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Family seeks release of Egyptian terrorist

CAIRO, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The family of an Egyptian sheik in prison for the 1993 World Trade Center attacks said Egypt should offer to release U.S. workers in exchange for his release.

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Al-Qaida targeting Westerners, tape says

LONDON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Al-Qaida has switched tactics and is now targeting Western contractors working in Iraq, a top leader of the armed Sunni lslamist organization says.

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Today is Friday, Aug. 25, the 237th day of 2006 with 128 to follow.
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Lawyer: FBI officials short on knowledge

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- A lawyer working on a lawsuit against the FBI claims that several current and former FBI counter-terrorism experts lack a detailed understanding of terrorism.

Gonzales praises N.Y. terror verdicts

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales praised Thursday's conviction of a lawyer in New York for smuggling notes from an imprisoned terrorist.
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Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman (Arabic: عمر عبد الرحمن‎, ‘Umar ‘Abd ar-Raḥman; born 3 May 1938), commonly known in the United States as "The Blind Sheikh", is a blind Egyptian Muslim leader who is currently serving a life sentence at the Butner Medical Center which is part of the Butner Federal Correctional Institution in Butner, North Carolina, United States. Formerly a resident of New York City, Abdel-Rahman and nine others were convicted of seditious conspiracy, which requires only that a crime be planned, not that it necessarily be attempted. His prosecution grew out of investigations of the World Trade Center 1993 bombings.

Abdel-Rahman was accused of being the leader of Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya (also known as "The Islamic Group"), a militant Islamist movement in Egypt that is considered a terrorist organization by the United States and Egyptian governments. The group is responsible for many acts of violence, including the November 1997 Luxor massacre, in which 58 foreign tourists and four Egyptians were killed.

Abdel-Rahman has declared that the United States "certainly will kill me" in jail.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman."
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