Skip to comments.Reputed al-Qaida supporter taken from NY courtroom
Posted on 01/19/2010 10:37:27 AM PST by reaganaut1
U.S.-trained Pakistani scientist punctuated the first day of her attempted murder trial Tuesday by shouting that the prosecution's first witness was lying, prompting her to be pulled from the courtroom.
Aafia Siddiqui, a reputed al-Qaida supporter, is charged with trying to kill U.S. military officers and federal agents in Afghanistan in July 2008. Her outburst came less than two hours after her trial began in federal court in Manhattan.
U.S. Army Capt. Robert Snyder testified that documents found in Siddiqui's purse included targets for a mass casualty attack, including the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street and the Brooklyn Bridge.
"I was never planning a bombing! You're lying!" Siddiqui yelled as she was rushed out of court.
Prosecutors say Siddiqui used a U.S. soldier's assault rifle to attack Americans during a chaotic confrontation at an Afghan police outpost in the summer of 2008.
"She said in perfect English, 'Get out of here,' and then she pulled the trigger," Assistant U.S. Jenna Dabbs told jurors.
Dabbs claimed that, during a struggle, Siddiqui yelled, "I hate Americans" and "Death to America." A soldier returned fire, wounding her in the stomach.
The frail-looking neuroscience specialist trained at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Brandeis University has vehemently denied the charges in courtroom tirades.
Before the jury entered the courtroom on Tuesday, Siddiqui told spectators that she had information about domestic terror plots, wouldn't work with her lawyers and was there against her will.
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Obama’s Kangaroo Court system.
Off to a great start.
Kangaroo court. It is what they have turned into with these people.
“Siddiqui told spectators that she had information about domestic terror plots...”
“...wouldn’t work with her lawyers...”
Her choice, though not a smart one.
“...and was there against her will.”
Did the defendant get another lawyer when the defender was arrested? ;-P
The GREAT SPECTACLE has only just begun.
Boy, am I confused. In the Wikepedia article, she’s been missing since 2003. THIS article has her in the courtroom in 2008. What gives?
The circus begins, all at the expense of We The People. I asked for a firing squad, NOT a circus.
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