A Muslim civil rights group in Minnesota has asked the U.S. Department of Education to investigate what it calls a hostile learning environment toward Muslims in St. Cloud and other Minnesota schools.
The request comes from the Council of American-Islamic Relations. The group says there are a growing number of instances in Minnesota schools in which Muslim students are harassed and discriminated against. Some of the incidents took place at Apollo and Technical high schools, the group said.
“We just want them to investigate these incidents,” said Lori Saroya, president of the Minnesota chapter of CAIR. “We think there needs to be something statewide, something larger to take place.” (More)