According to the LA Times, which is having some struggles of its own, a man stabbed the worshiper following a verbal altercation “near a prayer area” by a mosque in Simi Valley. The victim was “an apparent worshiper” at the mosque and is in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries. The perpetrator has been arrested and booked on suspicion of committing a hate crime. Says the Times:
The stabbing comes amid a national surge in anti-Muslim crimes, which jumped 67% in 2015, according to FBI statistics.
As we have documented, California has had more than its fair share of bigotry outbreaks, many of them targeting Muslims.
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