Who's Afraid of Aafia Siddiqui?
She went to MIT and Brandeis, married a Brigham and Women's physician, made her home in Boston, cared for her children, and raised money for charities. Aafia Siddiqui was a normal woman living a normal American life. Until the FBI called her a terror
By Katherine Ozment
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The men were ready. They knew the woman who would be joining them for the week was a high-profile Al Qaeda operative. They'd been told she should be treated with the utmost respect. She would arrive in Liberia's bustling capital, Monrovia, on a plane from Quetta, Pakistan. She was to be driven to the safe house, the Hotel Boulevard, where other Al Qaeda figures had stayed, and taken good care of until the deal was done.
The trip from the airport was a hot hour long, and the woman spoke in English to the driver on the way. The driver, who would later become the chief informant in a United Nations-led investigation, described her as a quiet Islamic woman who wore a traditional headscarf and kept mostly to herself. She spent the week holed up in her room, making trips into town for small errands.
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KARACHI - Jamat-e-Islami central leader Prof Ghaffor Ahmed has lashed out at President Pervez Musharraf for handing over Dr Afia Siddiqui to United States.
JI central leader said that the entire nation was ashamed of President Pervez Musharraf for this immoral deed.He demanded the government to get Dr Afia Siddiqui released from the US detention. He was addressing a protest rally, which was held in the support of Dr Afia Siddiqui organised by JI women wing outside the Karachi Press Club on Tuesday.JI women were holding placards with slogans in favour of Dr Afia Siddiqui.He alleged that Musharraf prolonged his rule by handing over innocent Pakistani citizens to the US authorities.
He added that in 2003 President Musharraf handed over Dr Afia to US and yet government was hiding facts from the relatives of Dr Afia Siddiqui.He urged the human rights organisation to raise voice for Dr Afia Siddiqui . JI woman leader Ayesha Munawar also spoke on the occasion and urged the religious and political parties that to raise their voice for the release of Dr Afia Siddiqui.
He warned if government failed to get her released, JI would be held marathon protest rally outside the Parliament.