"I acted out of principle and I did what I believe is right," Eltahawy said.
Yes, attacking people and destroying property is "right." That's rich. Speaking of rich, Mona's Hamas lawyer refers to Pamela Hall's standard eyeglasses that Mona destroyed as "Gucci" sunglasses...they are not Gucci, nor are they sunglasses. They are attempting to paint hardworking Pamela Hall as some dilettante, which is disgusting.
Mona Eltahawy attacked Hall, destroyed her glasses (that she sees out of) and her camera equipment that she works with, and now postures herself a hero instead of the big ugly bully that she is. Her lawyer with the war scarf (keffiyeh) is Stanley Cohen, who also represents the terrorist organization Hamas. “If I don’t support the politics of political clients, I don’t take the case.”
Discover the Networks: Also during the 1980s, Cohen collaborated on cases with Lynne Stewart, another self-proclaimed “radical activist attorney.” In one of their more noteworthy cases, the pair represented Kathy Boudin. A member of two terrorist groups -- the Weather Underground and the May 19 Communist Organization -- Boudin was convicted for the role she had played in the deadly 1981 Brinks robbery, a heist whose purpose was to acquire the funds needed to finance a war against “Amerikka” and establish a “Republic of Black Afrika” in the U.S.
In his office today, Cohen displays a picture of himself alongside the late Sheik Ahmed Yassin, former spiritual leader of the terrorist group Hamas. In Cohen’s view, Hamas is an organization composed of freedom fighters and martyrs who nobly give their lives in the pursuit of liberty and justice.
In 1995 Cohen aided Hamas’ senior political leader, Moussa Mohammed Abu Marzook -- who co-founded both the Islamic Association for Palestine and the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development -- in his legal battle against extradition from the U.S. to Israel. Cohen visited Marzook almost nightly in his jail cell for nearly two years, and ultimately mounted a successful defense for his client. “If I don't support the politics of political clients,” said Cohen, “I don't take the case.”
Also in the 1990s, Cohen, Kunstler, and Stewart teamed with Ramsey Clark to defend Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and leader of the Islamic Group, an Egypt-based terrorist organization with close links to Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network.
Cohen also has represented members of the Peruvian terror group Shining Path; the cop-killer and leftist icon Mumia Abu-Jamal; a militant Muslim charged with torching a New York synagogue; Moataz Al-Hallak, an imam from Texas with suspected ties to al-Qaeda; Imam Kariye, a black Muslim suspected of terrorism; Hazem Ragab, who co-founded the Global Relief Foundation and was named as a co-conspirator to the 9/11 attacks; and Abdelhaleem Ashqar and Ismail Elbarasse, both of whom refused to testify before a grand jury investigating allegations of money laundering in support of Hamas. Moreover, Cohen has asserted that the confessed traitor John Walker Lindh, who went to Afghanistan to fight against American troops in 2001, was innocent.
Immediately following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Cohen told the Village Voice, “If Osama bin Laden arrived in the United States today and asked me to represent him, sure I'd represent him.”
Spencer was right: Mona Eltahawy Coulda Been A Contender (Instead of a Bum Which Is What She Is)
The comments on this NY Post article are delicious.
The Egyptian-born activist arrested for blasting pink spray paint on what she saw as an offensive Times Square subway poster -- because it called the jihadist enemies of Israel "savages" -- is promising to take the case to trial.
Mona Eltahawy, 45, came to Manhattan Criminal Court for a routine appearance on her misdemeanor graffiti case today and declined Manhattan prosecutors' no-jail offer, which would have allowed her to plead guilty to a simple disorderly conduct violation.
Under the rejected deal, Eltahawy would have had to pay $248 restitution to the MTA, for alleged damage to their property, along with $794 restitution to a passerby who'd tried to stop the defacement, getting blasted herself in the process.Steven HirschMona Eltahawy with Hamas lawyer Stanley Cohen outside court today
The bulk of the $794 would have compensated the passerby for damage to her Gucci eyeglasses, Eltahawy's lawyer, Stanley Cohen, explained after court.
"I acted out of principle and I did what I believe is right," Eltahawy said as she left the courtroom, calling the posters "racist," when asked why she wants to take the case to trial.
The ads were paid for by the pro-Israel American Freedom Defense Initiative and read in part, "In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel, defeat jihad."
"She's a person of principal who's committed to truth and justice and peace, and stands by her powerful statement [of spray-painting the poster] which actually defused the situation," her lawyer told reporters.
If not for her pink paint protest, the posters could otherwise have "triggered a much more explosive response," he said. "People saw someone stood up and spray painted this ugly, racist sign and said 'khalas,'" the lawyer said, using the Arabic word for "enough."
She's due back in court Feb. 2.