Skip to comments.Lady al Qaida: Guilty on all Counts
Posted on 02/04/2010 2:27:14 AM PST by Cindy
SNIPPET: "Midway through the trial, two jurors were excused after they told the judge that a man in the visitor's gallery made a hand motion as if he were firing a gun at them and mouthed an obscenity. One of the jurors told the judge he was "really freaked out" by the incident and another said he could not remain impartial "anything anyone makes what I view as a death threat."
The guilty verdict on all counts means that at sentencing the judge could order Siddiqui spend the rest of her life in a federal prison."
(Excerpt) Read more at investigativeproject.org ...
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ARTICLE SNIPPET: “Meanwhile, the judge in the case signed an order barring a man named Keith Manzi from the courtroom. He caused a stir Monday when he made a gunlike hand gesture - causing the dismissal of two frightened jurors.”
(January 28, 2010)
(NEW YORK TIMES.com)
February 3, 2010
“MIT-trained female jihadist guilty of attempted murder”
SNIPPET: “A Pakistani neuroscientist was convicted on Wednesday of attempted murder for trying to kill American soldiers and F.B.I. agents in Afghanistan.
Federal prosecutors said the neuroscientist, Aafia Siddiqui, 37, grabbed an M4 rifle in a police station in the city of Ghazni, Afghanistan, on July 18, 2008, and fired on American officers and federal agents.
After slightly more than two days of deliberations, a jury in Federal District Court in Manhattan found her guilty.”
‘LADY AL QAEDA’s’ Lawyers Angry Over Extra Security Checks at Court...
NY DAILY NEWS.com ^ | Friday, January 22, 2010, 3:38 am | Alison Gendar
Posted on January 22, 2010 12:53:54 AM PST by Cindy
“’Lady Al Qaeda’s’ lawyers angry over extra security checks at court where she’s on trial” BY ALISON GENDAR DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Friday, January 22nd 2010, 3:38 AM
SNIPPET: “Lawyers for the so-called “Lady Al Qaeda” are up in arms because spectators at her trial have to show identification and sign in.
The extra security check comes on top of a metal detector placed outside the doorway of the Manhattan courtroom where Aafia Siddiqui is on trial for attempted murder.
Her defense team said Thursday the precautions are depriving her of a fair trial.”
(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...
‘Lady Al Qaeda’ ... Accused terrorist Aafia Siddiqui says toss Jews from jury pool
NY DAILY NEWS.com ^ | Updated July 14, 2010, 3:17 pm | ALISON GENDAR
Posted on January 14, 2010 5:31:09 PM PST by Cindy
SNIPPET: “”If they have a Zionist or Israeli background...they are all mad at me,” said Aafia Siddiqui, a U.S.-trained neuroscientist charged with attempted murder.
“I have a feeling everyone here is them - subject to genetic testing....They should be excluded if you want to be fair,” she told Manhattan Federal Judge Richard Berman.”
SNIPPET: “Berman ruled the jury can hear about the target list and other handwritten notes but tossed as evidence the chemicals and mass-produced documents from “how-to” terror manuals.
Prosecutors also are barred from bringing up Siddiqui’s alleged ties or sympathies with Al Qaeda because they would create a bias.”
(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...
Why didn’t someone just shoot the terrorist bitch right between the eyes when they had the chance in Afghanistan?!?
And this is just a small case. Imagine the super sick circus that will happen when the “big fish” terrorist come to a civil court.This is absurd and it make us all look like idiots.I CAN NOT BELIEVE no one is fighting the plan to try these cases in a civil court. Aren’t all these morons in congress lawyers. Has no one any balls to fight this farce?
“Has no one any balls to fight this farce?”
That’s the money question, and the answer is “No!”
This country is shot . We need a whole new breed of people to represent us . NON PROFSSIONAL POLITICIANS.
Jurors, judges, lawyers are going to be threatened and maybe hurt or killed. This is a mess.
“We need a whole new breed of people to represent us . NON PROFSSIONAL POLITICIANS.”
Which is what the Founders intended.
A ‘Civil’ Court? I can’t believe they are only suing these people....
During jury selection, Siddiqui refused to take part in the trial and demanded that all Jews be excluded from her jury. As she explained, "I have a feeling everyone here is them [Jews], subject to genetic testing and they should be excluded if you want to be fair." That was only the beginning of jury-related issues.
Oh my my my, this lady what does she want? She was caught red handed. She SHOULD have been killed on the spot and I'm willing to bet there were NO JEWS around unless maybe in the military...genetic testing? Amazing. She's not a racist or anythng, she's a damned racist and guilty from a jury of her peers
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JIHAD WATCH.org (NEW YORK TIMES.com): "MIT-TRAINED FEMALE JIHADIST GUILTY OF MURDER" (SNIPPET: "A Pakistani neuroscientist was convicted on Wednesday of attempted murder for trying to kill American soldiers and F.B.I. agents in Afghanistan. Federal prosecutors said the neuroscientist, Aafia Siddiqui, 37, grabbed an M4 rifle in a police station in the city of Ghazni, Afghanistan, on July 18, 2008, and fired on American officers and federal agents. After slightly more than two days of deliberations, a jury in Federal District Court in Manhattan found her guilty.") (February 3, 2010) (Read More...)
Cindy: You are so thorough in reporting I didn’t think it slipped by you but thought to ask anyway. Hope you got to see the travesty at UC Irvine when the moozie’s made a mockery of Oren(sp?). Sad, just sad.
Re your post no. 16:
Arrests were made.
I’m sure it’s merely a ‘coincidence,’ however, does anyone else happen to find it peculiar that so soon after this neuroscientist was convicted ... that the entire AMERITHRAX investigation was closed by the FBI??
September 23, 2010
NOTE The following text is a quote:
Aafia Siddiqui Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to 86 Years for Attempting to Murder U.S. Nationals in Afghanistan and Six Additional Crimes
PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that AAFIA SIDDIQUI was sentenced in Manhattan federal court to 86 years in prison for the attempted murder and assault of U.S. nationals and U.S. officers and employees in Afghanistan. SIDDIQUI was found guilty of all charges against her following a 14-day jury trial before U.S. District Judge RICHARD M. BERMAN in Manhattan federal court.
Manhattan U.S. Attorney PREET BHARARA stated: “As a unanimous jury found beyond a reasonable doubt, Aafia Siddiqui attempted to murder Americans serving in Afghanistan, as well as their Afghan colleagues. She now faces the stiff consequences of her violent actions. We commend the New York Joint Terrorism Task Force and other law enforcement and military personnel for their tremendous work investigating this case here and abroad.”
According to the Indictment filed in Manhattan federal court, evidence presented at trial, and statements made at the sentencing proceeding:
On July 17, 2008, SIDDIQUI was detained by Afghan authorities, who found a number of items in her possession, including handwritten notes that referred to a “mass casualty attack” and that listed various locations in the United States, including Plum Island, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, and the Brooklyn Bridge. Other notes in SIDDIQUI’s possession referred to the construction of “dirty bombs,” and discussed various ways to attack “enemies,” including by destroying reconnaissance drones, using underwater bombs, and deploying gliders.
The next day, on July 18, 2008, a team of U.S. servicemen and law enforcement officers, and others assisting them, attempted to interview SIDDIQUI in Ghazni, Afghanistan, where she had been detained by local police the day before. The U.S. interview team included, among others: three officers and employees of the U.S. Army; two officers and employees of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and two U.S. Army contract interpreters.
The interview of SIDDIQUI was to take place at an Afghan police compound in Ghazni. In a second-floor meeting room at the compoundwhere SIDDIQUI was being held, unbeknownst to the U.S. interview team, unsecured, behind a curtainSIDDIQUI grabbed a U.S. Army officer’s M-4 rifle and fired it at another U.S. Army officer and other members of the U.S. interview team. During the shooting, SIDDIQUI exclaimed her intent and desire to kill Americans.
SIDDIQUI then assaulted one of the U.S. Army interpreters, as he attempted to obtain the M-4 rifle from her. SIDDIQUI subsequently assaulted one of the FBI agents and one of the U.S. Army officers, as they attempted to subdue her.
The evidence at trial showed that, while a student in Boston, Massachusetts, SIDDIQUI had undertaken training and instruction on the handling and shooting of firearms.
On August 4, 2008, SIDDIQUI, 38, was brought from Afghanistan to Manhattan federal court to face a criminal indictment obtained by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Trial began on January 13, 2010, and concluded on February 3, 2010, with the jury reaching a guilty verdict on all counts. Specifically, the jury convicted SIDDIQUI of the following crimes: (1) one count of attempting to kill U.S. nationals outside the United States; (2) one count of attempting to kill U.S. officers and employees; (3) one count of armed assault of U.S. officers and employees; (4) one count of using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence; and (5) three counts of assault of U.S. officers and employees.
Mr. BHARARA praised the investigative work of the New York Joint Terrorism Task Forcewhich principally consists of agents of the FBI and detectives of the New York City Police Department. He also expressed his gratitude to the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Security Division and the U.S. Department of State for their assistance in the case.
This case is being handled by the Office’s Terrorism and International Narcotics Unit. Assistant U.S. Attorneys CHRISTOPHER L. LAVIGNE, DAVID M. RODY, and JENNA M. DABBS are in charge of the prosecution.
For The Record - The IPT Blog
“’Lady Al Qaida’ Receives 86 Year Sentence”
by IPT News Sep 23, 2010 at 5:46 pm
SNIPPET: “A Pakistani scientist educated in the U.S. was sentenced to 86 years in prison Thursday for attempting to kill U.S. soldiers and federal agents in Afghanistan in 2008. Aafia Siddiqui, 38, was found guilty of all seven charges against her, including two counts of attempted murder, following a 14-day trial in Manhattan federal court in February.”
SNIPPET: “According to the indictment, Siddiqui grabbed a U.S. Army officer’s M-4 rifle and fired it at another officer and other members of a U.S. interview team at an Afghan police compound in July 2008. A Warrant Officer heard Siddiqui, also known as “Lady Al Qaida,” shout “Allah Akbar!” before firing.”
SNIPPET: :”Evidence presented at trial showed Siddiqui received training in the handling and shooting of firearms while a student in Boston.”
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