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US Gunmen Seize 2 16 Year Old NY Girls

Please do what you will wish done when your child is seized. These girls are your daughters, and mine, and your neighbor's.

From Why Are We Back in Iraq

The Common Ills, the best blog there is on Times-related issues, just linked to a story in today's New York Times entitled "Teachers and Classmates Express Outrage at Arrest of Girl, 16, as a Terrorist Threat."

Here's the link to the Times...

A summary:

"[T]he girl and another 16-year-old are being called would-be suicide bombers and are being held in an immigration detention center in Pennsylvania."

"According to a government document provided to The New York Times by a federal official earlier this week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has asserted that both girls are "an imminent threat to the security of the United States based on evidence that they plan to be suicide bombers." No evidence was cited, and federal officials will not comment on the case."

the best blog there is on Times-related issues, just linked to a story in today's New York Times entitled "Teachers and Classmates Express Outrage at Arrest of Girl, 16, as a Terrorist Threat."

Here's the link to the Times who unfortunately force you to register before you can read NEWS.

A summary:

"[T]he girl and another 16-year-old are being called would-be suicide bombers and are being held in an immigration detention center in Pennsylvania."

"According to a government document provided to The New York Times by a federal official earlier this week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has asserted that both girls are "an imminent threat to the security of the United States based on evidence that they plan to be suicide bombers." No evidence was cited, and federal officials will not comment on the case."


More from the Times, via Jeff Simpson at dKos:

At Heritage High School in East Harlem, where the student idiom is hip-hop and salsa, the 16-year-old Guinean girl stood out, but not just because she wore Islamic dress. She was so well liked that when she ran for student body president, she came in second to one of her best friends - the Christian daughter of the president of the parent-teacher association, Deleen P. Carr.
Now Ms. Carr, a speech pathologist who calls herself "a typical American citizen," is as outraged as the girl's teachers and classmates, who have learned that the girl and another 16-year-old are being called would-be suicide bombers and are being held in an immigration detention center in Pennsylvania.

...

According to a government document provided to The New York Times by a federal official earlier this week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has asserted that both girls are "an imminent threat to the security of the United States based on evidence that they plan to be suicide bombers." No evidence was cited, and federal officials will not comment on the case.

Its mysteries deepened as teachers and neighbors gave details of the Guinean girl's life, like the jeans she wore under her Muslim garb, her lively classroom curiosity about topics like Judaism and art and her after-school care for four younger siblings while her parents, illegal immigrants who have lived in the United States since 1990, eked out a living.

...

Until now, attention has focused on the other 16-year-old, a Bangladeshi girl reared in Queens who could not deal with the hurly-burly of her West Side high school and withdrew into home schooling. Yesterday, on a motion of the government, an immigration judge closed the Bangladeshi girl's bond hearing to the public and adjourned it to next Thursday, said Troy Mattes, a lawyer who is taking over the case but has yet to meet her.

By the Bangladeshi girl's account, reported by her mother, the girls did not meet until March 24, after their separate arrests in early-morning raids on immigration charges against their parents. Both grew up in Islamic families. But while the Bangladeshi girl had grown increasingly pious, and uncomfortable in the urban culture of the High School of Environmental Studies on West 56th Street, the Guinean girl, a 10th grader, embraced every aspect of Heritage High, at 106th Street and Lexington Avenue, her teachers said.

"She is, yes, an orthodox Muslim, but completely integrated into this school," said Jessica Siegel, her English teacher in a class in which topics like teenage pregnancy and world politics were discussed. Ms. Siegel was profiled in the book "Small Victories," by Samuel G. Freedman, as an unsentimental, but fiercely committed teacher who provoked and delighted her students.

...

The English teacher's most vivid recollection was of a day two months ago when she heard a kind of roar in the hallway of the school, which is full of colorful student collages and life-size sculptures in papier-mâché. The teenager had stopped wearing her veil, and she beamed as her fellow students, seeing her face for the first time, cheered.

...

Ms. Lane, the art teacher, said that when Heritage High first learned that immigration agents had picked up the girl, one of her best friends asked if someone from the school might have denounced her as an illegal immigrant. "I remember telling her the government doesn't go after 16-year-old girls," Ms. Lane said. "And in the last few days, I'm wrestling with the fact that, yes, it does."


From Shobak::CNN for the Left:

***URGENT: Please publicize widely***

A 16 year old Bangladeshi girl has become the target of a terrorist
investigation. We believe she is being skapegoated unfairly and
victimized. Her lawyer has failed to represent her and Bangladesh
consulate in NY has (shamefully) failed to take any action on her behalf.

Below are basic details of her case. To learn more and to get quotes
regarding the story please contact Adem Carroll, a good friend and a
very valuable ally from Islamic Circle of North America. His e-mail
is iamourhaj@.... Adem is extremely reliable and a tireless
fighter for Muslim civil liberties.
-- Shobak.Org

Attached below:
1. Adem's letter at 5 am, the day after the arrest
2. The case of T*** X***, as reported by Adem Carroll
3. Nina Bernstein's report for NYT on T*** case
===
From: Adem Carroll

Am up now at 5 am-- the time of immigrant round ups and disappearances.

Had a bad dream. Of riding in a city bus and looking up to see
hooded, faceless riders.

Today's case disturbs me. The 16 old girl has been here since she was
4; her family is originally from Bangladesh, living in Queens.

Anyway, now they came and took the daughter and confiscated her
computer, cell phone, diary and some books. She is not being held
where they say she is.

I called the chaplain there and he tells me she is not there. He also
tells me he cannot tell me anything but he hints. My sense is that she
may be held with adults or quite possibly in administration
segregation. This 16 year old girl is allowed to call her family only
once a week. That is unusual.

The authorities had recently asked the family about "suicide" --I
think about support of suicide bombing--and the father had told them
of course it is against the religion. But for some reason there are
these questions.

The facility where she is being held (Berks in Pennsylvania) lost
their license to hold youth detainees. And she is apprently not in the
family facility, where whole families are being detained.

The father, when I told him T*** may be held for at least a couple
of months he started to twitch uncontrollably. It was really quite
alarming.

We did call some lawyers and we did call the Bangladeshi Consulate
which seemed reluctant to do anything on a friday afternoon, if ever.
The Deportation Officer I spoke with was unwilling to talk. We will
look into other possibilities.

The Chaplain took the opportunity to ask us for an Albanian Quran for
an Albanian family being held in his facility.

So I cannot sleep.
peace,
Adem
===
T*** X***, Age 16.
Jamaica, NY

The following information was recorded on April 05, 2005. All
information was recorded first hand from the parents of T*** X***:


Two weeks prior to March 24th T*** X*** a 16 year old high
school student who attended Environmental Studies in Manhattan was
visited by two detectives from the local precinct. The detectives came
without warrants and spoke to T***'s mother Mrs. X***. The
detectives were identified by Mrs. X*** as one being Pakistani female
and the other white American male who were both in civilian clothing.
Mrs. X*** told them to come back when her husband was home, but the
detectives insisted on talking to her and coming inside the house.
They did not show her any warrant or any paper. Mrs. X*** sincerely
let both detectives in. The detectives came in claiming to investigate
T***'s absence from school while she never been to school since
September 2005.. Mrs. X*** explained that T*** would be doing
home schooling and will be obtaining a GED due to problems arising at
school with her Islamic dress code and the school's dress code. The
male detective asked if T*** had plans to go to Saudi Arabia. The
female detective then proceeded to search the house and entered
T***'s room. There the detective searched through T***'s
belongings for more than one hour without any warrant. The next day
Mrs. X*** received a phone call from the female detective who
fabricated to Mrs. X*** that T*** believed in extremist beliefs
and promoted concepts like suicide bombing. T*** made it very
clear that she was pro-life and was against such concepts. Mrs. X***
said she didn't raise T*** with such concepts. T*** validated
the fabrication made by the detectives and reaffirmed that she she's
believes in a peaceful and pro-life religion.

On March 24th T*** was visited by two agents at 5 AM in the
morning. Her mother was approached and the agents told her they were
from INS. Special Agents but they did not show any form of warrant or
paper:

claimed they were from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
The agents approached the mother, who did not speak English fluently,
and requested that she sign a document(the father was not home at that
morning) According to the mother the document was permission to only
ask T*** questions. The agents told her mother that the reason
they were taking T*** was because of a political asylum case that
her case was dismissed because she did not show up at her appointment
date. According to Mrs. X*** there were about ten to twelve agents
who came into the house and searched through the house for almost two
hours. They confiscated T***'s computer, her reading materials
including personal journals, notebooks and her mother's cell phone.
The agents insisted they take 16 year old T*** alone with them to
Federal Plaza and not Mrs. X*** because of T***'s four month
infant brother. Even though T***'s brother and sister were evolved
in the same political asylum case only T*** was taken and
detained. She was held at the Plaza for eleven hours, from 7AM to 6PM.
In tears Mrs. X*** said that at the Plaza T*** was not questioned
about her immigration but threatened that if she did not comply her
brothers and sisters would be sent to foster homes and her parents
would be deported back to Bangladesh. After being threatened T***
was asked if she was part of any terrorist organizations and
interrogated her about her beliefs and conviction in Islam.


T*** was then taken to Pennsylvania and held there at a youth
detention facility at the following address:



Berks Family Shelter Care Facility
1243 County Welfare Road

Leesport, PA 19533



Till today she is being held there. T*** who believes in wearing
the Islamic veil the "nikab" is not allowed to wear the dress code at
her current detention center. This violates her ability to practice
her religion.



The parents proceeded to contact an immigration lawyer to free their
16 year old daughter. The lawyer listed below was given $2,500 in
advance and promised her release but the lawyer refused to show up on
the first hearing:



Brian J. Tucker
NYC

The lawyer to date refused to directly communicate to the parents and
said Pennsylvania was out of his way. According to the lawyer the
judge said the lawyer needs to provide evidence that she's not a
terrorist. Any inquiry made by the parents about the case was angrily
rejected by the lawyer. The lawyer would not return phone calls and
seems uncertain in representing T***'s case for the next hearing
scheduled Friday, April 8, 2005.


Upon her recent visit Mrs. X*** said she saw T*** after two
weeks and she was very upset. Officer and supervisor at the
facility:allowed Mrs. X*** to see T*** and spoke to her 2 weeks
after she was taken.

The family has been torn by the abduction and detention of 16 year
old minor T*** X***. Mr. and Mrs. X*** now live in fear. They
are unable to sleep at night and keep all their doors and windows
locked. They are even afraid to step outside. Mr. X*** said that it
is a very difficult state for anyone to endure, to watch their child
being taken away from them and not hear from them for more than two
weeks. Mr. X*** believes his family is being singled out as a Muslims
like all the other Muslims Americans who have been harassed after
September 11th.


From CAIR-NY via Detain This!

CAIR-NY shares in the Muslim community's deep concern over the recent arrest and detention of two 16-year-old Muslim girls from New York City. Despite the continuing protests by immigrant and civil rights communities following 9/11, the Federal government's implementation of ethnic and religious profiling and its use of immigration proceedings to circumvent the constitutional protections of the criminal justice system persist.

Muslim men were singled out for Special Registration, solely on the basis of their national origins, and thousands were deported from this country as a result
of this program. Despite the vigorous surveillance and crack-down on our communities, however, the Federal government's efforts have not resulted in any
successful terrorism prosecutions, nor have they shown any evidence that these methods have made America safer for anyone.

Today, it appears that the profiling of Muslim men has grown to include Muslim women and children. In this case, two minors are being linked to terrorism based
at least in part on their interest in and observance of the Islamic religion.

Neither of the girls has been formally charged with any crime, but both have been detained indefinitely in facilities far away from their homes and families. CAIR-NY is equally concerned with the conditions in the girls' detention facility, including reports that their ability to observe religious practices has been restricted.

As a community-based civil rights organization, we sincerely hope that these cases do not develop into a new example of baseless religious profiling and unfair
targeting of American Muslims, both of which have become disturbingly frequent in post-9/11 America.

CAIR-NY calls upon all community organizations and elected officials to join us in closely monitoring the respect of the two girls' rights afforded by the constitution and humanitarian principles.


What Will You Do, Mr. & Ms. America?

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