Pakistan Interfering in Federal Terrorism Trial?

I'm going to have to answer that by saying, no.

The source of the claim is Ibrahim Sajid Malick's blog at the end of a typically Pakistani paranoid rant about the trial of Aafiya Siddiqui:

This ruling came a day after Pakistani Ambassador Hussain Haqqani, had a private meeting with Judge Richard Berman, which he described as “positive”.
If true, this would clearly be an international diplomatic incident worthy of the President calling for the ouster of the Ambassador. However, given the source seems to think that trying a known al Qaeda agent for attempted murder is a miscarriage of justice, I just find it hard to believe.

He does make an unintentionally good point though: he claims that the judge is allowing Siddiqui's statements while she was detained in Afghanistan to be entered in as evidence. Statements given before she was read the Miranda warnings.

Which doesn't show that the trial is somehow unfair, but rather that it's the wrong venue. She should be tried in front of a military court, not flown half way around the world to New York for a civilian trial.

As Michelle Malkin has pointed out several times over the past few weeks, Siddiqui's trial is a shadow of what is to come when her uncle Khalid Shiekh Mohammad takes the stand.

Thanks to Creeping Sharia via Herr Oyal Whyness.

Posted by: Rusty at 03:25 PM

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