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  • Misplaced Compassion For Blind Sheik Lawyer Lynne Stewart

    01/07/2014 2:11:49 PM PST · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 7, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: At the administration's request, a New York federal judge granted a "compassionate release" from prison for the radical lawyer convicted of helping a terrorist communicate with his followers in Egypt. Lynne Stewart's release last week by U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl came after a request from the director of the Bureau of Prisons through the office of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, no doubt with the consent of higher-ups at the Department of Justice. The 74-year-old Stewart was not scheduled for release until August 2018, but prosecutors say she suffers from recurrent stage-four breast cancer and has...
  • Obama: yes to terrorism abetter, no to little sisters of the poor

    01/04/2014 9:33:46 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    Powerline ^ | 1-3-14 | Paul Mirengoff
    After five years of an increasingly radical presidency, it comes to this: the Obama administration has released Lynne Stewart, convicted of abetting a notorious terrorist, but is litigating in order to coerce a group of nuns who embody compassion. Isn’t this what Communists used to do when they came to power — release the “political prisoners” and harass the deeply religious? President Obama’s supporters say he’s not out to get the Little Sisters of the Poor. To escape federal punishment that threatens to end to their charitable work they need only sign a piece of paper. But that’s also how...
  • Terrorist abetting attorney released from prison thanks to Obama administration

    01/03/2014 4:59:40 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    Powerline ^ | 1-3-14 | Paul Mirengoff
    Lynne Stewart, who was convicted of smuggling messages from Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman (“the Blind Sheikh” who masterminded the bombing of the World Trade Center) to his terrorist followers in Egypt, has been released early from prison thanks to the Obama administration. She was released on grounds of “compassion” because she is terminally ill. District Judge John Koeltl ordered the release based on a request from the director of the Bureau of Prisons through the office of U.S. Attorney. Judge Koeltl previously had denied Stewart’s request for release because it was not supported by the Bureau of Prisons. In other...
  • Government asks NY judge to release ailing ex-terror trial lawyer from 10-year prison term

    12/31/2013 2:52:48 PM PST · by ColdOne · 46 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 12/31/13 | ap
    NEW YORK – A dying former civil rights lawyer convicted in a terrorism case and sentenced to 10 years in prison is entitled to compassionate release because she has less than 18 months to live, prosecutors and the Federal Bureau of Prisons told a judge on Tuesday. In a letter to U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl, the government said 74-year-old Lynne Stewart was suffering from breast cancer that has metastasized to the lungs and bones. "Despite aggressive treatment, doctors have advised that her prognosis is poor," the letter said, adding she also has been diagnosed with anemia, high blood...
  • 'Terror Lawyer' Lynne Stewart wants out of jail due to cancer

    07/30/2013 6:58:14 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 30 July 2013 | Rich Schapiro
    The 73-year-old attorney was sentence to 10 years in prison for helping her client Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman - who plotted to blow up New York City landmarks - send messages to terrorists in Egypt, and for perjury. Court papers filed say that Stewart only has 18 months to live her with her incurable cancer.
  • Murphy's Law: Terrorists in the Courtroom

    12/03/2006 6:15:07 AM PST · by Valin · 4 replies · 479+ views
    Strategypage ^ | 12/3/06 | Harold C. Hutchison
    December 3, 2006: In the United States, a federal judge has ruled that the President does not have the authority to designate certain organizations as terrorist groups. This ruling is the latest round of lawfare against the war on terror. In this case, two foreign terrorist organizations, the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elan (LTTE), were the beneficiaries of this suit. Why is this case, filed on behalf of the Humanitarian Law Project, important? After all, a number of human rights groups have still been waging lawfare, largely on behalf of al Qaeda. This suit...
  • Report: Riots Actually About Release of Blind Sheik

    09/12/2012 4:49:59 PM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 27 replies
    USA Today reports that the riot at the U.S. embassy in Cairo appears to have been planned well before the Egyptian media reported on the anti-Islam YouTube film that was blamed for sparking the protest. The protest was reportedly announced on August 30 by Gamaa Islamiyya, an Egyptian terrorist group, to call for the release of its leader, Sheikh Omar abdel Rahman — aka the blind sheik, who is serving a life sentence for the first World Trade Center bombing:
  • Sebastian Junger on Afghanistan’s Slain Rebel Leader Ahmad Shah Massoud

    09/08/2003 7:46:16 PM PDT · by Shermy · 24 replies · 517+ views
    National Geographic ^ | October 2001
    The Perfect Storm author spent a month with anti-Taliban warrior Ahmad Shah Massoud in 2000. Now he offers his reaction to the recent murder of the Northern Alliance leader—and the subsequent attacks on the U.S. In November 2000 [National Geographic] Adventure sent contributing editor Sebastian Junger and photojournalist Reza (see photo gallery) to profile Afghan resistance leader Ahmad Shah Massoud. The resulting article (read an excerpt) appeared in our March/April 2001 issue and has just been reprinted in Fire, a collection of Junger’s journalistic work. ________________________________________________________ On September 9, 2001, suicide bombers killed Massoud. Two days later the U.S. was...
  • [Egypt Pres] Mohammed Morsi vows to free Omar Abdel-Rahman,jailed in U.S.

    06/29/2012 10:03:22 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 29 replies
    CBS ^ | 29 June 2012
    CAIRO - In his first public speech addressing tens of thousands of mostly Islamist supporters, Egypt's president-elect Mohammed Morsi has vowed to free the blind sheik jailed in the U.S. for a plot to blow up New York City landmarks. Morsi, Egypt's first Islamist and civilian president-elect, promised Friday to work to free Omar Abdel-Rahman, the spiritual leader of men convicted in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. He also promised to free detained Egyptian protesters facing military tribunals.
  • Where are they now? See what some of your favorite political friends are up to this month.

    10/25/2010 3:03:46 PM PDT · by mikalasukala
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | October 24, 2010 | Consigliere5
    WHERE ARE THEY NOW? [taken from October 2010 articles/blog posts]NASA's Islam Outreach Minister Charles BoldenGOP lawmakers are critical of Charles Bolden for leaving last week on a trip to China just as the agency he leads begins pursuing an ambitious new agenda. It is the latest in a series of controversial moves that some speculate could result in Bolden's ouster. A law signed a week ago gives NASA four months or less to develop a dozen different plans for the future, including a detailed report on how it would replace the retiring space shuttle.It's an ambitious schedule, one that NASA...
  • Soros' Investment in Terror Lawyer Backfires (Lynne Stewart)

    07/21/2010 9:17:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies · 1+ views
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | July 21, 2010 | Ben Johnson
    Five-and-a-half years after being convicted of providing material support for terrorism, terror lawyer Lynne Stewart finally received a sentence commensurate with her crime. She was resentenced last week to 10 years. But if George Soros had his way, she would be free today. Stewart made a career out of defending street criminals and terrorists, including Sammy "The Bull" Gravano (pleaded guilty), Weather Underground terrorist David J. Gilbert (convicted), and Larry Davis (acquitted of wounding six policemen and killing several others in 1986, only to be convicted of a later murder and killed in prison). It should have come as...
  • America-Hating Terrorist Lynne Stewart May Die In Prison. Good.

    07/16/2010 8:35:39 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Lynne Stewart is a terrorist and a traitor and ideally she should have received the death penalty. That wasn’t the way the pantywaist Clinton-appointed Judge John G. Koeltl saw it in 2006 when he sentenced the radical anti-American lawyer who became a willing participant in an Islamic terrorist plot to a mere 28 months in prison-a fraction of the 30-year term the government sought. But things have changed. The septuagenarian Stewart has been resentenced, this time to a 10-year prison term. It’s about bloody time. Note that some blogger and media outlets have been describing Stewart, an avowed Maoist, as...
  • Ex-CIA lawyer: Gitmo IDs graver than Plame leak (Holder's People Aid Terrorists Out CIA Agents?)

    05/06/2010 12:59:29 PM PDT · by mojito · 25 replies · 962+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/6/2010 | Eli Lake and Bill Gertz
    Covertly taken photos of CIA interrogators that were shown by defense attorneys to al Qaeda inmates at the Guantanamo Bay prison represent a more serious security breach than the 2003 outing of CIA officer Valerie Plame, the agency's former general counsel said Wednesday. John Rizzo, who was the agency's top attorney until December, said in an interview that he initially requested the Justice Department and CIA investigation into the compromise of CIA interrogators' identities after photographs of the officers were found in the cell of one al Qaeda terrorist in Cuba. "Well I think this is far more serious than...
  • DOJ: Department Of Jihad?

    02/24/2010 4:26:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 595+ views
    Investors.com ^ | February 24, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    War On Terror: The Justice Department employs nine lawyers previously involved in the defense of terrorist detainees. This is a colossal conflict of interest. Just whose side are they on? From the dropping of a voter-intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party to the decision to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Muhammed in a civilian court within blocks of where the World Trade Center once stood, the actions and attitudes of the Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder toward the thugs and terrorists who threaten us has grown curiouser and curiouser. We may now have a clue as...
  • First criminal charges filed as FBI finds airport diagrams in Detroit residence

    09/19/2001 6:08:12 PM PDT · by sarcasm · 35 replies · 1,135+ views
    AP via Boston Globe ^ | September 19, 2001 | Pete Yost
    <p>WASHINGTON -- Attorney General John Ashcroft said Wednesday the terrorists behind the attacks on the United States likely received support from foreign governments and that it was too early to tell if surprise arrests in Michigan were a major break in the case.</p>
  • NY court: Consider harsher sentence in terror case

    12/23/2009 6:02:39 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies · 450+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec.23, 2009 | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    NEW YORK (AP) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday took a sterner stance toward the upcoming resentencing of a former civil rights lawyer convicted in a terrorism case, saying it has "serious doubts" whether her sentence of just over two years in prison was reasonable. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals added new instructions for the judge who will resentence 70-year-old Lynne Stewart, who was convicted of letting an imprisoned Egyptian terrorist client communicate with followers. The court said the judge should consider whether Stewart's sentence should be increased because of the case's terrorism connections. "We have serious...
  • Cynthia McKinney to Obama 'war criminal accessory': Immediate ceasefire, withdrawal, end drones

    11/28/2009 11:41:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies · 1,887+ views
    The Dallas Examiner ^ | November 25, 2009 | Deborah Dupre'
    Former Congresswoman and U.S. Presidential Candidate (Green Party 2008), Cynthia McKinney, known for speaking truth to power, has again written to President Obama, this time with the subject headed: Please Bring Our Troops Home Now! (below) Ray Songree of Kauia Truth and the Paul Revere Email Campaign wrote to his email list: "Cynthia McKinney is one of the greatest heroines of our times. Very few elected officials have EVER spoke truth to power. That is all she does. There are many women on this email list. It really is your time to stand up and be heard, not as wannabe...
  • Free Lynne Stewart!

    11/19/2009 5:56:35 PM PST · by upchuck · 33 replies · 1,582+ views
    Email from ANSWER | Nov 19,2009
    Lynne Stewart was sent to prison today. People throughout the United States and around the world recognize this as a great miscarriage of justice. Her indictment was an outrage. So too was her conviction. The fact that this seventy year old veteran civil rights attorney has been sent to prison is a crime itself. She is serving a 28 month sentence although the Court of Appeals has remanded her case back to the original trial court with the hope that her sentence will be lengthened. The Bush Justice Department had sought a 30 year sentence. “Lynne Stewart should be set...
  • Obama's Boss Supports Terrorism

    11/18/2009 6:00:00 PM PST · by jazminerose · 11 replies · 657+ views
    joytiz.com ^ | 11/18/2009 | Joy Tiz
    Perhaps this is why Obama is taking such a soft approach to terrorists: NEW YORK — “A disbarred lawyer convicted in a terrorism case should report to prison by Thursday after an appeals court upheld her conviction, a judge said Wednesday. U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl said 70-year-old Lynne Stewart should surrender by 5 p.m. Thursday to begin serving a two-year, four-month sentence for her 2005 conviction. Koeltl had allowed her to remain free on $500,000 bail while she appealed her conviction. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the conviction on Tuesday and said she should begin...
  • 2nd Circuit to Civil Rights Lawyer Lynne Stewart: Go Directly to Jail

    11/17/2009 3:50:44 PM PST · by Pontiac · 9 replies · 883+ views
    ABA Journal via WSJ ^ | 11/17/09 | Debra Cassens Weiss
    2nd Circuit to Civil Rights Lawyer Lynne Stewart: Go Directly to Jail A federal appeals court says bail for civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart should be revoked and she should begin serving her sentence “forthwith” for passing messages from an imprisoned terrorist to his followers. The New York City-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed Stewart’s conviction in an opinion (PDF) released today, rejecting her argument that the First Amendment protected her release of statements by an imprisoned sheik. Stewart was convicted in 2005 of providing material support to terrorists by passing messages from Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman to...
  • Breaking: Terror-abetting attorney ordered to prison immediately ( Lynne Stewart )

    11/17/2009 12:04:47 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 59 replies · 1,738+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 2:05 pm on November 17, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    Perhaps Lynne Stewart should have quit while she was behind.  Convicted of abetting terror while acting as an attorney for the Blind Sheikh, Omar Abdel Rahman, Stewart had remained free on bail while appealing her conviction.  Today, the federal appeals court not only upheld her conviction and revoked her bail, but they also sent the case back to the district court for reconsideration of the shockingly light 28-month sentence Stewart initially received (via JWF): Disbarred radical lawyer Lynne Stewart is going to jail – maybe for a lot longer than she thought.A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld her conviction for...
  • Lawyer loses appeal in Minnesota terror case (Lynne Stewart to begin serving her prison sentence)

    11/17/2009 8:37:29 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 73 replies · 3,392+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 11/17/09 | BOB VON STERNBERG
    A federal appeals court has ordered a civil rights lawyer convicted in a terrorism case that originated in Minnesota to begin serving her prison sentence. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan today also upheld Lynne Stewart's conviction, which was based in part on illegally aiding her client, Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, during a visit with him at the federal prison in Rochester, Minn., in May 2000. She was convicted of smuggling messages between Abdel-Rahman and a terrorist group. Stewart was sentenced to a little more than two years in prison.
  • The John Murtha Jihadist Correctional Facility (Michelle Malkin)

    01/22/2009 9:44:31 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 24 replies · 871+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 1-23-09 | Michelle Malkin
      Blog  |  Talk Radio Online  |  Columnists  |  Your Opinion  |  The News  |  Photos  |  Cartoons  |  Books & Movies  |  Issues  |  Action Center The John Murtha Jihadist Correctional FacilityMichelle MalkinFriday, January 23, 2009 Get this: King of Pork John Murtha, the 19-term Democratic congressman from western Pennsylvania, now wants to welcome a flood of Guantanamo Bay jihadists into his district. I don't want to hear a single word of protestation from the constituents who put this money-grubbing, security-undermining fool back into office. As you vote, so shall you reap. Murtha audaciously expressed his hope to...
  • A Terrorist Appeal to the Left

    04/08/2005 2:56:37 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 9 replies · 754+ views
    FPM ^ | April 8, 2005 | Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Erick Stakelbeck
    A recently released propaganda video by the Islamic extremist group Hizb ut-Tahrir is quite revealing. Not only does the video demonstrate the group’s growing effort to package arguments in a manner designed to appeal to Westerners on the political left, but it also serves as a barometer of radical Muslim groups’ broader shift in rhetorical strategy. The video, “Iraq: Past and Present Colonialism,” appears for the first twenty-seven minutes to be a standard leftist critique of the Iraq war, indistinguishable from Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11. The slickly-produced video begins with the history of past colonialism in Iraq—including the Mongol conquest...
  • McClellan's Lawyer Defended Lynne Stewart

    06/09/2008 3:32:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeMajority · 10 replies · 143+ views
    Agrees To Testify Against Cheney About PlameSo much for Scott McClellan's claims to move beyond the partisanship of Washington. The former White House Press Secretary has agreed to tesify about the disclosure of Valerie Plame's identity before Democratic Rep. John Conyers' House Judiciary Committee. Sadly, it now appears that Scott is less of "useful idiot" than a closet liberal. The Associated Press identifies McClellan's legal team as Michael and Jane Tigar. Michal Tigar represented terrorist sympathizer lawyer Lynne Stewart, who served prison time after being convicted of assisting her client Sheikh Omar Abdul-Rahman, also known as "The Blind Sheikh." Rahman...
  • NYU Hosting the Latest "Academic Freedom" Conference; Break out the Violins

    02/22/2008 11:12:18 AM PST · by SmithL · 1 replies · 105+ views
    Campus Watch ^ | 2/22/8 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    The proliferation of dubious conferences on "academic freedom" continues unabated. And, in each case, biased and politicized Middle East studies academics are a major component.In October, 2007, the University of Chicago hosted, "In Defense of Academic Freedom," an event whose unifying theme was "the notion that Jewish groups have degraded the quality and breadth of discussion in the media and in Washington." Hardly the stuff of self-described progressives, but such is the state of discourse in the corridors of academia today. Then there was the "DePaul Academic Freedom Conference" earlier this month. It featured the usual suspects, all alleging "academic...
  • Teacher (Lyne Stewart's Daughter) Held in Forgery of Time-Off Requests

    02/05/2008 8:42:29 AM PST · by GreaterSwiss · 19 replies · 107+ views
    NY Times ^ | 2/05/2008 | THOMAS J. LUECK
    A daughter of Lynne F. Stewart, the defense lawyer convicted of aiding terrorism by smuggling messages out of prison for a client, was arrested on Monday on charges of forgery and falsifying documents she submitted to take time off from her teaching job, some of it during her mother’s trial and sentencing. Skip to next paragraph Paul O. Boisvert for The New York Times Lynne Stewart in 2006 at her home in South Bombay, N.Y. The daughter, Brenna Stewart, 46, was in custody and was awaiting her arraignment in the Bronx. The most serious charges against her, forgery and criminal...
  • LET LYNNE STEWART ROT (marxist att'y gets light sentence for helping terrorist)

    02/04/2008 3:05:01 PM PST · by dynachrome · 14 replies · 120+ views
    New York Post ^ | 2-2-08 | editorial staff
    February 2, 2008 -- Might terror-coddling attorney Lynne Stewart get her just deserts after all? It is to be hoped. A three-judge federal appeals panel heard arguments Tuesday from prosecutors seeking a harsher sentence for Stewart, who was given just 28 months in prison in 2006 for smuggling dispatches to and from her terrorist-mastermind client. She could have gotten 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.
  • Plea for New Sentence in NY Terror Case

    01/30/2008 8:29:51 AM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies · 102+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 1/30/8 | LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press Writer
    NEW YORK, (AP) -- A prosecutor urged an appeals court to order resentencing of a civil rights lawyer convicted of helping an imprisoned terrorist sheik communicate with his disciples because she received a "slap on the wrist." Lynne Stewart was sentenced to two years and four months in prison, escaping a maximum punishment of 30 years behind bars. Prosecutors have said Stewart and co-defendants helped spread blind sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman's call to kill those who did not subscribe to his extremist interpretation of Islamic law. The sheik, who was sentenced to life in prison for plotting to blow up five...
  • Hofstra Law Ethics Symposium: Liberal Love Fest

    10/15/2007 1:22:13 PM PDT · by Mike10542 · 23 replies · 61+ views
    October 15, 2007
    Freepers, I am here at the Hofstra Law Ethics Symposium (I am in my third year at the law school). I have been here for about one hour and it is an absolute liberal love fest. I have come close to puking at least five times due to some of the unbelievable things the speakers and those asking questions are saying. Here is just a sampling in a one-hour period of what one speaker and some other people in the question and answer session had to say: 1) While acknowledging Nifong did some bad things, the only reason why they...
  • Terror Lawyer Invite May Threaten Law School Program Accreditation (Lynne Stewart to teach ethics)

    09/28/2007 7:25:14 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 21 replies · 460+ views
    Federal Review ^ | Thursday, September 27, 2007
    HEMPSTEAD NY--The decision by a Long Island law school to invite a disbarred attorney and terrorist sympathizer to teach an ethics seminar may mean those who attend the class receive no credit. According to the Manhattan Institute's Walter Olsen, Hofstra University's inclusion of radical lawyer Lynne Stewart on the faculty of it's legal ethics seminar may be a violation of New York State rules governing continuing legal education: New York regulations governing continuing legal education...declare in one provision, Part 1500.4b (5), that "Continuing legal education courses or programs to be accredited shall comply with the following guidelines: The course or...
  • Terrorist Lawyer Lynne Stewart to Teach Legal Ethics

    09/25/2007 6:38:18 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 79 replies · 391+ views
    Federal Review ^ | Tuesday, September 25, 2007
    HEMPSTEAD,NY--A disbarred lawyer convicted of aiding terrorists will be teaching at an upcoming law school ethics conference. Lynne Stewart, who was found guilty of conspiring with terrorist Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, will be speaking October 16 at Hofstra Law School’s “Legal Ethics: Lawyering on the Edge,” in Hempstead, New York. The speaking engagement comes only a year after Stewart was sentenced to twenty-eight months in prison on charges of conspiracy and providing material support to terrorists. Prosecutors alleged that Stewart had passed on messages to Abdel Rahman’s radical Muslim followers, authorizing a resumption of terrorist operations against the Egyptian government....
  • Whatever Happened to Lynne Stewart? (compares sentence to Libby's)

    07/13/2007 1:19:17 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 10 replies · 838+ views
    FrontPageMag ^ | 7-12-07 | Ben Johnson
    Whatever Happened to Lynne Stewart? PASSION DISTORTS PERSPECTIVE. Nowhere is that more evident than in Rep. John Conyers' inquiry into the commutation of Scooter Libby’s sentence. Yesterday, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee wasted a calendar day holding hearings on “The Use and Misuse of Presidential Clemency Power for Executive Branch Officials.” Apparently afflicted with the glut of inside the Beltway gut-feeling policymaking, Conyers confessed he launched the inquest because his “suspicion was that if Mr. Libby went to prison, he might further implicate other people in the White House.” [1] Chief among his witnesses was former Ambassador Joseph...
  • Terror Attorney Is Disbarred by Court

    04/25/2007 7:34:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies · 1,089+ views
    NY Sun ^ | April 25, 2007 | NA
    Special to the Sun A five-member appellate court yesterday officially disbarred an attorney convicted of providing material support to terrorists. Lynne Stewart broke the law when she passed along messages from a client, the convicted terrorist Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, to his followers.
  • NY Civil Rights Lawyer Is Disbarred { Lynne Stewart }

    04/24/2007 3:58:03 PM PDT · by SmithL · 54 replies · 1,548+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 4/24/7 | SAMUEL MAULL
    NEW YORK, (AP) -- A civil rights lawyer convicted of helping an imprisoned terrorist sheik communicate with his disciples was disbarred Tuesday. The New York Supreme Court's Appellate Division denied Lynne Stewart's request to voluntarily resign from the practice of law. Stewart was convicted in 2005 of providing material support to terrorists. She had released a statement issued by one of her clients, Omar Abdel-Rahman, a blind sheik sentenced to life in prison for plotting to blow up five New York landmarks and assassinate Egypt's president. The appellate panel said Stewart became subject to losing her law license immediately upon...
  • Lynne's 'Liar'

    04/12/2007 7:06:48 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 17 replies · 829+ views
    NYPost ^ | April 12, 2007 | David Andreatta and Douglas Montero
    Like mother, like daughter. A daughter of terror lawyer was so intent on being present in court when her mother was sentenced to prison on fraud and other charges that she committed fraud herself, city investigators charged yesterday. Brenna Lynne Stewart, 45, a high-school gym teacher and licensed attorney, allegedly submitted phony doctors' notes and an altered copy of her aunt's death certificate to her supervisors at Bronx Leadership Academy II to play hooky on nine different occasions. {snip} Details of Brenna's antics chronicled in the letter suggest that her prowess for note passing was just as sloppy as that...
  • Welcome Aboard, Senator Boxer, You CAIR

    12/26/2006 6:08:42 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 2 replies · 331+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 12/26/06 | Purple Mountains
    For years, many of us have been warning about the true nature of CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and that it is a terrorist-support organization and not a group dedicated only to defending the civil rights of America’s Muslims. As a minimum, CAIR has been unabashedly dedicated to the imposition of Sharia law in the United States and to pooh-poohing the idea that Muslims took part in 9/11.
  • Only Unlawful Enemy Combatants Need Apply

    11/26/2006 5:03:30 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 161+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 11/26/06 | Purple Mountains
    At a Thanksgiving dinner party one of the guests surprised me with the vehemence of his objection to recent Congressional action which authorized military commissions for the trying of certain Islamic terrorists. It surprised me because he was quite conservative in some of the other views he expressed that day. His complaint was that this authorization endangered his constitutional rights in general and that these powers would be abused. Like so many other people who are not really paying attention, my dinner companion is not aware of several important points:
  • Ann Coulter: What can I do to make your flight more uncomfortable?

    11/22/2006 2:59:00 PM PST · by Vinny · 204 replies · 10,075+ views
    Human Events Online (Contributors) ^ | 11-22-2006 | Ann Coulter
    Six imams removed from a US Airways flight from Minneapolis to Phoenix are calling on Muslims to boycott the airline. If only we could get Muslims to boycott all airlines, we could dispense with airport security altogether. Witnesses said the imams stood to do their evening prayers in the terminal before boarding, chanting "Allah, Allah, Allah" -- coincidentally, the last words heard by hundreds of airline passengers on 9/11 before they died. Witnesses also said that the imams were talking about Saddam Hussein, and denouncing America and the war in Iraq. About the only scary preflight ritual the imams didn't...
  • Lynne Stewart Proves President Bush Is Right

    10/19/2006 8:20:41 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 2 replies · 266+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 10/19/06 | Purple Mountains
    One of the differences between liberals and conservatives, and therefore between most Democrats and most Republicans, concerns whether the fight to defeat the Islamic terrorists is best handled by the criminal justice system or by the military. This is one of the reasons why so many Democrats have opposed warrantless wiretaps on foreign Al Qaeda communications with domestic accomplices, why they opposed the Patriot Act, why they opposed tough questioning of enemy combatants, and why they opposed the ‘Military Tribunals Act’ President Bush signed yesterday.
  • RIVERSIDE'S TERROR RALLY (Church rally for Lynne Stewart)

    10/18/2006 12:49:53 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies · 765+ views
    http://www.nypost.com ^ | Oct 18, 2006 | CHARLES E.F. MILLARD
    RIVERSIDE'S TERROR RALLY By CHARLES E.F. MILLARD October 18, 2006 -- In the uproar over Monday's outrageously soft sentence for terror-aiding lawyer Lynne Stewart, Riverside Church seems to be distancing itself from the despicable rally it hosted in her support Sunday. Stewart was convicted by a jury of her peers. The uncontested facts were that she had smuggled messages from convicted terrorist Omar Abdel Rahman ("the blind sheik") to his followers in the Islamic world. Those messages directed his followers in the terror group Gama'a Islamiyya to end their cease-fire with the Egyptian government and begin killing Rahman's enemies. Rahman,...
  • O.J. trials for terrorists

    10/18/2006 3:47:54 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 14 replies · 648+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | October 18, 2006 | Ann Coulter
    The Democrats claim they want to treat terrorism as a criminal law problem, but when we give them an American citizen convicted of aiding terrorists – as happened this week – a Democrat judge gives her a slap on the wrist. Or he was going to give her a wrist slap until someone told him that wrist slapping was banned under the Geneva Conventions, so he let the wrist off with a warning. Last year, a New York jury found Lynne Stewart guilty of helping her former client, Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, communicate with his Egyptian-based group of murderous terrorists,...
  • Lynne Stewart Sentence Offers Window on the Democrat Approach to Terrorism

    10/17/2006 6:11:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 1,074+ views
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's start off here with the wrist-slap that Lynne Stewart got yesterday from a Clinton appointed federal judge. It's not just the judge in this case, though, who needs to be examined. Lynne Stewart represented the blind sheik, Omar Abdel Rahman. She violated canons of legal ethics. As part of his sentence, he is not allowed to communicate with any of his terrorist buddies. She, his lawyer, did it for him. She could have received up to 30 years in jail, but she gets 28 months. She's going to appeal that. She'll remain out, I think, on...
  • The Laughing Traitor

    10/17/2006 7:19:37 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 20 replies · 898+ views
    IBD ^ | Oct. 17, 2006 | IBD
    War On Terror: A lawyer whose crime shows the need to monitor terrorists and their U.S. contacts gets a slap on the wrist from a Clinton-appointed judge for helping the architect of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Three days after 9/11, as the ruins of the World Trade Center still smoldered with thousands entombed in the rubble, President Bush declared at the National Cathedral: "We make no distinction between terrorists and those who knowingly harbor or provide aid and comfort to them." He could have been speaking of Lynne Stewart, attorney for Omar Abdel-Rahman, the "blind sheikh." Rahman was...
  • Getting Off Easy (Lynne Stewart)

    10/17/2006 4:39:23 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 56 replies · 1,031+ views
    www.frontpagemag.com ^ | October 17, 2006 | Ben Johnson
    Getting Off Easy (Lynne Stewart) By Ben Johnson FrontPageMagazine.com | October 17, 2006 In his address at the National Cathedral three days after 9/11, President Bush enunciated what has come to be known as the Bush Doctrine: “We make no distinction between terrorists and those who knowingly harbor or provide aid to them.” Yesterday, a Clinton-appointed judge nullified those words and hailed a terrorist’s accomplice as an exemplar of “public service, not only to her clients, but to the nation.” A jury of her peers convicted radical leftist lawyer Lynne Stewart of passing fatwas from Omar Abdel Rahman to his...
  • U.S. lawyer gets 28 months jail for aiding terrorism

    10/16/2006 4:35:58 PM PDT · by bd476 · 62 replies · 1,263+ views
    Reuters and Yahoo News ^ | October 16, 2006 | Matthew Verrinder
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York attorney convicted of aiding terrorism by helping an imprisoned Egyptian client smuggle messages to militant followers was sentenced on Monday to 28 months in prison. Lynne Stewart, 67, was convicted in February 2005 of helping her client, Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, to contact the Islamic Group, which the U.S. government lists as a terrorist organization. Prosecutors said messages Stewart passed on for Abdel-Rahman could have incited violence in Egypt. The sheikh was convicted in 1995 of conspiring to attack U.S. targets in a plot prosecutors said included the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Stewart,...
  • Soros funded Stewart defense

    10/16/2006 3:22:36 PM PDT · by veronica · 73 replies · 2,271+ views
    NRO.com ^ | 10-16-06 | Byron York
    The anti-Bush billionaire supported lawyer who aided terrorists. Billionaire financier George Soros, whose opposition to President Bush's conduct of the war on terror caused him to pour millions of dollars into the effort to defeat the president, made a substantial donation to the defense fund for radical lawyer Lynne Stewart, who last week was found guilty of giving aid to Islamic terrorists. According to records filed with the Internal Revenue Service, Soros's foundation, the Open Society Institute, or OSI, gave $20,000 in September 2002 to the Lynne Stewart Defense Committee. In filings with the IRS, foundation officials wrote that the...
  • Civil Rights Lawyer Sentenced to Prison

    10/16/2006 3:19:42 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 18 replies · 580+ views
    Drudge Report ( AP Headlines) ^ | October 16, 2006 | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP) - A firebrand civil rights lawyer who has defended Black Panthers and anti-war radicals was sentenced Monday to nearly 2 1/2 years in prison - far less than the 30 years prosecutors wanted - for helping an imprisoned terrorist sheik communicate with his followers on the outside. Lynne Stewart, 67, smiled, cried and hugged supporters after U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl pronounced the sentence of 28 months. The judge said Stewart was guilty of smuggling messages between her client and his followers that could have "potentially lethal consequences." He called the crimes "extraordinarily severe...
  • Civil Rights Lawyer Sentenced to 28 Months (Lynne Stewart)

    10/16/2006 11:33:35 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 292 replies · 7,832+ views
    WINS News ^ | 10/16/06
    NEW YORK -- Civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart was sentenced to 28 months in prison in federal court in Manhattan Monday. She was convicted of providing support to terrorists by helping a jailed Egyptian sheik communicate with his followers on the outside. Before sentencing, her lawyer told the judge that any prison sentence for Stewart would be a death sentence because of her serious health problems. Stewart pleaded with the judge to allow her to live out the rest of her life "productively, lovingly, righteously.'' Assistant US Attorney Andrew Dember rejected defense suggestions that Stewart's conduct was judged differently after9-11. "This case...
  • Lawyer Is Due for Sentencing in Terror Case [Lynn Stewart]

    10/16/2006 2:07:05 AM PDT · by aculeus · 77 replies · 2,105+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 16, 2006 | by Julia Preston
    Lynne F. Stewart, the firebrand lawyer known for defending unsavory criminals, now faces the possibility of living out her life like many of them, in maximum-security lockdown in a federal prison. Today, 20 months after she was convicted on terror charges, Ms. Stewart and two co-defendants who were convicted of conspiring with her will be sentenced in Federal District Court in Manhattan. Prosecutors, arguing that Ms. Stewart repeatedly flouted the law to aid the violent designs of an imprisoned terrorist client, have asked Judge John G. Koeltl to condemn her to 30 years in prison. That would be a life...