Homeland Security


Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman

Al-Gamaa al-Islamiyya Leader

Detained

Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman

Details
Importance Very High
Location of Detention Butner, North Carolina, United States1
Capturing Authority United States
Date of Capture July 2, 1993
Affiliation Al-Gamaa al-Islamiyya
Role Leader
Full Given Name Omar Ahmad Rahman
Nationality Egyptian
Alias(es) Blind Sheikh, Blind Sheik
Alternate Spelling(s) Umar Abd al-Rahman
Date of Birth May 3, 1938
Place of Birth Egypt
Gender Male
Injuries/Illness Diabetes blinded him as infant.
Charged with Conspiracy
Charging authority United States
In connection with New York landmarks plot
Charges issued 1993
Case status Convicted
Sentence Life imprisonment.1
Case resolved Oct. 1, 1995
 
 
Narrative and Notes
 
Reliable
  • Prisoner number 34892-054. Moved from Springfield, Missouri, to North Carolina in 2007.
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    Sources
    1 U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons.
    Photo: Government exhibit, United States vs. Moussaoui
     
     
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