As-salaamu alaykum (peace be to you),
Recently, the parents of 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.”
Not on CAIR’s watch. When we learned of the abuse, our staff attorneys contacted school officials right away and were speaking to the district superintendent within days. Beyond helping these children, CAIR is committed to assisting the school district develop a more inclusive and safe environment for minority students.
After CAIR’s work on her behalf, the daughter set up a lemonade stand and, with her brother’s help, raised $50 for CAIR. Her parents matched her gift to honor her resourcefulness.
Here’s what she did: (1-minute video)
Help us meet our quarterly goal of raising $180,000. We’re making progress, but we’re not there yet.
Anti-Muslim bullying is a challenge more of our children are facing, so we at CAIR are committing more resources into combating this problem. We count on you to enable us to be there when parents seek help for their children.
Without the blessings of Allah (SWT) and financial support from people just like you, these children and their family would have been left to face the hate alone.
I promised the nine-year-old who raised $50 for CAIR that I would tell you about her hard work. I hope she inspires you to give a gift so I can go back and tell her how God magnified her generosity through people like you.
Thank you for your support and may God bless you.
CAIR National Executive Director
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