Assalaamu alaykum wah rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,
Dear brothers and sisters in Islam I have entitled this letter “A sister in distress” and indeed a sister is in distress and many more as a matter of fact. She is known as ‘the grey lady’ or ‘Prisoner 650’ but is this really her identity, is this who she really is? I can tell you that she in fact is every single Muslimah on this earth, she is me and she is you my dear sisters.
Her name is Dr Aafia Siddique, a 36 year old Pakistani woman and PHD graduate who disappeared, along with her 3 children, then aged 6 years, 5 years, and 6 months from Karachi, Pakistan in 2003. Since then there had been no trace of her whereabouts until this year, in 2008, some light has been shed onto exactly what has been happening to our sister.
The British journalist Yvone Ridley, researched into “Prisoner 650” in Bagram prison in Afghanistan after hearing ex-detainees claiming to have heard the screams of a woman in the prison cell. Mozzam Beg one of those ex-detainees had also said that whilst he was being tortured, he would hear the screams of a woman. It was a terrifying scream that went on for 5 years, yet not one of us heard her screams. Yes my dear Muslims, those were the screams of our sister Aafia who has been secretly detained in Afghanistan’s nortorious prison ‘Bagram Airbase’ for 5 years along with her 3 children. When there is a disappearance or someone is secretly detained, know that there will be mistreatment and torture involved. If torture and abuse have taken place in places like Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo which are known to the entire world, then imagine the torture and abuse faced by someone secretly detained in a place where there is no one to intervene and prevent these abuses.
No doubt about it Aafia has faced brutal torture and rape for 5 years but now that this violent crime of the US Government has been exposed, more than five years later, she has ‘mysteriously’ reappeared in US custody in Afghanistan, with her oldest son now aged 12yrs. The whereabouts of her two younger children are unknown.
The US officials are now making ridiculous claims that make no sense at all, proving to the whole world the lack of brain cells the Americans have.
To say that she had been taken into custody only on July 21, 2008 is a blatant lie, as transparently ugly as any falsehood can be. The insinuation that she had been hiding herself since 2003, is a travesty of truth, an affront to people’s commonsense.
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