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July 2, 2012 6:00 am

Egyptian President Morsi to Press for Release of World Trade Center Terrorist

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Omar Abdel-Rahman. Photo: wiki commons.

Egypt’s new president said he would try to attain the release of Islamist terrorist Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, who was convicted for planning follow-up attacks to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the New York Times reported.

President Mohamed Morsi, of the Muslim Brotherhood, said in Cairo that it his “duty” to free Egyptian civilians imprisoned in the U.S.—namely Abdel-Rahman, who is serving a life sentence in a Butner, NC, prison for foiled attacks he plotted on landmarks throughout New York City.

Abdel-Rahman was accused of leading a terrorist organization called “The Islamic Group,” which was responsible for the killing of 58 foreign tourists and four Egyptians in the 1997 “Luxor Massacre” in Deir el-Bahri, Egypt.

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