Yep. You won’t believe what freed, jihadisti-lovin’ lawyer Lynne Stewart is up to…oh, wait. Yes, you will.
— Manhattan Institute (@ManhattanInst) June 8, 2015
From the Manhattan Institute’s Matthew Hennessey in the New York Daily News:
Disbarred terror lawyer Lynne Stewart was granted compassionate release from federal prison in December 2013. Her doctors argued then that her “incurable, terminal” breast cancer gave her no more than 18 months to live.
They were wrong. Eighteen months later, and Stewart is not only still alive, she’s as active as ever in a variety of radical left-wing causes.
…In May, a hale-looking Stewart gave a speech to the far-left United National Antiwar Coalition, which claims to be in a struggle against “the major perpetrator of war and injustice in the world — the United States government along with its allies and proxies.”
…While Stewart may not be entirely well, she hasn’t lost any of her trademark anti-Americanism. In true Lynne Stewart style, she is making a mockery of the compassion offered to her by the government of the country she so detests.
As a condition of her supervised release, Stewart is forbidden to “associate with any person convicted of a felony unless granted permission to do so by [her] parole officer.” But at the UNAC speech, Stewart let slip that she regularly skirts these requirements by communicating with convicted felon Mutulu Shakur.
She began by accidentally saying she had received a letter from Shakur. She quickly corrected herself: “Actually, Ralph received the letter. I don’t communicate with political prisoners because that’s a part of my probation. So Ralph writes all the letters.”
Mutulu Shakur is the Black Liberation Army terrorist and brother of fugitive cop-killer Assata Shakur (Joanne Chesimard), who remains free in Cuba. Mutulu was the convicted ringleader responsible for murdering two law enforcement officers in a 1981 Brink’s robbery; he also masterminded Chesimard’s escape. His release is set for February 2016.
In case you needed reminding of Stewart’s jihad-enabling treachery:
— Carol Macht (@carolmacht) May 7, 2013
Fundraiser for U.S. lawyer who aided Islamic terrorists. Another example of liberals making a wrong into a right. http://t.co/QPwnhg3k6X
— My Name Is Earl (@TheBossman102) February 11, 2014
Stewart was convicted in 2005 of helping terrorist Omar Abdel Rahman — the murderous Blind Sheik — smuggle coded messages of Islamic violence to outside followers in violation of an explicit pledge to abide by her client’s court-ordered isolation. Rahman, Stewart’s “political client,” had called on Muslims to “destroy” the West, “burn their companies, eliminate their interests, sink their ships, shoot down their planes, kill them on the sea, air or land.” He issued bloody fatwas against U.S. “infidels” that inspired the 1993 WTC bombing, the 1997 massacre of Western tourists in Luxor, Egypt, and the 9/11 attacks.
Stewart ignored a judge’s communications ban, transmitting Rahman’s edicts of violence to fellow jihadist Rifa’l Ahman Tara in Egypt. She smuggled out a coded order to his followers lifting a ceasefire between his terrorist group and the Egyptian government. She personally delivered one of the messages to a Reuters reporter.
Far from the innocent grandma her supporters continue to portray her as, Stewart was caught on video making distracting “covering noises” — tapping the table, shaking a water jar — for the Blind Sheik’s translator to evade the communications ban.
After receiving a measly initial sentence of 28 months for abetting terrorism, the disbarred civil rights attorney was re-sentenced to 10 years in jail. A federal panel of judges felt the need to spotlight her smugness. “From the moment she committed the first act for which she was convicted, through her trial, sentencing and appeals,” Judge Robert Sack of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals wrote, “Stewart has persisted in exhibiting what seems to be a stark inability to understand the seriousness of her crimes.”
Stewart failed to understand “the breadth and depth of the danger in which” her crimes had “placed the lives and safety of unknown innocents, and the extent to which they constituted an abuse of her trust and privilege as a member of the bar,” the panel concluded.
This jihad-coddling grandmother remains defiant. She called 9/11 an “armed struggle.” Upon her initial sentencing, she boasted that she could serve the term “standing on her head.” After she was convicted of aiding and abetting Rahman, she told an interviewer she “would do it again.” She has repeatedly told liberal sycophantic journalists that she would not have done anything differently.