Saturday, January 16, 2010

Sometimes it's fun to watch the public trial of a terrorist.

I don't know how you'll take this but I thought it was hilarious. My friends over at the Bare Naked Islam web site have found this story reported in the London Times over in Great Britain about an American-educated Pakistani scientist turned al-Qaeda terrorist about to go on trial in New York City. Now we would never have gotten to hear her complaints if the trial was in Guantanamo. Of course this raises another question about why our own news media didn't report this story. Any time you can get a low-life Muslim terrorist to squeal in a courtroom its a good time.

Pakistani al-Qaeda operative on trial in New York demands NO JOOOOOOOOOS on the jury!

A Pakistani scientist and al-Qaeda associate charged with shooting at a team of FBI agents has demanded that Jews should be excluded from the jury at her trial in NY. Aafia Siddiqui called for jurors to undergo genetic testing in an outburst in federal court in Manhattan yesterday. “If they have a Zionist or Israeli background . . . they are all mad at me,” Ms Siddiqui, an American-educated neuroscientist, said. “I have a feeling everyone here is them [sic] — subject to genetic testing. They should be excluded if you want to be fair,” she told the judge.

Prosecutors say that Ms Siddiqui, 37, who has a biology degree from the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a PhD from Brandeis University, fled the US in 2003 after marrying an al-Qaeda operative.
She was arrested outside an Afghan government compound in Ghazni province, allegedly carrying two lb of poisonous sodium cyanide and information on chemical, biological and radiological weapons, as well as descriptions of US landmarks such as Wall Street and the Statue of Liberty.
She is charged with allegedly grabbing a US Army officer’s M4 rifle and shooting at a team of FBI agents who were trying to question her on July 18, 2008. She was shot in the stomach in the exchange of fire and taken to the US a few weeks later to face federal charges of attempted murder and assault.
US officials allege that Ms Siddiqui has links to top al-Qaeda suspects. They say that the mother of three is married to Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali, known as Ammar al-Blackuch, a nephew of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the September 11 terror attacks, and a cousin of Ramzi Yousef, who was convicted of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Centre in New York.
Ms Siddiqui, who wore a white scarf covering her face in court, vowed not to co-operate with the trial. “I’m boycotting the trial, just to let all of you know,” she said.  “I’m out of this,” she added. “I don’t trust you,” she told the judge at one point before the potential jurors packed the courtroom. The outburst was the latest of a series of courtroom rants by Ms Siddiqui, who has also tried to fire her lawyers.
Her trial had been delayed for psychiatric tests, but most concluded that she was faking mental illness. After jury selection is complete, opening arguments will begin on Tuesday. TIMES ONLINE

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