Aafia Siddiqui Arrested for Attempting to Kill United States Officers in Afghanistan.
See her before and after photos, not so cute now.
NEW YORK- Michael J. Garcia, the US Attorney for the Southern District of NY, Mark J. Mershon, the Asst Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"), and Raymond W. Kelly, the Police Commissioner of the City of NY, announced today the arrest of Aafia Siddiqui on charges related to her attempted murder and assault of United States officers and employees in Afghanistan. Siddiqui arrived in NYC this evening and will be presented Tuesday before a US Magistrate Judge in the US District Court for the Southern District of NY.
According to the Complaint filed in Manhattan federal court:
On July 17, 2008, officers of the Ghazni Province Afghanistan National Police ("ANP") observed Siddiqui outside the Ghazni governor's compound. ANP officers questioned Siddiqui, regarded her as suspicious, and searched her handbag. In it, they found numerous documents describing the creation of explosives, as well as excerpts from the Anarchist's Arsenal. Siddiqui's papers included descriptions of various landmarks in the United States, including in New York City. Siddiqui was also in possession of substances that were sealed in bottles and glass jars.
On July 18, 2008, a party of United States personnel, including two FBI special agents, a United States Army Warrant Officer, a United States Army Captain, and United States military interpreters, arrived at the Afghan facility where Siddiqui was being held. The personnel entered a second floor meeting room -- unaware that Siddiqui was being held there, unsecured, behind a curtain.
The Warrant Officer took a seat and placed his United States Army M-4 rifle on the floor next to the curtain. Shortly after the meeting began, the Captain heard a woman yell from the curtain and, when he turned, saw Siddiqui holding the Warrant Officer's rifle and pointing it directly at the Captain. Siddiqui said, "May the blood of [unintelligible] be directly on your [unintelligible, possibly head or hands]." The interpreter seated closest to Siddiqui lunged at her and pushed the rifle away as Siddiqui pulled the trigger. Siddiqui fired at least two shots but no one was hit. The Warrant Officer returned fire with a 9 mm service pistol and fired approximately two rounds at Siddiqui's torso, hitting her at least once. Despite being shot, Siddiqui struggled with the officers when they tried to subdue her; she struck and kicked them while shouting in English that she wanted to kill Americans. After being subdued, Siddiqui temporarily lost consciousness. The agents and officers then rendered medical aid to Siddiqui.
Siddiqui, a 36-year-old Pakistani woman who previously resided in the United States, is charged in a criminal Complaint filed in the Southern District of New York with one count of attempting to kill United States officers and employees and one count of assaulting United States officers and employees. If convicted, Siddiqui faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison on each charge.
Mr. Garcia praised the investigative work of the Joint Terrorism Task Force ("JTTF"), the Federal Bureau of Investigation and New York City Police Department.
He also expressed his gratitude to the Office of International Affairs of the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice and the United States Department of State for their assistance in the case. Mr. Garcia also thanked the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts for their assistance.
TERRORIST MAJID KHAN FROM BALTIMORE IS LINKED TO AAFIA SIDDIQUI. KHAN WAS ALSO LINKED TO UZAIR PARACHA IN NYC AND WAS PLOTTING TO POISON THE WATER SUPPLY IN THE UPSTATE NY RESERVOIR WITH ANTHRAX;
Khan had worked at his family’s gas stations in Baltimore and was able to help Khaled Sheikh Mohammed with research into a plan to blow up gas stations. Mohammed also asked Khan to research how to poison US water reservoirs (New York City) with Anthrax (anthrax is resistant to chlorine), according to the government profile.
Khan appears to have met with Aafia Saddiqui who is a MIT grad in microbiology, she had access to Anthrax while working at Brandeis Univ in Boston. Siddiqui rented P.O. Box #187XX in Baltimore MD for Majid Khan while he was in Pakistan meeting with Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Assistant United States Attorney Eric Bruce claimed that MIT graduate Aafia Siddiqui was willing to help with an anthrax attack. Bruce repeatedly referred to a planned chemical attack by Khan but never described the plot or when and where it would occur.
Al Qaeda facilitator Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali , otherwise known as Ammar al-Baluchi, states that he ordered Siddiqui to help get travel documents for Majid Khan who intended to blow up gas stations and bridges or poison reservoirs in the United States. His (Ammar al-Baluchi aka Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali) biography also states that he married Siddiqui shortly before his capture, an allegation that is true, sheds light on Aafia Siddiqui's relationship to top Al Qaeda planners like Khalid Shaikh Mohammed the uncle of Ammar al-Baluchi.
NYC CLOTHING IMPORTER TIED TO BALTIMORE MD TERROR PLOT/ UZAIR PARACHA, GETS 30 YEAR PRISON TERM FOR $200,000 DEAL WITH AL-QAEDA TO ACCESS HIS PORT OF NEWARK BOUND SHIPPING CONTAINERS (from Karachi PK) TO BRING IN MATERIALS TO BLOW UP UNDERGROUND GAS STORAGE TANKS IN BALTIMORE MD.
Uzair Paracha, 24, son of Saifullah Paracha, went on trial in November 2005, he was convicted of all five counts he faced, he is linked to al-Qaeda terrorist Majid Khan. In the opening argument of Uzair Paracha in November 2005, the Assistant United States Attorney Eric Bruce claimed that MIT graduate Aafia Siddiqui was willing to help with an anthrax attack. Bruce repeatedly referred to a planned chemical attack by Khan but never described the plot or when and where it would occur. Any evidence supporting the dramatic statement was later excluded from evidence on the grounds that it would be unduly prejudicial.
Uzair's father is being held at "Gitmo" as an enemy combatant. The evidence at trial proved that Paracha, 25, agreed with his father, Saifullah Paracha, and two al Qaeda members, Majid Khan and Ammar Al-Baluchi, to provide support to al Qaeda. Pakistani native Aafia Siddiqui was also part of the Baltimore gas station bomb plot, she rented PO Box #187XX Baltimore MD 21206 for Majid Khan, she had been living, off and on, in Boston at the time.
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