I've been remiss in covering this, but last week, Aafia Siddiqui was found guilty of attempted murder of an American soldier:
"An MIT-trained Pakistani woman was convicted this afternoon (2-3-2010) for trying to kill Americans while detained in Afghanistan in 2008."
"The tirade-prone Aafia Siddiqui, 37, was found guilty of attempted murder by a jury in Manhattan federal court, even after she denied charges that she had opened fire on US soldiers and FBI agents in Afghanistan."
"After the verdict was read, Siddiqui turned to the gallery, pointed her finger in the air and said, 'This is a verdict coming from Israel, not America, and that is where the anger belongs. I can testify to this and I have proof.' "
"Met Aafia Siddiqui in a social setting. She was charming and absolutely nothing she said of substance was true. She was clearly at that gathering to obtain information, if she could, from certain people there. She very closely shadowed people in the US who would have been of value to al qaeda, if kidnapped. When I questioned her about the details of her 'dance company' and her decision to dance her way into MIT, she turned on a dime and became who she was…a terrorist. She told me that she was in town on business for her charity, Benevolence International, and that she was certainly here to visit her good friend, Tanya binLaden.She escaped to Pakistan shortly afterwards, ahead of the feds."
"She didn’t like Jews and she was shadowing one at this social event."
"She wasn’t the sort of person to carry a laundry list of places to bomb…but perhaps a laundry list of databases to access, buzz words to allow her to visit other cells of al qaeda worldwide, or perhaps she was simply in charge of destroying leftover data the day she was captured."
"I know nothing about studying the proclivities of women to violence, but she is not a nice woman. She is a terrorist. I would hope the Pakistani government would not support extended appeals of her sentence. They have much to regret".