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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

"Muslim organization says school discriminated against student"

A 10-year-old Muslim girl was repeatedly discriminated against at school because of her religion, the Council on American-Islamic Relations said Wednesday.

The organization served a discrimination complaint to Pine Forest Elementary School of the Arts on behalf of cello player Alana Scott. The group said the school and a music teacher penalized Scott because she is Muslim.

The girl was also banned from participating in a music concert with other schools because she was wearing a traditional head scarf or hijab, CAIR said.

Scott was among several students not allowed to participate for failing to take proper performance uniforms for the April 25 show. The decision had nothing to do with the hijab or her religion, said principal Denise Ahearn. [Link]

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2 Comments:
Blogger Johnny Cuban [At 1:38 AM]:

Muslims that want it all their way and cannot compromise are part of the terrorist mentality that gives Muslims the perception that they have the religious right to murder anyone who disagrees with any Muslim beliefs.

 
Blogger Student Teacher [At 3:01 PM]:

Did her hijab interfere with her ability to perform in the concert? I highly doubt it. The girl's in school, learning, participating in extra-curricular activities... what more does the school want? What does this teach her classmates about tolerance and acceptance?

 
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