The organizers of the counter-protest said the turnout was successful, with over 600 members from diverse faiths and backgrounds speaking out against some two dozen neo-Nazis' hate and bigotry.
CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush, who attended the rally with his children, said:
"It's important for all Americans - whether Muslim, Jew, Christian, Asian, Latino, black or other - to strongly and vehemently speak out against the hatred and bigotry of those who seek to dehumanize others.
SEE: Neo-Nazi group rallies in Riverside as hundreds of counter-demonstrators protest (San Diego News Network)
The neo-Nazi group, National Socialist Movement, held a rally last month but was met similarly with hundreds of counter-protesters.
SEE: Calif. Muslims Condemn Neo-Nazi Harassment
With the continued economic downturn, anti-immigrant and racist groups are increasingly promoting anti-immigrant sentiment by unfairly blaming immigrants - documented or otherwise - for "stealing" American jobs.
CAIR-LA rejects such scapegoating and calls for immigration reforms that preserve the dignity and respect of immigrants and their families.
SEE: A Muslim Perspective on Illegal Immigration (OC Register)
(Ayloush's Photo: CC 2009 Nick Bygon)