Mother defends girl swept up in immigration raid, amid terror claims

“The tiny store is more like a corridor off the sidewalk than a shop, and its dangling wares – $3 scarves, trinkets, cellphone covers – shiver each time the subway rumbles by. At the store, in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, a 16-year-old Guinean girl named by the government as a potential suicide bomber helped her father make a living when she was not in school or caring for younger siblings in her family’s apartment in East Harlem, the family says.”

New York Times, 15 April 2005