Aafia Siddiqui and the Misguided Support for Women of Jihad

(Investigative Project on Terrorism) Phyllis Chesler - The Texas hostage-taker, Malik Faisal Akram, was one of many violent jihadists and Islamist organizations who have been demanding the release of "sister" Aafia Siddiqui. Jihadist/Islamist groups, including al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and ISIS, have honored Siddiqui. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has been campaigning for her release for a long time. Siddiqui revealed herself to be an inflamed Jew hater. She reportedly wrote to President Obama that the "cruel, ungrateful back-stabbing of the Jews...caused them to be mercilessly expelled from wherever they gain strength. This is why 'holocausts' keep happening to them repeatedly!" The writer is an Emerita Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies at the City University of New York.

2022-01-20 00:00:00

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