'Lady Al Qaeda' Suspect Convicted of Murder

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Aafia Siddiqui, the woman dubbed "Lady al Qaeda" has been convicted of attempted murder of Americans in Afghanistan.

She was captured in Afghanistan in 2008. As she was being interrogated there, she grabbed an unattended military rifle, and shouted "Allah akbar," which is Arabic for "God is great," and fired at U.S. soldiers and FBI agents.

Authorities said Siddiqui was caught with plans for a mass casualty attack on New York landmarks.

Siddiqui was born in Pakistan, but studied in the U.S to be a scientist. U.S. officials said she then returned to Pakistan and married an al Qaeda operative related to the mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attack.

Siddiqui faces a minimum sentence of 30 years on just the firearm charge alone and a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Prosecutors said she could also get up to 20 years for attempted murder and up to eight years on the remaining counts at her sentencing, which is scheduled for May 6.

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