No injuries. Minor damage. Designated terrorist group CAIR is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
ABC Someone apparently threw a bomb through the window of a suburban Minneapolis mosque on Saturday as people were preparing for morning prayers, damaging the imam’s office but not injuring anyone, an official said.
The local police department tweeted that a preliminary investigation shows that a destructive device caused the explosion, “in violation of federal law,” and that the FBI has taken the lead in the investigation.
The blast happened at around 5 a.m. at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, south of Minneapolis. There were 15 to 20 people inside the mosque when the blast happened, and worshippers managed to extinguish the blaze before firefighters arrived, the Muslim American Society of Minnesota said in a news release.
The mosque, which primarily serves people from the area’s large Somali community, occasionally receives threatening calls and emails, Omar told the Star Tribune . The mosque serves as a religious center and community organizing platform for (anti-American) sharia-promoting Muslim activists in the area
Yasir Abdalrahman, a worshipper at the mosque, said the explosion was “unimaginable.” “We came to this country for the same reason everyone else came here: freedom to worship,” Abdalrahman said. “And that freedom is under threat. Every other American should be insulted by this.”
(You mean you had no freedom to worship Islam in the 100% Muslim country you came from? CRAP. You came here to spread your filthy death cult while collecting welfare. And by the way, we are not insulted. We will never consider you American because you will always be Muslim first)
FROM LA TIMES On Saturday, as police continued to investigate the bombing at the Minnesota mosque, Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, called on Trump to condemn the attack. The White House did not release a statement and did not respond to a request for comment.