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Muslim student misidentified as 'Isis' in Los Osos High yearbook
by Doug Saunders
The Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling for an investigation into an incident in which the wrong name was printed beneath a yearbook photo of a Muslim student at Los Osos High School.
Bayan Zehlif, a Muslim student who wears a hijab, found her photo in the school yearbook with the name of another student — Isis Phillips. Attorneys with CAIR's civil rights division are concerned the incident may be racially motivated.
"We join with the family in their concern about a possible bias motive for this incident and in the deep concern for their daughter's safety as a result of being falsely labeled as a member of a terrorist group," said CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush. "No student should have to face the humiliation of being associated with a group as reprehensible as ISIS."
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