Brandeis alum is terror suspect


Add another name to the list of Brandeis University alumni wanted by the law:

Aafia Siddiqui, 37, is being held in Fort Worth, Texas after being taken into custody in Afghanistan. According to the New York Times, she was picked up

while loitering outside an Afghan police station with suspicious items in her handbag. Prosecutors have said that while she was detained, she picked up an unsecured rifle and fired at least two shots toward a soldier who was part of an American team of F.B.I. agents and military personnel who were about to question her. No one was hit. Ms. Siddiqui has pleaded not guilty.

The Times said Siddiqui studied at Brandeis and MIT (to be fair, we’re not sure whether or not she’s technically an alumna).

As you may recall, Brandeis alums at one point occupied three slots on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list: Angela Davis, Susan Saxe and Katherine Power. 

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