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Saturday, 05 August 2017 16:29

Bombing attack rocks mosque outside Minneapolis

Written by  Reuters

The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Saturday took over the investigation of an early-morning bombing of a mosque outside Minneapolis that caused no injuries.

Anti-Muslim incidents have risen sharply in the United States over the past year, according to a review by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the Minneapolis area bomber.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Saturday took over the investigation of an early-morning bombing of a mosque outside Minneapolis that caused no injuries.

Anti-Muslim incidents have risen sharply in the United States over the past year, according to a review by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the Minneapolis area bomber.

Police in Bloomington, Minnesota, were called at 5:05 a.m. CDT about an explosion at the Dar Al Farooq mosque, after a bomb was thrown through the window of the imam’s office while worshipers were gathered for morning prayers.

Mohamed Omar, the mosque’s executive director, told reporters in Bloomington that a member of the congregation saw a pickup truck speeding away from the building’s parking lot just after the blast.

“Preliminary investigation indicates the explosion was caused by a destructive device in violation of federal law,” the FBI’s Minneapolis division said on Twitter.

The Bloomington Police Department said on Twitter that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms had also joined the probe.

“When officers and fire personnel arrived, what they found there was some smoke, some damage to the building, but no one was injured,” Police Chief Jeff Potts said at a news conference broadcast by local media.

Several other area religious leaders joined members of the mosque on Saturday to express support.

“It’s a tragedy that we have to gather here today,” Curtiss DeYoung, executive director of the Minnesota Council of Churches, told reporters shortly after Omar spoke. “We are here showing solidarity and support for Muslims, not only in this center but Muslims across our state and our country that are under these kind of attacks.”

A May analysis by the Council on American-Islamic Relations found 2,213 anti-Muslim bias incidents in the United States last year, up 57 percent from 2015.

The council urged U.S. mosques to increase their security following the Bloomington incident.

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"Anti-Muslim incidents have risen sharply"...2,213 says cair... yeah right...you can't trust what they say anymore then you can trust SPLC! They most likely bombed their own mosque to get sympathy...If it were a patriot that bombed the mosque, it would have been leveled...!

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Gene Waldenmaier Written by Gene Waldenmaier
August 06, 2017
You beat me to the comment. I'd be shocked if the incident was from any conservative patriot. Like was implied, the place would have been leveled while fully occupied.
TRUMP COUNTRY USA Written by TRUMP COUNTRY USA
August 06, 2017
lately every attack against a muslim has turned out to have been a hoax. I dont believe this is real I think they are looking for cash.and sympathy

amazing no Muslims hurt, yet when Muslims bomb , lots of people hurt, yes this whole thing smells. Muslim need to go back to their country and get out of ours, they cause to much trouble and kill to many people.

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"Anti-Muslim incidents have risen sharply in the United States over the past year, according to a review by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the Minneapolis area bomber."
And, what was the eye witness, Mohamed Omar doing there at 5:05 am that morning? Out walking his alligator? Yeah, right! Sounds like an inside job to me sponsored by CAIR knowing they will NEVER have to pay out the ten grand. At least in this case/bombing, no innocent AMERICANS were killed.

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These Criminals come here, leech off of us and then want us to assimilate to them!! SHIP THEM ALL BACK!!! Look what they have turned Germany, France and Britain into!!!

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Most probably a put up job by Muslims to claim victim hood

IQ al Rassooli
Kafir & Proud!

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JayCee Scott Written by JayCee Scott
August 06, 2017
My thoughts exactly !
What better way to hide guilt is to claim to be the victim. Obama and Al Franken are the reason this country has been invaded by muslims with no plans to assimilate, only plans to conquer.
Minnesota opened pandora's box when they elected a failed SNL baffoon by the name of Al Franken. The state is partly to blame for the muslim problems they now face. There are areas of Minneapolis that the police do not patrol, they are controlled by sharia law. Police do not enter these areas for fear for their lives. HARD FACT !

Citing CAIR as a reliable source is troubling Mr. BlabberBuzz

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Charles Duke Fuerte Written by Charles Duke Fuerte
August 06, 2017
How ironic. A terrorist organization offering a reward to catch a terrorist.
Luonne Dumak Written by Luonne Dumak
August 06, 2017
There are 57 Muslim Countries, move to any one of them. You and your evil CULT don't belong here.

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