WASHINGTON - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today called for an investigation of an alleged assault on a 7-year-old Muslim student in North Carolina as he was riding home on a school bus.
Has the bus driver been asked whether he heard or saw the children fighting? They were probably shouting, and they were not in their seats, so why didn't he stop the bus and intervene?
Have their parents been questioned about why these kids thought it's all right to attack a Muslim? Where did the kids learn to hate someone because he's "different" - at the dinner table, maybe?
Cary, NC is a diverse, welcoming community made stronger through the unique talent, skills, and experiences of all citizens. At Town Hall, nothing is more important than protecting public safety, and we’ve taken very seriously disturbing media reports about a 7-year old American citizen of Pakistani heritage allegedly being assaulted by other first-graders on a school bus. Our police department has been coordinating with the school system to uncover details related to this matter. At this time, nothing has been found, and no police report has been filed.
-- Town Manager Sean R. Stegall