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    Aafia Siddiqui has demanded that no Jews be allowed to take part in her trial.
    Aafia Siddiqui has demanded that no Jews be allowed to take part in her trial.

    A Pakistani scientist accused of working for al-Qaeda has asked for the jury at her trial to be genetically tested to prove they are not Jewish.

    Aafia Siddiqui, a former neuroscientist on trial in New York, has demanded that no Jews be allowed to take part in her trial.

    Ms Siddiqui, 37, was educated at two prestigious US universities, including optaining a PhD at Brandeis University and left the US in 2003 after marrying an al-Qaeda operative, Ammar al-Blackuch, nephew of the man behind September 11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

    She was arrested in Afghanistan in July 2008 after allegedly being caught in possession of cyanide and information on chemical and biological weapons, alongside information on Wall Street and the Statue of Liberty.

    She then apparently grabbed a US soldier’s rifle as FBI agents questioned her. During the scuffle, Ms Siddiqui was shot in the stomach.

    She is charged with attempted murder and assault but charges will not include any terrorist allegations.

    Ms Siddiqui has repeatedly called into question the integrity of the court and its ‘Zionist’ allegiances and has also attempted to fire her lawyers.

    She said: “If they have a Zionist or Israeli background . . . they are all mad at me. I have a feeling everyone here is [Jewish] — subject to genetic testing. They should be excluded if you want to be fair.

    “I’m boycotting the trial, just to let all of you know. There are too many injustices. I’m out of this.”

    Her trial has been delayed while psychological tests are carried out

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