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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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Condemned By Their Silence

By Yvonne Ridley There are literally millions of people across the world who are now involved in the intriguing case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui and they fall into several categories. The first is a huge army of ordinary people of faith and no faith who represent many different nationalities and their aim is to see justice and fair play delivered to Aafia. The second is a small, but on the surface of it, more pow ...

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Sentencing of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui – Commentary

  First Published by: THE PEACE Thru JUSTICE FOUNDATION 11006 Veirs Mill Rd, STE L-15, PMB 298 Silver Spring, MD. 20902   SHAWWAL 1431 A.H. (September 29, 2010) Assalaamu Alaikum (Greetings of Peace):     On the morning of Thursday, September 23, 2010, Dr. Aafia Siddiqui was sentenced to 86 years of imprisonment by a federal judge in New York City. The sentence imposed by U.S. District J ...

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Barbaric: 86-Year Sentence for Aafia Siddiqui

  by Andy Worthington   Sep 24, 2010 To be honest, I can hardly express sufficiently my shock at the news that Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, the Pakistani neuroscientist who was rendered to the U.S. to face a trial after she reportedly tried -- and failed -- to shoot two U.S. soldiers in Ghazni, Afghanistan in July 2008, has been sentenced to 86 years in prison. Such a disproportionate sentence would be bar ...

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Eyewitness Accounts of Sentencing

  September 23, 2010   Dr. Aafia Siddiqui received a brutally unfair sentence in federal court today (as we expected would be the case); 86 years. But what she had to say to the court (and to her fellow Muslims), and how she said it, made us all feel proud and inspired. The depth of her iman, her absolute trust in ALLAH's Qadr, her courage and grace under fire wa ...

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Former US Congresswoman Calls for Dr. Aafia’s Repatriation

  Chicago: Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney Calls for Dr. Aafia's Repatriation The following are excerpts from a speech given by the Hon Cynthia McKinney, former US Congresswoman at an event sponsored by PANA. Thank you to all of you for being here this evening for this very important meeting... Our mission is grounded in our deep commitment to human dignity.  We are here because we resp ...

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