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Usāmah Bin Lādin sought his advice, and Muḥammad Mursī spared no effort to free him from the US prison. Many people probably do not know `Umar `Abd al-Raḥmān, who died on Saturday evening in a USA prison, but everyone knows the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the United Nations...
In his famous speech on June 29, 2012, after winning the presidential election race, deposed Egyptian President Muḥammad Mursī pledged exerting efforts to release Shaykh `Umar `Abd al-Raḥmān, leader of al-Jamā’ah al-Islāmiyah [Islamic Group] who died last Saturday in a US prison.
ʿUmar ʿAbd al-Raḥman was born in 1938 in the village of al-Jamālīyah on the Nile Delta. He lost his sight ten months after his birth due to childhood diabetes. In 1993, ʿAbd al-Raḥman was charged with leading a terrorist group that orchestrated several terrorist attacks.ʿAbd al-Raḥman was convicted...
An old member of al-Jamā‘ah al-Islāmīyah affirms that some old leaders of the group joined al-Qā‘idah.
The head of the Ansar Al-Sharī‘a organization in London stressed that Iran handed Rifa’i Taha, the head of the military wing of the Jamā‘āt al-Islāmīyah over to Syria and they then handed him over to Egypt. Still, fundamentalist sources in Egypt did not confirm the news. From another...
The Taliban ruling Afghanistan denied recent reports about its agreement to exchange two Americans, who were accused, with another six aid workers, of Christian missionary activity in Afghanistan, for Omar Abdel Rah...
Montasser al- Zayyat, the lawyer of the Jamā‘āt al-Islāmīyah was interviewed by al-Midan, Asharq al-Awsat and al-Hayat. In the statements he gave to the three papers he commented on the initiative denouncing violence, the government’s reaction towards it, the differences between the Jamā...
Majdī Khalīl discusses the forced disappearance of Coptic girls. The phenomenon is not new, however it being announced more frequently. Khalīl discusses the reasons why Coptic families are more often daring to announce the disappearance of their girls, and the reasons behind the increase of the...
From his jail in the United States, Shaykh Omar Abdel Rahman, the spiritual leader of al- Gamaa’t al-Islāmīyah in Egypt, issued a controversial statement, in which he withdrew his support for their initiative to abandon violence. This initiative was originally launched in July 1997.
Lynn Stewart, the American lawyer representing Shaykh ‘Umar ‘Abd al- Rahmān, currently jailed in the U.S. on terror charges, received 28 months in jail for aiding terrorists.

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