|Abdul Rahman Yasin|
|Death cause:||Killed by Nina Myers|
Abdul Rahman Yasin was a terrorist implicated in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. He was mistakenly released by the FBI before returning during the events of Trinity to plan an assassination on Pope John Paul II. During this day, he used the codename "Gabriel." The assassination ultimately failed and Yasin was killed by Nina Myers.
In 1993, the leader of Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, more commonly known as “the Blind Sheik,” had inspired several members of a Jersey City mosque, including Abdul Rahman Yasin, to park a truck bomb in the parking structure of the World Trade Center.
Their plan had been simple: they’d parked a vehicle filled with homemade explosives in the parking structure beneath Tower One. They had hoped to blast loose the support foundations on one side, causing that building to fall into its twin. They had also included cyanide gas, hoping the gas would expand though the ventilation system and cause additional deaths.
The explosion had injured more than one thousand people and killed six. But considering its potential, the plan had been a failure. Tower One’s foundations stood, and the heat from the explosion had burned the cyanide away.
Taking the ones found at the scene of the crime, the FBI followed their connections outward and was able to track it back to the Sheik himself. Yasin had also been taken into custody, but was then mistakenly released. He’d slipped away to somewhere in the Middle East, probably Iraq.
With most of the main culprits in jail, the media considered the case closed, but the World Trade Center bombing had been a wake-up call to a few entities inside the U.S. government. This led to the creation of the Counter Terrorist Unit.
Yasin knew that the government had been stupid in letting him go, but he learned from the previous attempt. Now he was determined to leave behind a trail of decoys and red herrings that would confuse and befuddle the authorities.
Yasin arrived in Los Angeles four days before Trinity at LAX in the afternoon.
Yasin was informed by Michael Shalhoub that Ramin Ahmadi, a source who could potentially reveal their identities to the CIA, had been killed. He later met with Michael in the Windows Hotel, Playa del Rey, where they discussed the fact that the men the U.S. had in custody knew nothing significant of their operations.
He orchestrated the unsuccessful attacks of the day, and was killed by Nina Myers after he was tracked to the hotel when visited by Michael and his allies.
Background information and notes
- Abdul Rahman Yasin is a real person, one of the terrorists involved in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. See his entry on Wikipedia.