(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 9/9/13) -- The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) today welcomed the Crestwood School District implementing halal meals to accommodate its Muslim students.
The Crestwood School District, which compromises schools in the City of Dearborn Heights, has a significant and growing Muslim student population.
CAIR-MI worked with the district and concerned parents for the implementation of halal meals, which includes halal meats.
"We welcome the implementation of halal meals at all Crestwood schools," said CAIR-MI Safe Spaces Coordinator Warda Kalim. "We hope that other school districts in Southeast Michigan provide similar accommodations to serve our area's growing Muslim population."
Kalim said that CAIR-MI has recently worked with other institutions in varying areas of the state to provide halal meals.
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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