By ALEJANDRA MOLINA, Religion News
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations in Los Angeles is calling for a hate crime investigation after anti-Muslim remarks disrupted a congressional candidate forum.
The event was held in Palmdale, California, on Saturday (Feb. 1) but lasted only about 30 minutes, at which point coordinators wound up abruptly ending the forum. …
Hussam Ayloush, executive director of CAIR-LA, said the organization is taking the threats against the woman wearing a hijab seriously and asked that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigate the incident as a possible hate crime.