The similarities between Aafia Siddiqui and Safia Jilani continue: both appear to be making up stories of suffering, and both are receiving “treatment” for (fictitious?) traumas “suffered.” Of course, claiming torture is an old jihadist strategy. And if that doesn’t work, you can always insist on wanting to “get on with your life,” to get sympathy from infidels.
“Prosecutor: No sign al-Qaida suspect was tortured,” from the Associated Press, November 20 :
NEW YORK (AP) – A prosecutor says the U.S. government hasn’t found a “shred of evidence” that a Pakistani woman accused of trying to kill a U.S. soldier and FBI agents was abducted or tortured in the five years before her arrest.
Assistant U.S. Attorney David Raskin said investigators looked for information to support reports that Aafia Siddiqui (ah-FEE’-uh see-DEE’-kee) was detained in 2003 and held for years. He says it was more likely that Siddiqui disappeared in 2003 because she went into hiding after marrying an al-Qaida operative and because she knew 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed.
Raskin says the U.S. was responding to repeated allegations in published reports and found “zero evidence” that Siddiqui was abducted, kidnapped or tortured.
He spoke at a hearing in New York yesterday on a psychologist’s conclusion that the 36-year-old Siddiqui is mentally unfit for trial.
Siddiqui is a former Boston-area resident who was educated at MIT and Brandeis University. She’s confined to the Federal Medical Center Carswell in Fort Worth facility after she was brought to the United States in August to face attempted murder and assault charges.