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Stabbing After Pro-Palestine Protest Should Be Treated as Hate Crime, CAIR Claims<!-- wp:html --><p>Austin Police Department via CAIR</p> <p>A civil rights group has called for hate crime charges to be filed against a suspect accused of stabbing a young man in <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/keyword/texas">Texas</a> after the alleged victim had attended a demonstration in support of <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/keyword/palestine">Palestine</a> nearby.</p> <p>Bert James Baker, 36, was arrested by <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/keyword/austin-texas">Austin</a> police on Sunday night on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. According to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Baker allegedly attacked a 23-year-old man and three other Muslims as they drove home from a demonstration where protesters <a href="https://www.kvue.com/article/news/nation-world/israel-hamas-conflict/texas-israel-hamas-war-ceasefire-state-capitol-rally/269-1e1932ef-4725-40c3-9292-83c8e2d084e9">reportedly</a> demanded a ceasefire in <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/keyword/gaza">Gaza</a> and denounced <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/keyword/israel">Israel</a>’s war against <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/keyword/hamas">Hamas</a> as genocide.</p> <p>The alleged stabbing victim—who has not been named by authorities—underwent a successful surgery and is now recovering at the hospital, their father told CAIR.</p> <p><a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/stabbing-after-pro-palestine-protest-should-be-treated-as-hate-crime-cair-claims">Read more at The Daily Beast.</a></p><!-- /wp:html -->

Austin Police Department via CAIR

A civil rights group has called for hate crime charges to be filed against a suspect accused of stabbing a young man in Texas after the alleged victim had attended a demonstration in support of Palestine nearby.

Bert James Baker, 36, was arrested by Austin police on Sunday night on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. According to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Baker allegedly attacked a 23-year-old man and three other Muslims as they drove home from a demonstration where protesters reportedly demanded a ceasefire in Gaza and denounced Israel’s war against Hamas as genocide.

The alleged stabbing victim—who has not been named by authorities—underwent a successful surgery and is now recovering at the hospital, their father told CAIR.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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