Why The Texas Hostage-Taker Demanded The Release Of Convicted Terrorist Aafia Siddiqui

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During an 11-hour standoff at a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, the British gunman repeatedly demanded the release of Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani woman who was convicted of attempting to kill American troops in Afghanistan. NBC News’ Ken Dilanian explains who Siddiqui is and why the hostage-taker was demanding her release from prison. 

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