Update: String of Fires Burn Religious Centers in Los Angeles Area

May 10, 2003

Source: MPAC News


On May 10, 2003 the Muslim Public Affairs Council issued a press release stating that "the Executive Director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), Salam Al-Marayati, was invited by Los Angeles City Mayor James Hahn, Assistant Chief of Police for LAPD Jim McDonnel, and Councilman Jack Weiss to participate in a press conference announcing the arrest of a suspect for the arson attacks against a church, a Bahai temple, and synagogues in Encino, California... Mr. Al-Marayati joined city and law enforcement officials as a demonstration of force against hate crimes, regardless of the background of victims or culprits in criminal behavior."