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CAIR-MI Files Michigan Department of Civil Rights Complaint Against Wayne County Community College District

(FARMINGTON HILLS, MI, 1/24/18) – The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) today filed a formal complaint with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights on behalf of a Muslim Student who alleges the college denied him and other Muslim students access to a Muslim Student Organization.

The student, who attends Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD), reports having applied with several other students to have a Muslim Student Organization at the college. After submitting the application, they were told that the administration had started its own Muslim Organization that was being run by one of the school administrators who is not Muslim.

Requests for the student organization to be turned over to Muslim students on campus were either ignored or rejected.

“It is inconceivable that a religious student group would exclude the very students it was intended to benefit,” said CAIR-MI Staff Attorney Amy Doukoure. 

La misión de CAIR 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-MI Staff Attorney Amy Doukoure, 313-405-9130, adoukoure@cair.com; CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid, 248-842-1418, dwalid@cair.com

 

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