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Help Us Win Justice for Jacob

870 days. That’s two Ramadans, three grades in school, and nine changes of the season. That is also how long it has been since Sister Faith Elsharkawy found her first born child, 15-year old Jacob, hanging lifeless in a shed behind their home. What happened to Jacob? He lost his life to suicide after enduring continuous and severe school bullying at the hands of both his teachers and his fellow high school students. Why was he targeted? His faith in Islam. Although Jacob had a personality that brightened up any room he entered, students tormented him with impunity after he and his family embraced Islam.


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