PREFERRED TERM
Omar Abdel Rahman  
DEFINITION
  • Blind cleric Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, said to be an icon of Islamic terrorists, is serving a life sentence in the United States for inciting and masterminding the terror ring that carried out the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York City. Investigators in the bombing case charged that Rahman preached anti-Western sermons, calling the United States “the greatest enemy of Islam,” that incited his followers and offered guidance as the bombers chose their targets. [Source: Encyclopedia of Terrorism; Rahman, Omar Abdel (1939–)]
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