April 25, 2007, - 12:21 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Attorney Lynne Stewart–who helped her client, Al-Qaeda’s Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman (“The Blind Cleric”), spread his message urging violent jihad to Egypt and beyond, from his prison cell–was disbarred by the New York Bar.
Stewart was convicted on three counts of conspiracy and two counts of making false statements. She violated U.S. Bureau of Prisons’ restrictions on the Blind Sheikh and then lied about it and tried to cover it up. Rahman was in prison for his part in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
Unfortunately, Stewart–who stood to do decades in prison–was given a lenient sentence of only 28 months and is still free, pending her appeal. Stewart tried to avoid disbarment through an appeal and by an attempt to resign from the New York Bar. She lost both bids.
But, at least, she is no longer able to use her legal skills to help terrorists perpetrate their plots. For now. Unfortunately, when Stewart is done serving her short jail sentence–which will be even shorter with time reduced for good behavior–she can petition the NY Bar for re-admission. And they just might grant it.
Meanwhile, in Detroit, it’s the exact opposite of the Lynne Stewart treatment. On the contrary, federal prosecutors, like U.S. Attorney Stephen Murphy III a/k/a “Abu Porno” (a Bush Federal Appeals Court nominee) are honoring Islamic Terrorist lawyer James Thomas. Yup, the feds and the terrorists lawyers are in bed with each other, here in D-Mecca. And if you’re a prosecutor who isn’t, you get indicted, like Richard Convertino did.
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