Inquiring reps want to know

Committee Chairs Want Answers on Blind Sheikh Release

IPT News
September 20, 2012


Eight House committee leaders have written to Obama administration officials asking about reports the administration is considering an Egyptian request to release blind Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman from prison.

“If these reports are true, such considerations would be extremely disconcerting as release of this convicted terrorist should not happen for any reason,” the letter from U.S. Reps. Lamar Smith, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., Mike Rogers, R-Mich., Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif., Peter King, R-N.Y., Hal Rogers, R-Ky. , Frank Wolf, R-Va., and Kay Granger, R-Tex., said. Each chairs a significant House committee.

The query was prompted by a story published Monday by The Blaze and discussed by talk show host Glenn Beck. A Blaze staffer said an unnamed Obama administration told him Abdel-Rahman’s release was being “actively considered.”

Abdel-Rahman is serving a life sentence for plotting a series of bombing attacks on New York tunnels and landmarks. And he is considered the spiritual influence behind the 1993 World Trade Center bombing that killed six people. His imprisonment has become an obsession for some in Egypt, with new President Mohamed Morsi promising to lobby Washington for Abdel Rahman’s release when he meets U.S. officials.

It was Abdel Rahman’s imprisonment, and not alleged offense to an anti-Muslim video, that triggered violent protests outside the American embassy in Cairo last week, U.S. intelligence officials say.


5 comments on “Inquiring reps want to know

  1. Davetherave says:

    Good post bull! King is on the damn House Homeland Security Committee, so I think he knows what he’s talking about. Hell; I say free the blind sumbitch. Hang the bastard and then send him back to the towel heads in a body bag, so he can go fetch up his vestal virgins! We can even use FED-X Next Day Air to get him back faster. Just toss him out the door at about 30,000 ft.


  2. pepperhawk says:

    I have to agree with Dave that with Peter King on the committee he should know what’s going on. If bonehead releases this blind jihadist he will appear even weaker than he does now. Does not bode well for us.


    • bullright says:

      Pepp, that’s for sure. Luckily someone knows what is going on. The fact that the idea even exists should appall anyone, regardless how pregnant it is. Just like they entertained that stupidity about the movie as grounds for the riots and killing Americans.

      They’ve lied to us before and that would not be news. The danger is this corrupt administration seems willing to accept whatever notion the jihadists are selling while they dismiss whatever Americans say as “fringers, extremists”, or ideologues. Hey, they would not call them any of the names they called Tea Partiers.



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