CAIR-LA Seeks Hate Crime Charges for Vandalism with Desecrated Qur’an
Anaheim, CA: The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) has announced that it has called on the Anaheim Police Department to investigate a recent incident involving desecration of a Quran, Islam’s revealed text, as a hate crime.
Earlier last week, a Muslim woman returning to her car after shopping for groceries noticed a piece of paper taped to her car. She then saw that it was a partial page torn from a copy of the Quran with “F*ck it” written across it in red. The woman also noticed foam sprayed on the driver’s side of the car. The vandal or vandals had also “keyed” the car’s doors.
The woman, a 68-year-old Egyptian American grandmother who wears an Islamic headscarf, told CAIR-LA that she was “shocked and terrified.”
“Our family is extremely disturbed by the incident,” said the woman’s son. “It’s sad that some individuals can justify attacking other Americans’ faith just because they do not know or understand that faith. We are all Americans, and we all share a love for our great country.”