Friday, May 11, 2012

American Female Defense Lawyer Submits to Sharia Law

We see this Coward, Cheryl Bormann, age 52, folding like a cheap wet suit. This Coward Cheryl Bormann decides she is desperate for money and or fame so she represents Terrorists, i.e. Radical Islamic Thugs. This Coward Cheryl Bormann is not a Muslim yet she goes all Sharia law on the United States.

All of the woman who are raped, beaten and killed by Radical Islamic Terrorists through Sharia Law should be shoved in the face of the Coward Cheryl Bormann. This lowlife Cheryl Bormann is a kalbeh [Arabic for dog] and a dhimmi.

What do we expect when the other Cowards Holder and Barry Soetoro bend over backwards for Terrorists? Didn’t Holder’s Law Firm represent Radical Islam Terrorists?

A female defense attorney, who is not Muslim, wore the traditional Islamic hijab to the military court staging the trial of five Guantanamo Bay prisoners accused of the September 11 attacks yesterday.

Coward Cheryl Bormann, 52, who represents Walid bin Attash, said that her client had demanded she wear the clothing and insisted that other women at the hearing also wear 'appropriate' clothes out of respect for his religion.

Today she explained her decision at Guantanamo Bay, saying she always wears the hijab around her client.

She asked that other women follow her example so that the defendants do not have to avert their eyes 'for fear of committing a sin under their faith', according to Fox News.

The lawyer's decision was one of the less controversial moments during Saturday's hearing where at times the accused openly defied the court.

Kahlid Sheik Mohammed cracked after CIA kept him awake for 180 hours STRAIGHT,

Self-proclaimed ‘mastermind’ Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, wearing a turban and white tunic, refused to answer the judge’s questions.

Mohammed had been asked if he was satisfied with his U.S. military and civilian lawyers.

‘I believe he’s deeply concerned about the fairness of the proceeding,’ said his civilian lawyer, David Nevin.

Proceedings were further delayed as one of the defendants, Waleed bin Attash, appeared while being restrained in his chair.

The restraints were later removed after defense counsel had given assurances that he would ‘behave’.

Another defendant, Ramzi Binalshibh, stood up, then knelt on the courtroom floor and prayed for several minutes as a row of guards in camouflage uniforms kept a close watch.

Mohammed and his co-defendants could all face the death penalty.

They have been accused of seven charges stemming from the 2001 attacks that killed 2,976 people in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.

The devastation resulted in the U.S. embarking on a deadly, costly and ongoing global war against al Qaeda and its supporters.

The families of six victims killed in the attacks were at court witnessing the trial while other victims' families were able to watch proceedings via close-circuit TV.

'It's actually a joke, it feels ridiculous,' said Jim Riches, whose firefighter son, Jimmy, died at the World Trade Center.

Mr Riches watched the hearing from a movie theater at Fort Hamilton in New York City, one of four U.S. military bases where the arraignment was broadcast live for victims' family members, survivors and emergency personnel who responded to the attacks.

'It's been a mess for 11 years,' Riches said as he stood in the rain during a break in the proceedings and described the atmosphere inside.

And after his first glimpse inside the military courtroom, he said, 'It looks like it's going to be a very long trial. ... They want what they want.'

Riches, himself a retired firefighter who worked digging up remains in the days after September 11, said he carried with him dark memories of the days after the attacks, and he hoped that if convicted the five men would be executed.

'I saw what they did to our loved ones - crushed them to pieces,' he said.

About 60 people representing 30 families were in the theater at Fort Hamilton, where the military provided chaplains and grief counselors, Mr Riches said. The other bases providing feeds were Fort Devens in Massachusetts, Joint Base McGuire Dix in New Jersey and Fort Meade in Maryland, the only one open to the public.

At Fort Hamilton, Lee Hanson said he became deeply angry as he watched the delays being caused by men he blames for the death of his son, daughter-in-law and 9/11's youngest victim - his granddaughter, two-year-old Christine Hanson. All were aboard United Flight 175, the second plane to crash into the twin towers.

They're engaging in jihad in a courtroom.
Debra Burlingame, victim's sister

'They praise Allah. I say, ''Damn you!''' said retired Mr Hanson from Eaton, Connecticut.

Several people who viewed the proceedings said they had little sympathy for the defendants' complaints about their treatment, given the brutality of the deaths of the nearly 3,000 victims of the attacks.

Mohammed was waterboarded 183 times and subjected to other measures that some have called torture.

'My brother was murdered in the cockpit of his airplane, and we will have to stand up for him,' said Debra Burlingame, who attended the viewing on behalf of her brother, Charles Burlingame, who piloted the jet that hijackers crashed into the Pentagon.

More than a decade after the attacks, she said: 'We're back in the game ... and they decided to play games.' She added: 'They're engaging in jihad in a courtroom.'

At Fort Meade, about 80 people watched the proceedings at a movie theater on the base, where 'The Lorax' was being promoted on a sign outside.

One section of the theater for victims' families was sectioned off with screens, and signs asked that other spectators respect their privacy.

Once the proceedings began, the spectators in the public section laughed at times, including when a lawyer indicated Mohammed was likely not interested in using his headphones for a translator and again, briefly, when one of the defendants stood and the judge said that kind of behavior excited the guards. But the crowd was quiet when the man began to pray.

Only about half as many spectators returned after a midday recess. Very few people were planning to go to the viewing site in New Jersey, a base spokesman said, and a reporter was turned away at the gates to Fort Devens in Massachusetts.

Six victims' families chosen by lottery traveled to Guantanamo to see the arraignment in person.

Others ignored the viewing opportunity altogether. Alan Linton of Frederick, Maryland, who lost his son Alan Jr, an investment banker, at the World Trade Center, said he and his wife put their names in the lottery for the Cuba trip but weren't interested in watching a video feed of the arraignment.

'That's just not the same as being there to me,' Linton said. 'Going to Fort Meade, it's kind of like watching television.'

Whether they watched or not, relatives were frustrated that it's taken so long to bring the September 11 conspirators to justice.

The Obama administration dropped earlier military-commission charges against them when it decided in 2009 to try them in federal court in New York.

'I would have preferred this would have been in federal court,' Blake Allison of Lyme, New Hampshire, whose 49-year-old wife Anna was aboard the plane that hit the first tower, told the LA Times.

'The public needs to see how in the world you could defend these horrible criminals, and how the prosecutor will be able to prove to the country and the world this is a fair and just system.'

Congress blocked the civilian trials amid opposition to bringing the defendants to U.S. soil, especially to a courthouse located blocks from the trade center site.

Mohammed and the others could be given the death penalty if convicted in the attacks that sent hijacked airliners crashing into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania. The trial is probably at least a year away. When it comes to justice, 'it seems like it's an afterthought,' said Eunice Hanson, two-year-old Christine's grandmother. But New York police Detective Marc Nell said the viewing at Fort Hamilton more than a decade after 14 men in his unit were killed brought a sense of satisfaction, 'a great feeling.'

'It was a feeling of pride, being proud knowing that those guys were (being) brought to justice,' he said.

Lawyers for all defendants complained yesterday that the prisoners were prevented from wearing the civilian clothes of their choice.

Mohammed wore a white turban in court; his flowing beard, which had appeared to be graying in earlier hearings and photos, was streaked with red henna.

Mohammed's civilian lawyer, David Nevin, said he believed Mohammed was not responding because he believes the tribunal is unfair.

Pohl warned he would not permit defendants to block the hearing and would continue without his participation.

'One cannot choose not to participate and frustrate the normal course of business,' Pohl said.

In the past, during the failed first effort to prosecute them at the U.S. base in Cuba, Mohammed has mocked the tribunal and said he and his co-defendants would plead guilty and welcome execution.

But there were signs that at least some of the defense teams were preparing for a lengthy fight, planning challenges of the military tribunals and the secrecy that shrouds the case.

The arraignment is 'only the beginning of a trial that will take years to complete, followed by years of appellate review,' attorney James Connell, who represents defendant Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali, told reporters gathered at the base to observe the hearing. 'I can't imagine any scenario where this thing gets wrapped up in six months,' Connell said.

Defendants in what is known as a military commission typically do not enter a plea during their arraignment. Instead, the judge reads the charges, makes sure the defendants understand their rights and then moves on to procedural issues.

Lawyers for the men said they were prohibited by secrecy rules from disclosing the intentions of their clients.

Jim Harrington, a civilian attorney for Ramzi Binalshibh, a Yemeni prisoner who has said at one hearing that he was proud of the September 11 attacks, said he did not think that any of the defendants would plead guilty, notwithstanding their earlier statements.

Army Captain Jason Wright, one of Mohammed's Pentagon-appointed lawyers, declined to comment on the case.

Several of the victims' families said they were grateful for the chance to see a case they believe has been delayed too long.

Cliff Russell, whose firefighter brother Stephen died responding to the World Trade Center, said he hoped the case would end with the death penalty for the five Guantanamo Prisoners. 'I'm not looking forward to ending someone else's life and taking satisfaction in it, but it's the most disgusting, hateful, awful thing I ever could think of if you think about what was perpetrated,' Russell said.

Suzanne Sisolak of Brooklyn, whose husband Joseph was killed in his office in the Trade Center's North Tower, said she was not concerned about the ultimate outcome as long as the case moves forward and the five prisoners do not go free.

'They can put them in prison for life. They can execute them,' Sisolak said. 'What I do care about is that this does not happen again. 'They need to be stopped. That's what I care about because nobody deserves to have this happen to them.'

The arraignment for the five comes more than three years after President Obama's failed effort to try the suspects in a federal civilian court and close the prison at the U.S. base in Cuba.

Attorney General Eric Holder announced in 2009 that Mohammed and his co-defendants would be tried blocks from the site of the destroyed trade center in downtown Manhattan, but the plan was shelved after New York officials cited huge costs to secure the neighborhood and family opposition to trying the suspects in the U.S.

Congress then blocked the transfer of any prisoners from Guantanamo to the U.S., forcing the Obama administration to refile the charges under a reformed military commission system.

New rules adopted by Congress and Obama forbid the use of testimony obtained through cruel treatment or torture.

General Mark Martins, the chief prosecutor, said the commission provides many of the same protections that defendants would get in civilian court. 'I'm confident that this court can achieve justice and fairness,' he said.

But human rights groups and the defense lawyers say the reforms have not gone far enough and that restriction on legal mail and the overall secret nature of Guantanamo and the commissions makes it impossible to provide an adequate defense. They argue that the U.S. has sought to keep the case in the military commission to prevent disclosure of the harsh treatment of prisoners such as Mohammed, who was waterboarded 183 times and subjected to other measures that some have called torture.

Mohammed, a Pakistani citizen who grew up in Kuwait and attended college in Greensboro, North Carolina, has acknowledged to military authorities that he was responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks 'from A to Z,' as well as about 30 other plots, and that he personally killed Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.

Mohammed was captured in 2003 in Pakistan.

His four co-defendants include Binalshibh, a Yemeni, who was allegedly chosen to be a hijacker but couldn't get a U.S. visa and ended up providing assistance such as finding flight schools.

Waleed bin Attash, also from Yemen, allegedly ran an al Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan and researched flight simulators and timetables.

The others are Mustafa Ahmad al-Hawsawi, a Saudi who allegedly helped the hijackers with money, Western clothing, traveler's checks and credit cards and al-Aziz Ali, a Pakistani national and nephew of Mohammed, who allegedly provided money to the hijackers.

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