Three men indicted for Minnesota mosque bombing

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) – Three men from a rural community in Illinois were indicted on Thursday and charged for the 2017 bombing of a mosque outside Minneapolis, U.S. prosecutors said.

Michael McWhorter, 29, Joe Morris, 23, and Michael B. Hari, 47, were accused of carrying out a pipe bomb attack on the Dar al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minnesota, on Aug. 5, 2017. The bomb damaged the building, but caused no injuries, according to a statement from the Minnesota U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Shannon Elkins, a lawyer identified by the U.S. Attorney’s Office as representing Hari, was not immediately available for comment. Attorneys Christopher Madel and Robert Richman, identified as representing McWhorter and Morris respectively, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

1 reply

  1. I’m very glad that the authorities have apprehended men who are extremists and spread hate and intolerance and perform acts of violence toward the citizens of the country regardless of their faith or origin. We need to stand united against terrorists like these and remain tolerant and compassionate.

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