August 24, 1993 |
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.
October 25, 1993 |
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.
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.
July 7, 1993 |
Radical sheik Omar Abdul Rahman, who is being held in an Upstate New York prison on immigration charges, was admitted to a hospital Tuesday after his blood sugar level rose to abnormal levels, his lawyer said. The 55-year-old blind cleric, who suffers from diabetes, was detained Friday after a 23-hour standoff with the FBI and the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
March 10, 1993 |
Forty-three Islamic radicals opened their terrorism trial Tuesday by professing allegiance to an extremist cleric who preaches at the mosque where a Palestinian suspected in the World Trade Center bombing worships. Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman, a blind preacher who has been living in the United States in self-imposed exile for nearly three years, has denounced the bombing in New York, which killed five people and injured more than 1,000 on Feb. 26.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1993
It was ironic that Alexander Cockburn's column attacking Israel for blocking the flow of money donated in the United States to Palestinians for humanitarian causes appeared on the same day (Column Left, March 4) when two Islamic fundamentalists were arrested for bombing the World Trade Center in New York. Cockburn based his claim on the arrest of three former Palestinians living in the U.S. who were found distributing thousands of dollars in the West Bank and Gaza. These "tourists" gave money to Islamic fundamentalist groups responsible for killing hundreds of Israelis and Palestinians alike.