Fake Hate? Bomb Explodes in Office at Minnesota Mosque Before Morning Prayers — Muslims Hold Protest
A bomb was set off early this morning at the Dar Al-farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minnesota.
The blast took place “in an office” before morning prayers.
DEVELOPING: Dar Al Farooq mosque in Bloomington says someone threw a small bomb through imam's office window at dawn. No one was hurt. pic.twitter.com/G57cXrIVkQ
— Laura Yuen (@laura_yuen) August 5, 2017
Local Muslims are blaming the blast on dangerous Islamophobes.
Local Muslims held a rally on Saturday after the explosion.
— Peter Cox (@peterncox) August 5, 2017
KARE 11 reported:
The FBI says preliminary investigation indicates a “destructive device” is to blame for an explosion at an Islamic center Saturday.
Police say no one was injured in the blast at Dar Al-farooq Islamic Center at about 5:05 a.m.
The explosion went off inside an office just before first prayer, according to Bloomington police. Members of the center say there were people inside the building at the time.
Police say there is some damage to the building, including a broken window on the outside. They say it’s not clear whether the explosive was thrown through the window, or the explosion caused the window to break.
The FBI confirmed in a statement Saturday at 2 p.m. that the explosion was caused by “a destructive device in violation of federal law.”
There are currently no suspects in custody, and Bloomington police have handed the investigation over to the FBI Minneapolis Field Office.