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Omar Abdel Rahman (1938–2017)

Omar Abdel Rahman was born on May 3, 1938 in Daqahliya, Egypt. He died on February 18, 2017 in Butner, North Carolina, USA. See full bio »

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 1994 CNN Presents: Terror Nation? U.S. Creation? (TV Special)
Self - Sheik
 1993 Islamic Fundamentalism & Democracy (TV Movie documentary)
Self (as Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman)
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 2006 The Path to 9/11 (TV Mini Series)
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Self
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... Self
 2002-2003 60 Minutes (TV Series documentary)
Self - Sheik (segment "The Terrorist's Lawyer")
- All in the Family/Cooking with Gas/The Terrorist's Lawyer (2003) ... Self - Sheik (segment "The Terrorist's Lawyer")
- Hell No, We Won't Go!/Better Safe Than Sorry/The Terrorist's Lawyer (2002) ... Self - Sheik (segment "The Terrorist's Lawyer")

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Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman

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A blind radical fundamentalist Islamic cleric from Egypt, he was arrested, tried and convicted of plotting to blow up several landmarks in New York City, including the World Trade Center and the United Nations Building, in 1995. Sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole, he died of diabetes and coronary artery disease in a federal prison in North Carolina in 2017.

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