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Pakistani Scientist Gets 86 Years for Trying to Kill U.S. Agents and Soldiers in Afghanistan

afghanistan mapBy Allan Lengel

By all accounts, this was not your typical sentencing.

First, U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman in New York sentenced a U.S.-trained Pakistani scientist to 86 years for trying to kill U.S. federal agents and troops.

That came  after defendant Aafia Siddiqui, 38, called on Muslims to resist using violence, the Associated Press reported. She also said she loved American soldiers.

Then afterward,  Siddiqui,  told her supporters, according to AP: “Don’t get angry. Forgive Judge Berman.”

The judge then responded, according to AP, by saying: “I wish more defendants would feel the way that you do.”

AP reported that in February she was convicted of trying to shoot U.S. authorities in Afghanistan while yelling, “Death to Americans!”

Pakistani Scientist Accused of Trying to Shoot American Soldiers and FBI Agents Found Guilty in NY

new-york-mapBy Allan Lengel

A Pakistani neuroscientist, who disrupted her New York trial with multiple outbursts, was convicted Wednesday of attempted murder for trying to kill American soldiers and F.B.I. agents in Afghanistan, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.

Authorities charged that Aafia Siddiqui, 37, of grabbing grabbed an M4 rifle in an Afghanistan police station in 2008 and fired on American officers and federal agents. No one was hit.

The jury deliberated for over 2 days following a 14 day trial, authorities said.

The New York Times reported that as jurors began leaving the courtroom, Siddiqui turned to them in her chair and said:

“This is a verdict coming from Israel and not from America. That’s where the anger belongs. I can testify to this, and I have proof.”

Pakistani Neuroscientist Accused of Opening Fire on American Soldiers and FBI Agents is Booted From NY Trial After Outburst

judge and gavelBy Allan Lengel

Could this be a preview of what’s to come when Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other 9/11 terror suspects go on trial in New York?

Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani neuroscientist accused of opening fire on American soldiers and F.B.I. agents while being detained in Afghanistan in July 2008, didn’t last very long on Tuesday at onset of her trial in U.S. District Court in New York, the New York Times reports.

The Times reports that she was escorted out of court after an outburst in which she yelled: “I was never planning to bomb it. You’re lying!”

During her 2008 confrontation in Afghanistan, she did not hit anyone, but someone fired back and wounded her. She has since recovered.

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