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CAIR-Minnesota to Call for Probe of Bullied Muslim Chisago Lakes High School Student’s Suicide

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN., 5/21/18) – On Tuesday, May 22, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will hold a news conference to demand an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the suicide of a 15-year-old Muslim student who attended Chisago Lakes High School in Lindstrom, Minn.

CAIR-MN says the Muslim teen was bullied because of his faith prior to the suicide, including incidents that reportedly resulted in concussions and contusions. At the news conference, the Washington-based Muslim civil rights organization will detail allegations that the school failed to protect the student from bullying.

WHAT: CAIR-MN News Conference to Call for Probe of Bullied Muslim Teen’s Suicide

WHEN: Tuesday, May 22, 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: CAIR-Minnesota, 2511 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55406

CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-406-0070, jhussein@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

A study by CAIR’s California chapter reported that 55 percent of American Muslim students experience some form of bullying based on their religious identity. This is twice the national average for students who report being bullied at school.

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.

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

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