Muslim teacher told to hang herself with headscarf in US

It is unclear at this time whether the person who wrote it was inspired by Donald Trump's election to the presidency, but the teacher's post on Facebook assumed as much.

By: PTI | Washington | Published:November 13, 2016 3:03 pm
Donald trump, US presidential elections, US muslims, US hate crime, trump hate crime, trump muslims, news, latest news, world news, international news, US news Mairah Teli, a teacher at Dacula High School, told the students she was happy to speak with them if there were questions about her hijab. (Representational image)

A 24-year-old Muslim school teacher in the US was told to hang herself with her headscarf in a handwritten anonymous note which said the scarf “isn’t allowed anymore”. 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.

“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 scribbled in black ink said, signed “America!”, the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

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“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,” she wrote on her Facebook page. Sloan Roach, a spokeswoman for the Gwinnett County Schools, said in a statement that school officials are working to find out who wrote the note.

“We take a threat against a staff member a serious matter,” Roach said. Teli said the administration and fellow teachers were very supportive after she informed them she found the note. It is unclear at this time whether the person who wrote it was inspired by Donald Trump’s election to the presidency, but Teli’s post on Facebook assumed as much.

“I feel children feel safe making comments that are racist or sexist because of him,” she said. Teli said she was shocked and disturbed but worked to be measured when she addressed class. She told the students she was happy to speak with them if there were questions about her hijab.

The incident comes amid reports from around the country about hate rising after Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential polls.

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    John Joseph
    Nov 13, 2016 at 11:03 am
    Now even America don't want you. While no country wants you, India is stupid in giving you your land and yet give you more rights if you are a mullah including multiple wives, slaving them, as well as paying for Huj. Stupid Hindus.
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      IslamForFoools
      Nov 13, 2016 at 5:59 pm
      Editors of left liberal media are sold out to their Arab jihadi wahabi masters we must teach lesson to media editors
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        IslamForFoools
        Nov 13, 2016 at 2:09 pm
        Look at syria
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          IslamForFoools
          Nov 13, 2016 at 5:58 pm
          Muslims are not humans, hijab is sign of shariya, and shariya is enemy of democracy
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            IslamForFoools
            Nov 13, 2016 at 12:07 pm
            She should hang herself and also shud kil her family for being jihadi ideology lovers
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              IslamForFoools
              Nov 13, 2016 at 12:07 pm
              Smallest problems of Muslims will be given international importance, but 1000s of Hindus being killed in Bangladesh and stan , for media it's nothing. Hindus must fight against media terrorism
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                Archpagan
                Nov 13, 2016 at 4:07 pm
                “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."lt;br/gt;As Muslims, jehadis too practice terrorism on infidels as a practice of their faith and want to share this to raise awareness about the reality and climate of the community.
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                  Arun Leslie John
                  Nov 13, 2016 at 2:30 pm
                  It goes both ways. Try reporting stories from religious dominated states
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                    lafanga
                    Nov 13, 2016 at 12:00 pm
                    You do realize that Muslims have been part of India since the 8th century and the US since the 1800's? Obviously not or else why would you post such a mo ronic comment.
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                      DILIP
                      Nov 13, 2016 at 1:13 pm
                      All muslims should go and live in the ghetto land of Middle East, including the msulims of India, who are invaders and marauding barbaric hordes of the 8th century tuurdy left overs.
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                        DILIP
                        Nov 13, 2016 at 11:01 am
                        Years of political correctness have finally come home to ROOST. Time to face the music, shape up or ship off is the solution. Time to kick out the twisted liberaterian wishy washy narratives.
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                          murty
                          Nov 13, 2016 at 2:54 pm
                          Why useless Indian media does not give the bad issues from Muslim countries which force non Muslims to follow their practices.no guts.
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                            Rohini
                            Nov 13, 2016 at 7:48 pm
                            Please also follow the story to the end and we would like to know wwhat the investigation revealed. I am remmindded of the fake stories of communal disharmony in the months immediately follwoing the 2014 elections and not one story was found to be due to real communal anger against a church or the nun.lt;br/gt;So, yes, proof, nd an investigation. For all we have now is one woman making a claim. We don't even know who write the note. Please let us know what happens later.
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                              vijay
                              Nov 14, 2016 at 1:32 am
                              Muslims have equal rights in America, like all the religions and races lt;br/gt;they are not discriminated against but still why do muslims want SHARIA in USAlt;br/gt;if u want sharia go to SAUDI ARABIA or STHAN and practice ur ISLAM freely . You have no right to go to others houses and tell them what they should do, how they should dress, what they should eat. How they should pray HOLDING A SWORD IN YOUR HAND
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                                vijay
                                Nov 13, 2016 at 3:45 pm
                                Why don't you write of atrocities on minorities in STAN, SAUDI ARABIA, IRAN, lt;br/gt;these people are getting equal rights in USAlt;br/gt;its only when they flaunt their religion that people get dirty with them coz their religion was responsible for the killing of most americans this century.
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                                  B
                                  Nov 13, 2016 at 12:19 pm
                                  Children can bring guns to school to shoot each other. Some states are considering legalizing this and authorizing some school children to carry guns so they can shoot those who may shoot others. When this is the level of thuggery the USA lives by, what is this little stupid note?
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                                    SP
                                    Nov 13, 2016 at 1:34 pm
                                    It goes both ways. In Islamic countries not only Muslim but even non-Muslim women are forced to wear Burqa. This lady is making a statement for such regressive behavior. The practices like head-scarf or burqa are more cultural and contextual than religious and spiritual. By choosing to wear scarf this lady will only discourage other Muslim women who want to break away from such taboos. I hardly see any articles denouncing the enforced burqa in Iran and Saudi Arabia. These countries even manage to be part of UN Human rights council and Russia gets thrown out.
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                                      SP
                                      Nov 13, 2016 at 1:38 pm
                                      Till Iranian revolution many Muslim societies and countries were very liberal. Whether it is India, stan or Iran, women used to wear local ethnic dresses such as Salvar Kameez. Now with more support for regressive Islam burqa have pretty much replaced the local ethnic dresses. Western world should not support these behaviors as there is no reciprocity in Islamic countries.
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                                        Shyamal Ganguly
                                        Nov 13, 2016 at 4:38 pm
                                        Muslims are sick people. There is no need to flaunt sickness in public asking for attention. This is the only religion that claims that killing Kafirs (non-believers ) will get them to heaven.
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                                          Vedic_Citizen
                                          Nov 13, 2016 at 12:47 pm
                                          Minor prank L's blown put of proportion yo show that intolerance is growing as our media and commies did here
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                                            Sudish Puthalat
                                            Nov 13, 2016 at 11:04 am
                                            This warrants front page reporting? Go to malappuram in kerala and.see how hindus are hounded. But I guess u have to do ur secular bit
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