Aafia Siddiqui’s supporters should explain why they believe that a devout Muslim would be incapable of plotting to blow up the Statue of Liberty. After all, devout Muslims who explain and justify their actions by reference to Islamic texts and teachings have been responsible for the blowing up of the Twin Towers on 9/11 and thousands of other acts of violence around the world since then. In light of that, it’s just slightly staggering that AP’s Larry Neumeister would set up the opposition in his two opening paragraphs in this way — but it is just more testimony to the success of the “Islam is a Religion of Peace” propaganda that has so skillfully obscured the actual motives and goals of jihad terrorists.
“Clashing views of MIT grad suspected of terrorism,” by Larry Neumeister for AP, August 24 (thanks to all who sent this in):
NEW YORK (AP) “” To supporters, Aafia Siddiqui is a devout Muslim, a scholar educated at MIT and Brandeis, who fled to Pakistan after 9/11 because of anti-Muslim sentiment.
To U.S. authorities, she is a reminder of the constant threat of terrorism, someone willing to blow up landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty.
Siddiqui, 36, now sits in a federal lockup in Brooklyn, nursing bullet wounds suffered in a shoot-out last month in Afghanistan.
Prosecutors say she was shot by a U.S. Army officer after she grabbed his rifle from the floor and pointed it at an Army captain, crying “Allah Akbar!”
One of her lawyers, Elaine Whitfield Sharp, said witnesses have said Siddiqui never lunged for a weapon and that they never heard rifle shots….
And they dispute many other aspects of the case against her as well. Read it all.