THREAT OF DEVASTATING ATTACK LOOMS OVER NYC
According to the New York Post, in a somewhat strange outburst in federal court, alleged terror suspect exclaimed, “The president has to meet with me. It’s important!”
There are no additional details explaining why Siddiqui made the statement.
Ms. Siddiqui’s trial, which began last week, comes after she extradited to this country in August 2008 on federal charges ofand assault.
She allegedly shot at two FBI special agents, a US Army officer and other military personnel while being held at an Afghan facility in July 2008.
Authorities said Siddiqui, who was behind a curtain, fired two shots at personnel with an officer’s rifle, but no one was struck.
Ms. Siddiqui received a biology degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and penned a doctoral thesis on neurological science at Brandeis University.
A native of Pakistan, she worked closely with as a “fixer,” the central al-Qaeda operative who supplied money and logistical support to Adnan el Shukrijumah, the man whom the identified as “the next Muhammad Atta,” and his associates in southern Florida.
Ms. Siddiqui provided monthly payments to Shukrijumah. The money came from the Saudi embassy.
The FBI believed that the capture of Ms. Siddiqui was so important that they posted a $5 million reward for any information leading to her arrest.
Few people are more knowledgeable of al Qaeda and the plans for the event which Khalid Sheikh Muhammad calls “the American Hiroshima.”