Dr. Afia Siddiqui - a renowned personality, a neuroscientist and an entrepreneur - about whom we all know. Many of the Pakistani Muslim citizens and Islamic organizations are supporting her release and her being innocent of all the charges that the United States and the Pakistani Intelligence have imposed on her. There is no evidence that she is guilty and, in fact, the American government has not been able to try her for any terrorist activity. However, there are some doubts about her, with me, that must be considered, as there are no evidences of her being not guilty. Lets remember, there is not an Islamic judicial system all over the world.
Afia was married to anesthesiologist Amjad Mohammed Khan from Karachi. The couple was first detained by the FBI for interrogating the purchase of $10,000 worth of night sight gadgets and other manuals including “How to make C4”. Afia also had tried to convince her husband to move to Afghanistan to work for the “mujahideen”. Amjad also belonged to a rich family and graduated from Aga Khan University, Karachi. In the interrogation, Amjad and Afia said that the purchase was for hunting and camping expeditions.
Food for thought:
Q1. Why MAKE the C4 bomb? Purchase dynamite instead.
Q2. Who uses a bloody “C4” on a camping expedition or hunting?
Q3. As her husband was relieved as innocent by the FBI, isn’t this possible that only Afia purchased the equipment discretely and the couple was interrogated because they were together?
Food for thought:
Q1. Were all the other eligible bachelors of Pakistan dead? Why this particular person?
Q2. Why did she marry this guy? Was she so inspired by his “heroic” activities?
The family of Ammar confirmed her Nikah. But she was the only person to deny it. So all of the points above are still not confirmed and this entire information is the one released for open public. We still don’t know many facts that may play as evidence here. All of these “food for thought” can be justified or answered in her favor. So her innocence and her being guilty, both are in doubt. So why Pakistani citizens and Islamic organizations are SOOOOOOO sure of her being innocent? Just because she is a Muslim? Because she is a PhD? Because she used to distribute copies of the Holy Quran? All of the reasons are not even substantial to blindly support her. Whatever the media is telling us, nothing is substantial to either support her or accuse her.
A final food for thought: Why so sure?