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Squad Members Omar, Tlaib Linked to Groups that Campaigned to Release ‘Lady al-Qaeda’

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(VINnews) — Two members of the radical “Squad” are linked with a Muslim group that has rallied for the release of terrorist Aafia Siddiqui.

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Siddiqui is the convicted terrorist known as “Lady al-Qaeda”, whom Malik Akram, the Texas temple attacker, demanded be released during his hostage standoff last weekend. Antisemites Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib have both joined up with Muslim-American rights groups which recently advocated for her release.

In November, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) held a joint “Free Dr. Aafia” Advocacy Day in Washington DC, in an effort to lobby Congress for her release.

One month later, CAIR honored Ilhan Omar as “American Muslim Public Servant of 2021” at its virtual gala event. In April, Tlaib joined Dr. Osama Abuirshaid, executive director of the AMP, for a discussion about Palestinian rights.

Neither Omar’s nor Tlaib’s office responded when asked if they support the campaigns to free Siddiqui.

Siddiqui, a vicious antisemite, was convicted in 2010 of attempting to murder Americans in Pakistan.

According to an FBI press release, in 2008 she was “detained by Afghan authorities, who found a number of items in her possession, including handwritten notes that referred to a ‘mass casualty attack’ and that listed various locations in the United States, including Plum Island, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, and the Brooklyn Bridge.”

NBC News reported that there are rumors that she married the nephew of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

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