Lynne Stewart, an outspoken New York civil rights lawyer who represented radical clients ranging from the New Black Panthers to the Blind Sheikh, and who was released early from prison three years ago because she was expected to die of cancer has died. She was 77.
Stewart had been disbarred after she was convicted of helping a terrorist client communicate with his followers.
While I never wish anyone ill-will where their health is concerned (except for Islamofascist jihadis), Stewart was a terror-facilitating activist whose actions led to the killing of innocents; facilitated death for ideological purposes.
The issue of Civil Rights where Islamofascist terrorism is concerned - especially in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001 - is a tricky one. Progressives like to argue moral relativism in that they believe Islamofascist jihadis are "freedom fighters" rather than murderers of the innocent.
That said, Stewart wouldn't have been able to execute her activism if Congress would have don4e it's job after 9/11 and crafted a declaration of war appropriate for the foe.