. . . and about Omar Abdel Rahman, the "blind sheik," now in prison in the U.S. who ordered the murder, and along with the murderer El Sayyid Nosair, is responsible for this crime that was white-washed by the U.S. government, ostensibly so as not to make it appear as having antisemitic, "hate crime," and terrorist implications. The murderer El Sayid Nosair was aquitted of murder but . . . [See Note at end of this post*]
Speaking of the "blind sheik:"
. . . he didn't have to ask for asylum until the end because we just let him in [into the U.S.]. It really was awful. I mean, he was on the list [terrorist list], but we didn't read the list and then when he got here it turned out that, you know, one office is investigating him and the other is giving him a green card as a religious instructor, you know, not our finest hour, but unfortunately a sort of a steady theme of all this. You know, if we look back at the 1993 attack, we had very good reason to know that it was coming. We had the FBI conducting surveillance in the late 1980s of these guys as they were conducting paramilitary training out in Long Island. We had, you know, a CIA angle to this because they were basically funding large parts of the mujahideen in Afghanistan, and they were doing it through the Pakistanis who were very sympathetic to the most anti-American elements of the mujahideen, and then we had this murder of Meir Kahane, the founder of the Jewish Defense League in 1990 where that murder was committed by a guy named El Sayyid Nosair, who was actually reporting to the Blind Sheik even while the Blind Sheik was over in Egypt, and though it was quite clear from the stuff that was seized from him that he was part of something that was much bigger and had much more ambitious designs than just the murder of Kahane, there was a decision made at that time to treat that murder like it was the work of a lone gunman, in order to prevent any religious element from getting into the case, which I think was a big mistake unfortunately.
[color and emphasis mine. Leslie white]
I wanted to believe in 1993 the stuff that we were putting out, you know, that he [the blind sheik] basically perverted who was otherwise a peaceful doctrine. But what I found was going through all of his thousands of pages of transcripts and statements, was that when he cited scripture to justify acts of terrorism, to the extent he was quoting scripture or referring to it, he did it accurately, which shouldn't be a surprise.
". . . he [the blind sheik] was a doctor of Islamic jurisprudence, graduated from Al-Azhar University in Egypt. Why in the world I would have thought that I or the Justice Department would know more about Islam than he would is beyond me now that I look back on it, but back then I was pretty confident that we must have been right when we said that he was basically perverting the doctrine.
. . . you assumed him [the blind sheik] to be a fruitcake. Nobody, nobody's religion could actually have things in [Islamic] scripture that he was citing, and you found out everything he said was there. It opened your eyes, and I think this is the kind of thing. . . . and you've talked about the notion here that they declared war on us, you cite 1993. We didn't take it seriously until 2001. Do you think we still take it seriously?
Excerpted from Islamic Danger to Americans
Discussion about the book: Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad by Andrew McCarthy.
from "Talking to Andrew McCarthy, author of Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad," an interview by Rush Limbaugh.
Hat tip to Jihad Watch http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/020882.php
who pointed to this interview. More there.
Judge Gives Maximum Term in Kahane Case
By RONALD SULLIVAN
Sharply criticizing a jury's acquittal on murder charges, a Manhattan judge sentenced an Egyptian immigrant to the maximum sentence of 7 1/3 to 22 years in prison yesterday for gun possession, assault and coercion charges arising from the assassination of Rabbi Meir Kahane. As hundreds of police officers kept chanting Arabs away from Jewish sympathizers outside the Manhattan Criminal Courts Building, State Supreme Court Justice Alvin Schlesinger said the jury's decision to acquit the immigrant,... January 30, 1992
MORE ON MEIR KAHANE AND: MURDERS AND ATTEMPTED MURDERS, SENTENCES (CRIMINAL), DEMONSTRATIONS AND RIOTS, DECISIONS AND VERDICTS, NEW YORK CITY, MIDDLE EAST, ISRAEL, NOSAIR, EL SAYYID A, SCHLESINGER, ALVIN
More about the white-wash annd sweeping under the Islamic prayer rug of the murderer of Meir Kahane can be found at
Meir Kahane News - The New York Times - Narrowed by 'NOSAIR, EL ...
Also for yet more, use GOOGLE search engine by entering:
El Sayyid Nosair Kahane Jury verdict
and, as far as tying the murderer El Sayyid Nosair to the "blind sheik" Omar Abdel Rahman, see
Context of 'Mid-November 1990: CIA Allegedy Blocks FBI ...
[the CIA tried] to discourage local law enforcement agencies and the FBI from looking into the matter too deeply.” After Nosair assassinates Kahane, the FBI tells District Attorney Robert Morgenthau that Nosair was a lone gunman, not part of a broader conspiracy. However, the FBI had truckloads of evidence connecting to Al-Kifah strongly suggesting otherwise that it does not closely investigate. The FBI also blocks him from tying Sheikh Omar Abdul-Rahman to the WTC bombing (see After February 26, 1993).
For more about this tie-in, use Google by entering: El Sayyid Nosair Kahane murder Omar Abdel Rahman
For NY Times articles:
Meir Kahane News - The New York Times - Narrowed by 'NOSAIR, EL ...
Nosair was still serving time in prison on the assault and weapons charges when he was convicted as part of the trial of the "Blind Sheik" Omar Abdel-Rahman. Both received life sentences for a Terror conspiracy, in Nosair's case life plus 15 years imprisonment.  It was ruled that Kahane's death was part of the total "seditious conspiracy," so Nosair was also convicted of killing Kahane.  He is serving his sentence in ADX Florence, the Federal ADX Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado.
"The government also claimed the February 1993 World Trade Center bombing, which killed six people, was part of the ongoing conspiracy but prosecutors offered no clear evidence that any of the 10 defendants in this trial played a part in that bombing."
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WHY WAS MEIR KAHANE KILLED BY ISLAMIC MURDERERS?
"There Is No Palestine"
By Rabbi Meir Kahane, Zt"l
When Jihad Came to America (Omar Abdel Rahman) Commentary Magazine ^ March 2008 Andrew C. McCarthy
. . . AND WHILE YOU'RE THERE, LOOK AT:
1948, Israel, and the Palestinians—The True Story Efraim Karsh May 2008
Factless in Gaza Noah Pollak
The News Mausoleum John Podhoretz May 2008
Our Worst Ex-President Joshua Muravchik February 2007
Move Over, J.R. Abe Greenwald
Printer-friendly "blind sheik" article at
ALSO, FOR MORE ON THE MURDER OF MEIR KAHANE, BE SURE TO SEE "NEVER AGAIN! by Sara Levy at http://thejewinyellow.blogspot.com/2008/04/never-again-by-sara-levy-from-kosher.html