No, hell, no.
The way the bleeding hearts tell it, this harmless grandma got thrown in the slammer by Big Bad Bush merely because she was "distributing press releases on behalf of her jailed client, Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman." Oh, the outrageous inhumanity! How could America the Cruel do this to an innocent little old lady serving the cause of "social justice"? How can they just let her suffer and perish behind bars? All she did was "distribute press releases."
1960s leftover agitator Dick Gregory is now on a hunger strike until the feds order the "compassionate release" of the left's sweetheart "political prisoner" and she "receives medical treatment in the care of her family and with physicians of her choice." He and Stewart's apologists claim she was prosecuted "to intimidate the entire legal community so that few would dare to defend political clients whom the state demonizes and none would provide a vigorous defense."
Spare me the proglodyte pathos. Allow me to smash the world's smallest violin to bits. Stewart is no martyr, no heroine. She's a menace to peace-loving society who illegally conspired with killers. And there's a very good reason why her client was demonized. He is a demon.
Refresher course for the clueless: Stewart was convicted in 2005 of helping terrorist Rahman -- the bloodstained 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, Stewart's "political client," had called on Muslims to "destroy" the West, "burn their companies, eliminate their interests, sink their ships, shoot down their planes, kill them on the sea, air or land." He issued bloody fatwas against U.S. "infidels" that inspired the 1993 WTC bombing, the 1997 massacre of Western tourists in Luxor, Egypt, and the 9/11 attacks.
Defying a judge's communications ban, Stewart ferreted messages to the Blind Sheik from fellow jihadist Rifa'l Ahman Tara urging him to support a new wave of Islamic violence in Egypt -- and then smuggled out a coded order to his followers lifting a ceasefire between his terrorist group and the Egyptian government. Stewart personally delivered one of the messages to a Reuters reporter.