Fatwah mandating the bloodshed of israelis everywhere
Stewart was charged separately with making false statements and conspiring to defraud the government.Sattar and Al-Sirri were charged with inciting violence, based on a document issued in October 2000 under Abdel Rahman’s name, entitled, “Fatwah mandating the bloodshed of Israelis everywhere.” Stewart faces a maximum of 40 years in prison if convicted on all counts with the sentences served consecutively; the other defendants face between 35 and 55 years.
He has been a letter-carrier for 17 years and worked at the side of Abdel-Rahman for years before the sheik’s arrest.
Friends say he stopped communicating with Abdel-Rahman years ago.
Yassir Al-Sirri, age unknown, has been held in London since October 2001.
March 1999: Rahman, the emir or leader of the group’s American wing, also issues a message to his followers not to form a political party in his native Egypt.
September 1999: Rahman issues a statement calling for an end to the cease-fire and a resumption of terror attacks.