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Relatives and friends of Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, who was convicted of plotting terror attacks in New York City in the decade before 9/11, carry his coffin after funeral prayers at the Grand Mosque, in the Nile Delta town of Gamalia, Egypt, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheikh, was arrested in 1993 and convicted in 1995 along with nine followers of a conspiracy to blow up the United Nations and several New York landmarks. A symbol for radical Islamists, he had been serving a life sentence in a U.S. prison when he died on Saturday. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2012 file photo, Egyptian protesters hold posters showing Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, who is imprisoned in the US, and call for his release outside a court in Cairo, Egypt. Abdel-Rahman died , Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 after suffering from diabetes and coronary artery disease, said Kenneth McKoy at the Federal Correction Complex in Butner, N. C. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

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FILE - This April 6, 1993 file photo shows Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman in New York. Kenneth McKoy of the Federal Correction Complex in Butner, N.C., said Abdel-Rahman died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, after a long battle with diabetes and coronary artery disease. Abdel-Rahman was sentenced to life in prison after his 1995 conviction for his advisory role in a plot to blow up landmarks, including the United Nations, and several bridges and tunnels. (AP Photo/ Mark Lennihan, file)

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Omar Abdel-Rahman, the "Blind Sheikh" behind the 1993 terrorist plot against the World Trade Center, is depicted here in an undated photo. He died of natural causes on Feb. 18, 2017. (Wikimedia Commons)

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FILE - This April 6, 1993 file photo shows Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman in New York. Kenneth McKoy of the Federal Correction Complex in Butner, N.C., said Abdel-Rahman died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, after a long battle with diabetes and coronary artery disease. Abdel-Rahman was sentenced to life in prison after his 1995 conviction for his advisory role in a plot to blow up landmarks, including the United Nations, and several bridges and tunnels. (AP Photo/ Mark Lennihan, file)

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Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, known as the blind sheik. (Credit: Associated Press)

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Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, known as the blind sheik. (Credit: Associated Press)