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December 2008

Posted by MuslimMatters A family friend reacts to the plight and case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui. This document began life in October 2008 as an e-mail to the author’s family and friends to explain why he cared so much about what happened to this “terribly dangerous woman.” This story has been getting uneven play in the news in this country. Some of you may not even recognize her name. The FBI began looking for Aafia Siddiqui in March 2003 for reasons never explained and the internet is full

Commenatary By Andrew Purcell Officials at Bagram responded to an inquiry by Ann Patterson, then the American ambassador to Pakistan, with a document denying that they ever had custody of Aafia Siddiqui. "Bagram officials have assured us that they have not been holding Siddiqui for the last four years, as has been alleged" the embassy wrote on July 31, 2008. Does this confirm the United States' claim that Aafia was not secretly being held in the secret prison facility at Bagram? Not in any universe where truth has meaning. People

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