Sheik Omar “Abdel-Rahman had been little known to most of his countrymen before [Egyptian President Anwar] Sadat was torn apart by machine-gun fire during an October 6 [1981] military parade. But several days after the assassination, the blind and bearded 43-year-old preacher had been hauled off in a tank and publicly accused of issuing the fatwa that had unleashed the killers.”

 – John Miller, Michael Stone, and Chris Mitchell, The Cell, Pages 238-239