were sent by Mursi. After weeks of attempting to push the narrative that a video was responsible, the Obama administration ultimately had to concede that the attacks in Benghazi were terrorist in...
  • Al Qaeda weapons expert: U.S. ambassador to Libya killed by lethal injection

    06/04/2013 5:20:24 PM PDT · by vietvet67 · 99 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 4, 2013 | Bill Gertz
    An al Qaeda terrorist stated in a recent online posting that U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens was killed by lethal injection after plans to kidnap him during the Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi went bad. The veracity of the claim by Abdallah Dhu-al-Bajadin, who was identified by U.S. officials as a weapons expert for al Qaeda, could not be determined. However, U.S. officials have not dismissed the terrorist’s assertion. An FBI spokeswoman indicated that the bureau is aware of the claim but declined to comment because of the FBI’s ongoing investigation into the Benghazi attacks. “While there is...
  • Startling implications of a Jihadi letter

    11/09/2007 11:03:03 AM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 379+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 09, 2007 | Ray Robison
    New light is being shed on the 2001 anthrax attacks in a fascinating open letter to Ayman al Zawahiri of al Qaeda, written by a jihadi living in London. Numan Bin Uthman, a former leader of an armed Islamic group in Libya, provides yet more evidence that the global Islamic jihad movement is losing its resolve.  But the letter contains a startling admission. Uthman tells us of a conversation he had with al Qaeda leaders before the 9/11 attacks in which he urged them not to use WMD. From AKI News: Uthman also said that he had taken part in...
  • Kerry Calls for Release of Imprisoned Christian Pastor in Iran

    01/30/2013 8:22:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 30, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Newly confirmed Secretary of State John Kerry condemned Iran’s “continued violation of the universal right of freedom of religion” and urged the release of an American Christian pastor imprisoned for his religious beliefs. In a written response to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) to questions during his confirmation hearing last week obtained by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), Kerry, a liberal Massachusetts Democrat, said he is “deeply concerned” about Saeed Abedini, who was sentenced to 8 years in prison for his Christian faith on Sunday. … Abedini, 32, who is from Boise, Idaho, has been jailed in Iran...
  • American pastor sentenced to 8 years in Iran (Saeed Abedini)

    01/27/2013 7:47:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 27, 2013 7:49 PM EST
    An American pastor who has been jailed in Iran since September has been sentenced to eight years in prison, the U.S. State Department said Sunday. Spokesman Darby Holladay said the department is calling on Iran to respect Saeed Abedini’s human rights and release him. Earlier this month, Iran’s semi-official news agency, ISNA, quoted Abedini’s attorney, Nasser Sarbazi, as saying his client stood trial in the Revolutionary Court on charges of attempting to undermine state security by creating a network of Christian churches in private homes. The pastor, who is of Iranian origin but lives in Boise, Idaho, has rejected the...
  • Apes, Pigs, and F-16s

    01/27/2013 6:26:49 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/26/2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    When you arm Islamists, you become a willing participant in your own undoing. When Mohamed Morsi dehumanizes Jews as “the descendants of apes and pigs,” there’s an elephant in the room. We find it here: Those who incurred the curse of Allah and His wrath, those of whom some He transformed into apes and swine, those who worshipped evil — these are many times worse in rank, and far more astray from the even Path! You see, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood mahoff–turned–president did not conjure up the apes-and-pigs riff on his own. When Morsi fulminates that Muslims “must not forget to...
  • 'Battalion of Blood' gang offers to SWAP two U.S. hostages seized in gas field siege for two terrori

    01/18/2013 10:29:53 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | PUBLISHED: 23:01 EST, 17 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:54 EST, 18 January 2013 | Tim Shipman, David Williams, Beth Stebner and Helen Pow
    <p>No place to hide: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, pictured today in London, said there was 'no justification for the kidnapping and murder of innocent people' in Algeria and warned militants there was 'no place to hide'</p> <p>Islamist militants have today offered to free two American hostages held captive at an Algerian gas field in exchange for the release of two renowned terrorists jailed in the United States.</p>
  • Report: Al Qaeda group demands release of two well-known jihadists ( Algeria attack Hostage ...)

    01/18/2013 9:50:28 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Longwar Journal ^ | January 18, 2013 | THOMAS JOSCELYN
    The al Qaeda group responsible for a raid on a natural gas field in eastern Algerian earlier this week has reportedly demanded the release of two well-known, al Qaeda-linked jihadists in exchange for American hostages. Citing Mauritania's ANI news agency, press reports indicate that the two jihadists are Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman (a.k.a. the "Blind Sheikh") and Aafia Siddiqui (a.k.a. "Lady Al Qaeda"). Sheikh Rahman was the spiritual head of the two leading Egyptian jihadist groups, Gamaa Islamiyya (IG) and Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ). The latter group was headed by Ayman al Zawahiri, who merged his organization into al...
  • Algeria attack may have link to Libya camps (Al Qaeda terrorists from Obama's Libya)

    01/18/2013 9:58:23 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/18/13 | Paul Cruickshank and Tim Lister
    The terrorists who attacked the In Amenas gas complex in eastern Algeria appear to have been of several nationalities, and may have trained in jihadist camps across the border in southern Libya, according to sources familiar with the situation there. Algerian security sources told Reuters late Thursday that the militants whose bodies had been recovered from the complex so far included three Egyptians, two Tunisians, two Libyans, a Malian and a French citizen. -snip- A U.S. official told CNN Wednesday that the hostage-takers appeared to have crossed the Libyan border -- some 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the gas complex...
  • Morsi: I want the US to free the Blind Sheikh

    01/08/2013 7:46:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/08/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Now that Egypt's Mohamed Morsi has settled the constitutional issues facing his country, he can turn his attention to the truly pressing problems of the Arab Spring state. Would that be religious tolerance, economic growth, and the pursuit of peace in the region? Er ... not exactly. In an exclusive interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer last night, Morsi urged Barack Obama to free Omar Abdel-Rahman, better known as the Blind Sheikh, currently serving a life sentence in a maximum-security federal prison in North Carolina for his involvement in the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center.Priorities, priorities:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR...
  • Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges

    12/11/2012 6:39:50 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges U.S. Attorney’s Office December 11, 2012 Southern District of Alabama MOBILE, AL—U.S. Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama and Stephen E. Richardson, Special Agent in Charge of the Mobile Division of the FBI, announced that Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair, 25, and Randy Wilson, also known as Rasheed Wilson, 25, both U.S. citizens living in Mobile, were arrested today on terrorism charges filed in the Southern District of Alabama. A criminal complaint signed on December 10, 2012, charges Abukhdair and Wilson with conspiring to...
  • Benghazi Attack Was Failed Kidnapping To Trade Blind Sheik

    12/04/2012 7:06:53 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 25 replies
    WesternJournalism.com ^ | DECEMBER 3, 2012 | GEORGE SPELVIN
    A hard to read, hard to believe, hard to write about communique from South Florida Tea Party sources involves the alleged real reasons General David Petreaus “was forced out a few days before the Benghazi hearings.” Citing the stand down orders, the stupid video, and the pulled security, this memo makes a convincing case that a failed October Surprise kidnap event of the U.S. diplomat had a political backdrop involving the impending election. Various background data mentioned in this bulletin contain a tit for tat exchange of Mission Chief Chris Stevens for the Blind Sheik, Omar Abdel Rahman who was...
  • Florida imam's jihad terror ties exposed by local news station

    11/28/2012 8:13:52 AM PST · by bayouranger · 3 replies
    jihadwatch.org ^ | 26NOV12 | Robert Spencer
    We all know CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN or Fox wasn't going to do it. "Imam’s Terrorist Ties Exposed by Local News Station," from Judicial Watch, November 26 (thanks to Pamela Geller): While the Obama Justice Department tours the nation condemning unfounded discrimination against Muslims at their place of worship, a local Florida news station uncovers an imam’s ties to a blind sheik behind the first World Trade Center bombing in the early 90s. Not surprisingly, the administration’s campaign to combat mosque intolerance is being heavily promoted while the shocking imam terrorist story gets swept under the rug. We only know...
  • Muslim Brotherhood Behind Benghazi Attack With Link To Obama

    10/27/2012 9:09:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | October 20, 2012 | Kris Zane
    the Muslim Brotherhood president of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, was behind the attack. We now know it was not initially an attack, but an attempted kidnapping of Ambassador Stevens to use him as a pawn to get their beloved Blind Sheik back. What is most shocking, however, is that a source within the White House states that it was arranged as an October surprise by Barack Obama. Obama, in order to make the release of the Blind Sheik more palatable to the American people, and to boost his sagging approval ratings, arranged with the Muslim Brotherhood to kidnap Ambassador Stevens. Then,...
  • Too Clever,...By Half!?

    10/22/2012 12:41:42 PM PDT · by Doc Savage · 22 replies
    October 22, 2012 | Doc Savage
    Was the 'Video' Plan B? One of the most interesting aspects of the Benghazi tragedy is WHO originally came up with the idea of blaming a YouTube video trailer for the killing of four Americans? That 'person(s)' has never been named or explained. There is a theory bounding across the internet (call it a conspiracy theory if you will) that there may have been a 'deal' set up to 'kidnap' Ambassador Stevens and then 'trade' him for the blind sheik. In steps Hussein Obama, our brilliant foreign policy guru and resident muslim President to broker the 'deal' saving Ambassador Stevens...
  • Egypt’s Islamic Group Calls for Jihad to Force Sharia into Constitution

    10/14/2012 4:09:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    blaze ^ | October 14, 2012 | Sharona Schwartz
    Egypt’s al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya – or Islamic Group – is warning it could use violence as a means to ensure Sharia law is adopted in the latest draft of the country’s constitution and is calling on Egyptians to wage “jihad and fight in support of Sharia.” This call was made by Mohamed Salah, the leader of the group which the U.S. designates as a terrorist organization. Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya’s spiritual leader was the blind Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman who is imprisoned in the U.S. for his role in blowing up the World Trade Center in New York in February 1993 and for plotting...
  • Will Obama Free the Blind Sheik? (Former AG Mukasey: Impeach and remove Obama if he does)

    09/25/2012 7:12:25 PM PDT · by kristinn · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Monday, September 24, 2012 | Michael B. Mukasey
    Are senior Obama administration officials considering transferring to Egypt a poisonously influential Islamist cleric serving a life term in federal prison for trying to unleash a war of urban terrorism in the United States? That's the impression several officials have given over the past three months, apparently out of fear that if the cleric dies in U.S. custody, American outposts in the Middle East could be overrun by vengeful mobs. Omar Abdel Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik, is one of the world's leading theologians of terrorism. Abdel Rahman, who has diabetes and is in his mid-70s, is confined at the...
  • Blind Sheik Terrorist Will Stay in U.S. Prison, White House Says

    09/25/2012 12:48:06 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    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...
  • Terrorist? Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

    09/25/2012 3:37:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | September 25, 2012 | Matthew Vadim
    FBI agents aren’t allowed to treat individuals associated with terrorist groups as potential threats to the nation, according to a startling, newly discovered FBI directive. The fact that a terrorism suspect is associated with a terrorist group means nothing, according to the FBI document, “Guiding Principles: Touchstone Document on Training.” The “touchstone” document, dated March of this year, is available online but hasn’t been reported on by major media outlets. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are to be instructed that “mere association with organizations that demonstrate both legitimate (advocacy) and illicit (violent extremism) objectives should not automatically result in a...
  • A Duplicitous Administration

    09/23/2012 5:32:25 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/22/2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    If they lie, you can’t trust them. That’s a fairly straightforward rule. It is certainly the one that trial lawyers bank on. It is not a hard and fast rule. A person may shade the truth for various reasons: vanity, personal allegiances, financial incentives, etc. Usually, once you figure out the relevant motivation, you can sort out on what matters he is probably credible and what he is prone to lie about. Sometimes, though, the story is so unbelievable, so insulting to the intelligence, that a rational juror knows it is best to discount all of the testimony — or,...
  • Outrage builds as Egypt presses for release of blind sheik behind '93 WTC attack (July 2012)

    09/15/2012 5:54:27 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 33 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 03, 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Egypt's new government is sparking growing outrage in the U.S. for its attempts to win the release of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the blind cleric behind the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. In Cairo, President-elect Mohamed Morsi proclaimed to hundreds of thousands of supporters in Tahir Square on Friday that he will gain the release of Rahman, who is in a federal prison in North Carolina after having been convicted of masterminding the bombing that killed six and unsuccessfully plotting to blow up other landmarks, including the United Nations. Although a U.S. official told FoxNews.com the sheik will...
  • House Members: Holder and Clinton Considering Release of ‘Blind Sheikh’

    09/20/2012 9:24:55 AM PDT · by Zionista Feminista · 33 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | September 20, 2012 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    In a strongly worded letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton, eight members of congress have demanded that a request to release Omar Abdel-Rahman from federal prison be rejected. Abdel-Rahman, known as the “blind sheikh,” inspired the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and is serving a life sentence for his role in a plot to conduct assassinations and destroy bridges, tunnels and other landmarks in New York City. It is believed that the unrest blanketing much of the Middle East last week was inspired at least in part by the demands that the Blind...
  • Maddow Unintentionally Exposes Obama Admin for Fatally Lax Security in Benghazi

    09/17/2012 4:59:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    NewsBuster.org ^ | September 17, 2012 | Jack Coleman
    Keep up the good work, Rachel, even when it's not at all what you intended. In the wake of last week's deadly attack against the US consulate in Benghazi, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow helpfully provided Mitt Romney with plenty of damning information for use against President Obama in their upcoming debates. (Video clip after page break)Rachel Maddow Can't Bring Herself to Ask Why Security Was So Lax at US Consulate in BenghaziTurns out there were warning signs going back months that the situation in Benghazi was rapidly deteriorating and the Obama administration did little to protect Ambassador Chris Stevens and the...
  • Source tells Glenn Beck: DOJ negotiating with Egyptian government for return of “blind sheikh”?

    09/17/2012 7:31:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/17/2012 | AllahPundit
    I'm going to inch out onto the limb and predict that the Foreign Policy President will not, repeat not, be handing over this cretin before election day. The U.S. State Department is currently in negotiations with the Egyptian government for the transfer of custody of Omar Abdel-Rahman, also known as “the Blind Sheikh,” for humanitarian and health reasons, a source close to the the Obama administration told TheBlaze ...The negotiations are allegedly part of the ongoing discussions with the Egyptian government to resolve the crisis plaguing the Middle East, the source told TheBlaze. Calls to the State Department for comment...
  • Source: Obama Administration in Talks to Transfer ‘Blind Sheikh’ to Egypt

    09/17/2012 2:43:54 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 128 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sept. 17, 2012 | Erica Ritz
    The U.S. State Department is currently in negotiations with the Egyptian government for the transfer of custody of Omar Abdel-Rahman, also known as “the Blind Sheikh,” for humanitarian and health reasons, a source close to the the Obama administration told TheBlaze. Glenn Beck revealed the controversial news on his show Monday. The negotiations are allegedly part of the ongoing discussions with the Egyptian government to resolve the crisis plaguing the Middle East, the source told TheBlaze. Calls to the State Department for comment referred us to the Department of Justice, and nothing has been confirmed. The Blind Sheikh is serving...
  • Source: Obama Administration in Talks to Transfer ‘Blind Sheikh’ to Egypt

    09/17/2012 2:45:18 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    TheBlazeTV ^ | Sep 17, 2012
    Source: Obama Administration in Talks to Transfer ‘Blind Sheikh’ to Egypt Posted on September 17, 2012 at 5:31pm by Erica State Department in Talks to Transfer Blind Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman to Egypt, Source Says An Egyptian follower of Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman flashes his poster outside in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Sept.11, 2011. The U.S. State Department is currently in negotiations with the Egyptian government for the transfer of custody of Omar Abdel-Rahman, also known as “the Blind Sheikh,” for humanitarian and health reasons, a source close to the the Obama administration told TheBlaze.
  • Flashback: Who Is Abdurahman Alamoudi And Why Is Obama Trying To Set Him Free? (Blind Sheik...)

    09/16/2012 1:56:22 PM PDT · by bronxville · 7 replies
    Pipe Line News ^ | July 18, 2011 | Daniel Pipes
    July 18, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a previous article Muslim Outreach? Team Obama Moves To Release Convicted Al-Qaeda Financier Aldurahman M. Alamoudi From Prison we highlighted the Obama Administration's effort to free [or seriously reduce the long prison sentence of] this terrorist Muslim Brotherhood operative. [Note his first name has been variously spelled in official documents as, Abdur Rahman, Abdurahman, Abdulrahman and Aldurahman. We have settled on the convention of using Abdurahman, the phonetic spelling used on Alamoudi's checks during this period of time - see below.] Alamoudi is a convicted al-Qaeda linked terrorist, who...
  • Imprisoned Omar Abdel Rahman Brigades: Benghazi Red Cross, US Consulate Targeted in June

    09/15/2012 7:37:48 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 2 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 9-15-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    The "Imprisoned Omar Abdel Rahman Brigades" wanted/wants the release of the Blind Sheik, Omar Abdel Rahman, who is imprisoned in North Carolina. The Brigades attacked the International Red Cross office in Benghazi in August, and two month earlier, June 2012, detonated a bomb outside the Benghazi Consulate office where Ambassador Stevens was murdered on September 11th. That bombing was in retaliation for the death-by-drone of al-Qaeda's second-in-command, Abu Yahya al Libi (read it here at CNN, dated June 6, 2011). There was damage to glass on the front of the Consulate, but no injuries. Leaflets left at the bombing site...
  • 6/6/12 Attack at US Consulate in Benghazi by Brigades of the Imprisoned Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman

    09/15/2012 6:47:15 AM PDT · by barryobi · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 09/15/2012 | yt
    The Brigades of the Imprisoned Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman, which claimed the June 6, 2012, bombing of the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, released a video of what it says is the attack. In a communiqué posted on jihadist forums on June 11, the group reported that its fighters planted an explosive in the wall of the consulate, the blasting of which injured a number of guards. It added that the attack came in response to the drone strike on al-Qaeda official Abu Yahya al-Libi in North Waziristan, and also in response to American drones flying in Libyan skies.
  • More Demonstrations Planned For 'Friday of Anger' in Cairo (Kin of '93, '01 WTC attackers involved)

    09/12/2012 9:49:02 AM PDT · by kristinn · 46 replies
    Al-Masry Al-Youm translated by Al-Monitor ^ | Wednesday, September 12, 2012 | Translated by Naria Tanoukhi
    Islamic forces have called for a million-man demonstration on Friday [September 14] in protest of a film that insults the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. A number of Coptic Egyptian immigrants in the United States took part in the production of the amateur Youtube video. About this Article Summary: Egyptian Islamist leaders have called for a million-man march against an obscure American YouTube video which insults the Prophet Muhammad. Al-Masry Al-Youm reports that the protesters, who later attacked the American embassy in Cairo, and their leaders have called for the withdrawal of diplomatic recognition of the United States. Publisher:...
  • Postal Worker's Letter Tied To Slaying of Afghan Leader

    05/12/2002 10:46:28 PM PDT · by LarryLied · 26 replies · 2,448+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 5/13/02 | Steve Fainaru and Brooke A. Masters
    NEW YORK -- Authorities believe a U.S. postal employee in custody here helped draft a letter of introduction that may have been used by two men who posed as journalists to assassinate a leading opposition figure in Afghanistan last fall, according to a U.S. official familiar with the case.Click here for full Washington Post article
  • Former Muslim Brotherhood Spokesman Calls For U.S. “To Be Brought To Its Knees”

    07/31/2012 7:30:20 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 37 replies
    globalmbreport.org ^ | 30JUL12 | GlobalMB
    Kemal Helbawi (aka Helbawy), former spokesman of Muslim Brotherhood in the West, recently gave an address calling for the U.S. to be “brought to its knees” and calling for the release of Omar Abd Al-Rahman (the Blind Sheik), convicted in the U.S. for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. According to a MEMRI translation: Following are excerpts from an address by Kamal Helbawy, former spokesman of Muslim Brotherhood in the West. The address was delivered at a rally, organized by the right-wing secular Al-Wafd Party, calling for the release of Omar Abd Al-Rahman (the Blind Sheik), who...
  • Son of 'Blind Sheikh' Threatens US Embassy Employees (Egypt)

    07/27/2012 4:48:48 PM PDT · by kristinn · 15 replies
    Egypt Independent ^ | Friday, July 27, 2012 | Al-Masry Al-Youm
    The son of Omar Abdel Rahman, a Jama’a al-Islamiya leader known as the “Blind Sheikh” who was convicted of terrorism charges in the US in 1995, threatened to organize a protest at the US Embassy in Cairo and detain the employees inside. Abdallah Abdel Rahman’s threat came during a press conference organized by the sheikh’s family near the highly fortified American embassy compound on Thursday evening. Abdel Rahman demanded that President Mohamed Morsy intervene for the release of his father as he did in the case of Egyptian journalist Shaimaa Adel who was detained for nearly two weeks for covering...
  • Orange County Woman: Ex-Husband Is Terrorist

    12/24/2004 9:25:12 PM PST · by Susannah · 63 replies · 3,052+ views
    ABC-7news ^ | 12/24/04
    SANTA ANA — An Orange County woman said in an expose that aired last night that her ex-husband is a Muslim extremist who helped set up an al Qaeda sleeper cell in their Anaheim apartment complex in the 1990s. Saraah Olson told ABC-TV's "Primetime Live" that her ex-husband, Hisham Diab, beat her, turned a local teenager into a terrorist fanatic, and brought other terrorists into their home. Authorities say the couple's former neighbor, Khalil Deek, is considered a major al Qaeda figure, and is believed to have run the Orange County cell -- one of the first al Qaeda sleeper...
  • Egypt's new leader vows to free sheik jailed in US

    06/29/2012 10:16:30 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 29, 2012
    CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's president-elect Mohammed Morsi has vowed to free the blind sheik jailed in the U.S. for a plot to blow up New York City landmarks.
  • Member of Egyptian Terror Group Goes to Washington (Lobbies for release of 'blind sheik')

    06/22/2012 8:54:34 AM PDT · by kristinn · 13 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Thursday, June 21, 2012 | Eli Lake
    Terrorists aren’t supposed to get visas. But Hani Nour Eldin was apparently invited to D.C. this week to meet with top officials. Did no one Google him? It was supposed to be a routine meeting for Egyptian legislators in Washington, an opportunity for senior Obama administration officials to meet with new members of Egypt’s parliament and exchange ideas on the future of relations between the two countries. Instead, the visit this week looks like it’s turning into a political fiasco. Included in the delegation of Egyptian lawmakers was Hani Nour Eldin, who, in addition to being a newly elected member...
  • BOMBSHELL: US in talks to swap jihad terror Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman & 49 others for 19

    02/29/2012 7:25:03 AM PST · by combat_boots · 22 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 2/29/2012 | Pam Geller, Robt Spencer, et all
    (title continued) Americans held in Egypt Shocking. This would be the nadir of Obama's craven foreign policy of surrender, releasing the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing that killed six people and injured more than a thousand. Treason. Al-Arabiya: US in talks to swap jihad terror Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman & 49 others for 19 Americans held in Egypt thanks to Robert Spencer
  • Releasing the Blind Sheikh? (Will Obama swap him for 16 American Prisoners held in Egypt?)

    03/01/2012 6:21:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies · 3+ views
    National Review ^ | 03/01/2012 | Andrew McCarthy
    The Arabic-language newspaper al-Arabiya reported on Tuesday that the Obama administration has offered to release Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman to Egypt. Abdel Rahman is the infamous “Blind Sheikh” who was convicted in 1995 for masterminding a terrorist war against the United States that included the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and a plot to bomb New York City landmarks. According to the late Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda’s founder, Abdel Rahman is also responsible for the fatwa — the necessary Islamic edict — that green-lighted the 9/11 attacks.The alleged offer to release Abdel Rahman is said to be an effort...
  • Son of NY bomb plot sheik killed in Afghanistan

    10/15/2011 3:30:55 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies
    AP ^ | October 15, 2011 | AP
    CAIRO (AP) -- A U.S. drone strike killed a son of Egyptian-born Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman in Afghanistan, a radical Islamist group said. Egypt's Gamaa Islamiya, or Islamic Group, had posted on its website on Saturday a notice mourning the death of Ahmed Abdel Rahman, the son of the "Blind Sheik" now serving a life sentence in the U.S. for his involvement in a plot to blow up New York city landmarks. Abdel Rahman was the spiritual leader of the Gamaa, as well as of the men convicted in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
  • Mueller on anthrax,

    07/19/2008 3:41:59 PM PDT · by ZACKandPOOK · 10 replies · 232+ views
    ABCNews ^ | July 19, 2008
    I never give time frames, because you never know where you'll have sufficient evidence to go public with a prosecution, " Mueller said.
  • Egypt: Protesters outside US Embassy demand release of Islamist leader (Omar Abdel Rahman)

    05/20/2011 9:50:12 AM PDT · by mojito · 7 replies
    Al Masry Al Youm ^ | 5/19/2011 | Unattributed
    Dozens protested Thursday in front of the US Embassy in Cairo, calling for the release of Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, leader of the Islamist group Jama'a al-Islamiya, who is detained in the US on allegations of inciting terrorism. Abdel Rahman's son Abdullah said his father's release is first a human request and second a popular one. he also added that the grand sheikh of Al-Azhar called on US President Barack Obama to release Rahman.
  • Islamist Leader: Egypt Revolution Achieved the Impossible (93 WTC Bomb Leader)

    04/20/2011 6:29:45 PM PDT · by kristinn · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Al Masry Al Young Youm English Edition ^ | Tuesday, April 19, 2011 | Mounir Adib
    Jama'a al-Islamiya leader Omar Abdel Rahman, who is being held in a prison in North Carolina, US, in a 15-minute telephone conversation with his wife Aisha said “the Egyptian revolution achieved the impossible.” His son Mohamed said an officer from the prison called Abdel Rahman’s home on the landline first to make sure that his wife was there, and that her voice matched the registered "voiceprint." He added that a recorded message from the prison’s phone said the line would be cut immediately if any person other than Aisha talked on the phone. He also said that his father was...
  • Mega-Mosque's New Foundation [samo, samo 'Islamofascism']

    01/20/2011 3:31:31 AM PST · by Righting · 2 replies
    IBD ^ | 01/19/11
    Islamofascism: Ground Zero mosque promoters think they've found a less radioactive frontman for their project. But their new imam appears worse than the one they're sidelining. Replacing imam Feisal Rauf as the new face of "moderation," "peace" and "interfaith tolerance" is Shaykh Abdallah Adhami, an imam who also happens to be an architect.