Egypt's New President Wants to Free the Blind Sheik

President Mohammed Morsi (Muslim Brotherhood — Egypt) wants to present the sheik who was behind the 1993 World Trade Center bombing with a get out of jail free card.


In his first public speech addressing tens of thousands of mostly Islamist supporters, Egypt’s president-elect Mohammed Morsi has vowed to free the blind sheik jailed in the U.S. for a plot to blow up New York City landmarks.

Morsi, Egypt’s first Islamist and civilian president-elect, promised Friday to work to free Omar Abdel-Rahman, the spiritual leader of men convicted in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

He also promised to free detained Egyptian protesters facing military tribunals.

The sheik is serving a life sentence for conspiracies to blow up New York City landmarks, including the United Nations, and assassinate then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

In any other time we would cue the Patsy Cline, but Eric Holder did try granting Khalid Sheikh Mohammed a civilian trial in New York for his planning role in 9-11, and President Obama was quick to ring up Morsi with congrats for capturing the Egyptian presidency. So…



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