It’s gratifying to find someone willing to enunciate unpopular truths in this effete and fearful age. From the New York Post, :
Radical lawyer Lynne Stewart is a traitor to humanity who got what she deserved when she was found guilty of promoting terrorism, one of her jurors told The Post.
Juror No. 8, who resides near Ground Zero, staunchly defended the Feb. 10 guilty verdict as a civic duty.
“We were sending a message. We were intending to send a message,” he said. “Do not break the law. Do not conspire with terrorists.”
Juror No. 8 and his fellow panel members convicted Stewart of being a material witness to terrorism, fraud and filing a false statement while she represented imprisoned blind Egyptian terror cleric Omar Abdel-Rahman, the mastermind of the World Trade Center bombing in 1993.
Stewart, 65, faces up to 30 years in prison. Her sentencing date has been pushed back to September.
They also convicted two of her co-defendants, Egyptian natives Ahmed Sattar and Mohammed Yousry, of shilling for the sheik and touting terror.
Juror No. 8 described Stewart as a bad person whose criminal actions showed she was “socially amoral,” “irresponsible and dangerous” and “indifferent to violence.”
“She did things that would get people killed. She didn’t do anything about it. She just didn’t care,” Juror No. 8 said.
It’s the first time any of the 12 jurors in the historic case – one of the first terrorism cases tried since 9/11 – has publicly commented since the end of the eight-month trial….
He said he was compelled to comment after Stewart blamed her conviction on jurors who were biased by references in the trial to Osama bin Laden.
Juror No. 8 said Stewart’s assertion, like much of her defense during the trial, was “insulting.”
“Bin Laden didn’t have anything to do with it,” he said.
Abdel-Rahman was considered so dangerous that he has been holed up in solitary confinement, and the U.S. government imposed prison rules that barred the sheik from communicating with anyone except his wife and lawyers.
No messages were to be passed to or from Abdel-Rahman and his militant followers by anyone.
Stewart signed sworn statements vowing she would not do so.
But she did anyway – to promote terrorist attacks, Juror No. 8 said.
And remember, she did it, she says, to fight sexism and racism. She said that “to rid ourselves of the entrenched, voracious type of capitalism that is in this country that perpetuates sexism and racism, I don’t think that can come nonviolently.”
One day far in the future an incredulous historian will discover that some people thought of Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman and his deadly fellow mujahedin as champions of the struggle against sexism and racism. Today that sort of thing is reported with a straight face; however, I am confident that future chroniclers will not be so circumspect before the bizarre poster child for civilizational suicide that is Lynne Stewart.