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CAIR-OH: Muslim Woman Reinstated in Medical Program

GOOD NEWS: CAIR-OHIO HELPS REINSTATE MUSLIM WOMAN EXPELLED FROM MEDICAL PROGRAM

(COLUMBUS, OH, 12/21/06) – CAIR-Ohio announced today that it intervened successfully to help a local Muslim woman be reinstated in a community college medical technology program after she was expelled for allegedly discriminatory reasons.

The woman, who had been a straight-A student, says she faced harassment based on her Islamic head scarf and ethnicity when she did a clinical rotation at an outlying hospital. The hospital gave her a failing grade, resulting in her expulsion from the community college’s program.

Her initial attempts to resolve the situation were unsuccessful. After CAIR-Ohio’s intervention, the college reinstated the Muslim student into the program and agreed to pay her costs for retaking courses.

CONTACT: Romin Iqbal, 614-451-3232 E-Mail: office@cair-ohio.com, Adnan Mirza, 614-451-3232, E-Mail: director@cair-ohio.com

 

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