An explosion shook a Minneapolis-area mosque during morning prayers Saturday, and an FBI official said it was caused by an “improvised explosive device.”
No one was injured in the blast at Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minn., which took place as a small number of worshipers gathered shortly after 5 a.m.
Mohamed Omar, the center’s executive director, said in an interview that he was inside the mosque preparing for morning prayers when he felt a “huge explosion” that quickly caused smoke and flames.
Rick Potts, the FBI’s special agent in charge of the investigation, told reporters Saturday afternoon that the blast was caused by an “improvised explosive device” but offered no further details about its composition or possible suspects.
Neither the FBI nor the Bloomington Police Department, which initially responded to the explosion, speculated on a motive for the incident.
Despite the fact that there is no evidence as to who planted the bomb, the Islamics were quick to condemn Americans.
Islamics blamed a “standing opposition group” that has regularly protested against the mosque – and sometimes its mere existence – since it opened in 2011.
“Hate is not okay,” Asad Zaman, executive director of the Muslim American Society of Minnesota, told reporters, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “We need an America where people are safe with their neighbors.”
Zaman may want to check with his Islamic pals who kill people and blow stuff up on a regular basis. It’s what they do.
Source: Mercury News