Three men charged with 2017 Minnesota mosque bombing

Michael Hari mugshot via The News Gazette
Michael Hari in a 2017 police mugshot

Three men from rural IL have been charged in connection with the 2017 bombing of a mosque in Minnesota and the attempted bombing of an abortion clinic.

A statement from the USA attorney's office in Springfield, Illinois, says the men also are suspected in the attempted bombing of an abortion clinic.

"The People of the United States have rejected the Marxist doctrine that the government shall own the means of production", he wrote, according to the court document.

Debris is scattered around a room inside the Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center, in Bloomington, Minnesota, on Sunday, August 6, 2017. The three men were the same trio charged with the Bloomington arson, plus Ellis Mack, 18, all of Clarence, a rural community about 35 miles north of Champaign-Urbana.

A tipster sent Ford County Sheriff's Office photos of gun and bomb-making materials in a home where Hari frequented.


According to the federal affidavit, one of the suspects, McWhorter, said the group bombed the mosque to "scare [Muslims] out of the country" and to "show them [Muslims], 'Hey, you're not welcome here, get the fuck out'".

It wasn't clear from the complaint why the men may have targeted a mosque so far from IL.

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McWhorter originally denied having any knowledge of the bombing, but according to the complaint, he later admitted that each person had a role in the mosque bombing with Hari as the driver, Morris smashing the window, and McWhorter throwing the bomb. The pipe bomb, constructed of polyvinyl chloride, known as "PVC", exploded, causing extensive damage. The fire was extinguished by the sprinklers. Federal authorities said they have charged three men from rural central IL with the 2017 bombing.

The incident was similar to the attempted bomb attack at an abortion clinic three months later.

Authorities also linked Hari, Morris, and McWhorter to a pipe bomb left in a surgical room, but did not explode at Women's Health Practice in Champaign.

The complaint also said nothing about a possible motivation for the clinic attack.

Anti-Muslim incidents rose sharply in the United States in the year after the 2016 USA presidential election, according to a review by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Its national office also urged mosques and Islamic centers nationwide to increase security. Minnesota is home to an estimated 57,000 Somalis, the largest Somali population outside of east Africa, according to the MN State Demographic Center.

Soon after the explosive device was thrown in, the mosque's executive director, Mohamed Omar, said, a member of the congregation rushed outside and saw a truck driving away from the mosque's parking lot. However, the Federal Bureau of Investigation had offered $30,000 as reward for any information leading to the conviction of the bombing.

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