Deans, heads of departments, professors, and assistant professors marched in the streets holding portraits of , chanting revolutionary slogans, tearing up American flags, burning effigies of George Bush and David Horowitz, and threatening to suspend those students who didn't join them in their righteous protest. On Berkeley campus a gigantic bonfire consumed all available copies of books by Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, and other conservative authors that could be found in the library and local bookstores. The rioters were being spontaneously joined by groups of trial lawyers, journalists, and union leaders.
"Even though some of us may have overreacted, it all pales in comparison with the grotesque injustice committed by this administration," said John Edwards, a trial lawyer from North Carolina who ran for presidency in 2004. "Looting? You may stereotype it as such, I suppose. But I call it an exercise in , which is a God-given right of every devout in America whose rights must be protected if we still value our Constitution and its freedoms."
Riots continued through the night despite denials by Scott McClellan that Das Kapital had ever been mishandled. The White House spokesman assured that the U.S. government respects cultural sensitivities of all regardless of their citizenship or immigration status, and routinely provides activists of faith, who happen to be in detention, with free standard-issue copies of Das Kapital, which their faith requires them to read five times a day. The government started doing so after being bitterly criticized by ACLU and Amnesty International.
Continued pressure from groups and the media forced apologetic government officials to release new details about five confirmed cases of U.S. personnel mishandling Das Kapital at federal detention centers, acknowledging that guards and interrogators kicked the holy book, got copies wet, stood on Das Kapital during an interrogation and inadvertently sprayed urine on another copy.
Conservative bloggers have ridiculed Newsweek's allegations on the grounds that no toilet is fit to flush even a comic magazine, let alone Das Kapital of 1,200 pages. But ACLU claims its lawyers have evidence that the Bush Administration had placed a large order with Halliburton, a company formerly owned by Dick Cheney, to manufacture a ProgressoFlush 3000, an SUV-sized gasoline-powered 3,000 liter monster toilet, capable of flushing such voluminous books as Das Kapital, Bhagavad Gita, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, the Harry Potter collection, and Star Wars spin-offs, with the purpose of humiliating and breaking the will of worshippers in federal detention facilities.
Lynne Stewart is a attorney indicted by Attorney General John Ashcroft for enabling her client, the Sheik, Omar Abdul Rahman, to carry out his agendas while in prison. Rahman was the spiritual leader of a cell that carried out the first World Trade Center bombing and was planning to blow up the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels.
Ramsey Clark, founder of the International Action Center, who recruited Stewart to the Rahman case, issued a statement today inviting the involvement of the International Tribunal, and suggesting to turn Lynne Stewart's prison into a museum of atrocities committed by the US government against , similar to the ones already planned for the Abu Ghraib prison and for the at .
This is a happy day for our world revolution.
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Update Lynne Stewart:
In 2005, Stewart was convicted on charges of conspiracy and providing material support to terrorists, and sentenced to 28 months in prison. Her felony conviction led to her being automatically disbarred. She was convicted of helping pass messages from her client, Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, an Egyptian cleric convicted of planning terror attacks, to his followers in al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, an organization designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization by the United States Secretary of State.
She was re-sentenced on July 15, 2010 to 10 years in prison in light of perjury at her trial and other factors not properly considered against her by the sentencing judge.
Stewart was educated at Hope College, American University, and graduated with a B.A. in political science from Wagner College. She received a Masters in Library Science from Pratt Institute, and a J.D. from Rutgers School of Law-Newark.
Stewart was convicted of providing material support (through a press conference and allowing access by her translator) to a terrorist conspiracy to kill persons outside of the United States and conspiring to defraud the U.S. government when acting as counsel to Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, the blind Egyptian cleric who was convicted in 1996 of plotting terrorist attacks against various sites in the New York City area. Specifically, she was accused, in a federal grand jury indictment, of passing Rahman's blessing for a resumption of terrorist operations to his fundamentalist Muslim terrorist cell in Egypt after cell members inquired whether they should continue to honor a ceasefire agreement with the Egyptian government. The material support charges were dismissed in the summer of 2003, but in November 2003 Stewart was re-indicted on charges of obstruction of justice and conspiracy to provide material support to terrorism. She was convicted on these charges.
In protest, I have burned copies of F.A. Hayek's The Road to Serfdom and The Constitution of Liberty, in addition to every Ayn Rand book that I could lay my hands on by means of spontaneous Marxism. Milton Friedman's Free to Choose, and Robert Nozick's Anarchy, State, and Utopia were likewise used to fuel the great conflagration.
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