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.