Minnesota Mosque Hit by Early-Morning Explosion

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

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

Agents from the FBI and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are on the scene, along with Bloomington police.

"If a bias motive is proven, this attack would represent another in a long list of hate incidents targeting Islamic institutions nationwide in recent months", said Amir Malik, CAIR's civil rights director in Minnesota.

There are now no suspects in custody, and the cause of the explosion is under investigation.

Mohamed Omar, the center's executive director, told Fox 9 the congregation saw smoke billowing out of a broken window leading to the imam's office and called police.

Frost said that during Ramadan the mosque crowds out with 2,000 worshipers - 1,500 more than its maximum capacity, City Pages reported.

Fire: Police investigate a mosque in Bloomington that was the subject of an alleged arson attack at 5am Saturday morning.

"An attack on a mosque is an attack on a synagogue, is an attack on a church - it's an attack on all faith communities, ' he said, surrounded by people holding 'We (heart) our neighbors" signs.

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The Minnesota section of the Council on American-Islamic Relations additionally said it was putting forth a $10,000 compensate.

The center has received threatening phone calls and emails in the past, Omar told the Star Tribune.

"I felt it on my insides".

The Muslim American Society of Minnesota is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of those responsible, reported NBC affiliate KARE. "I have a little girl that as a rule lives with me, and to wake up to this, it resembles, what the heck, this shouldn't be going on comfortable doorstep".

Lt. Gov. Tina Smith included that "however we don't comprehend what happened early today, or who was capable, we as a whole stand together for adoration and acknowledgment, and against abhor and narrow mindedness".

"Each place of love, for all Minnesotans of each confidence and culture, must be hallowed and safe".

The mosque serves as a religious center and community organizing platform for Muslim activists and leaders in the area, according to the society.

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