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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...
Three years ago, on February 27, 2013, we interviewed Aḥmad Ashūsh in our office. These were the days of President Muhammad Mursī and we then made efforts to understand the motivations of the different people involved various Islamists movements. Aḥmad Ashūsh was arrested in October 2013 for the...
Yesterday I received the unexpected news that Ezzat al-Salamony (ʿIzzat al-Salāmunī) died ... back in August. He was a leader in al-Gama'a al-Islamiya (the Islamic Group), designated a terrorist entity by the United States. I was able to interview him a couple of times.
‘Izzat al-Salamunī is a member of Jamā’ah al-Islāmīyah’s Cairo Guidance Council. He hails from Salamun village in the district of Tīmah, in the governorate of Suhag in Upper Egypt. He graduated from the Azhar University in Cairo with a degree in commerce. He has adult children from his first wife,...
At an open fast-breaking meal outside the sit-in protest for ‘Umar ‘Abd al-Rahmān at the US Embassy, Hassan Khalīfah shed tears of joy as he concluded his ten minute speech. In the picture: Hassan Khalīfah ‘I apologize for going long, but forgive me, it has been nineteen years that I have been in...
On Thursday, July 26, the family of ‘Umar ‘Abd al-Rahmān ratcheted up their rhetoric in their awareness campaign to free their father. The family issued five demands to President Mursī and invited speakers to comment, some of whom threatened America harshly. In the picture: Kamāl Hilbāwī
The Muslim Brotherhood set Egyptian politics ablaze with their decision to nominate their chief financier, Khairat al-Shātir, for the presidency. All political groups recognize the right of the group to do so but many have criticized them harshly, recalling their promise from early in the...
Seeking to keep the case of their father in front of the public eye, the family of the Blind Shaykh, ‘Umar ‘Abd al-Rahmān, organized another conference at the site of their open sit-in across from the American Embassy.  

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