Comments: Muslim student in Cape Henlopen harassed?

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First rate blogging. Although, I would say that rather than an error - the NYT was just being imprecise when it reported about the law suit.

On the bigger questions:

1) The system worked. Great. (Good things happen when radio blow hards donlt get involved.)

2) There are some crazy teachers in SC who don't understand our American practice of keeping the state out of our churches and vis versa.

Posted by jason at August 13, 2006 12:52 PM

Thanks, Jase. However, there's no mention of a settlement in the WNJ report, either. It's like nothing ever happened regarding a settlement. Methinks it was rethought, either by the family or the district.

Posted by Hube at August 13, 2006 12:57 PM

If you want to know more about this, listen to www.thisamericanlife.org. They just did an interview (Dec. 2006) with the family for a documentary called Shouting Across the Divide, about the relations between Muslims and non-Muslims. It sounds like this poor girl suffered greatly because the teacher and the school allowed her to be harassed for her religion following 9/11. It's a disturbing story.

Posted by Amy at December 19, 2006 05:05 PM

The settlement probably avoided a DOJ lawsuit where the federal government would press charges against the school, but that doesn't keep the family from filing a civil lawsuit.

Posted by QN at March 3, 2007 05:45 PM

The settlement noted in the TAL story was between the school and the Justice Department, not between the school and the family. There is a civil suit pending between the family and the school (the school is the defendant), but I have not heard about a resolution.

Posted by Bren at January 5, 2008 01:11 PM