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July 4, 1993 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Outside a street-corner mosque in the heart of one of Egypt's worst slums, six young men in tank tops lift barbells in the sweltering afternoon heat. One of them flexes a wrist weight in front of a mirror propped on the wall of the mosque, next to a faded political sign that says: "Islam Is the Solution."
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September 8, 1995 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lawyers for Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman charged Thursday that Egypt manipulated the United States and that the prosecution's chief informant duped the FBI in an effort to put Abdel-Rahman in prison so he could not foment revolution overseas. "There is no jihad in America," Lynne F. Stewart, the chief lawyer for the controversial cleric, told jurors in closing arguments at the trial of the sheik and nine followers on charges of plotting a war of urban terrorism against the United States.
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July 5, 1993 | KAREN TUMULTY and KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Following a formal request by the Egyptian government, the United States on Sunday began extradition proceedings against Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman, the militant Muslim cleric whose followers have been linked to the World Trade Center bombing and an alleged plot to blow up the United Nations building. Egyptian Foreign Minister Amir Moussa made the request Sunday afternoon in Cairo (about 4:20 a.m. PDT) during a meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Robert H. Pelletreau.
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July 5, 1993 | KAREN TUMULTY and KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Following a formal request by the Egyptian government, the United States on Sunday began extradition proceedings against Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman, the militant Muslim cleric whose followers have been linked to the World Trade Center bombing and an alleged plot to blow up the United Nations building. Egyptian Foreign Minister Amir Moussa made the request Sunday afternoon in Cairo (about 4:20 a.m. PDT) during a meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Robert H. Pelletreau.
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September 8, 1995 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lawyers for Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman charged Thursday that Egypt manipulated the United States and that the prosecution's chief informant duped the FBI in an effort to put Abdel-Rahman in prison so he could not foment revolution overseas. "There is no jihad in America," Lynne F. Stewart, the chief lawyer for the controversial cleric, told jurors in closing arguments at the trial of the sheik and nine followers on charges of plotting a war of urban terrorism against the United States.
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July 2, 1993 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN and RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Justice Department has decided to arrest Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman, the fiery cleric whose followers are charged with the World Trade Center bombing and with planning the destruction of the United Nations and other New York City landmarks, sources said Thursday. He is to be taken into custody for violating immigration laws. The decision was made jointly by the Justice Department, the U.S. attorney in New York and the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
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May 30, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
President Hosni Mubarak's spokesman denied that Mubarak had claimed that a radical Egyptian cleric whose followers are charged in the World Trade Center bombing is a paid CIA agent. The government newspaper Al Gomhouriya on Thursday had quoted Mubarak as saying that Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman works for the CIA. Mohammed Abdel Moneim, the president's press secretary, said the story was erroneous. The newspaper printed a front-page retraction.
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August 24, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A lawyer for radical cleric Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman, linked to a number of suspects in the World Trade Center bombing, filed notice that she will be appealing a government deportation order. The attorney, Barbara Nelson, said she expects the 2nd Court of Appeals to hear arguments in the case in about two months. A lower court judge had ruled last week that the government had acted properly in ordering the cleric deported for allegedly lying on his immigration papers in 1990.
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October 25, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The government is spending about $12,000 to build a two-room jail "suite" for Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman. Besides the standard bed, sink and toilet, Abdul Rahman will have his own shower and a conference room with table and chairs in New York City's Metropolitan Correctional Center, according to jails spokeswoman Sandra Burks. Authorities cited security reasons for the construction. Abdul-Rahman, 55, of Jersey City, N.J., is accused of masterminding a terrorist conspiracy that included the Feb.
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November 4, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A defendant in the alleged conspiracy to blow up the United Nations building and kill Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has agreed to become a government witness, defense lawyers in the case said. Abdo Mohammed Haggag, 34, is the first defendant in the bomb plot case and the related World Trade Center bombing case to agree to be a witness for the prosecution. Haggag is one of 15 charged with taking part in the massive conspiracy.
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July 4, 1993 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Outside a street-corner mosque in the heart of one of Egypt's worst slums, six young men in tank tops lift barbells in the sweltering afternoon heat. One of them flexes a wrist weight in front of a mirror propped on the wall of the mosque, next to a faded political sign that says: "Islam Is the Solution."
NEWS
July 2, 1993 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN and RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Justice Department has decided to arrest Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman, the fiery cleric whose followers are charged with the World Trade Center bombing and with planning the destruction of the United Nations and other New York City landmarks, sources said Thursday. He is to be taken into custody for violating immigration laws. The decision was made jointly by the Justice Department, the U.S. attorney in New York and the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
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May 19, 1994 | Associated Press
At least eight lawyers were arrested Wednesday and accused of instigating a clash with police over the death of a colleague in police custody, the Interior Ministry said. Six of the arrested attorneys were among Egypt's leading defenders of suspected Islamic extremists. Four have represented Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman, a blind Egyptian cleric jailed in the United States on federal charges involving a plot to bomb the World Trade Center in New York.
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March 17, 1993
Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman, the radical Egyptian cleric whose mosque in New Jersey has been a site of worship by suspects in the New York World Trade Center bombing, is on a visit to Southern California, where he is a guest in a West Covina home, an associate said Tuesday.
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