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New York and New Jersey

Waheed Khalid

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Human rights activist and former mosque president

I’ve heard many reports of bad treatment in the schools. My grandson went through that. I went and spoke to the principal. He was not cooperative – he tried to blame me, my daughter, and my grandson.

After 9/11, my grandson couldn’t sleep. He was 11 years old when it happened. His teacher told him it was done by Muslim terrorists. Another kid came to my grandson and said, “we found the bodies of your relatives.” Kids don’t want to rock the boat and so they don’t tell their parents.