Federal Prisoner number: 03911-000
Ramzi Ahmed Yousef or Ramzi Mohammed Yousef (also transliterated as Ramzi Yusuf, Ramzi Youssef; Arabic: رمزي يوسف Ramzī Yūsuf, birth name possibly Abdul Basit Mahmoud Abdul Karim; Arabic: عبد الباسط كريم) and also known by dozens of aliases, was born in Kuwait and is of Pakistani descent. He was one of the planners of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. In 1995, he was arrested at a guest house in Islamabad, Pakistan by the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence directorate and Special Agents of the U.S. Diplomatic Security Service (DSS), United States Department of State and was extradited to the United States.
He was tried in New York City in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and along with two co-conspirators was convicted of planning the Bojinka plot. Yousef stated, "Yes, I am a terrorist, and proud of it as long as it is against the U.S. government and against Israel, because you are more than terrorists; you are the one who invented terrorism and using it every day. You are butchers, liars and hypocrites." He was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Yousef's uncle is Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, a senior al-Qaeda member also in U.S. custody.