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The Pakistani jihadi organization, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (the Movement of the Pakistani Taliban, TTP), has expressed grief over the death of the mother of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, the Pakistani neuroscientist sentenced in the United States to 86 years in prison after she was detained in Afghanistan's Ghazni province in 2008 for her alleged links with al-Qaeda and reportedly tried to kill American military personnel in Afghanistan while she was in custody. Islamists worldwide have demanded her release.
Islamists worldwide are demanding Dr. Aafia Siddiqui's release.
Ismat Siddiqui, the mother of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, died in Karachi on July 2, 2022. In a statement released in the Urdu and Pashtu languages on social media and posted on the outlawed jihadi group's website, TTP spokesman Mohammad Khurasani said the death of the mother of Aafia Siddiqui is a cause of grief for both the Muslims of Pakistan and the world.
Below is a translation of the TTP's message of condolence:
"Today, [we] received the sad news that the mother of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, Ismat Siddiqui, lost her life while awaiting the return of her daughter. She left this world carrying with her a mountain of grief. Indeed, her death is a cause of grief for the entire Muslim Ummah in general and for the Muslims of Pakistan in particular.
A screenshot of the TTP statement in Urdu
"The rulers and military generals that have been imposed on Pakistan for the last 70 years have not only started others' wars in Pakistan and mercilessly killed 80,000 people, but to appease their masters and to get dollars for their own luxury, they have sold the people of their own country to unbelief. Dr. Aafia Siddiqui is clear proof of this. Such incidents mean a voice of revolution for the people of Pakistan. Therefore, the nation needs to be awakened.
"We stand by Dr. Aafia Siddiqui and her family at this difficult moment of grief and trouble and pray to Allah almighty to give them patience and strength at this difficult movement. May Allah almighty grant release to the innocent daughter of the Ummah, Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, and grant her the highest place in Paradise. Amen!
"Spokesman of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan
"Dhul Hijjah 4, 1443H
"July 3, 2022"
Source: Umarmedia.io/?p=12301, July 3, 2022.