FBI Investigating as Improvised Explosive Device Causes Blast at Minnesota Islamic Center

Bomb blast at mosque during prayers – FBI probe after 'device hurled through window'

According to Fox 9, a device was thrown into the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington shortly after 5am-about five minutes into the early morning prayer-and exploded, setting fire to an office.

The early-morning blast happened at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Centre in Bloomington.

But Asad Zaman, the executive director of Muslim American Sociey of Minnesota, said that witnesses saw a man standing next to the office's window before the explosion occurred, and then saw a truck speeding from the scene.

A mosque in the U.S. state of Minnesota was bombed as people gathered for prayers, the police said.

"Though we do not know what happened this morning, or who was responsible, we all stand together for love and acceptance, and against hate and intolerance", Lt. Governor Tina Smith said in a statement of her own.

Hooper said rewards have been successful in the past to receive information leading to an arrest.

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The attack on the Dar-Al-Farooq Islamic center is the latest in a string of attacks that took place during and subsequent to the election campaign.

It's national office also urged mosques and Islamic centers nationwide to increase security.

The predominantly Somali mosque, like many other mosques around the country, has received threatening calls and emails, Omar told local media. And just last week, the Minnesota chapter of CAIR called on authorities to investigate vandalism at a Muslim cemetery. Paul area, and children often attend weekend dugsi services to learn to memorize and recite the Quran, said Yasir Abdalrahman, who has been worshiping at the mosque for two years.

The mosque didn't immediately reply to a phone message seeking comment.

Leaders from other local faith groups spoke up in support for the mosque at a press conference on Saturday.

Neither the Bloomington Police Department, which initially responded to the explosion, nor the Federal Bureau of Investigation speculated on a motive for the incident, though some religious leaders and politicians condemned it as a possible hate crime. No one was injured. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.

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