Scott Fenstermaker NLG lawyer for terrorist Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali (husband of Aafia Siddiqui) said the men would not deny their role in the 9/11 attacks but “would explain what happened and why they did it”The U.S. Justice Department announced earlier this month that Ali and four other men accused of murdering nearly 3,000 people in the nation’s deadliest terrorist attack will face a civilian federal trial just blocks from the World Trade Center site.
Mohammed, Ali and the others will explain “their assessment of American foreign policy,” Scott Fenstermaker said. Attorney Scott Fenstermaker, who is representing Ali Abd al- Aziz, one of the five men facing trial in New York City for the 9/11 attacks, announced that his client plans to plead not guilty in order to incite a trial and use it as a venue to express his political views. Frenstermaker stated that the he would not deny his role in the terrorist attacks but would explain why he did it as an “assessment of American foreign policy” and expanded that the “assessment is negative.”
Fenstermaker met with Ali this past Tuesday at the Guantánamo Bay prison, during which Ali stated his “desire for a trial despite his intentions to admit his role in the attacks and seek ‘martyrdom’ through execution” and also telling him that it was not just him but all five men that were seeking to stand trial. Center for Constitutional Rights, which is linked to the NLG, represents detainees at Guantanamo Bay, its lawyers fight to have cases tried in U.S. courtrooms – that is to say, to turn them into propaganda circuses.
Other Members of the NYC National Lawyers Guild who are defending Al-Qaeda members or Taliban members are;
Sabrina Shroff is the lawyer for Haji Juma Khan, 54, a/k/a Abdullah or Haji Juma Khan Mohammadhasni, he is among the first defendants to be prosecuted under the 2006 federal narco-terrorism statute. On Thursday, Khan was detained in Indonesia and turned over to the United States, which had sent a notice to Interpol that he was being sought, authorities said. Khan had just arrived in Jakarta on a flight from Dubai, they said. Khan’s lawyer is Sabrina Shroff, she is a member of the National Lawyers Guild. The National Lawyers Guild (NLG), which is not openly communist, but has been known as a front organization for communists.
Haji Juma Khan was arrested on Thursday 10/23/08 half way around the world, on Friday 10/24/08 in New York City, National Lawyers Guild Attorney Sabrina Shroff is Khan’s lawyer of record, 24 hour turn around, Al-Qaeda must have the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) on speed dial.
The current attorney for suspected terrorist Aafia Siddiqui “the Female Osama bin-Laden” is Elizabeth Fink who is on the Executive Committee for the New York City Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, she claims Siddiqui was “tortured”, a common defense of all al-Qaeda captives right out of the al-Qaeda play book, click to see here, please note; 1) . “At the beginning of the trial, once more the brothers must insist on proving that torture was inflicted on them by State Security [investigators ]before the judge“. 2). Complain [to the court] of mistreatment while in prison……………..
21 Oct 2008…An American student who became the first person extradited to the United States from Britain on terrorism charges is being subjected to inhumane prison conditions, his lawyer Sean Maher argued on Tuesday (“torture” again). Terror suspect Syed Fahad Hashmi, from Queens NY, is a member of the terrorist group al-Muhajiroun, he had been arrested in London by anti-terrorist police, June 2006 at London’s Heathrow airport. Hashmi is being held at the Manhattan Detention Center New York City on four counts of providing material support to Al Qaida, his attorney is Sean Maher. Sean Maher is an attorney at a Midtown Manhattan Law office, Mr. Maher is a member of the National Lawyers Guild.
In 2003, a controversy arose around the case of National Lawyers Guild (NLG) member attorney Lynne Stewart, who was charged with transmitting terrorist communications from prison for Omar Abdel-Rahman, (of course he was also “tortured” ) her former client and mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombings. Stewart was ultimately convicted of the charges and sentenced to 28 months in federal prison “Lawyer Gets Prison Term in Terrorism Case.” The NLG supported Stewart, condemning the charges and the conviction.
Stewart a product of the National Lawyers Guild, a 70-year-old far-left legal outfit that has yet to discover an anti-American cause it won’t embrace. Despite her colleagues’ insistence that she’s simply a principled defender of due process, Stewart herself was unapologetic in supporting Rahman’s agenda. Stewart was backed by the hard-core Center for Constitutional Rights, which represents detainees at Guantanamo Bay. Its lawyers fight to have cases tried in U.S. courtrooms – that is to say, to turn them into propaganda circuses. Sadly, the CCR has enjoyed a number of legal victories, the latest being Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, where the Supreme Court ruled that Osama bin Laden’s driver deserved certain legal protections.
The CCR and National Lawyers Guild enjoy wide support; the latter gets funds from the Ford Foundation and George Soros’ Open Society Institute. Plus, as Richard Miniter noted in The Post last Friday, terrorists at Gitmo are using envelopes from their correspondence with CCR lawyers – stamped “attorney-client privilege” – to secure their communications as they plot against guards.
Weather Underground founder and former National Lawyers Guild (NLG) staffer Bernadine Dohrn stated in 1998 that the Guild “continues to thrive by embracing a huge array of social issues. Bernardine Dohrn (Bil Ayres wife) initially moved to New York City in 1969 to work for the National Lawyers Guild, an organization with which the Weather Underground and the Prairie Fire Organizing Committee worked very closely with in the following years. Weather Underground, a group that employed the anti-personnel bomb-making talents—or lack thereof—had as the lead defense in the case of terrorist Kathy Boudin, prominent “Guild” member Leonard Boudin (her father), Kathy Boudin received a 20-years-to-life sentence for her role in the 1981 Weatherman Nyack, New York Brinks robbery-murders.