Snared in The Terrorist Web

The feds charge Sheik Abdel Rahman as mastermind of a vast Islamic conspiracy to bomb, kidnap and murder

LEGALLY, THREE DISTINCT TERRORIST crimes had been committed. But as investigators dug in, the same names kept popping up in all three. El Sayyid Nosair was jailed on gun-possession charges in connection with the 1990 murder of a prominent Zionist in New York City. He was repeatedly visited in an upstate prison by Muslim fundamentalists accused of last February's bombing of the World Trade Center. They had links to the ring charged with plotting to blow up the Holland and Lincoln tunnels, the United Nations building and a federal office skyscraper in early July. All looked for spiritual guidance to Sheik...

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