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CAIR-FL to Announce Bias Complaint Against School

(JACKSONVILLE, FL, 5/30/06) – On Tuesday, May 31, the Florida office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) will hold a news conference in Jacksonville to announce details of a discrimination complaint by the family of a 10-year-old Muslim elementary student who says she was not allowed to participate in a school performance, threatened with arrest and kicked off a public school bus because of her religion and religious attire. The girl and her mother will take part in the news conference.

WHAT: Jacksonville News Conference to Announce Discrimination Complaint
WHEN: Wednesday, May 31, Noon
WHERE: On the sidewalk outside (in front of the marquee sign) Pine Forest Elementary School, 3929 Grant Road, Jacksonville, FL

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 32 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. 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.

CONTACT: Ahmed Bedier, CAIR-FL Central Florida Director, 813-731-9506, abedier@cairfl.org; Areeb Naseer, CAIR-FL Legal Advisor 619-301-9091, anaseer@cairfl.org

 

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