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Omar Abdel-Rahman

Omar Abdel-Rahman

Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, commonly known in the United States as "The Blind Sheikh", is a blind Egyptian Muslim leader who is currently serving a life sentence at the Butner Medical Center which is part of the Butner Federal Correctional Institution in Butner, North Carolina, United States. Formerly a resident of New York City, Abdel-Rahman and nine others were convicted of seditious conspiracy, which requires only that a crime be planned, not that it necessarily be attempted. His prosecution grew out of investigations of the World Trade Center 1993 bombings. Abdel-Rahman was accused of being the leader of Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, a militant Islamist movement in Egypt that is ... more on Wikipedia

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