My mom, Elizabeth “Snooks” West, had many astute maxims which she passed onto us. One of those wise sayings she preached was, “people will know you by the company you keep.” It was all about who you hung out defining who you truly are, and that is a very important message for America today. And, there’s a very good example of Mom’s saying in the race for US Senate in Arizona.
As reported by Fox News:
“U.S. Democratic Senate hopeful Kyrsten Sinema promoted events at Arizona State University featuring a lawyer convicted for aiding an Islamist terror organization and its leader. Sinema, a co-founder of the activist group Local to Global Justice, invited people in a now-closed Yahoo group to attend two events with Lynn Stewart, both in 2003. At the time of the invite, Stewart had been charged with helping her former client Omar Abdel Rahman, a radical Egyptian spiritual leader of a terror group, to pass on secret messages to his followers to commit terror attacks. Rahman was a former client of Stewart’s who was charged and sentenced to life in the 1990s for plotting to blow up the United Nations, an FBI building, two tunnels, and a bridge in New York City. “
What is very telling is how Rep. Sinema characterized — rather, excused — the actions of Lynn Stewart, whom she had supported.
In the first event’s invite, Sinema said the lawyer was “emphatically not guilty” and would not have been charged with the crime if it weren’t for “the hastily enacted PATRIOT Act,” that expanded the U.S. government’s power to surveil people and thus catch Stewart passing on the messages in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. “Prior to September 11th and the hastily enacted ‘Patriot Act,’ Lynne Stewart never would have been indicted at all,” the invite posted by Sinema read. “Last April, FBI agents arrested Stewart at her Brooklyn home. As they took her away in handcuffs, the FBI invaded and searched her Manhattan office. Her crime? Doing her job for the past 27 years as an outspoken criminal defense lawyer,” it added.”
Basically, what this person, who now wants to be an United States Senator, states is that there is nothing wrong with secretly sharing information from an Islamic terrorist leader to enact violence against the United States. If you have forgotten, Omar Abdel Rahman is the notorious “Bling Sheikl” from the first World Trade Tower attempted bombing fame. Now, what if a Republican running for US Senate had such an apparent conflicted history supporting those who would assist Islamic terrorists?
“Two years after the events in Arizona, [Lynn] Stewart was convicted of aiding the radical Egyptian cleric to pass on secret messages to a U.S.-designated terror group, the Islamic Group. She was initially sentenced to 28 months in prison but, in 2010, she was re-sentenced again for 10 years behind bars. The federal judge said Stewart also committed perjury and lacked remorse after her first sentencing. The lawyer was eventually released in 2013 due to her medical condition and died in 2017. Stewart reportedly helped Rahman, known as the ‘Blind Sheikh’, between 1997 and 2002 to pass instructions to the terror group’s followers. According to Bloomberg, Rahman relied on Stewart and two other people to withdraw his group’s support for the cease-fire with the Egyptian government after its 1997 terror attack that left 62 people dead.”
Shall I remind y’all of the very suspicious, okay, treasonous, policies of the Obama administration when it came to the apparent sympathizing with Islamic jihadists? Why would we want to? Why would Arizonians, go down that same road all over again?
It was Barack Obama who delivered a speech, in June 2009, asking that members of the Muslim Brotherhood be seated front and center. It was Barack Obama who warmly welcomed the ascension of Mohammed Morsi, of the Muslim Brotherhood, as president of Egypt. It was Barack Obama who turned his back on the Green Movement in Iran. Who can ever forget the video of the young Iranian girl bleeding out after being shot?
It was Obama who enabled the rise of ISIS, and played golf after the beheading of an American. It was Obama who abandoned Americans to die, and lied about the Islamic terrorist attack in Benghazi. And let us never forget Obama’s associations with radical domestic Islamist and anti-Semite, Louis Farrakhan.
So, we are going to dismiss this all over again, and elevate someone like a Kyrsten Sinema to our US Senate? Lynn Stewart was guilty of treason, and sedition, she aided, and abetted, Islamic terrorism against her own country. This is the type of person that Rep. Sinema supported, and defended?
I found Rep. Sinema’s response to this report to be rather interesting:
“The Sinema campaign provided the following comment to Fox News after the publication of the article. “Kyrsten believes our Constitution ensures equal protection under the law for all people, even those we don’t agree with.”
According to Hillary “Ma Barker” Clinton, those with whom you disagree with should not be afforded any civility, certainly not constitutional equal protection. Look, Lynn Stewart was provided her constitutional rights, she was duly charged, tried, sentenced, and imprisoned for her crimes, which were proven. Funny, when it came to Brett Kavanaugh, Rep. Sinema said nothing about due process, or constitutional rights of equal protection under the law.
The duplicitous hypocrisy has to come to an end. Furthermore, we must stop electing to higher office those who have seriously questionable associations that adversely impact our way of life, our safety, and our security.
The bottom line is this: if it were not for abysmally low standards, the progressive socialist left would have no standards at all.
During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.
In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.
He is a Fox News Contributor, former Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom, and, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, published October 16, 2018, from Brown Books Publishing Group.