The explosion at the Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center occurred around 5 a.m. on Saturday, and although there were roughly 15 to 20 people gathered for morning prayers, nobody was injured. Authorities say the explosion damaged one room but it didn't hurt anyone. They included members of the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force.
The mosque had recently been the target of harassment, receiving threatening and hateful messages, Mr. Omar told The Star Tribune.
Someone apparently threw a bomb through the window of a suburban Minneapolis mosque on Saturday as people were preparing for morning prayers, damaging the imam's office but not causing any injuries, authorities said.
"It was 5 a.m.", Omar told the newspaper.
Neighbors across the street from the mosque reported waking up to a loud bang or pop, some even feeling the concussion reverberate through windows.
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"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.
"It woke us up instead of my alarm", he said. It kind of shook me - like, you could feel it.
Local officials told City Pages at the time that most of the complaints about the mosque come from two individuals, ally Ness and Violet Rozek, both of whom were named in Frost's petition. Paul area, and children often attend weekend "dugsi" services to learn to memorize and recite the Quran, he said.
COPS are investigating after a "bombing" at a USA mosque during morning prayers today rattled worshippers.
"We came to this country for the same reason everyone else came here: freedom to worship", Abdalrahman said.
Anti-Muslim incidents have risen sharply 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.
"Targeting people due to their race, ethnicity or religion is absolutely un-American".