CAIR-MI to Announce Civil Rights Complaint Against Henry Ford Community College Over Prof’s Islamophobic Rant

(FARMINGTON HILLS, MI, 11/11/19)- On Tuesday, November 12, The Michigan chapter of Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) will hold a press conference to announce the filing of a Michigan Department of Civil Rights Complaint on behalf of a Muslim student against Henry Ford Community College for the lack of action taken against a professor who subjected the student to an Islamophobic rant in front of other students.

A Muslim honor roll student was publicly accused by his professor of supporting terrorism because of his Lebanese Muslim heritage, and was made to defend his identity as an American citizen while other students looked on. The professor made comments about Arab-Americans living in Dearborn being radicalized and on the government watch list and further threatened to call law enforcement on the student because he was Lebanese. 

WHEN: Tuesday, November 12, 10 a.m.

WHERE: CAIR- MI Office 30201 Orchard Lake Road, Suite 260, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

CONTACT: CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid; CAIR-MI Staff Attorney Amy V. Doukoure; and CAIR-MI Client

The Michigan-based Muslim civil rights organization has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president.

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims. 

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unido

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CONTACT: CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid (248) 842-1418 dwalid@cair.com; CAIR-MI Staff Attorney Amy V. Doukoure (586) 943-8823

 


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