he FBI has sent a bulletin to state and local law enforcement warning of possible terrorist reprisals as the health of an incarcerated terror mastermind fails, FOX News has learned.
Although the FBI said there is no credible indication that a plan for retribution is in place, the agency sent the warning as Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman was treated in Missouri for bleeding.
The blind sheik, who was the alleged architect of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, has called for revenge should he die in U.S. custody.
Last week, Abdel-Rahman was given blood transfusions at St. John’s Regional Health Center in Springfield, Mo., after spitting up blood in his prison cell. A tumor was reportedly found on his liver.
The sheik’s condition was “stabilized,” and he was returned to federal prison in Missouri after his treatment.
The FBI sent out the bulletin to law enforcement under an “abundance of caution,” FOX News has learned, because of previous statements attributed to Abdel-Rahman that called for revenge
Abdel-Rahman’s alleged last will, read at an Al Qaeda news conference eight years ago, called for reprisals should he die in an American jail.
“My Brothers … if [the Americans] kill me, which they will certainly do — hold my funeral and send my corpse to my family, but do not let my blood be shed in vain,” the will read. “Rather, extract the most violent revenge, and remember your brother who spoke the truth and died for the will of God … the Mujahid Sheikh Omar Abdel al Rahman. In the name of God the kind and merciful.”
Abdel-Rahman was convicted of plotting to blow up the United Nations Headquarters, a federal building, two tunnels and a bridge in Manhattan as well as trying to assassinate the Egyptian president.
In 2004, Abdel-Rahman tried to sabotage his health, consuming M&Ms to exacerbate his diabetes.