International Centre for the study of Radicalisation

SPIRITUAL LEADER: Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman - referred to by international media as The Blind Sheikh - is imprisoned in the USA. The sheikh is the former spiritual leader of Egypt's largest Islamic extremist fundamentalist group Jamaa Islamiyya. Here photographed during a news conference in Jersey City. When the sheikh fell sick in December 2006, FBI warned that the death of the sheikh could lead Al-Qaeda to launch terror attacks against the US in reprisal. PHOTOS: Don Emmert/AP and Hate Speech Int.

Fight and win paradise

A recruitment brochure provides a unique glimpse into the world of jihadist headhunters, who lure young fighters to the Syrian civil war by quoting a charismatic blind sheikh imprisoned in connection with the […]

Continue Reading