CAIR-logoCAIR-SFBA has received a disturbing report from Antioch, Calif., about an attack on a Muslim woman who wears a headscarf and South Asian attire. The woman was walking in a public area during daylight hours when an assailant reportedly suffering from mental delusions punched her and stabbed her multiple times.  

Police: Woman Injured in Stabbing Near Antioch Store, Suspect Arrested

Fortunately, the police have apprehended the suspect and are currently investigating the incident. CAIR-SFBA’s civil rights coordinator is in touch with the woman’s family and local community leaders who report that she is in stable condition.

While it is still unclear whether this incident was motivated by hate, CAIR-SFBA would like to take this opportunity to remind the community of our safety recommendations, so that all Muslim individuals and communities can protect themselves both at worship and in the course of carrying out daily activities.

Keep in mind:

For individuals

For mosques and community centers

These and other safety recommendations are contained in CAIR’s recently-published “Best Practices for Mosque and Community Safety.” Community leaders may request a free copy of the publication by visiting:

SEE: CAIR Distributes New Mosque Safety Guidelines


Rachel Roberts, Esq.
Civil Rights Coordinator
San Francisco Bay Area Office
3000 Scott Blvd., # 101
Santa Clara, CA 95054
TEL: (408) 986-9874
FAX: (408) 986-9875

Sacramento Valley Office
717 K St., #217
Sacramento, CA 95814
TEL: (916) 441-6269
FAX: (916) 441-6270

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