The Blind Sheikh, Omar Abdel-Rahman, is serving a life sentence for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Since becoming the new Egyptian President, Mohammed Morsi has vowed to secure his return to Egypt, as a "nod to his base" of "hard-line Salafi Islamists," as reported by the Wall Street Journal.
The bomb in 1993 killed six Americans and injured more than a thousand. Omar Abdel-Rahman's terror organization masterminded the assassination of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and he was reported to have a "close association" with Osama bin Laden. would Americans want to see this man walk free? Under President Obama, it just may happen.
According to Erica Ritz from TheBlaze, "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," conflicting with the statement from the Department of Justice, that insists his release is not a consideration.
Andrew C. McCarthy, the prosecutor who helped to bring Rahman and eleven others to justice, was in the news in July for speaking out in defense of Michelle Bachmann, who asked for an "investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood occupying high-level positions in the United States government and particularly about their security clearances."
He has been an outspoken critic of the Muslim Brotherhood and of Bachmann's concerns, he said that they were "not remotely unreasonable." Of course, for speaking out on behalf of Bachmann, McCarthy has also been marginalized in the mainstream media. One would think the prosecutor would have a clue, but... guess not.
Not surprisingly, Bachmann was completely trashed by the Obama administration, including some "Republicans," such as John McCain, and was vilified in the press as being Islamaphobic. Andrew C. McCarthy has recently written a book, "Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy."
Former State Department senior official Christian Whiton appeared on Real News From TheBlaze. She said,
Unfortunately, I think it is [conceivable]. And it's unfortunate because it amounts to negotiating with terrorists... but after all, this administration was inching closer and closer to some sort of trade of terrorists with the Taliban, so perhaps it's considering the same with [Egyptian President Morsi].
Obviously, the release of the Blind Sheikh would be a horrific development.
Not only has he been a part of a terrorist group in Egypt, he played a role in the murder of six innocent American citizens and injuring a thousand. It is simply not an option to ever release this man for any reason.
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