AAFIA SIDDIQUI THE HOBBIT..................
Siddiqui was also in possession of substances that were sealed in bottles and glass jars." While in custody, Siddiqui seized a U.S. Warrant Officer's M-4 rifle and fired at least two shots at U.S. military personnel but no one was hit. As DOJ explained, "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." Siddiqui 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.
- DOJ Press Release on Complaint Aafia Siddiqui(Added 8/5/08)
- FBI: Seeking Information (Added 7/29/08) The FBI released this poster, seeking information on Siddiqui, who was born March 2, 1972. Siddiqui has been charged in the U.S. She is Pakistani and studied at MIT and Brandeis.
- Special Court for Sierra Leone: Office of the Prosecutor: Profile (Added 7/29/08) Siddiqui was allegedly involved in the purchasing of diamonds in Sierra Leone it appears that Aafia Siddiqui used the name Feriel Shahin. Both David Crane, the prosecutor and Alan White, the chief investigator of the Special Court for Sierra Leone had identified Aafia Siddiqui from her June 15h 2001 visa to Liberia as Feriel Shahin (see above) who picked up a package containing diamonds worth $19 million, Pakistani intelligence traced her and two al Qaeda colleagues to the Shaharah-e-Faaisal Hotel in Karachi before disappearing in July of 2001.
- Director of National Intelligence Biography of 'Ammar al-Baluchi (Added 7/29/08) The Director of National Intelligence reported that in 2002, 'Ammar al-Baluchi, currently held at Guantanamo Bay, "directed Aafia Siddiqui - a US-educated neuroscientist and al-Qa'ida facilitator - to travel to the United States to prepare paperwork to ease Majid Khan's deployment to the United States. 'Ammar married Aafia Siddiqui shortly before his detention in March of 2003."
- Testimony of Paul Rosenzweig Before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law (Added 7/29/08) Paul Rosenzweig, then-Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law about "an alien who was a former board member, fundraiser, and donor to the Benevolence International Foundation (BIF), whose associates in the United States included Aafia Siddiqui (placed on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Most Wanted Terrorists list after 9/11 for assisting Al Qaeda), as well as members of the 'Portland 7,'..."
- CARE International Filing (Added 7/29/08) Prosecutors in the case against former CARE International officials wrote, "Aafia Siddiqui - One of Muntasser's contemporaries, an individual who also participated in Al Kifah/Care’s orphan sponsorship program, is/was one of the most sought people in the world. [Ex. 286 p.8 (Automatic Withdrawal records of Care International entitled Al-Kifah Refugee Center November 23, 1993); Sentencing Exhibit P (FBI Seeking Information Notice)]."