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CAIR-LA: Muslim Student Smeared as ‘Isis’ in Yearbook to Speak to Media

CAIR logo(ANAHEIM, CA, 5/9/16) – Later today, Bayan Zehlif, the Muslim high school student who was pictured wearing her Islamic head scarf (hijab) with the false name “Isis Phillips†in the Los Osos High School yearbook will speak during a media availability in Anaheim at the office of the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA).

WHAT: Media Availability with H.S. Student Bayan Zehlif

WHEN: Monday May 9, 1:30-4 PM PST

WHERE: CAIR-LA Anaheim Office, Add2180 W. Crescent Ave. Anaheim CA 92801

CONTACT: CAIR-LA Communications Coordinator Ojaala Ahmad, 714.776.1847,

Yesterday, CAIR-LA expressed concern about the safety of the Muslim student and called for a thorough investigation of the incident and appropriate measures to prevent its reoccurrence and to address the emotional and psychological suffering of the student and her family.

SEE: CAIR-LA Concerned About Safety of Muslim Student Smeared as ‘Isis’ in H.S. Yearbook  

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. 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.

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CONTACT: CAIR-LA Communications Coordinator Ojaala Ahmad, 714.776.1847 or

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