1. "Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman (Arabic: عمر عبد الرحمن*, Umar Abd ar-Raḥman; born 3 May 1938), commonly known in the United States as "The Blind Sheikh", is a blind Egyptian Muslim leader who is currently serving a life sentence at the Butner Medical Center which is part of the Butner Federal Correctional Institution in Butner, North Carolina, United States. 2. Formerly a resident of New York City, Abdel-Rahman and nine others were convicted of seditious conspiracy, which requires only that a crime be planned, not that it necessarily be attempted. His prosecution grew out of investigations of the World Trade Center 1993 bombings. 3. Abdel-Rahman was accused of being the leader of Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya (also known as "The Islamic Group"), a militant Islamist movement in Egypt that is considered a terrorist organization by the United States and Egyptian governments. The group is responsible for many acts of violence, including the November 1997 Luxor massacre, in which 58 foreign tourists and four Egyptians were killed. 4. With the assistance of an Egyptian informant wearing a listening device, the FBI managed to record Rahman issuing a fatwa encouraging acts of violence against US civilian targets, particularly in the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area.[not in citation given] The most startling plan, the government charged, was to set off five bombs in 10 minutes, blowing up the United Nations, the Lincoln and Holland tunnels, the George Washington Bridge and a federal building housing the FBI.[not in citation given] Government prosecutors showed videotapes of defendants mixing bomb ingredients in a garage before their arrest in 1993.[not in citation given] Rahman was arrested on 24 June 1993, along with nine of his followers. On 1 October 1995, he was convicted of seditious conspiracy, and in 1996 was sentenced to life in prison." Omar Abdel-Rahman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 5. Obama: "...he will have "more flexibility" to deal with contentious issues ... after the U.S. presidential election." Obama tells Russia's Medvedev more flexibility after election | Reuters Flexibility to sell out this nation. 6. "Having been completely out maneuvered in the Middle East the Obama Administration is doing what weaklings always do: they try to buy their way out of their difficulties. The impending deal to release Omar Abdel-Rahman to Egypt is a stunning repudiation of American power and lays the groundwork for the next 9/11 just as surely as Clintons inaction did for the last." Obama Negotiating Release of Omar Abdel-Rahman | Politics 7. "The U.S. State Department is currently in negotiations with the Egyptian government for the transfer of custody of Omar Abdel-Rahman, also known as the Blind Sheikh, for humanitarian and health reasons, a source close to the the Obama administration told TheBlaze " Obama Negotiating Release of Omar Abdel-Rahman | RedState The man cannot be allowed re-election.