Lynne Stewart's hateful legacy
Old age and illness have not dulled the tongue or treasonous soul of convicted jihad-enabling lawyer Lynne Stewart.
Freed from prison two years ago on “compassionate release” after being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, the 76-year-old radical is still championing left-wing massacres against the police. And still kicking America in the teeth.
The Associated Press reported over the Labor Day weekend that the mouthy menace remains stubbornly devoted to “armed struggle.” Grandma Stewart — as unrepentant and unapologetic as the rest of her rotten pals in the Weather Underground — continues to endorse murdering her ideological enemies in the name of peace and social justice.
Stewart was sent to jail in 2005 after a jury found her guilty of helping terrorist Omar Abdel-Rahman — the murderous Blind Sheik — smuggle coded messages of Islamic violence to outside followers in violation of an explicit pledge to abide by her client's court-ordered isolation.
Rahman green-lighted terror against Americans that led to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the 1997 massacre of Western tourists in Luxor, Egypt, the USS Cole bombing and 9/11. Stewart helped foment even more violence by defying the trial judge's communications ban and transmitting Rahman's edicts of violence to his followers.
“From the moment she committed the first act for which she was convicted, through her trial, sentencing and appeals,” Judge Robert Sack of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals wrote, “Stewart has persisted in exhibiting what seems to be a stark inability to understand the seriousness of her crimes.”
Yet, despite her lack of compassion for her fellow Americans slaughtered by the Islamic jihadists, the Obama administration pushed successfully to spring her.
Why? Connect the dots. Barack Obama was best buds with Chicago neighbor and convicted Weather Underground domestic terrorist Bill Ayers. Stewart defended Weather Underground cop-killer David Gilbert, who remains in prison after his conviction in the deadly 1981 armored Brink's vehicle robbery in Nyack, N.Y., that claimed the lives of two police officers and a private security guard.
Gilbert's convicted felon partner in crime was the remorseless Kathy Boudin, who was freed in 2003 and now teaches at Obama's alma mater, Columbia University. Their child, Chesa Boudin, was raised by Ayers and his wife, fellow Weather Underground terrorist Bernardine Dohrn.
She co-led the group that planted a bomb at Chicago's Haymarket Square police memorial; robbed National Guard armories and banks; and bombed the Pentagon, the U.S. Capitol and the State Department in addition to other crimes.
Fast-forward to September 2016. Several Weather Underground killers are back teaching at the campuses that bred them.
And the group's legal handmaiden is now serving out her golden years cheering Micah Xavier Johnson, the racist gunman who ambushed and killed five Dallas police officers in July as racial revenge over cop-related shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota.
Stewart's compassionate release should be revoked immediately. She is a cancer on America.
Michelle Malkin is a senior editor at Conservative Review.