Thursday, February 10, 2005
Lynne Stewart convicted
Lynne Stewart, 65, a feisty defender of the poor and unpopular, was accused in the closely watched case of violating an agreement made with the U.S. Justice Department (news - web sites) to limit contact between her client, Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, and the outside world.
Abdel-Rahman was convicted in 1995 of conspiring to attack U.S. targets, including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
Frontpage magazine has been all over the leftwing/radical Islam nexis and no other case shows how deep under the covers leftists have gotten with the Islamists. Here is a search of Frontpagemag.com using Lynn Stewart. (I am not sure if her name is spelled with an (e) or not)
I believe there are still many conservatives who do not believe that some on the left would ally themselves with an ideology that seems to be antithetical to leftist dogma. The simple reason is the Islamists are the enemies of the west and the left wants to see someone or something take on America and capitalism. Right now the Islamists are their best hope. From Europundit:
This newly ever-growing Western left, not only in Europe, but in Latin America and even in the US itself, has a clear goal: the destruction of the country and society that vanquished its dreams fifteen years ago. But it does not have, as in the old days of the Soviet Union, the hard power to accomplish this by itself. Thanks to this, all our leftist friends’ bets are now on radical Islam. What can they do to help it? Answer: tie down America’s superior strength with a million Liliputian ropes: legal ones, political ones, with propaganda and disinformation etc. Anything and everything will do.
We need to hold the left accountable for treacherous activities like the ones for which Lynne Stewart was convicted. We can lose this war if we refuse to fight it. The terrorists know they can defeat us if they break our will. If the morale of the American people is a crucial battlefield then we need to know who we are fighting. That is why this conviction is so important. She could get up to 20 years. Oh happy day if she gets the book thrown at her.