Aafia Siddiqui (aka "lady al Qaida") is hardly a peaceful, innocent Muslim victim of overzealous U.S. law enforcement, but you'd hardly know it if from listening to American Islamists and their allies.

Two years ago, Siddiqui was convicted of attempting to murder American personnel in Afghanistan. She was sentenced to 86 years in prison for a July 2008 incident in which she grabbed a gun from a U.S. interrogator and opened fire on American and Afghan soldiers. A federal appellate court upheld the conviction and affirmed her sentence last month.

Siddiqui had been among the most wanted female jihadists. In 2003, 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed identified her as key al-Qaida operative during questioning.

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