Disbarred terror lawyer Lynne Stewart held court at Hofstra yesterday - unrepentant about the help she gave to a World Trade Center bombing conspirator.
Stewart was convicted in 2005 of smuggling secret messages out of prison for Islamic terrorist Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman. Yesterday, she spoke at a panel discussion at the school's Hempstead campus to a packed room of about 200 people.
Dozens more watched on closed-circuit TV in an adjacent room.
She denied aiding terrorism, claiming she was just overzealous in the defense of her client, and said she would appeal the conviction.
"We're going to fight this until the cows come home," she said.
Stewart helped Abdel-Rahman, who was convicted of planning a massive terror-bombing campaign in New York, pass messages to an Egyptian associate posing as a translator while she pretended to ask questions.
She later called her performance Academy Award-worthy, but yesterday said that was "an unfortunate remark."
She called Abdel-Rahman himself "a remarkable man," and said, "Yes, I would do it again, but I would do it differently."
Stewart said even though she represents clients who are reviled, "I don't do cops who kill kids on the streets of Brooklyn."
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