During a school year of terrorist attacks, Muslim students report bullying - AZEdNews
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During a school year of terrorist attacks, Muslim students report bullying

As her high school debate competition ended, Hannah Shraim extended a hand to her opponents.  Then she waited.  “They were avoiding my hand at all costs,” said Shraim, a Muslim student from suburban Maryland who has worn a hijab since she was 15, describing her first brush with discrimination at school. “I could tell it was my religious orientation because they were very kind to my partner and they shook her hand.” That moment of apparent rejection for the recent Northwest High School graduate is not unlike what many Maryland Muslim students reported in surveys this school year in the aftermath of terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., and at a time when a U.S. presidential candidate has proposed banning Muslims from entering the country.