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Aafia Siddiqui aka Lady Al Qaeda, convicted for firing on United States troops

They call her …Lady Al Qaeda!!!

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A mother of three, and a Pakistani scientist who studied at M.I.T.,and who was arrested in Afghanistan, was convicted of charges filed against her,sparking violent protest in Pakistan.

Dr. Aafia Siddiqui was found guilty today by a jury in Manhattan federal court even after she denied charges that she had opened fire on US soldiers and FBI agents in Afghanistan.

Aafia Siddiqui faces life in prison when sentenced in May. Comrade Shahid joins Priya Sridhar and he says that the common American has had fear put in them by the government and that this was not a terrorist act.

Aafia Siddiqui tried to carry out the shootings while in detention in Afghanistan in 2008.

Protests erupted across Pakistan on Thursday after a US court convicted a Pakistani scientist of trying to kill US servicemen in Afghanistan, with President Asif Ali Zardari also calling for justice.

Several thousand people took to the streets in support of Siddiqui in major Pakistani cities, as Zardari ordered the government to look into providing her with legal help and voiced hope that justice would prevail.

Prosecutors claimed that she was arrested in possession of notes indicating plans to attack the Statue of Liberty and other New York landmarks.

Although she was not charged with terrorism, prosecutors described her as a would-be terrorist who had plotted to bomb New York.

The mother of three was accused of grabbing a rifle at an Afghan police station where she was being interrogated in July 2008 and trying to gun down US servicemen.

Lady Al Qaeda...Aafia Siddiqui

Lady Al Qaeda...Aafia Siddiqui

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