Obama negotiating release of 'Blind Sheik'


The National Review reports: "The Arabic-language newspaper al-Arabiya reported on Tuesday that the Obama administration has offered to release Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman to Egypt. Abdel Rahman is the infamous 'Blind Sheikh' who was convicted in 1995 for masterminding a terrorist war against the United States that included the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and a plot to bomb New York City landmarks. According to the late Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda’s founder, Abdel Rahman is also responsible for the fatwa -- the necessary Islamic edict -- that green-lighted the 9/11 attacks."

The deal, which has not been confirmed, would trade the notorious terrorist for 16 American "civil-society activists" in Egypt, including the son of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.