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House Members: Holder and Clinton Considering Release of ‘Blind Sheikh’

Discussion in 'Middle Eastern Politics' started by steveox, Sep 20, 2012.

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    In a strongly worded letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton, eight members of congress have demanded that a request to release Omar Abdel-Rahman from federal prison be rejected. Abdel-Rahman, known as the “blind sheikh,” inspired the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and is serving a life sentence for his role in a plot to conduct assassinations and destroy bridges, tunnels and other landmarks in New York City.

    It is believed that the unrest blanketing much of the Middle East last week was inspired at least in part by the demands that the Blind Sheikh be released, and that any consideration of such a request was inspired by an effort to quell the widespread anti-American fury.

    The letter sent by Representative Pete King (R-NY), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security and seven other key members of congressional leadership warned of the consequences of appeasing terrorism through such a blatant act of submission:

    http://www.jewishpress.com/news/us-...ing-release-of-blind-sheikh/2012/09/20/?print

    Does this remind you the political games that the British did releasing the Lockerbie Bomber?
     
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