CAIR Calls on FBI to Investigate Possible Hate Crimes

March 4, 2003

Source: Islam-Infonet

On March 4, 2003 Islam-Infonet issued a press release stating that "the Southern California office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA), along with other civil rights and religious organizations, will hold a noon news conference in Anaheim to call for an FBI investigation of recent bias-related attacks on Muslims in California and New Jersey...

The Washington-based Islamic civil rights and advocacy group reports that a Muslim teenager was severely beaten February 22 in Yorba Linda, Calif., by a group of some twenty attackers using baseball bats and golf clubs. The assailants, at least two of whom were reported to be white supremacists, allegedly shouted racial slurs... In Santa Clara, Calif., a Muslim woman wearing Islamic attire was assaulted February 28 in the laundry room of her apartment building. She was punched in the face and suffered a split lip and bruises. Every item in the woman's laundry was later found to be torn and stabbed by a sharp object. The attack is being investigated as a possible bias-related incident."