Despite Bullying, Muslim Students Feel Accepted, Report Says

Kurt Streeter, Los Angeles Times, December 19, 2013

Most young Muslim students feel accepted on California junior high and high school campuses, although a significant number say they face bias from teachers and bullying from fellow students, according to a new report by a leading Islamic advocacy group.

The report, issued Thursday and based on an extensive survey by the California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, offers a nuanced portrayal of the climate young Muslims face in California schools.

Of the nearly 500 Muslim youth surveyed across the state, about 80% gave a positive rating to their overall educational experience—noting that they were comfortable speaking about their religion in the classroom and felt safe in school and respected by teachers.

The Growing in Faith survey found, however, that significant problems remain for young Muslims.

Five percent of those surveyed said their teachers did not respect their religion; 10% reported being physically bullied, including being slapped, kicked or punched. And 17% of girls who wore the hijab, an Islamic head scarf, reported being mistreated because of their choice in clothing. Half of the survey respondents said they’d been subject to mean comments or rumors as a result of their faith.

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The large positive response came “as quite a surprise,” said CAIR attorney Fatima Dadabhoy, who helped author the study. “When we started, the anecdotal evidence we’d been gathering suggested a different kind of picture.”

Dadabhoy lamented the disconnect between students who said they’d been bullied but still reported feeling accepted at school. “A lot of students are internalizing mistreatment,” she said. “More needs to be done to show our students what bullying really is.”

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  • Manaphy

    “Five percent of those surveyed said their teachers did not respect their religion; 10% reported being physically bullied, including being slapped, kicked or punched. And 17% of girls who wore the hijab, an Islamic head scarf, reported being mistreated because of their choice in clothing.”

    There is a simple solution: go back to your hell-hole of origin.

  • Puggg

    Most young Muslim students feel accepted on California junior high and high school campuses

    They ought to, being as public schools mostly teach and spread and preach Islam.

  • bigone4u

    I agree with the great Ann Barnhardt, who wrote this on her website last year and recently reposted it:

    “Islam is an evil totalitarian political system from the deepest, blackest pit of hell, masquerading as a faux-religion. It was consciously set up that way, and must be exterminated from the face of the earth without remorse in order to save the souls trapped inside of it and to prevent any more people from being victimized and destroyed by it. Period. Anyone who says anything else is bearing false witness, no mater what their motivation.”

    • So CAL Snowman

      If the Arabs want to worship a pedophile rapist it’s fine by me. Just keep it out of Western civilization. Islam is only a problem because WE allow it to be one by importing millions of these barbaric peasants into Western Civilization. We are so much more technologically advanced than them, we could wipe them out or seal them in their countries with no problems whatsoever.

      • The Verdict of History

        Don’t blame European people, its the Globalists and the Bankster allies…

        • So CAL Snowman

          European people allowed the Globalists and Banker allies to take control of our countries. The Globalists and Bankers are dwarfed by our numbers but somehow they still control us.

  • So CAL Snowman

    So they’re concerned with how Muslims are treated in school but fight tooth and nail to ban prayer and all Christian symbols from school? Sick beyond all words.

  • Whirlwinder

    Islam is here in America to conduct a civilizational jihad. They want to replace the Constitution with Sharia law. Americans will be second class citizens (dhimmis) in our own land, if and when Islam becomes dominant. This clap-trap from CAIR is not relevant-just fluff.
    Time to deport all Islam.

  • odious liberal

    And I should care about these morons why?

  • me

    Now, why in the world would these lil’ darlings feel ‘picked on’? Is it because of 9/11? Or is it because of their misogyny, attitude towards, and raping of any White woman? Maybe it’s because of their racist, anti-Christian views? Or is it because of their boldfaced attempt to fundamentally change the face of Western, White countries? Perhaps it’s the inherent hostility and violent actions that their ‘faith’ has for any non-Muslim? Gee, why are these little monsters feeling ‘picked on’? Maybe they should experience the ‘discrimination’ that they so willingly give to people in the county they invade, so they actually have a knowledge of what being ‘picked on’ feels like? I suggest Vlad Tepes as our role model.

    • Zaporizhian Sich

      Yep, Vlad the Impaler taught the Muslims that turnabout is fair play because he used their own terrorism against them. I agree, they have no right or business being in our lands, except to be the vanguard of a invasion that will in the end leave untold millions of them dead and their hell hole nations as radioactive wastelands.

    • hkq999

      have you ever even met a muslim?

  • Spartacus

    They have no right to be in the US, or in any other White lands.

  • saxonsun

    I have to laugh. Who would have the guts to bully a Muslim today?! I teach in a NYC college which has become infested with Muslims. They even pray on the sidewalks near their food carts. They walk around the school as if they truly do own it; their attitude always says “I dare you.”