'Who will support scientist Aafia Siddiqui?'

Al-Qaeda leader's message in support of Pakistani scientist serving a sentence of 86 years in the US

'Who will support scientist Aafia Siddiqui?'

World Bulletin / News Desk

Dr. Aafia Siddiqui is a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) trained Pakistani Neuroscientist, who was given 86 year sentence at the U.S. federal prison for alleged links to al-Qaeda.

Afia was born in Pakistan and spent here childhood there. In 1990 she went to study neuroscience in the United States and obtained a Ph.D. from Brandeis University in 2001. 

In 2010, al-Qaeda leader Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri has writen a piece named "Who Will Support Scientist Aafia Siddiqui?" 

In al-Zawahiri's own words the text contains two messages - for the U.S. and to Pakistani people. 

"An American court sentenced sister Aafia Siddiqui to more than eighty years, and in commenting on this verdict, I have two messages: one for America, and the other for the Muslim nation in Pakistan."

"As for my message to America, I tell her: judge, as you only judge yourselves, and oppress, as you only oppress yourselves, and attack, as you only attack yourselves, as by the Lord of the skies and earth we will fight you until the hour [of judgment], or until you stop your crimes. So, imprison whoever you decide and kill whoever you decide, and strike [or raid] whoever you decide, and be arrogant as you wish, because the Islamic Ummah will respond strike for strike."

"As for my message to the Muslim nation in Pakistan, I say to her [only] a few words because the time is work time: you made your government and you made your army leaders into a people without pride, and without sanctity, and without dearness and without value. The Americans and their Crusader allies are occupying your countries and killing your families, and destroying your villages and imprisoning your women. So is there any bigger humiliation, and is there [a bigger] abuse above that."


Güncelleme Tarihi: 03 Mart 2016, 10:15