The Unz Review: An Alternative Media Selection
A Collection of Interesting, Important, and Controversial Perspectives Largely Excluded from the American Mainstream Media
 BlogviewMichelle Malkin Archive
"Let Lynne Stewart Rot"
Lawyer for jihad.
🔊 Listen RSS
Email This Page to Someone

 Remember My Information



=>

Bookmark Toggle AllToCAdd to LibraryRemove from Library • BShow CommentNext New CommentNext New ReplyRead More
ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc. More... This Commenter This Thread Hide Thread Display All Comments
AgreeDisagreeThanksLOLTroll
These buttons register your public Agreement, Disagreement, Thanks, LOL, or Troll with the selected comment. They are ONLY available to recent, frequent commenters who have saved their Name+Email using the 'Remember My Information' checkbox, and may also ONLY be used three times during any eight hour period.
Ignore Commenter Follow Commenter
Search Text Case Sensitive  Exact Words  Include Comments
List of Bookmarks

When we last caught up with the convicted, disbarred, disgraced jihad lawyer Lynne Stewart, she was preparing to teach a legal ethics class at Hofstra U. (Previous Lynne Stewart blogging here.)

The New York Post editorial board brings news that a three-judge panel met earlier this week to consider prosecutors’ requests to mete out a harsher sentence for her role in abetting her terrorist client and 1993 World Trade Center bombing/NY landmark bombing plot mastermind Omar Abdel-Rahman. She got 28 months. She could have received 30 years:

Nevertheless, District Judge John Koeltl decided that Stewart had performed “a public service . . . to the nation” in representing “Blind Sheik” Omar Abdel-Rahman – regardless of any, well . . . overzealousness in his cause.

Yet Stewart went far beyond legal work in the service of Abdel-Rahman, the architect of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and numerous other plots against New York City landmarks.

Despite an explicit pledge to uphold Abdel-Rahman’s court-ordered isolation, Stewart, a jury found, smuggled in messages from terrorist Rifa’l Ahman Tara urging the sheik to support renewed Islamic violence in Egypt – then smuggled out a coded dispatch that torpedoed a cease-fire between the sheik’s terror organization and the Egyptian government.

If that’s not abetting terrorism, it’s hard to say what is.

Nor was this just some innocent mistake by a starry-eyed naif: Stewart, a hardened radical, boasted during trial of her belief that “entrenched institutions will not be changed except by violence” and “you can’t always single out the combatants from the non-combatants.”

Unfortunately, Koeltl appears to have at least one booster on the panel.

“I find the work Judge Koeltl did admirable to a degree that is amazing,” said Judge Guido Calabresi, who is famous himself for comparing President Bush’s election to the rise of Hitler and Mussolini.

Amazing, sure – but admirable?

Try disgusting.

The plain fact is that Lynne Stewart broke her promise – and the law – in helping her terrorist client collude with his underlings when no one else could.

Twenty-eight months for that is an insult to justice – and dangerous to boot.

I second the NYPost: Let this American jihad colluder rot.

(Republished from MichelleMalkin.com by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Ideology • Tags: Ally McBeal approach, Jihadists