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MIT colleague speaks of Aafia

  By Usman Saleem   (First Published by CagePrisoners) Aafia was not one to brainwashed, and was certainly not an irate, blind extremist. I remember Aafia as a fellow MIT student – and then an alumna – who was intellectually diligent, conscientious in her conduct, and considerate of others. A single incident stands out as especially illustrating this. She was once in a car accident in ...

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Incorrect Report in Daily Times – Jan 8, 2011

On January 8, 2011, The Daily Times (Pakistan) incorrectly attributed a statement to Dr. Fauzia Siddiqui regarding the selection of January 7th for a "Black Day".  The statement stated that: "... the day was chosen symbolically as the first elections in the history of USA were conducted on 7 January 1769..." This was not stated by Dr. Fauzia as this date in that year has no signific ...

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The Case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui: A Profile in Persecution and Faith

January 1,2011   Washington Report On Middle East Affairs (December 2010, Vol. XXIX, No.9, page 36)   By Mauri' Saalakhan Dr. Aafia Siddiqi came to America from Pakistan as an 18 year old student. She attended the University of Houston (Texas) before matriculating to Boston’s MIT, where she earned her bachelors degree in biology. She later earned her PhD at Brandeis University, with an a ...

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Aafia Siddiqui – Memories of MIT to Carswell Prison

December 30 , 2010   from: MuslimMatters  .org   by Hena Zuberi   I prayed two rakah salah before writing this – I wrote it after her sentencing but honestly have not had the guts to publish it. I have been scared by friends and relatives – paranoid in these times of guilt by association – ‘Don’t write they will come after you too” For what? ...

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Western Double Standards

Dec. 30, 2010   Tehran Times By Yvonne Ridley I wonder if Hillary Clinton really believes in the pompous invective that shoots from her lips with the rapidity of machine gun fire. We had a classic example of it just the other day when she let rip in her grating, robotic monotones over a Moscow court's decision to jail an oil tycoon. To be fair to Clinton, she was not alone. There was a whole gaggl ...

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A Christmas Eve Remembered

The following message is a Christmas memory shared by our dear friend Andy...   2004 was not a good year. We had all come to terms with the fact that Aafia and her children were not coming back. In our own ways we mourned for them. We had begun to move on. Christmas Eve. It was snowing in Houston. Not heavily, hardly more than flurries, but it had been snowing like that since lunch time. By dinner time ...

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To All, A Peaceful Season

As 2010 comes to a close and we, all in our own ways, prepare to celebrate, decompress and reflect, let us not forget those who are separated from their loved ones and those who are deprived of the many blessings most of us take for granted: health, friends, family and freedom. In this season particularly, we ask friends and sincere supporters of Aafia to pray for the unification of all separated families a ...

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My memories of Aafia in Boston

December 13, 2010   by Bashir Hanif   I remember the first time that I met her. It was at a mosque in one of Boston’s most affluent suburbs. The year was 1993.   Muslims all over the US just like Muslims throughout the world had been shocked by the images of the horrors that were being perpetrated against their co-religionists in Bosnia. A tiny religious minority with virtually no abili ...

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Wikileaks Renew Dr. Aafia Siddiqui Mystery

  86-year  prison term for Dr. Siddiqui: Victory in Courtroom is Loss on Worldwide Public Stage   By: John Floyd and Billy Sinclair   Dec. 05, 2010 ...We have stated we do not know if the Pakistani native is a brilliant neuroscientist or an al Qaeda terrorist as our Government has repeatedly charged she is. What we do know is that our Government has cloaked the Siddiqui case in such myst ...

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Ayman Zwahiri and Aafia

  by Andrew Purcell November, 2010 So Ayman al-Zawahiri has decided that it was time for al-Qaeda to take up the cause of Aafia Siddiqui. Thanks a lot for this timely endorsement. Aafia was dragged from the streets of Karachi with her three small children in 2003. Not a sound from these defenders of Islam. Persistant rumors about the "Grey Lady of Bagram" began in 2006 and still the silence w ...

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