February 10, 2005

Lawyer Convicted of Helping Terrorist Clients

Win one for the good guys! Lynne Stewart has been convicted of passing information from her terrorist client Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman and the radical Egyptian Brotherhood. The Sheik was a key figure in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman was serving a life sentence in a Minnesota jail under a court order that he was to have no contact with the outside world (except for his wife and lawyer) when Stewart passed a message that the jailed cleric no longer supported a cease-fire with the Egyptian government. 'The Blind Sheik' had also been convicted of plotting to assasinate Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

Stewart now faces up to twenty years in prison. Let's hope she gets the maximum sentence.

More: CNN, Reuters

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:47 PM | Comments |