Joseph Tanfani in the Philadelphia Inquirer:
Headley, born Daood Gilani, is the son of a prominent Pakistani diplomat and the late Serrill Headley, founder and former owner of the Khyber Pass pub/restaurant at 56 S. Second St.
Serrill Headley, who grew up in Bryn Mawr, split with her husband, and lost custody of her children in Pakistani courts. "In Pakistan, men own the children. There are no rights for women," she said in an interview in 1974.
After 10 years in Pakistan, Serrill Headley moved to Philadelphia, bought a 100-year-old tavern in 1973, and turned it into a bustling nightspot.
After two earlier attempts to get her son out of Pakistan failed, she succeeded in 1977.
In Philadelphia, however, he suffered from culture shock. Raised as a Muslim, he was having trouble adjusting to the idea that his mother ran a bar, an Inquirer column said.
"He has never been alone with, much less had a date with, a girl, except the servant girls of his household," an Inquirer column said back then.
Read the full piece at Philadelphia Inquirer: From Pakistan to Phila.: A terror suspect's journey