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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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Justice Derailed?

  By Farieha Aziz      On September 23, a US Federal Court presided over by Judge Richard Berman sentenced Dr Aafia SIddiqui to 86 years in prison. This sentence was an enhancement of a February 2010 verdict, in which she was found guilty on seven counts of attempted murder and armed assault against US officials.. Said Barrister Rana Sajjad, in his op-ed piece for the Express Tribune: ...

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“Rules…”

  By Andrew Purcell,   November 20, 2010   "Our normal rules don't seem to apply to your sister" After driving from Houston this is what the guard told Muhammad as we sat outside the Carswell prison facility in Fort Worth, Texas.  Muhammad just laughed. The guard had no idea how true his observation was. Visiting Aafia Siddiqui has proven to be dificult. She and her brothe ...

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MLFA is Not Involved with Aafia’s Case

To Supporters of Dr. Aafia:   This is to inform supporters that As of November 2010 MLFA has not been involved with funding for Dr. Aafia's case and any monies donated to them do not go towards any aspect of Dr. Aafia's case. The family have requested that MLFA kindly cease to use Dr. Aafia's case, her name, statements or any statement from family members for their fund raising activit ...

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Mothers Day reflection by Mark Sashine…

    Excerpt from: OpEd News   Sacred Sisters Of Victory By Mark Sashine This year May 9 is the 65th anniversary of the Victory over Germany in 1945. It is also a Mother's Day. The US is very proud with its record of women emancipation. This century is proclaimed to be the Century of Women. Empowerment is the word.... Germans did not consider Russians as  proper POWs; women- prisoner ...

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Injustice In The Age of Obama

  Excerpts from an article by Cindy Sheehan published on AlJazeera English.   Oct. 16, 2010 The treatment of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui is symbolic in the minds of many Muslims. Her treatment has caused more damage to US-Muslim relations (particularly in Pakistan) than any 'soft power' state department program could undo Since being the defendant in about six trials after I was arrested for ...

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