An improvised explosive device caused blast at a suburban Minneapolis mosque when worshippers were gathering for morning prayers. According to authorities, no one was hurt in the explosion at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington but it heavily damaged premises.
According to FBI, no one has been arrested yet and investigators are looking for suspects. Bloomington Police Chief Jeff Potts said, when police arrived, they found smoke and fire damage to the building.
Anti-Muslim incidents have risen 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.
Dar Al farooq Center in a statement said that the Center welcomes and expresses gratitude to members of different faith-based communities who turned up in large numbers to show their solidarity and support to us in our time of grief. Remember, “ United We Stand and Divided We Fall”.
As a common platform for expressing your support and condolences, we invite you to visit us at the Dar Al Farooq Center on Tuesday, the 8th of August between 6 PM and 8 PM. The event is titled, “ DFC Solidarity Event” .Light refreshments will be served.