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CAIR supports Virginia students threatened with suspension for praying between classes

20 November, 2017 17:38
CAIR supports Virginia students threatened with suspension for praying between classes

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, expressed support for students at a Virginia high school who were recently threatened with suspension for praying together between classes. Officials with Amelia County Public Schools in Amelia, Va., later apologized for the "misunderstanding and miscommunication."

“The Constitution guarantees the right to student-initiated, student-led prayer in schools, and that right must be respected by school officials,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.

CAIR offers a booklet, called "An Educator's Guide to Islamic Religious Practices," designed to help school officials provide a positive learning

The Washington-based civil rights and advocacy organization urges community members to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR's Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at: http://www.cair.com/report

Source: CAIR

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CAIR supports Virginia students threatened with suspension for praying between classes
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