Sunday, February 13, 2005

The Counterterrorism Blog: Lynne Stewart Convicted

The Counterterrorism Blog: Lynne Stewart Convicted: "Lynne Stewart Convicted

Yesterday, radical lawyer Lynne Stewart was convicted of conspiracy and providing and concealing material support of terrorism for her actions in smuggling messages from her jailed client Omar Abdel-Rahman to his followers in the terrorist group Gama'a al-Islamiyya (Islamic Group).

For anybody interested in some background on Lynne Stewart and this case, the best article I've read on the matter is George Packer's 'Left Behind,' which was published in the New York Times Magazine on September 22, 2002. The article is definitely not a hit piece -- in fact, the author appears sympathetic to Stewart as a person ('In person it isn't possible to dislike her . . . .'). But despite the author's sympathy, he paints an honest picture of Lynne Stewart, warts and all. And those warts are substantial. Some highlights:".........

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