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Did you know that most bullying takes place in a school setting?

Approximately 50% of Muslims aged 11-18 reported being called mean names because of their religion.1 Additionally, in 25% of the cases involving Muslim students, a teacher or administrator at school perpetrated the bullying.2 This booklet provides educators with the information and resources that relate to Muslim students. By creating a safe space for students to be different without being marginalized, educators can play an important role in the formation of healthy and diverse school environments.

This booklet is intended to assist educators to learn about Islam and their Muslim students by providing accurate information on Islam. Our primary objective in publishing this booklet is to provide educators with resources that can help them become better teachers and to promote inclusive and diverse learning environments.

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[1] Council on American-Islamic Relations, Growing in Faith: California Muslim Youth Experiences with Bullying, Harassment & Religious Accommodation in Schools (Santa Clara, CA), accessed May 30, 2018, from https://ca.cair.com/sfba/wpcontent/ uploads/sites/10/2018/04/GrowingInFaith.pdf?x93160.

[2] Dalia Mogahed and Youssef Chouhoud, American Muslim Poll 2017: Muslims at the Crossroads (Dearborn, MI: Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, 2017), retrieved from https://www.ispu.org/american-muslim-poll-2017/.

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