Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Gray Lady of al Qaeda all lawyered up and ready to go

What the Gray Lady has been up to:

Poor, innocent, oppressed terrorist, what with her first class education and doctor husband and all.

Elizabeth Fink, the attorney for Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani woman charged by the US authorities with trying to kill US soldiers in Afghanistan, says that Aafia was tortured but keeps quiet on the whereabouts her children. “The woman has been tortured,” Ms Fink said. “I believed she has been tortured based on my experience with people with post-traumatic stress disorder.” On the crucial question about the whereabouts of Ms Siddiqui’s three children whose custody is being sought by Pakistani authorities, Ms Fink refused to comment suggesting that some issues could not be shared with the press. (Ed. note: like the fact her oldest was with her when she was caught scoping out that government building.) When Pakistani consular officers met Ms Siddiqui last Saturday another defence attorney, Gideon Oliver, asked Ms Siddiqui not to speak about her children. Later talking to Dawn he confirmed that he had stopped Ms Siddiqui from revealing any information about her children to Pakistani authorities.

Pakistan’s Deputy Consul General Saqib Rauf also said that Ms Siddiqui wanted to speak about her children but was restrained under advice of her counsel. “She kept on asking after the welfare of her mother and wanted to know about the political conditions in the country”, he said.

Sister: Trying to have it both ways
while firing up the Islamists with provocative rhetoric and half truths. She conveniently ignores the fact that her sister is the one who is not providing information about the kids to authorities and her sister is not doing that on advice of her lawyers. (Ed. note: I swear this whole thing reeks of being a setup)

KARACHI: Dr Fauzia Siddiqui, the sister of Pakistani scientist Dr Aafia Siddiqui who is in the US custody, said that the life of her sister was in danger and she was not being supplied proper medical treatment. Addressing a protest demonstration of Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA), here on Saturday, against Dr Aafia`s detention, she said that her sister had been inhumanly tortured. She said that the medical facilities, given to Dr Aafia on orders of American court were not only insufficient but also incompetent. She said that the US had not only illegally detained Dr Aafia without any evidence but they were also providing no information about her children, which was against the internationally accepted human rights.

US Lefties are starting to circle the wagons. Don't miss the comments, possums. Your heart will bleed. Your knee will jerk. Dissident Voice: It's women and children now.

Dear DV - talk to your al Qaeda Friends about that woman and children thing, babe. Oh, and mental defectives, don't forget them. Those noble al-Qaeda fighters you so sympathise with just love using them, too.