Does that sound like a "hate" crime to you? CAIR believes otherwise. Because the "victim" is a muslim, CAIR is calling for an independent investigation of an incident. Today's "Immediate Release" whine-o-gram states their LA office was contacted by several students "who expressed their concern about possible civil rights violations by police officers" during the removal of the muslim student.
The community service officers who patrol the campus are performing a service that benefit the students by ensuring their safety. Rules are in place to protect students, by just providing an ID to these officers would have diffused the incident. The actions Tabatabainejad made as he was led away, proves his lack of respect for authority. Making a statement about the Patriot Act, while causing a scene, endorses the religious chip on his shoulder. Typical muslim victim mentality, an "I'm untouchable" declaration concocted for benevolent reaction.
I just don't buy it. The thug isn't above the law and got what he deserved for his combative behavior.