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Minnesota Governor calls mosque bombing act of terror

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 7, 2017

Never mind that no one really knows what it was about yet.

Update August 8th:  Don’t miss Leo Hohmann’s detailed account of the story (so far), here.  And, here, another story about the mosque and questionable activities there.

From AP at Bloomberg:

Minneapolis (AP) — The Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in suburban Minneapolis, like other U.S. mosques, occasionally receives threatening calls and emails. But leaders say they’re more frightened after a weekend attack in which an explosive shattered windows and damaged a room as worshippers prepared for morning prayers.

Gov. Dayton visited the Somali mosque yesterday. The story gives me the opportunity to tell new readers that the gov will be remembered for his 2015 admonition that if you don’t like the new (refugee-infused) Minnesota, get out! https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2015/10/16/mn-governor-dayton-dont-like-immigrants-get-out-of-minnesota/

“We feel like it’s much deeper and scarier than like something random,” Mohamed Omar, the center’s executive director, said Sunday. “It’s so scary.”

No one was hurt in the blast, which happened around 5 a.m. Saturday. Windows of the imam’s office were shattered, either by the blast or by an object thrown through them. The FBI is seeking suspects and trying to determine whether the incident was a hate crime.

Not Minnesota? Or, maybe the new Minnesota?

Gov. Mark Dayton, who joined other public officials and community leaders for a meeting inside the building Sunday, described the bombing as “so wretched” and “not Minnesota.”

“This is an act of terrorism. This is against the law in America,” Dayton said at a news conference afterward, the Star Tribune reported .

In a story about the bombing in the Africa Times we are reminded by the reporter that there is a large Oromo population there too.  I wonder why they brought that up?

Minneapolis-St. Paul is home to the greatest concentration of Somali immigrants in the United States. It also has a large Oromo population, among significant communities coming from Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia and Sudan.

As soon as the feds catch the perp, we will let you know.  Or, if you see the news before I do, let me know!

And, that reminds me, the story about the Somali police officer shooting the Australian woman in Minneapolis seems to have completely fallen in to a black hole!

6 Responses to “Minnesota Governor calls mosque bombing act of terror”

  1. tomasrose said

    interesting, mosques have federal taxpayer funded surveillance cameras. I wonder if they were mysteriously not working when the drive-by attack took place. That is what happened in our community when a mosque was vandalized. “must have been those good old boys again”.

    Also , remember the apartment building that blew up next to the Minneapolis mosque Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Civic Center. The exploded building was bulldozed before any investigation was done.

    Below is from Judicial Watch website:

    http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-sues-justice-department-for-records-about-suspicious-2014-new-years-day-explosion-in-minneapolis-muslim-neighborhood/

    The apartment building was also adjacent to the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Civic Center, a mosque, which lists the Muslim Brotherhood as a contact on its website “Links” page.  Immediately after the blast, FBI spokesman Kyle Loven said the agency knew of the explosion, “but it would be sheer speculation to theorize what may have occurred here as far as any mosque or any other business in the area.”  Within 48 hours, the FBI denied any terrorist activity was associated with the explosion.
    Documents obtained by Judicial Watch from the State Fire Marshal Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, however, reveal that authorities did not thoroughly investigate the explosion.
    In his January 10, 2014, report, Deputy State Fire Marshal Investigator Ronald C. Rahman admitted, “I did not retain any evidentiary artifacts from the scene.”
    Before the building’s destruction, Gerald Schmidt, fire investigator for the Minneapolis Fire Department, and the official investigating the scene on the day of the explosion reported, “The origin of the fire is undetermined.”
    Documents previously obtained through a Judicial Watch lawsuit (Judicial Watch v U. S. Department of Justice (No.1:14-cv-02212)) revealed that a supervisor ordered ATF agents not to investigate the explosion.  In an April 15, 2014, email from a St. Paul ATF group supervisor to a colleague, the supervisor wrote, “additionally, at the request of the Minneapolis Fire Department, ATF did not respond to this incident.”
    According to a January 13, 2014, ATF “Report of Investigation,” ATF agents “were notified (the document does not say by whom) … that the City of Minneapolis was intending on tearing down the structure prior to a scene examination taking place.”
    The building was owned by Garad Nor, the owner of a money-transfer company, who had initially been implicated as a terrorist financier by the U.S. Treasury Department.  According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:

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  2. whether it be the “new” Minnesota, or the “old” Minnesota, I hope it becomes a smarter Minnesota.;-)

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  3. Now the Governor says this crime is terrorism. While the Muslim Cop shooting a unarmed white woman isn’t. Glad I don’t live in that Leftist State.

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  4. I hope the Governor remembers that statement when we find out that:

    a. Self inflicted “Hate Crime” hoax
    b. The device being assembled in the mosque detonated prematurely
    c. Sunni vs shia violence has made it’s way to America.
    d. the device was planted due to an internal power struggle at the mosque.
    e. The device was planted by a mentally disturbed Social Justice Warrior to further the fake “islamophobia” narrative.

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  5. Gary Vogt said

    I think he is right, it is an act of terror. However he is not very quick to jump on Muslims when they blow stuff up, He has done nothing but encourage these Muslim savages.

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  6. futuret said

    The reasons for our problems, as I have been saying for light years now:

    http://www.dcclothesline.com/2017/08/06/hail-satan-satanist-delivers-historic-invocation-at-colorado-council-meeting/

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