Birds of a feather. “Vandal Mona Eltahawy Retains Hamas #Savage Lawyer Stanley Cohen,” by Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs, September 27:
Eltahawy sprayed our AFDI pro-freedom ad with spray paint because she
objected to the word “savages” being used of Islamic jihadists who
murder Israeli civilians and celebrate their murders by passing out
candy. Eltahawy describes herself as a “liberal Muslim,” and everyone
assumes that that means that she is worlds from the Muslims who commit
such savagery, and only “Islamophobes” would consider them to be in the
same camp. But now Eltahawy has retained Jewicidal leftist lawyer
Stanley Cohen, who represents the Hamas savages, as her attorney in the criminal case against her for destroying my ad.
Six degrees of separation? This is no degree of separation.
Eltahawy hates that I called the jihadis “savages” and then retains the
savages’ lawyer. Cohen says: “If I don’t support the politics of
political clients, I don’t take the case.” So Eltahawy is a “liberal
Muslim” who is outraged that I called jihadi “savages,” and she has a
lawyer who supports jihad terror against innocent Israeli civilians, the
bloody murder of the Fogel family, the mass murders of Israeli
civilians in buses and restaurants, etc.
Lawyer for Mona Eltahawy, an Egyptian-American writer busted for
spray-painting pro-Israel subway ad, calls action free speech Janon
Fisher and Pete Donahue, New York Daily News, September 26
A lawyer for an Egyptian-American columnist charged with spray-painting
over a pro-Israel subway ad used an odd hypothetical example to argue
his client was merely exercising her right to free speech.
“My client decided to take a stand based on principle,” Stanley Cohen
said of Mona Eltahawy, who was arraigned on misdemeanor charges,
including criminal mischief, in Manhattan Wednesday. The ad she defaced
implies Muslims are savages.
“I wonder how New Yorkers would react to a poster with an oven that said, “˜Not enough Jews,” ” Cohen reasoned.
Cohen “reasoned”? More like “Cohen viciously propagandized.” My ad
doesn’t call for killing anyone. It doesn’t justify violence, it
denounces violence. It never mentions Islam or Muslims. For Cohen to
make this invidious comparison shows what he is all about.
But his true colors were abundantly clear already. Cohen has made other vile comparisons before, invoking the Holocaust to argue for giving jihad terrorists a break. He also attended the Al-Quds International Forum in Istanbul,
where Hamas and Hizballah were also present, and speakers demanded that
Jerusalem be seized from Israel by force. And here is more from Discover the Networks:
In his office today, Cohen displays a picture of himself alongside the late Sheik Ahmed Yassin, former spiritual leader of the terrorist group Hamas.
In Cohen’s view, Hamas is an organization composed of freedom fighters
and martyrs who nobly give their lives in the pursuit of liberty and
In 1995 Cohen aided Hamas” senior political leader, Moussa Mohammed Abu Marzook — who co-founded both the Islamic Association for Palestine and the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development
— in his legal battle against extradition from the U.S. to Israel.
Cohen visited Marzook almost nightly in his jail cell for nearly two
years, and ultimately mounted a successful defense for his client. “If I
don’t support the politics of political clients,” said Cohen, “I don’t
take the case.”
Also in the 1990s, Cohen, Kunstler, and Stewart teamed with Ramsey Clark to defend Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and leader of the Islamic Group, an Egypt-based terrorist organization with close links to Osama bin Laden‘s al Qaeda network.
Cohen also has represented members of the Peruvian terror group Shining Path; the cop-killer and leftist icon Mumia Abu-Jamal; a militant Muslim charged with torching a New York synagogue; Moataz Al-Hallak, an imam from Texas with suspected ties to al-Qaeda; Imam Kariye, a black Muslim suspected of terrorism; Hazem Ragab, who co-founded the Global Relief Foundation and was named as a co-conspirator to the 9/11 attacks; and Abdelhaleem Ashqar
and Ismail Elbarasse, both of whom refused to testify before a grand
jury investigating allegations of money laundering in support of Hamas. Moreover, Cohen has asserted that the confessed traitor John Walker Lindh, who went to Afghanistan to fight against American troops in 2001, was innocent.
Immediately following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Cohen told the Village Voice, “If Osama bin Laden arrived in the United States today and asked me to represent him, sure I’d represent him.”
Mona Eltahawy will have to do for now.