Tom Joscelyn informs us that the new Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, told a fired-up crowd in Tahir Square that he will work to free Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, aka the “Blind Sheikh.” Rahman is currently serving a life sentence in a U.S. prison for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and a follow-on plot against New York City landmarks.
Tom’s article includes some of Morsi’s other greatest hits. For example, the new president of Egypt has proclaimed that his country “will enjoy blessing and revival only through the Islamic sharia,” and that ““[t]he Koran was and will continue to be our constitution.”
In addition, Morsi is a 9/11 “truther.” But he’s a moderate truther. His most recent position is that he isn’t sure whether al Qaeda was responsible for the 9/11 attacks.
The Obama administration reportedly is relieved that Morsi won the run-off election, and believes he can become an ally of the U.S. Obama thus proves that the Sheikh isn’t the only blind actor in this farce.