Staff Report, SBAmericanNews

The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today welcomed the arrest of a man accused of a racially-motivated hate crime Sunday night. …

In a statement, CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush said:

“We are grateful no one was injured in this incident and appreciate the quick and professional response of the Riverside Police Department. It has been a long-standing tactic of bigots to blame ‘the other’ – in this case, casting a spotlight of hatred on Asian-Americans.

“COVID-19 is a disease caused by a virus. It doesn’t have a race, religion, nationality or political ideology.

“As hated of marginalized minorities has increased over the past four years, we have warned against the danger of how normalizing hate speech can lead to hate threats and hate attacks. We stand with our sisters and brothers of Asian heritage and condemn the bigotry and hatred that has stemmed from this pandemic.”