Pakistani given 86 years for firing at US troops

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September 23, 2010 21:56

 
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NEW YORK – A US-trained Pakistani scientist convicted of trying to kill US agents and military officers in Afghanistan was sentenced Thursday to 86 years in prison after she delivered a message of world peace and forgave the judge.

"I am a Muslim, but I love Americans too," Aafia Siddiqui said during one of several rambling statements delivered in a lilting voice at the behest of US District Judge Richard M. Berman."Forgive everybody in my case, please," she added. "Also forgive Judge Berman."



During a three-hour hearing in federal court in Manhattan, Siddiqui claimed she had evidence Israel was behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks and warned more plots were in the works.

"I do not want any bloodshed. I do not want any misunderstanding. I really want to make peace and end the wars," she said.

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