Aafia Siddiqui, aka 'Lady Al Qaeda,' thrown out of court after ranting at jurors again
Originally Published:Tuesday, January 19th 2010, 3:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday, January 19th 2010, 11:02 PM
"She was very determined, very agitated," Capt. Robert Snyder testified. "It was clear in my mind what her intent was. A vision of hatred ... shooting at us. Shooting at me."
Siddiqui, 37, interrupted Snyder to declare her innocence "since I'll never get a chance to speak."
"Give me a little credit, this is not a list of targets of New York," she said. "I was never planning to bomb it. You're lying."
The MIT-educated neuroscientist watched the rest of her trial's first day via closed-circuit television.
Siddiqui is charged with attempted murder for grabbing an M-4 Army rifle left carelessly on the floor of an Afghan police station.
Siddiqui screamed something about "blood on the soldiers' hands, or heads, and it was pure chaos" when she started firing on July 18, 2008, Snyder said.
Snyder testified the Special Forces officer whose rifle was stolen wound up shooting Siddiqui. The wounded woman continued fighting, screaming, "I hate Americans! Death to America!"
The officer who lost his weapon later angled for a Silver Star - awarded for gallantry in action, Snyder testified. But the disgusted captain refused to back the move.
"Absolutely not," Snyder said.
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