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The website also has links to his Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages, as well as one from Gama’a Al-Islamiya.

The sheik’s Facebook Page has nearly 5,000 likes. Abdel-Rahman’s page has nine videos, including a video released last September of al-Zawahiri demanding the U.S. release Rahman from prison and threatening that a kidnapped American would not be released until the demand is met - and calling on jihadists to kidnap more Americans.

“By the grace of Allah, have announced that we will not release the American captive Warren Weinstein, Allah willing, until the Crusaders release our captives,” Zawahiri says in the video, which is posted on the site. Weinstein is a U.S. contractor who was kidnapped in 2011 in Pakistan.

Zawahiri’s youngest brother, Mohamed al-Zawahiri, called Rahman the “godfather of all Islamic movements,” when he was released from prison in Egypt last year. “Maybe if he was not going through such injustice, 9/11 would not have happened,” the younger Zawahiri said.

The sheik’s YouTube page, operated by his sons, was “launched on August 2, 2011; as of January 15, 2013, this page had eight videos, 46 subscribers , and 14,613 views,” the site shows.

Another YouTube account in the name of the blind sheik’s son “Ammar Omar Abdel-Rahman” is also used as a platform to support his father, with more than 160,000 views. The son also has a Twitter account with 84 followers .