Awesome: "Lady Al Qaeda" Aafia Siddiqui Sentenced to 86 Years! **Bumped** (Updated)
From the AP:
A U.S.-trained Pakistani scientist convicted of trying to kill U.S. agents and military officers in Afghanistan was sentenced Thursday to 86 years in prison after she called on Muslims to resist using violence and said she loves American soldiers.
Aafia Siddiqui, 38, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Manhattan by Judge Richard M. Berman, who said "significant incarceration is appropriate."
And a message to all of you freak protesters from the mouth of the guilty...you better sit down because your world view myth may collapse...
Siddiqui said she was particularly upset by overseas reports that she was being tortured in a U.S. prison. She said she was actually being treated well.
"I am not sad. I am not distressed. ... They are not torturing me," she said. "This is a myth and lie and it's being spread among the Muslims."
UPDATE by Rusty: This is big news. Aafia Siddiqui is a cause celebre amongst the jihad crowd. They claim she was secretly held by the US for years where she was tortured and raped. They also claim her children are still being secretly held by the evil Zionist-Crusaders.
Expect riots in 4 ... 3 ... 2 ....
Aafia Siddiqui archives
PS -- Because of a double post I just synthesized them both into this one.
Update by Ronin:
Where would the Muslim world get these crazy ideas of rape
? British journalist Yvonne Ridley, among other attention whores, as noted here
Ridley wrote about Bagram's "Prisoner 650" and her ordeal of torture and repeatedly being raped for over four years. "The cries of (this) helpless woman echoed (with such torment) in the jail that (it) prompted prisoners to go on hunger strike." Ridley called her a "gray lady (because) she (was) almost a ghost, a spectre whose cries and screams continue to haunt those who heard her. This would never happen to a Western woman." It did to Aafia, other Muslim women as well, and their ordeal continues horrifically.Update by SH
: Told yah
Her conviction has been widely criticised in Pakistan, where Siddiqui is believed to have been innocent and mistreated in US detention.
Rallies were staged in several Pakistani cities on Thursday. In Karachi, about 400 members of the Jamaat-e-Islami group gathered, carrying pictures of Siddiqui and chanting slogans against the US and its justice system.
The group tried to march towards the US consulate, but the police stopped them before they got too close.
Siddiqui's sister, Fauzia Siddiqui, later went to the consulate to submit a written message which said "Free Aafia Now".
Expect more of the same.
Posted by: Ronin
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