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CAIR releases report on bullying of Muslim students in California

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Indonesian student of international relations Anisa Widya Lestari, (C), 20, holds a US flag as visitors watch US presidential elections. ROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images

Bullying, both at school and online, is a pretty common challenge for kids, let alone kids with religious or cultural traditions that set them apart.

Imagine having to go to school every day wearing the Muslim head covering known as a hijab, or having to explain to fellow students and teachers why you are fasting for Ramadan. That can bring on a whole new level or teasing, taunting, and sometimes even worse.

Today the Council on American Islamic Relations is releasing the first statewide survey of Muslim students in California. Here to discuss the results is Fatima Dadabhoy, civil rights manager for the Council on American-Islamic Relations Greater LA-area chapter. 

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