FACTOID # 2: Puerto Rico has roughly the same gross state product as Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota combined.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Abdul Rahman Yasin
Abdul Rahman Yasin in 2002
Abdul Rahman Yasin in 2002

Abdul Rahman Yasin (Arabic: عبد الرحمن يس ) (born April 10, 1960- ) helped make the bombs used in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing attack. Yasin is of Iraqi heritage, having grown up in Baghdad, Iraq. The history of his childhood and early adult life in Iraq up until 1992 would be the most direct connection possibly implicating the Saddam Hussein regime of Iraq to the 1993 attack in Manhattan, which occurred on the 2nd anniversary (February 26) of the retreat of Iraqi forces from Kuwait, thus ending the Gulf War. However, the United States government has not publicly tied the Hussein regime explicitly to Yasin's indictment for the 1993 attack. Image File history File linksMetadata Yasin2002. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Yasin2002. ... Arabic ( or just ) is the largest living member of the Semitic language family in terms of speakers. ... April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... In the World Trade Center bombing (February 26, 1993) a car bomb was detonated by Arab Islamist terrorists in the underground parking garage below Tower One of the World Trade Center in New York City. ... A street map of Baghdad Baghdad (بغداد) is the capital of Iraq and the Baghdad Province. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (Arabic: [1]; April 28, 1937[2] – December 30, 2006[3]), was the President of Iraq from July 16, 1979, until April 9, 2003. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... The government of the United States, established by the United States Constitution, is a federal republic of 50 states, a few territories and some protectorates. ... In the common law legal system, an indictment (IPA: ) is a formal charge of having committed a most serious criminal offense. ...


He is also known as Abdel Rahman Yasin, Abdul Rahman Said Yasin, Aboud Yasin, Abdul Rahman S. Taha, and Abdul Rahman S. Taher.


An American citizen of Iraqi heritage, Yasin was born in Bloomington, Indiana, USA, where his father came to study for a PhD. Shortly, after his birth, Yasin's family moved back to Iraq. The word citizen may refer to: A person with a citizenship Citizen Watch Co. ... Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: County Monroe Mayor Mark Kruzan Area    - City 51. ...


Arrival in United States, 1992

On June 21, 1992 Yasin was able to use his American birth citizenship to obtain a US passport from the U.S. embassy in Amman, Jordan, and thus enter the United States. June 21 is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 193 days remaining. ... Location of Amman Amman (Arabic عمان ʿAmmān), the capital of the Kingdom of Jordan, is a city of more than 1. ...


Recruited by Ramzi Yousef, he had acid burns on his legs and jeans from bomb chemicals. Ramzi Ahmed Yousef or Ramzi Mohammed Yousef (also transliterated as Ramzi Yusuf, Ramzi Youssef) (Arabic: رمزي يوسف ), birth name possibly Abdul Basit Mahmoud Abdul Karim, (Arabic: عبد الباسط كريم ) and also known by dozens of aliases,[1] is a Kuwaiti of Pakistani descent who was one of the planners of the 1993 World Trade Center...


Soon following investigation of the attack on Feb. 26, 1993, Yasin was picked up by the FBI on March 4, 1993, the same day as the arrest of Mohammed A. Salameh, in a sweep of sites associated with Salameh. Yasin was found in the apartment in Jersey City, New Jersey, that he was sharing with his mother. March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... Mohammed A. Salameh (born September 1, 1967) is a convicted perpertrator of the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing. ... Location of Jersey City within New Jersey. ...


Yasin was taken to New Jersey FBI headquarters in Newark, where he was reportedly very cool and cooperative. Agents had Yasin retrace where and how the WTC bomb had been built in New York and New Jersey. Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Nickname: The Brick City Map of Newark in Essex County Coordinates: County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]    - City 67. ... NY redirects here. ...


One of seven men indicted for 1993 WTC attack, with full knowledge and approval of US Attorneys involved in the case, Yasin was set free and encouraged to leave the US.


Yasin said he was released after giving agents names and addresses, and went to Iraq.


Return to Iraq, 1993

On the very next day, March 5, 1993, Yasin boarded Royal Jordanian flight 262 to Amman, Jordan, the same plane Salameh had failed to catch a week earlier. From Amman, Abdul Rahman Yasin went on to Baghdad. An ABC news stringer saw him there in 1994, outside his father's house, and learned from neighbors that he worked for the Iraqi government. March 5 is the 64th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (65th in leap years). ... Royal Jordanian Airlines (Arabic: الملكية الأردنية; transliterated: al-Malakiyah al-Orduniyah) is an airline based in Amman, Jordan, operating scheduled international services over four continents. ... ABC News is a division of ABC television and radio networks (ABC), owned by The Walt Disney Company. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ...


In Baghdad, Iraq, Yasin lived freely for at least a year. Pointing to Saddam Hussein regime's involvement in World Trade Center bombing was "evidence" it gave money and housing to Yasin. The Iraqi government later claimed he was arrested and put in prison (see CBS Stahl interview, below). Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (Arabic: [1]; April 28, 1937[2] – December 30, 2006[3]), was the President of Iraq from July 16, 1979, until April 9, 2003. ... In the World Trade Center bombing (February 26, 1993) a car bomb was detonated by Arab Islamist terrorists in the underground parking garage below Tower One of the World Trade Center in New York City. ...


On Oct. 10, 2001 Yasin appeared on the initial list of the FBI's top 22 Most Wanted Terrorists, which was released to the public by President Bush. October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in Leap years). ... Banner used by the FBI since inception on October 10, 2001 as the main title for the web site pages of both the group of wanted terrorists, and also on the wanted poster of each terrorist fugitive. ...


On several occasions, Iraq offered to turn Yasin over to the US government in exchange for lifting UN economic sanctions[citation needed]. Tariq Aziz, spokesman of Iraq, claimed that in the 1990's all Iraq wanted in return was a signed statement that Iraq had handed over Yasin. But reportedly the statement presented to the U.S. at the time contained lengthy wording essentially exonerating Iraqi involvement in the 1993 WTC attack. Nevertheless, Kenneth Pollack of the State Department stated that there was no CIA information tying Iraq into the 1993 WTC bombing. United Nations sanctions against Iraq were imposed by the United Nations in 1990 following Iraqs invasion of Kuwait in 1990, and continued until the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. ... Tariq Aziz, also Tareq Aziz (Arabic: طارق عزيز) (born 1936 in Tel Keppe, Iraq) was the Foreign Minister (1983–1991) and Deputy Prime Minister (1979–2003) of Iraq, and a close advisor of President Saddam Hussein for decades. ... Kenneth Michael Pollack (born 1966) is a an arm-chair warmongerer who helped deceive a nation into committing itself to a catastrophic military intervention . ... The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the Cabinet-level foreign affairs agency of the United States government, equivalent to foreign ministries in other countries. ... The CIA Seal The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an American intelligence agency, responsible for obtaining and analyzing information about foreign governments, corporations, and individuals, and reporting such information to the various branches of the U.S. Government. ...


With Yasin reportedly being held as a prisoner in Hussein's Iraq, Leslie Stahl of CBS interviewed him there for a segment on 60 Minutes on May 23, 2002 (see below). Yasin appeared in prison pajamas and handcuffs. It was claimed that Iraq had held Yasin prisoner on the outskirts of Baghdad since 1994. Stahl also interviewed US Attorneys who acknowledged they had agreed to release Yasin to Iraq. (CBS 2002 Briley 2005) Lesley R. Stahl (born December 16, 1941, in Swampscott, Massachusetts) is an American television journalist for CBS. She has been on 60 Minutes for thirteen seasons and also anchors 48 Hours Investigates. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... 60 Minutes is an investigative television newsmagazine on United States television, which has run on CBS News since 1968. ... May 23 is the 143rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (144th in leap years). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


Yasin is believed to still be in Iraq.


External links

  • Rewards for Justice Profile
  • CBS Interview with Yasin
  • Yasin profile at FBI Most Wanted Terrorist website
  • IndyStar Article on Yasin
  • PBS article on Yasin

  Results from FactBites:
 
Abdul Rahman Yasin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (692 words)
Abdul Rahman Yasin (Arabic: عبد الرحمن يس) (born April 10, 1960-) helped make the bombs used in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing attack.
Yasin is of Iraqi heritage, having grown up in Baghdad, Iraq.
Yasin was found in the apartment in Jersey City, New Jersey, that he was sharing with his mother.
Most Wanted Terrorist - Abdul Rahman Yasin (121 words)
Yasin possibly has a chemical burn scar on his right thigh.
Abdul Rahman Yasin is wanted for his alleged participation in the terrorist bombing of the World Trade Center, New York City, on February 26, 1993, which resulted in six deaths, the wounding of numerous individuals, and the significant destruction of property and commerce.
The Rewards For Justice Program, United States Department of State, is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information leading directly to the apprehension or conviction of Abdul Rahman Yasin.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m