Terrorist judicial theater – civilian court antics on display

Michelle Malkin has a good column out this morning revealing what is happening right now in the civilian trial of Aafia Siddiqui, accused of attempted murder and assault of U.S. military personnel in Pakistan. Yes, she was caught in Afghanistan and brought back to America to face trial.

Mind you, almost nobody knows who this nutcase-scientist is, but it’s not for a lack of trying. From Malkin’s syndicated column today. Please do go read her full column, but here’s a taste.

She’s an accomplished Karachi-born scientist who studied microbiology at MIT and did graduate work in neurology at Brandeis University before disappearing in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

Counterterrorism investigators connected Siddiqui and her estranged husband, anesthesiologist Dr. Mohammed Amjad Khan, to Saudi terror funders. The couple’s bank account showed repeated purchases of high-tech military equipment and apparel, including body armor, night-vision goggles, and military manuals. Her second husband, fellow al Qaeda suspect and 9/11 plot helper Ammar al Baluchi, is one of five Gitmo detainees that the Obama administration is planning to transfer to New York for trial.

Siddiqui was identified as an al Qaeda operative, financier, and fixer by no less than 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed during U.S. interrogations. Al Baluchi is KSM’s nephew. Mohammed reportedly enlisted Siddiqui in a Baltimore-based plot to bomb gas stations, fuel tanks, and bridges, and poison water reservoirs in the greater Washington, D.C. area.. Siddiqui was taken into custody in Kabul in July 2008 after attempting to shoot U.S. military interrogators and FBI agents.

So Steve, what kind of theater are we talking here? We’ll, for starters…

  • Demanding that jurors be genetically tested for a “Zionist or Israeli background” to ensure a fair and impartial jury of her Jew-hating peers;
  • Ranting about 9/11/Israel conspiracies during voir dire;
  • Screaming out loud during the testimony of U.S. Army Capt. Robert Snyder, who was in the room in Kabul when Siddiqui allegedly grabbed an M-4 rifle and proclaimed, “Allah Akbar!” and “I hate Americans! Death to America!” Before being ejected from the courtroom, Siddiqui shouted to Snyder, “You’re lying!” She also babbled about torture at a secret prison;
  • And blurting out “I feel sorry for you” to the witness in front of the jury before being led out of the courtroom again.

That’s just the beginning of what’s going on in New York City right now. There is so much more including a defense she’s a nutcase. No kidding?

Just imagine what a KSM trial will be like … even if it’s not held in New York City.

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