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CAIR-Minnesota, Community Leaders to Respond to Arrest of Bloomington Mosque Bombing Suspects

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 3/13/18) – – Later today, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will join Muslim community leaders at a press conference in response to the FBI’s arrest made of three suspects in the 2017 bombing of the Dar Al-Farooq mosque in Bloomington, Minn.

Authorities today announced the arrests of Illinois residents Michael B. Hari, 47; Joe Morris, 22; Michael McWhorter, 29.

SEE: 3 Men Arrested on Gun Charges Suspected in Bombing of Bloomington Mosque

WHEN: Tuesday, March 13, 7 P.M.

WHERE: Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center, 983 17th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-406-0070,

MEDIA NOTE: The news conference will be livestreamed at:

CAIR-MN recently called for a state and federal investigation of a newly-discovered video showing members of the North Dakota Security Force III% shooting at and destroying a replica “mosque.”

SEE: CAIR-Minnesota Calls on Feds to Probe Video Showing Armed North Dakota Militia Members Destroying ”˜Mosque’

The Washington-based civil rights organization has witnessed an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president.

Community members are being urged to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR’s Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at:

For a quick download of CAIR’s civil rights app, click here:

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-406-0070,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,


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