Worshiper near Southern California mosque stabbed in what police are calling a hate crime

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.

via Man stabs worshiper near Simi Valley mosque in hate crime, police allege – LA Times

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