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CAIR Marks National Bullying Prevention Month with Release of Anti-Bullying Guide for Muslim Families

Civil rights organization offers ”˜Know Your Rights” materials for Muslim students in Arabic, Bengali, Bosnian, Farsi, Somali, and Urdu


(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/7/19) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today MARKED National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month with the release of an anti-bullying guide for Muslim parents and students.

CAIR’s guide, titled “Bias and Bullying: Empowering Muslim Children in the Age of Islamophobia,” provides key recommendations for families and communities to help stop the spread of bigotry, hate and Islamophobia in schools. The Washington-based civil rights organization’s guide also offers a five-step checklist for “What to Do If You Are Bullied at School” and “Know Your Rights” materials for Muslim students in Arabic, Bengali, Bosnian, Farsi, Somali, and Urdu.

SEE: CAIR Anti-Bullying Guide

“Bullying and Bias” states: “Unfortunately, incidents of bullying and bias occur every day. Thankfully, there are resources around us that can provide a solution to the problem of a racist bully, a vindictive teacher, or an unaware administrator.”

It recommends:

  • Defend Yourself by Knowing Your Rights in schools, the workplace, and the law.
  • Educate Yourself and Your Community with the latest research and information.
  • Empower Yourself and Your Community with professional advocacy and engagement.

In order to address the complex problem of Islamophobia in public schools, CAIR’s Department of Research and Advocacy is developing a pilot program for school engagement on issues related to the following three areas:

  • Bullying and peer-to-peer aggression as it relates to Muslim students
  • Teacher and administrator training on diversity and inclusion vis-a-vis the problem of anti-Muslim bias, bigotry, and Islamophobia
  • Curriculum quality control verification and enhancement on issues related to Islam and Muslims in the areas of social studies and current affairs 

On Oct. 16, four offices of CAIR-CA will hold simultaneous press conferences in Anaheim, Sacramento, San Diego and Santa Clara to release of a new report documenting faith-based bullying of Muslim students in California schools. 

SEE: CAIR-CA to Mark National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month with Release of Report on Faith-Based Bullying of Muslim Students in California Schools

CAIR offers anti-bullying and bystander intervention workshops, as well as a free guide to explain relevant Muslim religious practices to educators. 

SEE: Guides to Muslim Religious Practices

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 Unidos.


CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen, 202-774-0770,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,

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