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Muslim Child Custody Case

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Muslim Child Custody Case

Muslim Child Custody Case

Muslim Child Custody Case

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NPR's Greg Allen reports on a child custody case in Flandreau, S.D., that has raised charges of anti-Muslim bias. A state circuit court judge has removed a 5-year-old from his mother and placed him in his grandparents' custody. The mother, Sally Barakat, married an Egyptian man, converted to Islam and was planning to take her son to Egypt when the judge intervened. Muslim groups have rallied to Barakat's support, but the grandparents say they're just trying to safeguard their grandson's Native American heritage.