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Amina Farah Ali's defiant courtroom stand ended quietly Wednesday, but the debate over her actions is far from over.

For the first two days of her trial on terrorism-related charges, the Rochester woman refused to stand before U.S. Chief Judge Michael Davis, citing her Muslim beliefs. Her co-defendant, also a Muslim, did stand.

All that changed Wednesday. After two nights in jail for contempt, Ali rose to her feet as required.


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