In "The Jihad Lawyer" in the American Thinker today, Pamela Geller profiles Islamic supremacist lawyer Lamis Deek, defender of jihad terrorists:
The New York Times reported last week that the Islamic supremacist lawyer Lamis J. Deek, who is representing Ahmed Ferhani in his trial for a jihad plot to blow up a synagogue, also represented for a short time the undercover cop who helped put together the case against Ferhani.
Deek denies there was any conflict of interest: "There was no conflict of interest and there existed between UC 242 [the name by which prosecutors are referring to the undercover detective] and I [sic] no attorney-client privilege." But the larger point is Deek's pattern: she has a history of representing the most unsavory Islamic supremacists and jihadists.
She became interested in the undercover cop when he received a disorderly conduct summons for refusing a police officer's orders to leave a sidewalk on September 11, 2010, during a protest over the Islamic supremacist Ground Zero Mosque. The undercover operative was with a mob of supporters of the mosque -- and that's why he caught Deek's eye.
Meanwhile, she is still representing Ferhani, who is accused of a jihad plot to blow up a Manhattan synagogue that police have refused to identify. The undercover cop recorded Ferhani and his jihadi brother, Mohamed Mamdouh, talking about disguising themselves in Jewish garb to allay suspicions as they approached the synagogue they intended to destroy.
"We will blow up a synagogue in Manhattan and take out the entire building," Ferhani said. Mamdouh declared, "I hate Jews," and Ferhani responded: "I want to kill them."
No wonder Lamis Deek took his case. She is the lawyer for the Muslim American Society group that in 2010 began attempting to build an illegal mega-mosque structure (a rabat) on a quiet, tree-lined street in Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn (a street
with no churches or synagogues or businesses). The Muslim Brotherhood, according to a 2004 Chicago Tribune exposé, operates in the U.S. "under the name Muslim American Society, according to documents and interviews. One of the nation's major Islamic groups, it was incorporated in Illinois in 1993 after a contentious debate among Brotherhood members." The Muslim Brotherhood is dedicated, in its own words, according to a captured internal document, to "eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house."
Deek has also been affiliated with the radical organization Al-Awda. Al-Awda has been named one of the top ten anti-Israel groups in the country, and made the initial list of Threats to Freedom groups compiled by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) -- you can find the full list in my book Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance.