Published on May 24, 2012
UPDATED 12/13/12 -- The parents of these nine-year-old Muslim twins reported to CAIR that their children had been facing chronic anti-Muslim bullying for years. They told us their son was taunted because of his religion and ethnicity, and was told, "All Muslims are dirty and they kill people." Their daughter was allegedly slapped, hit in the eye and told "go back to your country."
Out of the 2,700 discrimination cases we handled in 2012, the sister and brother who were bullied in school inspired us by turning adversity into an educational opportunity.
When we learned of the abuse, our attorneys contacted school officials right away and assisted the school district in developing a more inclusive and safe environment for minority students.
From the moment CAIR stepped in to help them, they wanted to help CAIR. CAIR staff teamed up to help their case, and they teamed up to help CAIR. On their own initiative, the twins set up a lemonade stand and raised $50 for CAIR. Their parents matched the gift to honor their resourcefulness. Click here to watch the video online.
There are thousands of other Muslim kids being bullied in school who need CAIR's intervention. We are looking to put more resources into anti-bullying intiatives in 2013. Help CAIR stand by our youth.
American Muslims know there is one organization that comes to their aid when their children face school bullying, or when they themselves face discrimination or bias in the workplace, in airports, at border crossings, or when exercising their rights as citizens.
I urge you to take advantage of the last days of 2012 to make a 100% tax-deductible and zakat-eligible donation to CAIR so that we may continue to mobilize American Muslims -- like the "Lemonade Girl" and her brother -- to defend their constitutional rights and enhance understanding of Islam.
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