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The son of a convicted Islamic terrorist just graduated from the New York City fire department’s academy… How in the hell can that actually happen? 

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The 30-year-old rookie firefighter’s name is Omar Ahmed Sattar and he is the eldest son of Ahmed Abdel Sattar.

The elder Sattar was convicted in 2005 of “soliciting crimes of violence” and conspiracy to murder Jews.


Sattar, now 58, was a seemingly mild-mannered postal-service worker raising his family in Staten Island. Behind his peaceful facade, the court found, he was an Islamist extremist who used his home as a communications hub to further the schemes of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the blind Muslim cleric who masterminded the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, which killed six, as well as failed plots to blow up other New York City buildings and tunnels, Susan Edelman and Dean Balsamini at New York Post report.

Ahmed Sattar, also known as Abu Omar and Dr. Ahmed, was tried along with Rahman’s radical defense lawyer, Lynne Stewart, and another accused terrorist, Mohammed Yousry.

According to federal charges, he and a co-conspirator in 2000 published a fatwa, or Islamic ruling, in Rahman’s name, calling for the killing of Jewish civilians.

He and cohorts also tried to use the Oct. 12, 2000, al Qaeda bombing of the USS Cole, which killed 17 US sailors, to extort the US into freeing Rahman from prison, court papers say.

Manhattan federal Judge John Koeltl sentenced Ahmed Sattar to 24 years in prison. He is serving time in the federal penitentiary in Marion, Ill., which once held Mafia godfather John Gotti.

Omar’s mother, Lisa, defended her husband online as “a man with morals and values.” She also complained that Omar and a brother were victims of illegal discrimination when the owner of a local restaurant fired them as busboys in July 2004.

“My son Omar decided to go straight to the boss and ask him to his face why they were fired,” she wrote. “Well, the truth came out in front of customers and other employees: ‘My wife died on 9-11, every time I look at you I think of my wife and I don’t want you working here!’ ”

Lisa Sattar, along with her three other adult children, attended “family day” at the FDNY Academy on Randalls Island last month. She posted a Facebook photo of Omar in his FDNY jacket marked “SATTAR.”

On graduation day, she posted photos of Omar accepting his probationary firefighter certificate from Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro and holding it up.

“I am so proud of you my son. May Allah bless you and keep you safe,” she wrote.

One would think that a terrorist’s family would have been deported but apparently that’s not how it works.




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