Friday, March 18, 2016

When Arabs and Muslims are harassed in the US

"Adam and Jameel Siam said they have suffered anti-Muslim harassment for at least two years at Williamsville East High School, but they said administrators have done nothing to address their complaints, reported WIVB-TV. They’re hounded on social media and harassed in the hallways at school, and vandals broke windows and doors at the family’s home over the weekend by throwing rocks and eggs. 

The boys have filed at least two reports with Amherst police, the TV station reported — once after a fight in December and then again after their home was vandalized. Their mother said she has repeatedly asked school officials to help stop the bullying, but she said her complaints have been ignored. Now the boys face an expulsion hearing after fighting with their tormenters."