CAIR demands that the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights to investigate an incident at Benjamin Tasker Middle School in Bowie, Md., in which a teacher allegedly made a series of anti-Muslim and anti-Arab statements directed at a Muslim student in a classroom.
Common Dreams After an altercation involving two students, the teacher allegedly approached a Muslim student of Middle Eastern heritage and said, “You terrorist. You little Osama. You have a bomb in your locker.”
CAIR’s litigation jihadist Jenifer Wicks wrote in part:
“We believe [the teacher’s] statements were highly offensive and exhibit clear prejudice and antagonism towards Muslim and Arab students based on their apparent religious and racial status. Additionally, her statements may have implied to other students that all Muslims or Arabs are violent or would become terrorists. Such offensive remarks are particularly troubling because they came from a faculty member who is entrusted to maintain a safe, inclusive classroom and serve as an example for her students. We are hopeful that you will agree that such discriminatory animus has no place in a learning environment.”
School administrators have allegedly retaliated against CAIR by moving the student to a different classroom and have refused to indicate whether or not and how they disciplined the teacher.
CAIR is seeking an investigation of the incident,
disciplinary action against firing the teacher, protection from retaliation for the students in the class, and Muslim diversity training by designated terrorist group CAIR for faculty and staff.
“Bullying can have lasting, harmful repercussions and must not be tolerated,” said CAIR Maryland Outreach Manager Zainab Chaudry. “It is unacceptable and particularly disturbing when educators who are entrusted with teaching students engage in Islamophobia and bullying. We must take measures to protect students of all faiths and prevent these incidents from occurring in any school.”