Friday, January 29, 2010

Peace Through Neuroscience

What with one thing and another, I haven’t really been following the Aafia Siddiqui trial.

Apparently she has been dragged out of the coutroom repeatedly for misbehavior. But I ran across this notable passage in the New York Times today:
Ms. Siddiqui’s lawyers had tried to keep her muzzled to protect herself, arguing that she is mentally ill and “driven by an irrational and delusional belief that she can convince listeners that she can bring world peace,” according to a motion they filed on Monday. (“Neuroscientist Denies Trying to Kill Americans”).
Is it only me, or does that delusion sound strangely familiar?

1 comment:

lioness said...

and where is FOx News on this juicy news, oh yeah, kissing Prince Talal's money.