Dhimmi lawyer Lynne Stewart speaks out. She says she wants a revolution, and well, you know, from the looks of things an Islamic one would be just fine with her. From AP, with thanks to all who sent this in:
A lawyer accused of conspiring to help terrorists testified at her trial that she believes only violence and a “popular revolution” can combat the evils of capitalism in the United States.
Under questioning in federal court, Lynne Stewart said violence was necessary to reverse an “entrenched ferocious type of capitalism” that breeds sexism and racism. She said civilians must not be targeted, but left unclear what kind of violence she meant.
“I’m talking about a popular revolution,” Stewart said. “I’m talking about institutions being changed and that will not be changed without violence.”
Stewart, 65, has been charged with providing material support to terrorists by letting her client, Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, deliver messages to followers after his 1995 conviction for plotting to blow up New York City landmarks.
Interesting to note that she ain’t seen nothing yet in terms of sexism: if her friend Sheikh Omar or his ideological kin were to get their way, she would find that she had helped triumph a foe of women’s rights, as she conceives them, considerably more formidable than Jerry Falwell or Pat Robertson.
She faces up to 18 years in prison if convicted.
Throughout the trial, Stewart’s lawyers have portrayed her as a zealous advocate for the blind Egyptian cleric, whom she represented at trial and after he was sentenced to life in prison. But they say she acted only as a lawyer.
Prosecutors contend she became a conduit for the sheik to communicate with members of the Islamic Group, an Egyptian terrorist organization that advocated violence, sometimes as part of an effort to free the sheik.
When U.S. Attorney Andrew Dember pressed Stewart to explain what types of institutions she believed must be attacked, Stewart said the American Revolution was accomplished through violence and that the Civil War brought about an end to slavery in the U.S.
“We’re not in those times yet,” she said. “People will make the right decision about which to attack.”