September 27, 2012

What Do the Salafists Want?

Ashraf Khalil, Time

AP Photo

To even approach Mohammed Abdel Rahman, you have to take off your shoes. The son of the man Americans call “the blind sheik”—Omar Abdel Rahman, who is now serving a life sentence for seditious conspiracy in a North Carolina prison–spends part of each day at a make-shift open air sit-in calling for his father’s release just outside the walls of the U.S. embassy in Cairo.

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