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  • FBI: 'Improvised explosive device' caused blast at Bloomington Islamic center

    08/07/2017 9:56:24 AM PDT · by ptsal · 51 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | August 06, 2017 | Stephen Montemayor
    []Full tite: FBI: 'Improvised explosive device' caused blast at Bloomington Islamic center **SNIP** A blast caused by what the FBI called “an improvised explosive device” rocked a Bloomington Islamic center before dawn Saturday...The blast was reported at 5:05 a.m.Even before the FBI update, congregants said the blast appeared to be a hate crime. Mohamed Omar, the center’s executive director, who was in the building when the explosion erupted...The building was once the site of Northgate Elementary School and Concordia High School. It also served as a worship space for Maranatha Community Church. The Dar Al Farooq Center bought it in...
  • The Latest: Group offers $10K reward after mosque explosion

    08/05/2017 2:53:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    abc ^ | 8/5
    It comes after a different group earlier said it was also offering a $10,000 reward. The blast occurred around 5 a.m. Saturday at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington. Police say there were no injuries. The FBI is leading an investigation into the explosion. CAIR's local chapter says its national office is urging Islamic centers and mosques to step up security.
  • Religious strife flares in Baghdad

    12/10/2003 4:16:29 PM PST · by saquin · 7 replies · 393+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 12/10/03 | Nicholas Blanford
    BAGHDAD - The Sunni and Shiite residents of western Baghdad's Hurriyeh neighborhood have lived in harmony for years. Their families intermarry. They attend each other's weddings and funerals and pray in each other's mosques. It is a calm area too, with not a single attack reported against the coalition forces since April. That coexistence, however, came to an abrupt end early Tuesday morning. An explosion beside a Sunni mosque killed three people and ripped the fabric of communal unity that bound Shiites and Sunnis, exposing the deep-rooted sectarian divisions within Iraqi society. The Sunnis blame the explosion on militant Shiites...
  • Explosion at Mosque in Baghdad

    12/09/2003 12:41:37 AM PST · by yonif · 37 replies · 129+ views
    Haaretz (Hebrew Version) ^ | 12/9/2003 | Reuters
    Translation: An explosion occured in the early morning hours in a mosque in Baghdad. Civilians in the area are reporting there are casualties, among them deaths.