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Raise your voice againstjihad lawyer Lynne Stewart

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By Michelle Malkin  •  October 6, 2006 08:48 AM

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Friend of jihad, enemy of America

Radical left lawyer Lynne Stewart, convicted of helping terrorists by smuggling messages of violence from imprisoned Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman, faces sentencing for her crime just 10 days from now.

On Oct. 16, her terror-coddling sympathizers plan to show up in full force in court in lower Manhattan. A socialist rag reports:

An overflow crowd will rally in Foley Square at Centre and Worth Streets.

On the eve of sentencing, a rally and tribute to Stewart has been organized to honor her long legal efforts and activist political life. The event will begin at 4 p.m. at Riverside Church—between 120 and 122 Streets and Riverside Drive on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Stewart has described the 9/11 terrorist attacks as an “armed struggle.” This is a reminder of exactly what she did to aid and abet jihad via Middle East Quarterly:

On February 10, 2005, another New York court found Stewart, now 66, as well as the sheikh’s court-appointed translator, Mohammad Yousry, 48, and his former paralegal, Ahmed Sattar, 46, guilty of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government for their part in enabling communications between the imprisoned sheikh and his network.

Stewart and her coconspirators flouted their agreement with the Justice Department and helped the sheikh circumvent the communications ban. According to government recordings of their prison visits, Yousry, who also served as an adjunct lecturer in Middle East studies at York College of the City University of New York, conveyed messages to and from the sheikh while Stewart created what the prosecution called “covering noises.” On some surveillance videos, Stewart could be seen shaking a water jar or tapping on the table while Yousry and the sheikh exchanged communications that were then later disseminated to the sheikh’s followers via the former paralegal. The prosecutor argued, citing a letter written by the U.S. attorney’s office to Stewart after she delivered the message to Reuters, that it was not in the sheikh’s legal rights “to pass messages which, simply put, can get people killed and buildings blown up.” They argued that the case was equivalent to a “jail break,” in which the defendants extracted Abdel Rahman from prison, “not literally, of course, [but] figuratively, in order to make him available to other terrorists.”

One of the most incendiary communications was a message Stewart herself gave to the Reuters news service in June 2000 in which the sheikh announced his withdrawal of support for a cease-fire between the Egyptian Islamic Group and the Egyptian government. The truce had been in place since 1997, just after his followers in Egypt had opened fire on tourists at the Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor, killing 58 foreigners and 4 Egyptians. Subsequently, high-casualty Islamist terrorism resumed in Egypt on October 7, 2004, with a series of bombings that killed 34 in and around the Egyptian Sinai resort of Taba. On July 23, 2005, three bombs exploded in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, killing at least 64.

Government investigators searching Stewart’s law offices found a draft of the sheikh’s fatwa that bin Laden later said inspired him. In it, Abdel Rahman enjoined his fellow Muslims everywhere to kill Americans, even children, “to treat them with brutality,” and to “drown their ships, shoot down their airplanes, kill them on earth, in the sea or in the sky, kill them everywhere you find them” in order to obtain his release from U.S. prison.

The jury also found Sattar guilty of additional charges of conspiracy to kidnap and murder. In this case, he ghostwrote and issued a fatwa under the sheikh’s name in which he urged Muslims to kill Jews and their supporters. He also recruited a terrorist, at the time a fugitive in Egypt, in order to carry out the fatwa. Sattar, who has been held without bail since his arrest, faces life imprisonment.

This woman and her legal helpers are traitors. Raise your voice in time for sentencing urging no leniency and asking for the maximum sentence (thanks to Linda for the reminder).

Write the judge:

Honorable John G. Koeltl
United States District Judge
Southern District of New York
United States Courthouse
500 Pearl Street
New York, New York 10007

CC the prosecutors:

Joseph E. Bianco, Esq.
Christopher T. Morvillo, Esq.
Assistant United States Attorneys
Southern District of New York
United States Attorney’s Office
One St. Andrews Plaza
New York, NY 10007

Stewart’s minions are hard at work crusading for her. They should not go unanswered.

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