Omar Abdel-Rahman

1938 - 2017

Omar Abdel-Rahman

Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman (Arabic: عمر عبد الرحمن‎, Umar 'Abdu r-Raḥman; 3 May 1938 – 18 February 2017), commonly known in the United States as "The Blind Sheikh", was a blind Egyptian Muslim leader who served a life sentence at the Federal Medical Center, Butner in Butner, North Carolina, United States. Formerly a resident of New York City, Abdel-Rahman and nine others were convicted of seditious conspiracy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Omar Abdel-Rahman has received more than 562,282 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 89th most popular extremist.

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Among extremists, Omar Abdel-Rahman ranks 89 out of 182Before him are Machine Gun Kelly, Horst Mahler, Susan Atkins, Delphine LaLaurie, Shamil Basayev, and Robert Stroud. After him are Alexandros Koryzis, Robert Ford, Sirhan Sirhan, Andrew Cunanan, Joachim Kroll, and Michel Fourniret.

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Among people born in 1938, Omar Abdel-Rahman ranks 123Before him are Wu Yi, Aslan Abashidze, Willy Claes, John Kufuor, David Baltimore, and Milan Galić. After him are Shotaro Ishinomori, Jean-Loup Chrétien, Bernadette Lafont, Bill Withers, Sjaak Swart, and Karel Svoboda. Among people deceased in 2017, Omar Abdel-Rahman ranks 116Before him are Tsutomu Hata, Manuel Marín, Luis Bacalov, Dionigi Tettamanzi, Tom Regan, and Lubomyr Husar. After him are John Heard, Richard F. Gordon Jr., Tobe Hooper, William Peter Blatty, Bernard Francis Law, and Gorden Kaye.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Omar Abdel-Rahman ranks 276 out of 432Before him are Al-Mansur Ali (1242), Abū Kāmil Shujāʿ ibn Aslam (850), Mohammed Badie (1943), Nefermaat (-2500), Nepherites II (-400), and Amr Moussa (1936). After him are Al-Aziz Uthman (1171), Pope Avilius of Alexandria (100), Olympiodorus the Younger (495), Sekhemre Khutawy Sobekhotep (-1800), Ibn al-Farid (1181), and Tawfiq al-Hakim (1898).


Among extremists born in Egypt, Omar Abdel-Rahman ranks 2Before him are Ayman al-Zawahiri (1951). After him are Mohamed Atta (1968) and Abu Ayyub al-Masri (1968).

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