Pakistani Neuroscientist Accused of Opening Fire on American Soldiers and FBI Agents is Booted From NY Trial After Outburst

judge and gavelBy Allan Lengel

Could this be a preview of what’s to come when Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other 9/11 terror suspects go on trial in New York?

Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani neuroscientist accused of opening fire on American soldiers and F.B.I. agents while being detained in Afghanistan in July 2008, didn’t last very long on Tuesday at onset of her trial in U.S. District Court in New York, the New York Times reports.

The Times reports that she was escorted out of court after an outburst in which she yelled: “I was never planning to bomb it. You’re lying!”

During her 2008 confrontation in Afghanistan, she did not hit anyone, but someone fired back and wounded her. She has since recovered.

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