As executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Michigan Chapter, Dawud Walid hears about incidents of religious discrimination that cause friction in the workplace.

“Some employees come to us and complain. We contact the employer,” said Walid. “In some cases it’s just ignorance of the employers. We provide them with sensitivity training. If it doesn’t work we refer the people to Michigan Department of Civil Rights and the EEOC, and in instances which can’t be resolved to an attorney.

“There is verbal taunting, making fun of Muslims how they pray, or mocking the head scarf that females wear.”

For information about sensitivity training, call CAIR at (248) 569-2203 or log on


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