[UPDATED with Afghan Marine Similarities:] Soraya Faroqi and Her Unborn Child, OC Homicides Nos. 64 and 67: Boyfriend Ahmad Siddiqi Held in Stabbing Deaths

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UPDATE, DEC. 22, 2:12 P.M.: U.S. Marine Cpl. Ahmad Siddiqi cut a plea deal in an insurgent beating case last year that prevented him from being deported back to his native Afghanistan, where he was sure the Taliban would kill him. If he's the same Ahmad Siddiqi sitting in Orange County Jail on double-murder charges right now--his age, appearance and military background match the Marine--he possibly faces the death penalty if convicted of stabbing his 24-year-old girlfriend and her unborn child to death Monday in Westminster.

The Afghan Marine was identified in 2010 as 22 and with a unit--Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines--based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The Ahmad Siddiqi held for the murder of Soraya Faroqi and her unborn child is described by police as 23 and from Alexandria, Virginia. The man in the booking photo that opened this post resembles the Marine in the copyrighted news photo that accompanies an online Marine Corps Times story on the case of the battered insurgent.

Staff Sgt. Melvin Jones, the squad leader, and Cpl. Siddiqi were standing with a village elder in the Farah province on May 9, 2009, when two motorcyclists zoomed past, frightening the old man who ducked for cover. Siddiqi, who speaks Pashto, questioned the men, saying one threatened him. Siddiqi said into his radio, "Hey, you guys need to come beat this guy up," an order he was not in position to give. Nonetheless, Cpl. Benjamin Turner and Lance Cpl. Bryan Kolton walked up 200 meters and beat the fellow up.

Turner and Kolton did three months and five months in the brig respectively, were busted down a rank and faced discharge proceedings as a result of the attack, which they and Siddiqi were accused of trying to cover up.

A non-U.S. citizen and one of only six Afghan Marines in the service at the time, Siddiqi negotiated a nonjudicial punishment that prevented a court martial, dishonorable discharge and possible deportation (and death). According to the Marine Corps Times, Siddiqi was set in August 2010 to plead guilty to two charges of lying and one of soliciting an offense--the equivalent of misdemeanors. He would not face discharge as he was getting out of the service the following month anyway.

The Ahmad Siddiqi accused of double murder this week was described by police as either an active or reserve U.S. Marine.

UPDATE, DEC. 22, 11:12 A.M.: Westminster Police have identified the 24-year-old woman whose boyfriend allegedly stabbed her to death Monday night as Soraya Faroqi.

Cops have also revealed there was a second victim: the Huntington Beach woman's unborn child. Ahmad Siddiqi, 23, of Alexandria, Va., and either an active or reserve U.S. Marine, was charged Wednesday with the murder of both. He is being held without bail pending his continued arraignment Jan. 11.

Siddiqi and Faroqi, who had been in a relationship for about a year, were at a Westminster residence around 9:15 p.m. Monday when they began arguing about something that prompted him to allegedly pull out a knife, chase her outside and into an apartment complex parking lot and stab her multiple times, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office.

She was later rushed to UCI Medical Center in Orange, where she was pronounced dead.

Siddiqi is charged with two counts of murder with special circumstances for committing multiple murders and lying-in-wait, as well as a sentencing enhancement for using a knife in the commission of murder.

He faces life in state prison without the possibility of parole or even the death penalty with a conviction.

ORIGINAL REPORT, DEC. 20, 1:23 P.M.: Westminster Police received a call around 9:15 p.m. Monday that a woman had been stabbed by her boyfriend at an apartment complex in the 15100 block of Brookhurst Street.

When officers arrived moments later, witnesses directed them to bushes near a carport, where a bleeding woman was discovered on the ground.

First responders immediately administered CPR to her before rushing the 23-24-year-old woman to UCI Medical Center in Orange, where she was later pronounced dead.

The woman's boyfriend, Ahmad Siddiqi, 23, of Alexandria, Va., was still next to her in the apartment complex parking lot when police arrived. He was quickly taken into custody without incident. Charges against him have not been announced.

Here is what homicide detectives have pieced together so far: a man and a woman were loudly arguing about something before he chased her with a knife, caught her in the parking lot and stabbed her multiple times.

The woman's name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Police say she was a Westminster Huntington Beach resident.

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Yamalol1
Yamalol1

"It is wrong for a person to accuse anyone else of something wrong except with full knowledge and tangible proof."As Muslims, the default assumption we should have about other people in any matter is that they are free of blame. Islam demands fairness and impartiality when it comes to judging others.

Allah says: "And when you speak, then be just, though it be (against) a relative." [Sûrah al-An`âm: 152]

He also says: "O you who believe! stand out firmly for Allah, as witnesses to fair dealing, and let not the hatred of any people make you swerve to wrong and depart from justice. Be just: that is next to piety: and fear Allah. For Allah is well-acquainted with all that you do. " [Sûrah al-Mâ'idah: 8]

It is wrong for a person to accuse anyone else of something wrong except with full knowledge and tangible proof. It is forbidden to base a judgment against someone on hearsay, conjecture or suspicion.

Allah says: "O you who believe! If a wicked person comes to you with any news, ascertain the truth, lest you harm people unwittingly, and afterwards become full of repentance for what you have done." [Sûrah al-Hujurât: 5]

He also warns us: "O you who believe! Shun much suspicion; for lo! some suspicion is a sin." [Sûrah al-Hujurât: 12]

In those cases where one is compelled to mention another person's faults, it is best to mention that person's good points as well. It is wrong to exaggerate the importance of the person's error or stress the fault too much, especially if it is possible that the error was an honest mistake or in a matter where the truth is not 100% clear.

If a person's error is clearly manifest and established by solid evidence, then it is not wrong to warn people against the error and clarify the truth. However, that correction must be carried out appropriately, in a gentle manner that does not drive people away. The mistake itself should be corrected without delving into anything beyond that. For example, the person who made the mistake should not be accused of having bad intentions or an evil motive.

Al-Dhahabî, speaking about the mistakes of the scholars, said the following: [Siyar al-A`lâm al-Nubalâ' (14/374)]:

If we were to discredit every person who made mistake in judgment or declare those people as innovators – people who are essentially of good faith and sincerely seek the truth – then scarcely would any of our scholars be spared.

Speaking about Qatâdah – the illustrious Successor – he said [Siyar al-A`lâm al-Nubalâ' (2/271)]:

He was one who asserted human free will to the extent of denying Divine Decree over human actions. We ask Allah to protect us from such ideas. On the other hand, no one ever doubted his honesty in the least, or his integrity, or the strength of his memory. It is quite possible that Allah forgives the likes of him for falling into certain innovated ideas with no other intention but to glorify Allah and to hold Him far above (the bad deeds that people commit.) Allah is the judge who is just and merciful towards His servants. He is not to be asked about what He does.

We should keep in mind that people of knowledge, intelligence, integrity, and piety – who are meticulous in investigating matters and who are quite often correct in their conclusions – they are to be pardoned when they err in their judgment on occasion.

Their good qualities and good work should not be dismissed. Of course, we do not follow what is shown to be wrong, regardless of who the mistake came from. However, we do not use it to discredit the good that a person has done.

And Allah knows best.

Cutiepinkafghan
Cutiepinkafghan

I agree that she didn't deserve death. But it wasn't fare to keep someone waiting for you to come back and lie to him. He loved her so much that he would do anything for her.. While Soraya was in Afghanistan, she had asked him to take his family to meet her family, talk about marriage. Poor guy who had no money, went to get her an engagement..and visited her when she came back for her vacation...she asked him to send her so much stuff while she was in afghanistan..everything of her needs. If he was all about money he wouldnt have sent her so much stuff...I've hung out with Soraya and we've been to vacations together, she never once spent a penny of her on anything...she's always talked about wanting a rich guy.. She used him while she was in afghanistan and had SEX with someone else.. she probably was going to use the guy that she was having the baby of too...She was a sweet girl and very kind, i loved her personality but she was all about matarial stuff and MONEY (no lie) . God will give them both Juctice..No one has the right to ask for someone's death. LEAVE EVERYTHING TO ALLAH. HE SEE'S EVERYTHING...

* for the people that is wishing him death and whatever, his bad deeds are being less just because your asking for someone's death. You're getting  his sins too. instead of sitting here wishing someone death, go pray for your unfaithful friend who broke someone's heart by not just cheating on him BUT having someone's kid...

wallacetequila1
wallacetequila1

@Cutiepinkafghan you know what fuck you man. Nobody knows what the fuck really went on. I'm not a Muslim... but I was with every hour and day in Afghanistan. I'm a soldier. Even though I didn't know her long. I knew what kinda Guy this dude was. If she was here today she would tell you that I was the one that told her to break up with his ass. You don't know what he put her thru while we were in Afghanistan. She would come to me every night crying and asking questions BC he was fucking up. Not her but him. My friend did not deserve this at all. Right now I am crying my eyes out BC of ppl like you who are so damn rude. She did not deserve to die. She was sweet and kind and did so much for him. You are on the outside looking in. You don't know what the fuck went on so shut the fuck up. -Wally

Magnificentunfiltered
Magnificentunfiltered

You claim the killer had no money so if Soraya only wanted money why was she with him?  You are a stupid stupid woman, just shut your fucking trap because you don't know what was going on, maybe you should go marry the killer and see how unfortunate his situation was, you sould like you are in love with him already.

LEAVE SORAYA ALONE
LEAVE SORAYA ALONE like.author.displayName 1 Like

ALL YOU PEOPLE ESPECIALLY YOU MUSLIMS NEED TO BE QUIET! IF YOU WERE A TRUE MUSLIM YOU WOULDNT BE POSTING ON THESE STORIES, BECAUSE GOSSIPING IS HARAM! GET THIS STRAIGHT AND I KNOW THIS AS A FACT BECAUSE SHE WAS MY RELATIVE.

1) SORAYA NEVER GOT A NIKAH WITH THIS MAN!

2) SHE BROKE UP WITH HIM 2 MONTHS PRIOR TO COMING HOME FROM HER VACATION. WHY BECAUSE SHE FOUND OUT HE WAS A CRIMINAL IN THE PAST THAT WAS IN DEBT WITH HIS COURT FEES AND WANTED TO MUNCH OFF SORAYA'S MONEY.

3) THIS MAN WOULD NOT LEAVE HER ALONE BECAUSE ALL HE WANTED WAS HER MONEY! AND SHE KNEW THAT!

THE MAN DESERVES DEATH TO WHAT HE DID TO MY POOR SORAYA. YOU GUYS SHOULD BE ASHAMED FOR YOURSELF TO SIDE WITH A KILLER! YOU DONT KNOW HIS PAST! LEAVE OUR FAMILY ALONE! ESPECIALLY HER PARENTS!

CUTIEPINKAFGHAN
CUTIEPINKAFGHAN

WHAT  COURT FEE'S ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHY DONT YOU KNOW HIS PAST FIRST THEN TELL EVERYONE ELSE WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT HIM. NICE WAY TO CLEAN YOUR FAMILY'S NAME. WITH YOUR PREGNANT SISTER OR WHOEVER YOU ARE.. I LOVED SORAYA AND WISH HER PEACE BUT WHAT SHE DID WAS WRONG.. HAVING SEX WITH A PERVERTED MAN IN AFGHANISTAN THAT NEVER SEE'S WOMAN IN THEIR LIVES.. THIS ALSO CAME FROM SORAYA, THAT MEN THERE WAS PERVERTED!!! I'M SO SORRY FOR SORAYA AND YOUR FAMILY BUT DON'T WISH FOR SOMEONE'S DEATH. HE LOVED HER SO MUCH..

wallacetequila1
wallacetequila1

@CUTIEPINKAFGHAN you are a fucking asshole and so so stupid. The dude she was dating in Afghanistan wasn't a fucking pervert. You sound so ignorant saying that. Yes the male contractors were perverts. But her boyfriend wasn't he was a damn soldier dumb ass.

Afghangirl1212
Afghangirl1212

Don't lie now he had enough money don't blame him that she was the one always asking him to send me this send me that and after his money finish she doesn't wanna be with him be with other rich guy so he can buy him stuff dumm ass and she was the one ask him to go ask my family to let me marry you he won't go to there fu....ck house shitt

GggggA
GggggA like.author.displayName 1 Like

Everyone whos ever had to say anything bad about soraya can go FUCK OFF! EXCUSE MY LANGUAGE BUT SERIOUSLY LISTEN TO YOURSELFS.. SHE WAS A HUMAN JUST LIKE YOU ALL NO ONE DESERVES TO DIE LIKE THAT SHE WAS AN ANGEL THAT GOD WANTED BACK SHE IS UP THERE LAUGHING AT ALL YOU HATERS NONE OF YOU REALLY KNEW HER.. ND IF YOU DID YOU WOULD KNOW SHE WASNT THAT TYPE OF A PERSON. PERIOD! MAY AHMAD GET THE DEATH PENALTY INSHA ALLAH AND WHO EVERS TALKING ABOUT MY BEST FRIEND SORAYA WHO IS NO LONGER HERE I LEAVE YOU IN ALLAH SWTS HANDS AND HE SHALL DEAL WITH YOU ON THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT. REST IN PEACE SORAYA JAAN I KNOW YOUR SMILING DOWN ON YOUR LOVED ONES LIKE YOU ALWAYS WOULD WHEN YOU WERE ALIVE NO MATTER HOW BAD YOUR DAY WAS YOU WERE ALWAYS SMILING. I LOVE YOU!!

brothersforlife
brothersforlife

he was an interpreter for the grunts and stood by them and protected them as though they were his brothers. he was a good man and didnt receive the help he needed from the marine corp like many good men dont after serving. he watched his brothers die and never recovered mentally from that. no it is not an excuse and iam appalled by what he did if he would have been deported back to afghanistan they would have tortured and murdered him for helping americans and serving in our military. hes already out of the corp and they were trying to pin something on him that happened in afghanistan while on deployment that he didnt do. his brothers vouched for him and he finished his service for the united states. he saw alot of stuff happen overseas he should have been given help instead he served his term got out honorably and probably had a flash back and attacked her it happens all the time again its not an excuse its just a fact maybe marines should be forced to receive help after witnessing suicides murders and all that they have to endure while being out there. instead they are pumped full of meds until they eas and then we are shocked when they finally snap

Aji Akbar queens ny
Aji Akbar queens ny

May she rip...I'd really hate to say this but as a Muslim man i don't feel bad for her. Any man in his situation would do the same thing. She goes to afghanistan to translate gets pregnant out there because she clearly was messing around out there her family can say what ever to make her name clean. Truth of the matter is she made the poor man suffer wait for his women to come home from Afghanistan to see her prego with another man that's a mans worst nightmare especially as a Muslim! If I met sadiqi he deserves a pad on his back that's a real man

Vane714
Vane714 like.author.displayName 1 Like

no wonder women from your culture come to america im not saying all men but most of your kind are fucken crazy you say sadiqi deserves a pat on his back?..i say both you and him deserve to fucken die people like you aren't needed in this world!!!

Sam L.
Sam L. like.author.displayName 1 Like

you're a dumb f****.  you're not a Muslim, you're uneducated about Islam and obviously have no sense of what being Muslim is about.  "poor man"???WTF...If he was a true Muslim, he would have never had a poor old villager get beat up by his 2 friends, guess he didn't have the balls to do it himself.  He wanted to be a US Marine, and go against his people, he did that and he got discharged for it.(read marine times' story).  If YOU are a true Muslim, you know that the only times it's ok to kill another human is in self defense, I guess he was defending himself against a pregnant 23yr girl half his size, I guess he was in self defense mode when he chased her down and stabbed her something like 18 times.

I don't know any other Muslim that would have done the same thing, because a true Muslim would leave that up to Allah to punish her for her so-called sins. Who the f*** are you deciding when someone should die or live.   It's ok now because she's in heaven, her baby is in heaven, and he hasn't even gotten to hell yet, jail is gonna be like Disneyland for him compared to what Allah has waiting for him.  You also must be a punk ass bit** like him if you think "he's a real man", I wonder what you would have done if she was your sister and her boyfriend (not husband, nekkah was never performed) stabbed her to death.

You're just a bit** ass from NY gossiping like the women in your family without even knowing the full story, keep your opinions to yourself, read the Quran and understand it don't listen to your ignorant ass family that knows nothing about Islam...read up you sound like a fuckin idiot...

atv
atv

why is every body fighting? She had a bf waiting she came back with someone elses baby and he got pissed and killed her.Out of everyone my pryers goes out to her family. They are more hurt then anyone so have some respect for them! when they come to this page they should not be reading stuff like this. If its true or not let us not be the one to judge. MAY SHE RIP!

Sab-rina
Sab-rina

Why don't u mind your own business and keep your negative opinions to your self, YOU DAMN TALIB!

WhoAreWetoJudge
WhoAreWetoJudge like.author.displayName 1 Like

As a Muslim, unless he was her husband, he has no rights over her. Even for her to die in the way that she did was against Islamic principle. During the time of the Prophet(SAW), if someone committed fornication and became pregnant as a result of it, they would wait until the mother had given birth before taking it to trial. According to this article, this guy was nothing more than a boyfriend. Humans make mistakes in their lives, but the way this guy handled it was not in accordance with Islam. Please separate culture from Islam. Islam does not allow for vigilante justice which not only takes the life of the victim but also an innocent soul (the unborn child). A real "man" as you would call it, would be able to control his anger and let God give due justice. It is always those who lose their temper or get angry who lose the argument and the battle. If he was smart and felt that he had been wronged, he would have thanked God for opening his eyes and he would have been rewarded with someone who fit him better and not wasting away in jail for someone who didn't see him important enough to stay faithful for. I am saying all this based on the assumptions you have provided. I personally cannot vouch for her or him since I was not witness to anything. Everything else is just heresay. We will all be standing before the Almighty one day and if we cast a stone at someone without knowing all the facts, it is us who will lose on that Day.

Annonymous
Annonymous

They were engaged or as some say "nikaah'ed" over the phone. I do agree that she did not deserve to be murdered but many Muslim men might've done something as bizarre as this. Yes in Islam what he did was wrong but at the same time she was NOT any better, Islamically. She might've been a good person with a big heart but obviously he must've had some good in him too for her to have been with him for a year. I do not wish bad upon them. He was just an idiot for ruining his own life. Now he'll have to suffer and be in prison. He should have just left her and left it to Allah SWT but as I've heard he loved her more than anything in the world so he probably didn't care. Now imagine your fiance or girlfriend coming home pregnant while you're waiting for her arrival so you two can get married. And for those who say "he should rot in hell." You are no one to speak. I agree that he deserves some sort of punishment for what he did but who are we to say where he'll end up. Worry about where you'll end up in the hereafter not others.

WhoAreWetoJudge
WhoAreWetoJudge

I don't know all the facts. I am simply stating that he had no right over her islamically unless he was nikaah to her. And even after marriage, the right didn't include death by his own hands, but a trial where he could forgive her. In fact, a person who commits fornication, provided they were so shameful they hid it and were sincerely sorry, can be acquited. People don't realize just how hard it is in the real Islam to punish someone. And my point also was to tell people to stop bringing Islam into this. Over 75% of murders are committed by husbands and boyfriends (or wives and girlfriends) in this country and guess what?  Over 99% of those murders are non-Muslim. You have at least 3 of those shows every week about some murder where a spouse is responsible on public television alone. So please stop bringing Islam into this. What he did is something all HUMANS are capable of when they are in an uncontrollable anger fit. That doesn't mean all humans do it. As to where either of them will end up, it is not our place to say as only the final Judge can pardon and forgive and His mercy is more than 70 times that of a mother's.

Maria
Maria

I know soraya from a long time ago. I can't believe she was murdered, that's insane. May Allah send her to Jannat.

Sgt Martin
Sgt Martin

During times of conflict the services must lower their standards to ensure that there are enough recruits to "Fill the ranks".  Mental Eval and criminal history are no longer as important as in "Peace time".  We are seeing the results exactly like what happened in the Vietnam war during a draft, Nut cases that had NO business being in the military to begin with, are now without a war and alot of psych issues that are only going to get worse. Take caution when dealing with my brothers at bars, Nightclubs etc.  Say the wrong thing and you may be encountering a highly trained Combat vet that has nothing to lose.  As a ten year veteran I am being 100% serious.

MikeyStillPumpeeeeee
MikeyStillPumpeeeeee

This FaGGeT is Guna have fun dropping the soap left and Right I'n the Cell. Bubba is gunner have fun Kooning him hard while on Death Row,

Justice will be served here and the hereafter. You will burn I'n Hell & your A hole will bleed for years, and will need more stiches beyond the normal basis.

He's A Murderer, Disgrace to both nations & A Bitch ass Betrayer.

Rumi Amani
Rumi Amani

I know this girl soraya and I grew up with her. IF HE KNEW ANYTHING ABOUT HER HE WOULDN'T OF LAID A FINGER ON HER. SHE WAS THE SWEETEST, KINDEST, MOST HUMBLE GIRL. PEOPLE WOULD TAKE ADVTANGE OF HER AND LIE TO HER. SHE WAS A LITTLE YOUNG GIRL, EXTREMELY INNOCENT AND KIND. SHE DIDNT' CARE IF YOU HAD NOTHING, I'VE SEEN SOME OF HER FRIENDS WHO FUCKED UP IN LIFE IN MANY WAYS BUT SHE STILL WOULD SMILE AND STRUGGLE.

TRUST ME SORAYA WAS THE SWEETEST GIRL AND THIS DUMB ASS IDIOT GOT ALL EMOTIONAL BECAUSE SHE TRIED TO LEAVE HIM. HE'S A PUSSY BITCH KILLING A GIRL AND BECAUSE HE'S FUCKING SHORT HE GOT ALL ANGRY AND TRIED TO ACT TOUGH. I KNOW BITCH ASS PEOPLE LIKE HIM IN THE HOOD, THEY PREY ON THE WEAK, LET'S JUST HOPE HE GET'S THRONE INTO A JAIL CELL WITH MEN WHO WOULD NEVER TOUCH A WOMAN SO HE SEE'S WHAT IT FEELS LIKE FOR A GOOD WHILE IN PRISON.

Atv
Atv

you sound dumb in your comment. May she RIP

Trt
Trt

I feel sorry for her and she not deserved to be killed but she was not innocent either because she was sleeping aroundshe could pick only one guy .

Vane714
Vane714

don't say you're sorry when you really don't mean it cause if you did you wouldn't be excussing the coward act that he perfromed if she was cheating he should of let her go on with her life but no instead he acted like a bitch and did what he did he should rott in hell theres no fucken excuse here!!!!

mitch young
mitch young

Yet more vibrant diversity in the *new* OC. 

Pepe
Pepe

Our lovely multicultural tapestry. 

Concern4All
Concern4All

This guy was schizophrenic. He was in the marines so there is possibility of  him having PTSD. He was on the way to propose to his long term girlfriend. found out she had been sleeping around and got pregnant. The guy snapped. I am not justifying this murder in no way shape or form. He deserves to be punished but I want a fair trial and evaluation of his mental health. May Soraya Faroqi rest in peace.

PG
PG

i personally know this chick. she used to work as an interpreter here in afghanistan an she was on her leave.

Miss Cali
Miss Cali

Its very sad devistating.. cant imagine what went wrong. may she rest in peace.

ADRHd
ADRHd

Afg 4 life

Souljet786
Souljet786

Ur dumb why would u be proud of thus idiot who gives afghans a bad name in islam killing is haram something a lot of people do not know!!!!!

Amelia Masudi
Amelia Masudi

Crazy ass shit! Fuckin asshole!!!! I hope you receive the death penalty!

Rumi Amani
Rumi Amani

Hey everyone, this scumbag murdered a 24 year old girl by stabbing her over 15 times while she was pregnant because he's a chicken shit coward who got his ass kicked by men.

mpschwartz
mpschwartz

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Justincjm
Justincjm

Is this him? http://www.marinecorpstimes.co...

The OC Register article for him said he had been in the Marine Corps at http://us.lrd.yahoo.com/_ylc=X...

wallbangr
wallbangr

Striking resemblance with the eyebrows.  Might also explain the confusion about whether he was active duty or reserve, not to mention why he might have been in a state of who-gives-a-@#&^, especially if he was being booted from the corps and threatened with deportation

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