Skip to comments.American-trained neuroscientist charged with trying to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan
Posted on 08/06/2008 3:02:38 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
An American-trained Pakistani neuroscientist with ties to operatives of Al Qaeda has been charged with trying to kill American soldiers and FBI agents in a police station in Afghanistan last month, and was scheduled to face a judge in New York on Tuesday, the U.S. Justice Department.
The scientist, Aafia Siddiqui, who studied at Brandeis University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was transferred Monday to New York and was expected to be arraigned Tuesday on charges of attempted murder and assault, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York said in a statement.
...Americans entered a room in the police station, unaware that Siddiqui was being held there, unsecured, behind a curtain. One of the soldiers, a warrant officer, sat down and placed his M-4 rifle on the floor next to the curtain.
Shortly after the meeting began, the other soldier, a captain, heard a woman yelling from behind the curtain. He turned to see Siddiqui pointing the warrant officer's rifle at him.
The interpreter sitting closest to Siddiqui lunged at her and pushed the rifle away as she pulled the trigger and shouted, "God is great!" She fired at least two shots, but no one was hit. The warrant officer returned fire, hitting Siddiqui at least once in the torso.
Siddiqui struggled when officers tried to subdue her, shouting in English that she wanted to kill Americans. She eventually lost consciousness.
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What the hell is this case doing in New York?
Looks like another one of those “intelligent” Obama supporters.
Federal facilities that happen to be in New York.
Yes, indeed. HE is Great.
Thankful that no one was hit. Prayers that Miss Siddiqui gets an exorcism and comes to know the true God.
She will be more likely to cast a vote from prison then our soldiers overseas will be able to have their votes counted if the Dems have any influence over this years election process.
An attack in an Afghan police station and we fly them to NY? That makes no sense. They should either be shot, or at best, put in some hell-hole to rot for the rest of their life. The ACLU should never even know they exist. It is crazy, and no way to fight a war...having our people getting shot at and then putting the enemy on TRIAL!
Too bad they couldn’t waste this human excrement on the spot — now we get to watch the ACLU try to free her sorry butt. But I’m sure our great soldiers did what was most appropriate under UCMJ — if they had given her her just desserts then John Murtha and friends would be all over them.
Was she a student of Chomsky?