Omar Abdel Rahman, 1938-2017

Source: New York Times

"Omar Abdel Rahman, the blind Islamic cleric whose fulminating sermons inspired violent fundamentalist movements in Egypt and, an American court found, a 1993 plot for a bombing rampage in New York, died on Saturday at a federal prison near Raleigh, N.C., where he was serving a life sentence. He was 78. Greg Norton, a spokesman for the prison, the Butner Federal Correctional Complex, confirmed the death, saying the cause was complications of diabetes and coronary artery disease." (02/18/17)

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/world/middleeast/omar-abdel-rahman-dead.html