Monday, May 09, 2016

Bayan Zehlif: My Yearbook Labeled Me "ISIS"!

California high school doing damage control after a teen saw her photo with "ISIS" labeled on it.

A young teen in a California was humiliated by her high school after her yearbook labeled her "ISIS".

She was identified as "Isis Phillips" in the Los Osos High School yearbook. She isn't buying the excuse of the misprint. She's thinking it's a deliberate attempted at attack her for being a Muslim.

"I am extremely saddened, disgusted, hurt, and embarrassed that the Los Osos High School yearbook was able to get away with this," Bayan Zehlif writes in a Facebook post. "Apparently I am 'Isis' in the yearbook. The school reached out to me and had the audacity to say that this was a typo. I beg to differ, let's be real."

The school district superintendent tells the Los Angeles Times that there is another student named Isis at the school, and that both families have been contacted. An investigation is underway. "If they find that a student acted irresponsibly and intentionally, [the] administration will take appropriate actions," he says.
Bayan Zehlif.
Zehlif and her family have spoken to the LA office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, per NBC Los Angeles. In a statement, CAIR says it's concerned "about a possible bias motive," adding "no student should have to face the humiliation of being associated with a group as reprehensible as ISIS." On Friday, per the Times, the school handed out 287 of the yearbooks to seniors.

No more yearbooks will be distributed until the error is corrected, and students who got a copy have been asked to return it. "We should have checked each name carefully in the book and we had no intention to create this misunderstanding," the yearbook staff tweeted. "It is our fault and this is absolutely inexcusable on our part."

Is this "Making America Great Again"?

A young woman being called ISIS because she's a Muslim. If Donald Trump had his way, he would tell her to stop whining, it's the freedom of speech.

World News Today hope the best for Bayan Zehlif. We hope she can overcome the bigotry and ignorance plaguing her school and the election.

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