FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2005 file photo, attorney...

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2005 file photo, attorney Lynne Stewart cries as she speaks to the press with her husband Ralph Pointer next to her, left, outside Federal Court in New York. Stewart, a former civil rights lawyer convicted in a terrorism case and sentenced to 10 years in prison is entitled to compassionate release because she has less than 18 months to live, prosecutors and the Federal Bureau of Prisons told a judge on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/David Karp, File) Credit: AP

The release of convicted attorney Lynne Stewart on the compassionate grounds that she has terminal cancer shows no compassion for the victims of terrorist attacks ["Convicted lawyer to be released," News, Jan. 1].

Stewart's client started what Osama bin Laden finished, and he shares equal guilt for the World Trade Center tragedy. By aiding her client, a blind Egyptian sheik, in his communications with his followers, she crossed the line from legal representation to support of his hatred for the United States.

At the time, he was serving a life sentence in a plot to blow up five New York landmarks and assassinate then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

Stewart should die in disgrace, in prison.

Mel Young, Lawrence

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