Three arrested, charged in United States mosque bombing

Three arrested, charged in United States mosque bombing

Three arrested, charged in United States mosque bombing

2017 blast at Dar Al-Farooq an act of terrorism.

Mohamed Omar (left), the executive director of the Dar Al Farooq Center Islamic Center, leads afternoon prayers outside the police tape after a bombing previous year. The men arrested and charged are: Michael B. Hari, 47; Joe Morris, 22; Michael McWhorter, 29; and, Ellis Mack, 18, all of Clarence, a rural community approximately 35 miles north of Champaign-Urbana, according to information from the Department of Justice, United States Attorney John E. Childress, Central District of IL.

Months after submitting his bid, Hari, a former cop, allegedly bombed the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minn., as its congregants gathered for morning prayer, according to federal authorities. An affidavit says the men broke a window to the imam's office and threw a pipe bomb containing black powder into the mosque.

In a written statement, the US attorney's office in Springfield said the men - identified as Michael B. Hari, 47, Joe Morris, 22, and Michael McWhorter, 29 - also face charges of possession of assault rifles, which are classified as machine guns, and attempting to bomb an IL abortion clinic in November.

Chiefs prepared to release Hali
During his time in Kansas City, Parker had four interceptions and over 40 pass breakups. The unit is tough as it, but it can always get better.

A complaint said a tip in December led authorities to investigate the three men, after a person sent the local sheriff photos of guns and bomb-making material inside Hari's parents' home, where Hari often stayed.

According to reports, one of the offenders, Michael B. Hari, drafted a $10 billion plan to build Trump's "Mexico wall" after starting up a security company, Crisis Resolution Security Services. He claimed that it was Mr. Hari's idea to target the mosque and that Mr. Morris had smashed the mosque's window with a sledgehammer, according to the affidavit.

McWhorter allegedly admitted his involvement in bombing the mosque and the attempt on the women's clinic, and told investigators that each of the three men had specific roles in the attack. According to the affidavit, law enforcement agents have gathered evidence to indicate that Hari, McWhorter and Morris were responsible for the Bloomington bombing and the attempted bombing of the Women's Health Practice, an abortion clinic, in Champaign on November 7.

"This is definitely a relief that this case is finally to conclusion and those assailants-slash-suspects are apprehended and no longer a threat to our community", Hussein said in a telephone interview Tuesday.

Germany's Merkel, UK's May agree to counter 'Russian aggression'
Parliament is due to elect Merkel for her fourth term as chancellor on Wednesday, a record 171 days after Germans voted. Lawmakers voted 364-315 on Wednesday to re-elect Merkel, who ran unopposed.

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.

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.

"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.

Aamir Khan to join Instagram?
Aamir will be having a working birthday as shooting for his mega project Thugs of Hindostan is underway in Jodhpur. Every year Aamir seeks blessing from his mother as well as addresses the media and cuts birthday cake with them.

Related news