CAIR pressures Missouri prosecutor to take tough charges

by associate editor on November 19, 2010

in 2010,Missouri

Law Enforcement Influence Operation

Date: November 19, 2010


CAIR calls for tough charges on a man who assaulted a construction worker working on a mosque in St. Joseph, Mo.

In a letter to the lead prosecutor, CAIR National Legal Counsel Nadhira Al-Khalili wrote that a hate crime occurs “when a perpetrator targets a victim because of his or her perceived membership in a certain social group, and in this instant, [the victim] was physically and verbally assaulted because of his affiliation with the Islamic center.”

Al-Khalili called for an enhanced hate crime penalty pursuant to Missouri Statute 565.070; subdivisions (1), (3) and (4) of subsection 1 of section 565.090.


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