Egypt: Gama'a al-Islamiya Proposes To Swap Alleged Israeli Spy For Omar Abdel-Rahman

Ilan Grapel 27, a dual U.S.-Israeli citizen and a law student at Emory University in Atlanta, was arrested in June in Cairo on suspicion of espionage. As David Lat said at Above the Law: he's no Austin Powers. A Jew in Egypt? Why he must be a spy!!!

"The Blind Sheikh" aka a convicted terrorist Omar Abdel-Rahman, was/is the leader of the Egyptian terror group, who claim they have changed, Gama'a al-Islamiya.

Cairo - An militant Egyptian Islamist group demanded Monday that the country's ruling army council trade an alleged spy being held in Egypt for the group's spiritual leader Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman being held in the US.

Members of the al-Jamaa al-Islamiya group have held several protests in recent months in front of the US embassy in central Cairo for the release of Abdel-Rahman, who is being held in connection with the 1993 World Trade Center bombings[...]

According to the report from the London based al-Hayat newspaper, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is set to arrive in Egypt on Tuesday and will 'take Grapel with him at the end of his visit.'

No way would the US release that bas**rd shiekh.

h/t interlwire

Posted by: Stable Hand at 09:09 PM

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