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Thursday, September 21, 2006
Sentencing Statement of Blind Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman and Other New York Terrorists
INTELWIRE is publishing a transcript of the sentencing proceedings from UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. OMAR AHMAD ALI ABDEL RAHMAN, et al. S5 93 Cr. 181 (MBM). The transcript includes the full statements of all the defendants, providing a valuable historical window into the minds and motivations of the first wave of the War on Terror.
The historic case convicted nearly a dozen people of plotting to destroy New York City landmarks during the summer of 1993.
The conspirators were also accused of supporting the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. The star defendant was "the blind sheikh" Omar Abdel Rahman, an Egpytian cleric who was considered the spiritual leader of the Islamic Group and Egyptian Islamic Jihad. The terrorist cell he led in Brooklyn was also linked to al Qaeda.
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