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First Woman al Qaida Suspect
Syracuse Daily Orange (UPI) ^ | 3/39/03 | ANWAR IQBAL

Posted on 03/30/2003 6:13:05 AM PST by Eye4nEye

First Woman al Qaida Suspect

By: ANWAR IQBAL Source: United Press International

WASHINGTON, Mar 29, 2003 (United Press International via COMTEX) -- The first woman accused of links with the al-Qaida terrorist network has a doctorate in neurological science and is a mother of three, FBI officials said.

The FBI recently issued a worldwide search notice for Aafia Siddiqui, the first woman the federal investigations agency has accused of actively helping Osama bin Laden's terrorist network. Bin Laden is the Saudi exile suspected of being the driving force behind the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Siddiqui, 31, lived in Boston before she disappeared, the FBI says. She holds a Ph.D. in neurological science and has studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brandeis University, and other institutions.

She was born on March 2, 1972, in Pakistan. Although her whereabouts are unknown, the FBI believes she is currently in Pakistan.

The agency says she's a "fixer" who moves money to provide logistical support for terrorist activities. She is also tied to radicals in Pakistan, it added.

FBI officials say that being a woman helps Siddiqui, as few would suspect a Western-educated woman with children as a terrorist. Siddiqui's three children are ages nine months through six years.

"The FBI would like to locate and question this individual," according to an FBI search notice.

Specifically, Siddiqui may have been providing logistical support to Adnan El Shukrijumah, a 27-year-old Saudi man sought by the agency on suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks in the United States, agents say. She may also have accompanied El Shukrijumah in his travels inside the United States.

What have been described as credible reports placed her in Gaithersburg, a Maryland suburban town near Washington, in December or January.

They say that she wears both traditional Pakistani and Western clothes and may be traveling with or without her three young children. The FBI has issued two pictures of Siddiqui along with the search notice, with and without hijab, the traditional veil that Muslim women may wear.



TOPICS: Announcements; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Maryland; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: aafiasiddiqui; alqaeda; alqaida; boston; brandeis; gaithersburg; jihadinamerica; jttf; mit; pakistan; siddiqui
Keep your eyes open for this one!
1 posted on 03/30/2003 6:13:05 AM PST by Eye4nEye
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To: Eye4nEye
Womens liberation, Islam style
2 posted on 03/30/2003 6:27:44 AM PST by rageaholic
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To: Eye4nEye
Siddiqui, 31, lived in Boston before she disappeared, the FBI says. She holds a Ph.D. in neurological science and has studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brandeis University, and other institutions.

Do we really need these foreign nationals living and studying in this country? Especially now, how do these individuals help us as a sovereign state and why do we insist on continuing to educate them? Is this simply a matter of universities being financially tied to foreign students?

3 posted on 03/30/2003 6:39:32 AM PST by johniegrad
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To: Eye4nEye
You'd think that as a Muslim WOMAN, Siddiqui would have an appreciation of the freedom women in America enjoy. No beatings for wearing nail polish in public, for instance.

31 is awfully young to hold a doctorate. I wonder WHEN she did her thesis, and whether she had help getting such a degree so young.

If she were as intelligent as necessary, and with the well-ordered, highly analytical mind absolutely essential to a scientist, she should be able to do a comparison of treatment of women in Wahhabi sects and treatment of women in Western cultures, based upon simple empirical evidence.

Affirmative action strikes again. Educate terrorists in our colleges, give them special privileges, turn away native-born white Americans, and have the terrorists pay us back in our own blood.

4 posted on 03/30/2003 7:08:45 AM PST by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions = VERY expensive, very SCRATCHY toilet paper.)
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To: Eye4nEye
To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, "Trust but deport."
5 posted on 03/30/2003 7:11:27 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Eye4nEye
The people with machine guns mounted to Toyotas, the three or four hardcores in black up at the bridge...they may all be al-Qaida.

They certainly had enough time to see this coming and put people into Iraq.
6 posted on 03/30/2003 7:11:47 AM PST by Fulbright
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To: cake_crumb
31 is awfully young to hold a doctorate. I wonder WHEN she did her thesis, and whether she had help getting such a degree so young.

No. If she got her undergraduate degree at 21, she could have devoted 5-7 years to getting a doctorate in neuroscience and then put in a couple of years in a post-doc fellowship and still be less than 31. Obviously a very bright woman, though: speaking from personal experience I can tell you that graduate school in neuroscience is a very tough row to hoe.

7 posted on 03/30/2003 7:18:07 AM PST by Capriole (Foi vainquera)
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To: Eye4nEye
BOLO bump.

5.56mm

8 posted on 03/30/2003 7:27:31 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Capriole
"Obviously a very bright woman, though: speaking from personal experience I can tell you that graduate school in neuroscience is a very tough row to hoe."

Agreed, she must be very intelligent. It's a shame she prefers to use her brainpower to commit murder, rather than to help mankind. If she EARNED that degree, then she's lost a few nuts and bolts along the highway of life, because the comparison between the savage repression of women in Islamist cultures and the freedom and opportunity afforded to women in the West is unmistakable even for someone of average intelligence.

This woman is working to help rabid Wahhabists rule the world under Sharia law. The article doen't mention the genders of her three children, but she's destroying any chance of freedom for her female descendents. Highly illogical behavior for a person who could reasonably expected to have a highly logical mind.

9 posted on 03/30/2003 7:54:38 AM PST by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions = VERY expensive, very SCRATCHY toilet paper.)
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To: cake_crumb; Capriole
More info on her, here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/879296/posts

and here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/878646/posts
10 posted on 03/30/2003 8:18:32 AM PST by 1 spark
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To: johniegrad
"Especially now, how do these individuals help us as a sovereign state and why do we insist on continuing to educate them?"

Remember, now, our illustrious former Sec. State, Madelin Albright told us, when speaking about William the Bent's administration: "That's (speaking abut the sovereignty of the U.S.) not what we're about." And, more recently, she said: "We can't get along without the U.N."

We've just had 8 years of an administration who tried to destroy our nation's sovereignty.

11 posted on 03/30/2003 8:39:01 AM PST by nightdriver
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To: Eye4nEye

Two more members of Al-Qaida here?

12 posted on 03/30/2003 11:58:54 AM PST by zbogwan2
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To: 1 spark
That's not who this post is referring to.

The woman in this thread is a Pakistani and is linked to AQ not Saddam Hussein.
13 posted on 03/30/2003 4:32:53 PM PST by Skywalk
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To: cake_crumb
I bet she is primarily motivated from strong Anti-American sentiments festered from radical liberal campus types RATHER than strong pro Radical Islamic beliefs.
14 posted on 03/30/2003 4:40:02 PM PST by scannell
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To: Skywalk
OH SHEESH....Thank you for setting me straight. I started to skim the first few lines, read neuro sciences...and assumed it was the other one i'd recently read about. Saw the pic(looked kinda like the other one to me), read the replies, and opened my mouth (or should i say my keyboard) without putting my brain in gear. Next time i'll actually read. MY BAD! Thanks again.
15 posted on 03/30/2003 5:01:19 PM PST by 1 spark
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To: cake_crumb; Capriole
I goofed. Please see reply #13. Sorry!
16 posted on 03/30/2003 5:04:04 PM PST by 1 spark
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To: cake_crumb
31 is awfully young to hold a doctorate. I wonder WHEN she did her thesis, and whether she had help getting such a degree so young.

Check out these links.

MIT BS '94 in Biology and Anthropology/Archeology. Was awarded a grant in 1992 to study "Islamization in Pakistan and its Effects on Women". Evidently did work on the MIT Computer Help Desk in 1996.

Strange form of mental illness, this Islam!

17 posted on 03/30/2003 5:24:00 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: SeenTheLight
Bookmarked, thanks.
18 posted on 03/30/2003 11:02:04 PM PST by SeenTheLight
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To: cynwoody
I wonder what her "Islamization" study ended up proving.
19 posted on 03/31/2003 1:36:13 AM PST by LPStar
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To: Eye4nEye
Who is this woman's husband? Where is she getting the money?
20 posted on 03/31/2003 1:44:04 AM PST by LPStar
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To: LPStar
Answered my own question. See this article:
http://www.townonline.com/malden/news/local_regional/mal_newmosuspect_tppc03252003.htm

Her husband, Dr. Mohammed Khan, worked at the Harvard University School of Public Health.

Great! (sarcastic)
21 posted on 03/31/2003 2:06:44 AM PST by LPStar
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To: Straight Vermonter; Angelus Errare
Flag
22 posted on 03/31/2003 7:30:25 AM PST by Coop (God bless our troops!)
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To: cake_crumb
The doctorate might be questionable...you have to really examine who her instructor was and what her real connection was to the guy. I have seen some fairly dimwitted individuals make it to the doctorate level...and you have to wonder if there was $ involved or some type of physical contact between the instructor and the student.

What really makes this interesting is that to normally get a doctorate....she had to show a lot of analysis and logic. This would defeat the image of al Qaida and their feelings on women. This woman has something else in her background. She has something that is pushing her beyond logic and toward anti-American attitude.
23 posted on 03/31/2003 7:45:41 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice
It's called hate, and it is virtually oozing out of her eyes in these pictures.
24 posted on 03/31/2003 7:50:06 AM PST by Eva
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