Letter: Don't release terrorist's lawyer
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