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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? writing a blog entry. Fear is a strange thing…Allah (SWT) may I never be fearful of anyone but You… Ameen.   She set up the table and

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 gaggle of disapproving foreign ministers who poured forth their ridiculous brand of Western

Dec 25, 2010   Press TV, EXPRESS Another rally in the financial heart of Pakistan On Christmas eve , but this time not to protest drone attacks but to call on US officials to release Dr. Aafia Siddiqui. There were people from the Christian community among those who were out on the streets to show solidarity with Aafia and her family. Aafia's family complain that their request for a new lawyer for her has been turned down by the US authorities and that lawyers are not allowed to meet

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 and for the quick restoration of the lives of Pakistani flood victims who

Dec. 22, 2010   NATION, The NEWS, GeoNews 'No Pakistani safe across the globe following Aafia's 86-year prison sentence': IJN Criticising the justice system in the United States as biased towards Muslims, the executive director of the International Justice Network, Tina Monshipour Foster, has said that following the 86-year prison sentence of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui by a US federal court, no Pakistani is now safe across the globe. Talking to the media persons at the Lahore Press Club, Foster said that after the Pakistani scientist was sentenced to imprisonment

Dec. 22, 2010   DAILY TIMES   LAHORE: The attorney of Dr Aafia Siddiqui’s family and executive director of the International Justice Network, Tina Monshipour Foster, has said that she is dissatisfied by the American justice system, especially after the court’s decision on Dr Aafia’s case. Foster, who is not directly representing Dr Aafia in the case but works as her family lawyer, was addressing a press conference along with Dr. Fauzia Siddiqui. Commenting on Dr Aafia’s case in which she was sentenced to 86 years in prison by a

Dec 16, 2010   By: Andrew Purcell My goodness! Aafia has become positively trendy amongst the elite in the world of terrorism. Last month it was Ayman al-Zawahiri attempting to turn her into a pin-up girl for suicide bombers. Now it is the turn of Abu Yahya al-Liby. At this rate I expect Aafia to be the covergirl for "al-Qaeda Chic: The Hottie in the Hijab" next month. Liby, like Zawahiri before him, seems to have only now discovered Aafia, nearly eight years after she was kidnapped off

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