Cageprisoners exclusive: 16-year old girl targeted by FBI for being ‘too Muslim’


In 2005, 16-year old Amatur-Rahman was already being monitored by FBI agents in the US, seemingly due to her increasing interest in her faith.

After being approached by FBI agents, including a British-born Pakistani Muslim female agent, she was arrested and detained for seven weeks without charge. She was subsequently deported to the country her parents’ origin. In her first interview since the ordeal Amatur-Rahman talks to Cageprisoners about the circumstances and effects of her experience.

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