September 23rd, 2010
04:20 PM ET

Pakistani scientist gets 86 years for Afghan attack

A federal judge Thursday sentenced a Pakistani scientist convicted of attempting to kill Americans in Afghanistan to 86 years in prison.

A jury in Manhattan convicted Aafia Siddiqui on seven charges, including attempted murder and armed assault on U.S. officers, in February. She will serve her sentence at a facility in Texas where she was previously held while awaiting trial.

Prosecutors said Siddiqui shot at two FBI special agents, a U.S. Army warrant officer, an Army captain and military interpreters while she was being held unsecured at an Afghan facility on July 18, 2008. Upon her conviction, the American-educated neuroscientist, blasted the decision as "a verdict from Israel, not America."

Siddiqui's family said she had been unjustly found guilty.

Afghan police had arrested her outside the Ghazni governor's compound in central Afghanistan after finding her with bomb-making instructions, excerpts from the "Anarchist's Arsenal," papers with descriptions of U.S. landmarks, and substances sealed in bottles and glass jars, according to the charges. The indictment said Siddiqui had "handwritten notes that referred to a 'mass casualty attack' " listing several locations in the United States and "construction of 'dirty bombs.' "

The FBI had sought Siddiqui for several years, suspecting her of having ties to the al Qaeda terrorist network.

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  1. USMC Forever

    She should be happy and lucky that she didn't kill any Americans. She is in the Great State of Texas where they just installed an express lane for Capital Punishment. If you go to Texas and you kill some one, you will be caught and you will die!!! Texas puts to sleep more POS Killers every year than most countries in the world!!!!! end of line...........

    October 4, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. A$$ in Oregon

    you are getting dribble on yourself

    September 26, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  3. TRUTH

    IDIOT to HUMAN dialogue DICTIONARY. For those of you who are new to this board, here is a handy reference to what he is saying. 

    He hides behind lies and made up words to preach his hate every day on this forum because there is no moderator. This is a complete list of his entire knowledge and vocabulary, quite pathetic and laughable as it is...

    "360" means his version of taliban islam, the enemy of real islam. The goal is to serve demon masters as slaves by corrupting yourself with lies and evil deeds every waking moment, but you have to be arrogant about your chosen life and insult everyone. He is here to recruit by convincing readers that this is better than 180 through endless insults and hate preaching. Truth about 360 is the most haram of truths.  

    "180" means Truth and all good in the world, including the idea of God.

    "hindu" means anyone who is not a slave in 360.

    "pot head man gods" are the fit and tanned men of California he sees on TV with big muscles, nice cars and cute girlfriends. He is very jealous of this but also attracted, a strange mix which makes him rage.

    "hypocracy" means breathing to him.

    "prosthelytizing" is haram and means writing on CNN unless it is in praise of 360.  See also hypocracy.

    "haram" means forbidden, such as telling the truth, working or taking joy in anything which is not a crime.  Crime is not haram but is encouraged, robbery is the only permitted way of obtaining what you need. 

    "cow mama dung" means his mother's cooking and also the gospel of any belief system other than 360, both of which he hates.

    "filthy" means he is having those man-donkey love thoughts again.

    "pharisee" means any teacher of religion who is not teaching 360. He does not view 360 as a religion but as the only permitted way of existance.

    "human" is reserved only for the slaves of 360 in his deranged mind, the rest he calls dogs by bloodline and this makes his crimes against the rest seem justified to him.

    "Quantum physics" means smoking opium – because it must be science how he can fly so high with his feet still on the ground. He cites this as scientific proof that 360 is the only way of existance.   

    Quite an absurd system the way it all fits together right?! Remember these are not my views, these are just notes of is real meaning based on having read way way too many of his deranged posts on these boards. Reasoning with him is like asking a rock to float, reason is not within his nature. He pretends like ending this war is what he wants, it is just another lie, he wants the destruction of everyone who does not convert to 360. THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE! 

    September 26, 2010 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |


    September 24, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • USMC Forever

      Thats right Ali, the whole worthless Muslim World who has done nothing about anything. The Muslim World won't save this stupid Beeeeeoooocchhhh and they won't protect their sorry religion from being hijacked by TERRORISTS, right Muslims?????What a weak pathetic brood you all are!!!!!

      October 1, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Shondog

    what a horse full of non-sense. FBI and/or CIA kidnapped her and her children. if any thing they should be charged with kidnapping children at the least and keeping them in confinement for years. So let me understand. She was caught with maps of targets in NYC in afghanistan. What the hell was she doing there to begin with. If anywhere you would think she would be in Waziristan where Alqaeda is based. And she decides to take her children on mission like this. And then there was a loaded rifle near her when she was being interogated. She was not in handcuffs of anything.

    There were no finger prints found on the gun. Do these guys think people are idiots. The fact she and her children yes small children were kidnapped on false intel and now this is a cover-up.......

    September 24, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Abu Nothin'

    she is a nut! why not capital ?!!

    September 24, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. JD

    She was caught with bomb-making material, and then tried to shoot her captors. So, she is obviously totally innocent just like the lying filth Taliban that she supports. I guess if you're a willing accomplice to terrorism against your own people, but you are an Islamic woman it's ok? She should be hung and the body dragged through the streets...Just like in Pakistan.

    September 24, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eric

      Read the story again pinhead, your eyes must have glazed over when you read the truth.

      September 24, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • shiftikhar

      she was cought with her 3 kids (one infant 6 months). are you saying that they were the bombs? she lost her infant child when she was kidnapped by US CIA agents in Karachi.

      September 25, 2010 at 4:02 am | Report abuse |
      • shiftikhar

        other missing children were returned to her family couple of months ago on a condition that they will not uncover the story in media

        September 25, 2010 at 4:04 am | Report abuse |
      • shiftikhar

        She is innocent. She is innocent. She is innocent

        September 25, 2010 at 4:04 am | Report abuse |
      • Eric

        Hey shifty, i don't believe you.

        September 25, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    I'm sorry attempting to kill innocent people!

    September 24, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Truth

    Persians were smart before falling victim to 360 sickness

    September 24, 2010 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
  10. Truth

    cool story bro

    September 24, 2010 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Eric

      Did you really fall for any of that?

      September 24, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Truth

    This sentence is good. No parole.

    Weak minded fools who give their lives and souls to the false preachers of hate.

    September 24, 2010 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |