Thursday, February 4, 2010

When Convicted of Terrorism, Blame Israel

Proponents of civilian trials for captured terrorists keep insisting that this will impress the world and show the greatness of our system. An example of how impressed terrorists are by the American judiciary can be seen in the reaction of Pakistani terrorist Aafia Siddiqui after her conviction. The New York Times reports:

A Pakistani neuroscientist was convicted on Wednesday of attempted murder for trying to kill American soldiers and F.B.I. agents in Afghanistan.

Federal prosecutors said the neuroscientist, Aafia Siddiqui, 37, grabbed an M4 rifle in a police station in the city of Ghazni, Afghanistan, on July 18, 2008, and fired on American officers and federal agents.

After slightly more than two days of deliberations, a jury in Federal District Court in Manhattan found her guilty.

As the jurors began leaving the courtroom, Ms. Siddiqui, who studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Brandeis University, turned in her chair to face them.

"This is a verdict coming from Israel and not from America," she said, holding her right index finger in the air. "That's where the anger belongs. I can testify to this, and I have proof."

Ms. Siddiqui was then led out of the courtroom while the judge and lawyers for both sides discussed a sentencing date...
This is what is reported in the Muslim world, and this is what they believe: The American judiciary is in the hands of Israel. It will be a lot worst when KSM is tried.

As for world opinion, who cares?

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