Dr. Aafia Siddiqui Archive

Steven Sotloff’s murder proves the Wahhabi Deobandi Islamic state isn’ti nterested in negotiating – by Y Shane Harris , Kate Brannen:   In releasing a video showing the murder of a second American journalist, the militants of the Islamic State made clear that they have no interest in negotiating with Barack Obama’s administration or its allies over the fate of
ISIS execution of James Foley and the Aafia Siddiqui Deobandi connection to Pakistan: In the days following the brutal and tragic execution of US journalist James Foley, it has become clear that genocidal terrorist organizations like ISIS view Aafia Siddiqui as an icon of their cause. What has also become clear is
Aafia, Malala and our mindset? -by Farhad Taimoor: “The eyes see only what the mind is prepared to comprehend” – Robertson Davies The recent shooting of 14 year old Malala Yousufzai has sparked an angry reaction across the country resulting in a widespread public outrage against the
Narrow moves: MQM playing to the right wing gallery? – by Nadeem F. Paracha: Related articles: MQM Right Wing Alliance Narrow moves The Muttahida Qaumi Movement is one of the most enigmatic political parties. It has been enjoying overwhelming support in Karachi and Hyderabad ever since the late 1980s, in the process becoming
“Aafia United”: Imran Khan calls up Altaf Hussain: Related articles: Altaf bhai invites Taliban to join hands? – by D. Asghar MQM Right Wing Alliance …… Burying the hatchet: Imran calls up Altaf, agrees to work together Source: Express Tribune After years of political animosity, Imran Khan’s
Altaf bhai invites Taliban to join hands? – by D. Asghar: Related article: “Aafia United”: Imran Khan calls up Altaf Hussain If Altaf bhai can only realize his immense potential as an entertainer, he would definitely give many Umer Sharifs, and other “Comedy Kings” of Bollywood, run for their money.
Pakistan’s Islamists take center-stage – by Arif Jamal: Nearly a month and a half after he gunned down two Pakistani men in Lahore, the public rancor about CIA contractor Raymond Davis is finally starting to subside. But during that period the Davis incident brought Pakistan’s Islamist parties
Fake Civil Society demands Raymond Davis’s execution and Aafia Siddiqui’s release: Related article: The Taliban feel insulted when our officials say that the CIA is funding them to kill innocent Pakistanis The following are two news items from daily Jang and daily The News (Chief Executive: Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, Chief Advisor:
Jihadi activities in Canada and the USA – by Hamid Akhtar: Express, 1 Nov 2010
Geo TV’s Aafia Mafia – by Fasi Zaka: TV journalism’s Aafia mafia Dr Aafia has been hijacked, and not just by the Americans, who had her flown to the US and gave her a dubiously excessive punishment for attempted murder, but by the Pakistani media itself. Just recently Meher
Some questions for Aafia Siddiqui’s sister – by Ahsan Abbas Shah:
How Dr Aafia Siddiqui lost her legal case – by Ardeshir Cowasjee: The national mindset is not given to looking before it leaps, to thinking or to cogitation. Emotions overtake the process of reasoning and the ubiquitous issue of national ‘honour’ and ‘pride’ often defies logic. Dr Aafia Siddiqui, US citizen,
Pakistan, A Step Mother? – by Ali Raja: Adding predecessors and watching the meaning twist has been one of my ultimate childhood hobbies, it used to quite fun manipulating with the textbook lessons. A light jerk would shatter the whole structure. “Wise Owl” became “Unwise Owl”, “Respect
The Verdict of Dr Afia and Our Reaction -by Raza Habib Raja: Right now the media is voicing its vociferous opposition to the sentence handed to Dr. Afia Siddiqui. The entire case, even before the verdict was announced, had become an overly emotional episode for the Pakistanis. The media has been
Rewarding hate – by Nadeem F. Paracha: The more mischievous among us even prayed to the Almighty to let the Saudis fall in love with this eminent ‘Islamic scholar’ and fund his outlandish theories, leaving television viewers ever so grateful for keeping him there. But, alas,
Fatima Bhutto: please focus on fiction- by Nasima Zehra Awan: Pakistan may have lost a talented fiction writer when Fatima Bhutto went into journalism. Clearly, she is adept at spinning a tale, fudging facts and re-defining reality in a manner that is the exclusive domain of talented story tellers.
Aafia Siddiqui’s daughter’s reappearance: The CIA and ISI should come clean – by Kamran Shafi: Maryam Saddiqui, the missing daughter of Aafia Siddiqui, has been identified after mysteriously reappearing on her family’s doorstep, a top Pakistani official said. The 12-year-old is one of three children of Aafia Siddiqui. Come clean, there is still time
The mysterious case of the grey lady of Bagram – by Robert Fisk: Why didn’t Aafia Siddiqui’s family report her missing in 2003, asks Robert Fisk. ISLAMABAD: Dr Shams Hassan Faruqi sits amid his rocks and geological records, shakes his bearded head and stares at me. “I strongly doubt if the children
Mrs. Janjua where art thou? – by pejamistri: A few days back when I wrote “Do you remember Sajjad Ali Shah”, in the heart of my hearts I prayed that I was wrong. It is true that during the struggle against the 21st century mad dictator (General
Dr Aafia Siddiqui’s case and Pakistani media’s hysteria – by Farhat Taj: Caravans and howling of stray animals — Farhat Taj The media in Pakistan is constantly promoting a one-sided view of Dr Aafia’s case. Nobody is expecting 100 percent objectivity from the media. But still one is surprised how some
Dr Aafia’s appeal – By Rafia Zakaria: The explosive mix of appearing to be the obedient Muslim woman clad in burka and a would-be assassin defying the US make Dr Aafia Siddiqui irresistible as a heroine and an icon. But should such defiance be the only
Some legal aspects of Aafia Siddiqui’s case: A rebuttal to Babar Sattar – by Usman Ahmad: ‘Blinkered justice’? As a nation we suffer from what can only be described as persecution complex. The knee-jerk reaction of “they are out to get us” has been our response to countless issues ranging from the war on terror
The curious case of Aafia Siddiqui and the conspiracy theorists – by Ahmed Naqvi: Aafia Siddiqui’s legal case has done its round in Pakistan’s media. From the anti-government newspaper The Nation, to the relatively liberal and seemingly unbiased Dawn, everyone has taken a swipe at this jaw-dropping, mind-numbing political situation. Yes, political situation.
From Maududi to Aafia – by Nadeem F. Paracha: She’s being called the “daughter of the nation” who needs to be rescued from the fanged jaws of the Americans. Her name is Dr. Aafia Siddiqui. Pakistani TV channels and drawing-rooms are buzzing with talk of this gallant woman
The case of missing persons: A national shame – by Sakib Ahmad: Va la-qad karramna banee Aadam (Al-Qur’an, 17/70) [Indeed, We have conferred dignity on the children of Adam] – but, alas, our secret agencies know not! Early last month, when the government’s defiance of the Supreme Court ruling on Musharraf’s
A critical analysis of Aafia Siddiqui’s case – by Anas Abbas: First published on: AA Counter Terror Aafia Siddiqui was finally convicted on 4rd February 2010 for trying to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan.  She is now expected to face a maximum of 60 years in prison. Below is a
Mata Hari of Al Qaeda: The mystery of Dr Aafia Siddiqui: By: Abdul Nishapuri Pakistani Taliban Union of Journalists (also known as Mullah Media Alliance), including Dr Shahid Masood, Irfan Siddiqui, Ansar Abbasi and Hamid Mir, often present a partial, one sided picture of the ordeal and ‘mazloomiat’ of Dr
Do Dr Aafia Siddiqui and Major Nadal Hasan represent Islam?: By Abdul Nishapuri Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance. Any one who aims to exploit Islam to resort to violence against innocent human beings is neither a friend of Islam nor
Dr Aafia Siddiqui: The other side of the picture: Less grey A little more colour and substance has been added to the ghostly form of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, currently languishing in an American detention facility and said to be suffering severely from mental illness. An illness so severe