We've been hearing for awhile from the statists (Obama, Holder, Brennan, and the other miserable cretins in the administration) about how eeeevil and rotten those nasty ol' military tribunals were. We were told that we needed to show the world how wonderful our criminal justice system was when dealing with terrorists. It was how we could close Gitmo because, as we've been told, holding terrorists in Gitmo causes terrorism. And then the U.S. would be loved again after that cowboy Bush.
Apparently, Pakistan didn't get the memo: "Pakistan Pressing U.S. to Turn Over Woman Convicted of Trying to Kill American Soldiers."
Not too long ago:
A Manhattan jury on Feb. 3 found Siddiqui, 37, guilty of two counts of attempted murder, armed assault, using and carrying a firearm and three counts of assault on U.S. officers and employees.
She was originally arrested by Afghan authorities in Ghazni, Afghanistan in 2008:
The court was told that when arrested, the U.S.-educated Siddiqui possessed bomb-making instructions, documents referring to “mass casualty attacks,” and a list of NYC landmarks including Brooklyn Bridge and the Empire State Building.
They told the Americans, who sent soldiers and FBI agents to question her. After they got there, she then grabbed a weapon, shouted typical Islamist rants (“Allahu Akbar”, “Death to Americans"), fired the weapon, hit nobody, then was shot and wounded herself. After recovering, the U.S. brought her to the U.S. to face the charges she was just convicted of a couple of weeks ago (sentencing is about in 10 weeks). During her trial, she would frequently lash out and cause an uproar, which required the presiding judge to have her removed.
Another thing we keep getting told from the "experts" on terrorism in the administration is that poverty is a major reason people become terrorists. Uh huh. Siddiqui is a neuroscientist, not someone you'd associate with someone who lives in poverty. Better yet, she used to live in the U.S. and obtained degrees at MIT and Brandeis University. You have to wonder where Obama and his sycophantic underlings get their data from, because it surely isn't from what has been learned about those who have committed terrorist attacks.
The Pakistanis are "outraged". It's so bad, the Pakistani people are pressuring their government to have Siddiqui exchanged. Here's what the article says about what is going on:
...street protests by thousands of angry Muslims who view Aafia Siddiqui as the victim of U.S. injustice and anti-Muslim discrimination...
Siddiqui...has become a cause celebre in Pakistan, and demonstrations on her behalf have been characterized by strong anti-American sentiment...
For many Pakistanis, however, “Dr. Aafia” is a victim, and the Pakistani government paid for her defense team.
“The conviction has shown us how they have crushed justice,” Siddiqui’s sister, Fauzia, told a protest rally in Karachi...
In London, Muslim women demonstrated outside the Pakistan High Commission at the weekend, accusing the Zardari government of complicity in Siddiqui’s arrest.
So, Obama and his cadre took this terrorist into custody, brought her back to the U.S. (never sending her to Gitmo), tried her in the regular court system which we are told is the proper place to try terrorists (and which she frequently disturbed), and convicted her.
But, the Pakistanis still don't love us. Maybe it's just because Obama hasn't talked to them enough, taught them about our criminal justice system well enough, didn't use simpler terms. Hmmm...sounds familiar...
(Hat tip: Lucianne.com)