New Delhi: With growing incidences of alleged racism in the United States, more and more attacks against minorities are surfacing with each passing day. Recently, a 24-year-old school teacher in US was allegedly asked to hang herself with her headscarf (Hijab).

As per a report by The Atlanta Journal-Constitition, the teacher, Mairah Teli, a teacher at Dacula High School in Gwinnett County, located outside Atlanta in Georgia, posted a picture of the note on her Facebook page last week which read, “Mrs. Teli, your head scarf isn’t allowed anymore. Why don’t you tie it around your neck and hang yourself with it”.

The note which was given to the teacher was scribbled in black ink and was signed as “America!”

Reacting to the note, the teacher wrote a Facebook post saying, “As a Muslim, I wear a headscarf as a practice of my faith. I want to share this to raise awareness about the reality and climate of our community. Spreading hate isn’t going to “make America great again”.

Commenting on the incident, Mairah Teli said the administration and fellow teachers were very supportive after she informed them she found the note.

Condemning the incident, the Gwinnett County Schools spokeswoman, Sloan Roach, said, “We take a threat against a staff member a serious matter”.

Mairah Teli further said that she was shocked and disturbed after the incident. While addressing the class, she told the students she was happy to speak with them if there were questions about her hijab.

First Published | 13 November 2016 5:06 PM
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