Justice for Muslim Girl Identified as “Isis” in Her Yearbook

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Target: Mat Holton, Chaffey Joint Union High School District Superintendent

Goal: Find and punish those responsible for labeling a Muslim girl “Isis” in her school yearbook.

A Muslim girl was labeled “Isis” in her high school yearbook. Bayan Zehlif was horrified to find that her first name had been left out of her photo caption and replaced with the name of the terrorist organization. Take a stand against Islamophobia and support this innocent girl.

Zehlif’s first name does not at all resemble the word “Isis,” so the idea that the misprint was accidental seems far-fetched. However, the school is claiming that the name change was an unfortunate accident. Zehlif and The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) suspect otherwise. An investigation is underway both by school officials and CAIR to determine what led to publishing this offensive term.

Anti-Muslim sentiment is nothing new. Muslim students are bullied and even physically assaulted solely because of their heritage and belief system. This is unacceptable. Sign below and take a stand against Islamophobia.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Superintendent Holton,

A Muslim girl was humiliated after being labeled “Isis” in her high school yearbook. We demand that you take a stand against Islamophobia and support this girl during and after your investigation.

Bayan Zehlif was horrified to find that her first name had been replaced with the term “Isis.” Her first name does not resemble the name of the terrorist organization. Though you claim this was merely an unfortunate misprint, it is hard to imagine.

We demand that you perform a fair and detailed investigation into this libel and punish any who have ill intentions toward Muslim students. There is no place for anti-Muslim sentiment in schools or around children.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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One Comment

  1. simon rickman simon rickman says:

    Poor girl – another victim of the klu klux klan style ignorance that typifies the land of the free and the home of the brave. Prepare for a whole lot more where that came from if Trump gets to be Mr Pres.

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