A federal court upheld the sentencing of disbarred attorney Lynne Stewart, who was convicted of passing messages from her client Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman to his followers. The U.S. government had put restrictions to keep Rahman, a convicted terrorist responsible for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, from communicating with the outside world. Stewart repeatedly violated these restrictions and was tried and convicted of providing material support to a terrorist organization.
A new report explores why terrorist groups die off and whether government intervention can help speed the process. The report also discusses how factors such as the age of the organization can affect its demise.