Blind Sheik, Omar Abdel Rahman, Convicted in 1993 World Trade Center Bombing, Dies

Blind Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, who was convicted in connection with inspiring terror plots in New York City, has died in a prison hospital in South Carolina, senior law enforcement officials said Saturday.

Blind Sheik, Omar Abdel Rahman, Convicted in 1993 World Trade Center Bombing, Dies

Rahman was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing, and later plotted to blow up the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels in addition to other city landmarks. He was one of six suspects convicted in the attack that killed six people and injured more than 1,000 others.

The blind Egyptian cleric was the spiritual leader of Al-Gama Al-Islamiyya. The Islamic group was believed to have been behind other terror attacks such as the 1997 massacre that killed 62 people in Luxor, Egypt.

Blind Sheik, Omar Abdel Rahman, Convicted in 1993 World Trade Center Bombing, Dies




 

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