'Blind sheikh' convicted in 1993 World Trade bombing dies in prison, son says

'Blind sheikh' convicted in 1993 World Trade bombing dies in prison, son saysOmar Abdel-Rahman, the extremist Muslim cleric known as “the blind sheikh” convicted of conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and of planning more attacks as part of a “war of urban terrorism” in the United States, has died in a U.S. prison, his son Ammar told Reuters on Saturday. Ammar said his family had received a phone call from a U.S. representative saying his father had died. With his long gray beard, sunglasses and red and white clerical cap, the charismatic Abdel-Rahman was the face of radical Islam in the 1980s and 1990s.



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