|Perpetrator of the first World Trade Center bombing. The new President of Egypt seeks his release, probably in exchange for keeping the peace treaty with Israel.|
Egypt's New Leader Wants U.S. to Release Convicted Sheik -David D. Kirkpatrick
In a televised speech to tens of thousands of supporters in Tahrir Square, President-elect Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood promised to work for the release of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the Egyptian-born militant Islamist convicted after the 1993 World Trade Center attack of plotting to bomb several New York City landmarks.
(New York Times)
Obama's spectacular failure -Caroline Glick
By calling for Rahman's release, Morsi has aligned himself and his government with the US's worst enemies. By calling for Rahman's release during his unofficial inauguration ceremony, Morsi signaled that he cares more about winning the acclaim of the most violent, America-hating jihadists in the world than with cultivating good relations with America.
And in response to Morsi's supreme act of unfriendliness, US President Barack Obama invited Morsi to visit him at the White House.
[Jewish World Review]