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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Complete Aafia Siddiqui Story - 'The Most Dangerous Woman in the World' By Juliane von Mittelstaedt

Actually this version of the story is quite balanced and thorough ~~t

On July 17, 2008, men coming from evening prayers at the Bazazi Mosque in Ghazni, a provincial capital south of Kabul, paused when they saw a woman outside the building. They formed a circle around the stranger, who was wearing a blue burqa. She was cowering on the ground, with two small bags at her side, holding the hand of a boy of about 12. One of the men, fearing that this peculiar woman could be carrying a bomb under her burqa, called the police.

A short time later, more than 11,000 kilometers (6,800 miles) away, a telephone rang at the headquarters of the Federal Bureau of Intelligence (FBI) in Washington. Someone crossed the name Aafia Siddiqui from a list of suspects and wrote the word "arrested."

After two weeks Aafia Siddiqui was flown from the US Air Force's Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan to New York. She was now wearing a tracksuit, had two bullet entry wounds in her abdomen and weighed around 40 kilograms (90 lbs.). Siddiqui is 1.63 meters (5'4") tall.....


Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is a complete bullshit written by some ignorant lady!

December 18, 2008 3:03 AM  
Blogger Khurram Ali Shafique said...

I wonder what is your concept of "balanced." You think that anything is balanced if it fails to draw conclusions, and shows both parties as sharing a guilt? Suppose you kill someone on the street and I am an eye-witness, will you consider my account more "balanced" if instead of saying that killed the victim I say, "the victim killed you and then you killed him." Pretty balanced statement, right?

December 27, 2008 2:42 AM  
Blogger temporal said...

khurram thanks for your comments

"quite balanced and thorough" as and when compared to other reports about aafia

December 27, 2008 3:00 AM  

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