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O·mar Khay·yám

 (ō′mär kī-yäm′, -ăm′) 1050?-1123?
Persian poet, mathematician, and astronomer known for his collection of quatrains The Rubáiyat of Omar Khayyám, translated by Edward FitzGerald (1859).
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Omar Khayyám

(ˈəʊmɑː kaɪˈɑːm)
n
(Biography) ?1050–?1123, Persian poet, mathematician, and astronomer, noted for the Rubáiyát, a collection of quatrains, popularized in the West by Edward Fitzgerald's version (1859)
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O•mar Khay•yám

(ˈoʊ mɑr kaɪˈyɑm, -ˈyæm, ˈoʊ mər)
n.
died 1123?, Persian poet and mathematician.
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Omar Khyam, 24, said he was worried about the safety of his family in Pakistan.
Amin and co-defendant Omar Khyam, 24, are also alleged to have received "detailed" training in Pakistan on how to make the poison ricin, the court heard.
He was filmed, above, by MI5 with Khan meeting Bluewater bomber Omar Khyam in Crawley and east London
Another was Omar Khyam, 25, who plotted to blow up the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent.
July 24, 2003: Khan and Mohammed Shakil fly to Pakistan where they meet fertiliser bomb plotter Omar Khyam and terrorist Mohammed Babar.
Two high-profile terrorists, Dhiren Barot and Omar Khyam, were moved out of Frankland prison in March last year amid claims the jail had become "an extremely dangerous environment for ethnic minority prisoners".
MI5 observed Khan and Tanweer meeting the fertiliser plotter Omar Khyam on numerous occasions in 2004 a year before they detonated their bombs.
Omar Khyam and his UK terror cell plotted to bomb public places such as the Ministry of Sound nightclub in London and the giant Bluewater shopping centre in Kent.
Omar Khyam, 24, said he was glad because America was the biggest enemy of Islam.
Omar Khyam, 24, Shujah Mahmood, 19, Waheed Mahmood, 34, Jawad Akbar, 22 - all of Crawley, West Sussex - Anthony Garcia, 23, of Ilford, East London, Nabeel Hussain, 20, of Horley, Surrey, and Salahuddin Amin, 31, of Luton, Bedfordshire, deny conspiring to cause explosions between January 1 and March 31, 2003.
It was confirmed that ringleader Mohammed Siddique Khan, of Thornhill, and right-hand man Shezhad Tanweer were watched by the authorities meeting terrorist Omar Khyam on four occasions in early 2004.
Last year inmate Malcolm Cruddas was covered in hot oil by al Qaeda terrorist Omar Khyam. He claimed he was targeted after Khyam's ally, Dhiren Barot, was injured in the same way by someone else.