- Posted on September 20, 2012 at 11:04am
On Monday, TheBlaze was the first to report about the story surrounding Egypt, the Obama administration and Omar Abdel-Rahman, the infamous “Blind Sheik.” According to a source close to the Obama administration, the U.S. State Department has been actively considering negotiations with the Egyptian government for a transfer of custody of the sheik.
The headline of the New York Post (screen shot).
This news was subsequently picked up by Fox News. Then, on Thursday, The New York Post also cited a source who corroborated the story. The outlet backed up the report that TheBlaze initially broke, writing:
The Obama administration is weighing the release of blind Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman — the spiritual adviser to the 1993 World Trade Center bombers — in a stunning goodwill gesture toward Egypt that has touched off a political firestorm, officials said yesterday.
The Egyptian government “asked for his release,” an administration source told The Post — and Rep. Peter King (R-LI) confirmed the request is being considered