Maybe it’s because they’re the ones who do the bullying?
Most young Muslim students feel accepted on California junior high and high school campuses, though a significant number say they face bias from their teachers and bullying from fellow students, according to a new report by a leading Islamic advocacy group.
That significant number? 10 percent.
The overall positive response came “as quite a surprise,” said CAIR attorney Fatima Dadabhoy, who helped author the study. “When we started, the anecdotal evidence we’d been gathering suggested a different kind of picture.”
Of the nearly 500 Muslim youth surveyed from across the state, about 80% reported positively on their overall educational experience, noting they were comfortable speaking about their religion in the classroom and that they feel safe and respected by teachers.
But 10% reported being physically bullied
Let’s put those numbers into perspective…
California tops the nation in bullying. For some reason. 37 percent of American teens report being bullied at school. 20 percent report being physically bullied.
So even in a state that tops the nation in bullying, Muslims are bullied at only half the rate that non-Muslim students are nationwide.
Again, Muslims are complaining about being treated better than non-Muslims.