Other than outright contradicting her lawyer's official insanity defense plan (she asked that he be removed, which seems to be terrorist SOP), they found a defense witness to make the most amazing claim:
The defense witness, Dr. L. Thomas Kucharski, however, testified that some of the written materials found in her possession revealed a delusional woman. Kucharski noted that her notes also described viruses that could only hurt adults and not children, others that would kill only certain ethnic groups, and a plot to infect U.S. poultry supply with an antibody that made the animals resistant to salmonella, and thereby sicken Americans who consumed chickens. For a woman with a degree from MIT and a PhD in neuroscience, Kucharski testified, these theories and fantasies were not the product of a healthy mind.What a helpful guy. We already know AQ terrorists are fundamentalist nutcakes--that's kinda the point. Seems he just cooked her goose.
By the way, ABC seemed to gloss over the fact they let her testify in a full hijab that covered everything but her eyes. Sounds a little unfair to a jury if they're trying to ascertain facial expressions or body language.
Towards the end she made a political statement, giving the president a ringing endorsement from al-Qaeda:
Before the hearing ended, Siddiqui addressed the prosecutors directly, telling them, "Your President wants to make peace, but you guys are not acting on it."Which is probably a call out to her defenders and an effort to sway Obama-loving Boston liberals who might choose not to believe her story. Well, here's a suggested reply - "nuts".