[posted by Justin Levine – not Patterico]
The Justin Levine parade of scumbags continues with the light sentencing of Lynne Stewart for conspiring with Islamic terrorists under the guise of providing “zealous advocacy” as an attorney.
Her letter to the court asking for mercy reveals (to my eyes at least) a deeply narcissistic mind – like Cindy Sheehan with a law degree.
In her letter, Stewart states, “My actions were not intended to foster a revolution in Egypt; they were intended only to foster the possibility that my client might one day be able to return to Egypt, even as a prisoner of the current regime or one akin to it.”
That is a different tune than she was singing in 1995 when she told the New York Times:
“I certainly have deep sympathy for the struggle in Egypt. [The Islamic fundamentalist movement] is the only hope for change there, the one that gathers the imagination of the people, that motivates them.”
Stewart said this while defending an Islamic sheik with connections to the first World Trade Center bombing of 1993.
She also told the NY Times:
“I don’t believe in anarchistic violence but in directed violence. That would be violence directed at the institutions which perpetuate capitalism, racism and sexism, and at the people who are the appointed guardians of those institutions, and accompanied by popular support.”
Ah yes – another prime example of the leftist “peace movement”.
Stewart also claimed in the NY Times profile that, “[Sheik Rahman is] being framed because of his political and religious teachings.”
[Regretfully, this profile is not on the Internet for me to link to. But if anyone has a Nexis account, you can search for the article from the NY Times dated June 28, 1995 to confirm the accuracy of these quotes.]
Transcripts from the Lynne Stewart trial here.
[posted by Justin Levine]