A Muslim Family says a Chicago Public School teacher singled out their son as resembling a terrorist and says it hopes a federal civil rights hearing will end with the teacher’s dismissal.
A public school teacher in Chicago is in trouble and could lose her job after she mentioned the only Muslim student in her class in an anecdote about terrorists, according to local media.
The family of a 13-year-old Muslim student who claims that a former teacher singled him out as a “terrorist” during a 6th grade history class in the spring called for the woman’s firing after meeting with Chicago Public Schools officials and a federal mediator for several hours Thursday.
A Chicago public school student says his teacher used him as an example of a terrorist a class.
The child is an Arab-Muslim and says he was intimidated and isolated from classmates after the incident.
The 13-year-old student, Saleh Choudhary, said because of the April 6 incident, he has been intimidated and isolated by his peers, NBC5′s Anthony Ponce reported.
A Chicago teacher is under fire for singling out the only Muslim student in her class while talking about the Middle East. The teacher has now been reassigned to another school. However, the young boy’s family is demanding answers.
Civil Rights Director Christina Abraham filed an appeal with the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) on behalf of a Muslim man who was denied public accommodation on the basis of his national origin and religion.
Civil Rights Director Christina Abraham represented a Muslim man who had applied for naturalization. The man first applied for citizenship in 2003. He subsequently passed his test and interview. CAIR-Chicago sent out inquiries to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on the man’s behalf.
CAIR-Chicago Civil Rights Director Christina Abraham represented a man at his unemployment benefits hearing.
Civil Rights Director Christina Abraham represented a man at his interview and exam for citizenship. The man passed the English and U.S. History test and will be approved pending his submission of additional requested documents.