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Three Illinois men have been arrested and charged in connection with the August bombing of a mosque in a Minneapolis suburb, federal officials said Tuesday.
A Tuesday statement from the USA attorney's office in Springfield announced the arrests on charges of possession of a machine gun.
Federal authorities announced on Tuesday the three have been arrested on gun charges and that they are suspects in the bombing of the Minnesota mosque and an attempted bombing of an IL abortion clinic. All three hail from Clarence, a small rural community and it is still unclear why they targeted the specific Minnesota mosque more than 500 miles from where they reside. Hari, McWhorter and Morris all face charges for the bombing at the Dar Al Faroog Islamic Center.
Federal Bureau of Investigation notes showed that the motive behind this attack was to let Muslims know that they are not welcome in the United States and "to scare them away".
A Minnesota Muslim leader is welcoming the arrests of three men from central IL suspected in the bombing of a suburban Minneapolis mosque last summer.
Each person, he said, had a role in the bombing with Hari the driver, Morris for smashing the window and McWhorter responsible for throwing the bomb in the window.
McWhorter also allegedly admitted the men threw a PVC pipe bomb through the window of the clinic, but the device failed to go off. The fire was extinguished by the sprinklers. The truck then sped away, the affidavit said.
Morris told one informant that Hari had promised to pay him and McWhorter $18,000 for participating in the mosque bombing, according to the complaint.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the attackers.
Hussein tells The Associated Press that Muslims are glad that the suspects are "no longer a threat to our community".
Mohamed Omar, executive director of the Muslim center serving Somalis, stated that at the time of the incident, "the mosque didn't receive any threats beforehand or claims of responsibility afterward".
Its national office also urged mosques and Islamic centers nationwide to increase security. There has been no news on whether the reward has been paid. "Why this one out of the 75 mosques in Minnesota?" said Asad Zaman, an imam, and Muslim Society of Minnesota executive director. Mosque leaders later released security video from inside the mosque that caught the moments before the explosion, and some smoke and flying debris.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton called the bombing an act of terrorism when he and other officials visited the mosque the day after the explosion.
"That bombing that took place last summer has been a tragedy for all Minnesotans", said Greg Brooker, acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota.
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