Omar Abdel-Rahman

leader of Al-Jama'a al-Islamiyya

Omar Abdel-Rahman (Arabic: عمر عبد الرحمن, ‘Umar ‘Abdu r-Raḥman; 3 May 1938 – 18 February 2017) was an Egyptian Muslim leader. He was blind, and nicknamed "The Blind Sheikh". He served a life sentence at the Butner Medical Center, in Butner, North Carolina, United States. He was a resident of New York City. He and nine others were convicted of planning a terrorist attack. His arrest grew from the 1993 World Trade Center bombing investigations.

Abdel-Rahman, before 2006

Abdel-Rahman was born in al-Gamalia, Dakahlia Governorate. He lost his eyesight when he less than a year old. He had at least ten children.

Abdel-Rahman died on 18 February 2017 at Butner, at the age of 78. He died from problems caused by diabetes and coronary artery disease.[1]

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  1. Preston, Julia (18 February 2017). "Omar Abdel Rahman, Blind Cleric Linked to World Trade Center Bombing, Dies at 78". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 February 2017.