This is totally outrageous conduct by the US Justice Dept and the US Courts! These disgraceful federal officials (and NOT Lynn Stewart) are the ones who should be in jail pending charges for being hard-core traitors to America and to its traditional values of liberty and free speech. I’m sure some sort of supporting clause can be found in one the “Patriot” Acts, since they were designed to allow any police action that the Executive branch might desire.
1. First of all, Lynn Stewart was not even expressing her own opinion. In her completely legitimate capacity as a criminal defense attorney, she was speaking on behalf of a man confined in federal custody, as a SUSPECTED criminal, awaiting his trial.
2. Furthermore, even the cleric’s own words do not advocate any sort of violent overthrow of the Egyptian government. Quite the contrary, he expresses support for the cease-fire of that time, and only adds that there are questions about the ceasefire that should be addressed and discussed. This was NOT a call for war and violence – but one can hear such calls for war every week by various US politicians who are trying push this country into a new war with Iran. And as with their many lies about Iraq and WMD during 2001-2003, this malicious neocon group is now playing “fast’n loose” with the dubious case for war on Iran and their hypothetical threat to this country.
3. Lastly, to add insult to injury, this brave woman has had over 7 years of prison time added to her sentence, merely for comments she made about her sentence. This is truly unbelievable! It is very sad that America is now ruled by such crude barbarians as these ham-fisted, jackbooted, federal enforcers – cruel men and women who are apparently so insecure that they cannot tolerate free speech in its most basic form. Lynn Stewart has been denied her American rights to Freedom of Speech.
No true American should tolerate this assault on our precious liberties. If this cannot be fixed through the normal political process, then perhaps other means must be considered. Yes, it has now gone that far!Reply