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Omar Abdel-Rahman

Omar Abdel-RahmanAKA Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel-Rahman

Born: 3-May-1938
Birthplace: Al Gamalia, Egypt
Died: 18-Feb-2017
Location of death: Butner, NC
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Muslim
Race or Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Criminal

Nationality: Egypt
Executive summary: The Blind Sheikh

Involved with the Mujahadeen fight against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, his primary goal has always been the destruction of the governments of both Egypt and the United States. In the 1980s he was tortured and tried by Egyptian authorities on charges of issuing a fatwa against Anwar Sadat -- who later died at the hands of Egyptian Islamic Jihad, of which Abdel-Rahman was the spiritual leader. Inexplicably, Abdel-Rahman was brought into the United States by the CIA with a tourist visa. There, he maintained a terror cell that culminated in the first attack on the World Trade Center in 1993. He was convicted of conspiracy over those events, defended by William Kunstler.

Wife: Aisha Hassan Gouda (7 sons)
Wife: A. Zohdi (3 children)
Son: Abdallah

    University: Al Azar University, Cairo (1965)

    Tortured Egypt
    Forgery (falsifying a check), convicted in Egypt
    Conspiracy 1993, convicted Oct-1995
    Inmate: ADX Florence (Supermax)
    Risk Factors: Diabetes, Blindness

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