“I’ll kill all the arab muslims and islam.” “All Islam will be killed in this school.”
On Wednesday, November 20th, Rabya Khan visited Aqsa High School with Dima Khalidi to conduct a Know Your Rights workshop for students.
The film “follows a predominately Arab-American high school football team from a working-class Detroit suburb as they practice for their big cross-town rivalry game during the last ten days of Ramadan, revealing a community holding onto its Islamic faith while they struggle for acceptance in post 9/11 America.“ Watch a trailer for the movie here: http://fordsonthemovie.com/trailer.php
Rabya Khan met with school officials to convey the importance of presenting balanced perspectives and not perpetuating stereotypes. CAIR-Chicago has requested that the school remove the worksheets, and not use them again or any similar worksheets. Rabya also provided a resource list of organizations that can conduct workshops on Islam, including CAIR-Chicago, and is compiling a list of educational resource companies with balanced materials on Islam and Muslims.
Children bear the burden of a day Americans will never forget.
Dina was too young to remember much about the 9/11 attacks, but the Egyptian-American says she has felt the hatred toward Muslims. She hopes to become a Fox News anchor to help repair the tarnished image of Islam.
On Thursday May 20th, Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson and Communication Coordinator Amina Sharif visited St. Ignatius College Preparatory School to give students a firsthand look into Islam and how it is practiced by Muslims in America.
MYLS, a founding partner of the Chicago Youth Exchange (CYE), will send members to participate in the program’s second exchange that will explore identity.
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