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El Sayyid Nosair

El Sayyid Nosair is an Egyptian Islamic militant involved in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

He was arrested in 1991 for the murder of rabbi Meir Kahane.

According to prosecutors, a man named Wadih el Hage purchased the assault rifle used by Nosair. El-Hage was told by a man named Mahmud Abouhalima to buy the gun.

He was acquitted of murder but convicted of gun charges. There were dozens of bomb-making manuals and documents related to terrorist plots found in the apartment, but they had not been translated into the English language from the Arabic language.

On March 8, 1991, El-Hage visited El Sayyid Nosair in Rikers Island.

Nosair later got convicted for the World Trade Center bombing.