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CAIR-Florida Seeks Criminal Charges for Assault on Muslim Teen in Boca Raton

screenshot 2017 12 22 13 57 39 427(MIAMI, FL, 12/22/17) – The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida), the state’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on Palm Beach County law enforcement agencies and the State Attorney’s office to bring criminal charges against those responsible for yesterday’s brutal group beating of a Boca Raton female Muslim teenager.

This comes after a Facebook video was posted by the parent of the battered teenager showing an alleged gang-style beating by three females.

SEE: Video of Assault on Muslim Teen in Florida

“CAIR-Florida receives numerous complaints of school bullying incidents and serious assaults against Muslim youth at a constantly increasing rate. We have reached out to the victim’s family and will ensure that this serious issue is addressed swiftly and appropriately by local officials,” said CAIR-Florida Civil Rights Counsel Omar Saleh.

CAIR’s California chapter (CAIR-CA) recently published a report documenting faith-based bullying and discrimination of Muslim students in California Schools. CAIR-CA’s report reveals that Muslim students are bullied at twice the rate as the national average.

To obtain the full report, go to:

CAIR offers a booklet, called “An Educator’s Guide to Islamic Religious Practices,” designed to help school officials provide a positive learning environment for Muslim students.

SEE: An Educator’s Guide to Islamic Religious Practices

CAIR-Florida is the state’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties of all people, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR-Florida es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR-Florida Communications Director Wilfredo A. Ruiz,, 305.502.6749


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