New Video Shows Bombing Inside Bloomington Islamic Center

October 17, 2017 10:36 PM

Leaders of the Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center released new video hoping to generate more leads for law enforcement in an unsolved bombing case.

The bombing incident several months ago damaged the office of a spiritual leader at the mosque, but no one was injured.


Dar Al Farooq Executive Director Mohammed Omar said he met with FBI agents two weeks ago and told him they were making progress. Omar said the agents even showed him a photo of a man, who they said was a person of interest.

Omar said the man in the photo was a white male and he appeared to be middle aged, or possibly older. He said the man was not anyone he had seen near or around the Islamic Center in the past.

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"The man was no one I recognized and no one here recognized," Omar said. "They have now shown me a lot of photos of people, but this time they did say they were narrowing their list of people."

Omar also said there were, at one time, more than 200 investigators from several law enforcement agencies working on the unsolved case in Bloomington.

Omar said they hope anyone with information would contact the FBI, because the Islamic center has been on edge and they would like to have the case resolved.

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"People here are still shaken by this whole thing and it is very scary for everyone, because you do not know when you can feel completely safe," Omar said.


Jay Kolls

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