First, some background… Egypt’s new Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammed Mursi said during his acceptance speech, that he would do all he could to free Osama bin Laden-wanna be, Omar Abdel-Rahman, otherwise known as the ‘blind sheik.’
Via the AP:
President-elect Mohammed Morsi roused the masses in Tahrir Square on Friday, vowing to fight on behalf of the people and defying the ruling generals by reading a symbolic oath of office a day early at the site where Egypt’s revolution was born.
The country’s first Islamist president also made a pledge likely to complicate relations with the U.S., vowing to seek the release of blind sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, jailed in the U.S. for plotting to blow up New York City landmarks and assassinate then-President Hosni Mubarak.
“We love you Morsi!” the crowd roared in response as the 60-year-old U.S.-trained engineer left the podium to get closer to the cheering crowd.
The promise to seek the release of the Egyptian-born Abdel-Rahman reflected the populist tone of Morsi’s speech — his first in the square that was the epicenter of the popular uprising that ousted Mubarak. He also said he would release all detained Egyptian protesters facing military tribunals.
Pointing to protesters holding photos of prisoners, including Abdel-Rahman, the spiritual leader of men convicted in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, Morsi declared: “I will make every effort, I will do it, starting tomorrow, to free them all, including Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman.”
What further proof does one need that Americans are fast asleep. Imagine someone calling for the release of Osama bin Laden after 9/11. That’s what this amounts to. Granted, Abdel-Rahman’s plan wasn’t as successful as bin Laden’s but it was certainly just as grandiose. In the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the blind sheik wanted to have one of the World Trade Center towers collapse into the other after the explosion.
Now, the newly elected Muslim Brotherhood president of Egypt – Mursi – is pledging to free Abdel-Rahman… and the Obama administration is all but silent. Rep. Peter King (R-NY) appeared on Fox and Friends to discuss this absurd development.
Via Fox Nation: