U.S. men charged with Minnesota mosque bombing

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Three men from rural central IL have been arrested on gun charges and a connection with the bombing of a Bloomington mosque in August 2017 and an attempted bombing of an IL women's health clinic in November 2017.

They and Ellis Mack, 18, also of Clarence, face a federal charge of possession of a machine gun, according to John E. Childress, U.S. attorney for the central district of IL.

Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Mr. McWhorter, Mr. Hari, Mr. Morris and a fourth man - Ellis Mack, 18 - on Tuesday morning. All are from Clarence, a rural community 35 miles north of Champaign-Urbana.

According to the affidavit, law enforcement agents have gathered evidence to indicate that Hari, McWhorter and Morris were responsible for the bombing of a mosque in Bloomington, Minn., on August 5, 2017, and the attempted bombing of the Women's Health Practice in Champaign, on November 7, 2017.

The affidavit said McWhorter confessed on Saturday, telling authorities that it was Hari's idea to bomb the mosque to scare Muslims out of the country because they push their beliefs on everyone else.

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Morris told one informant that Hari had promised to pay him and McWhorter $18,000 for participating in the mosque bombing, according to the complaint. The pipe bomb exploded, causing a fire that was extinguished by sprinklers, according to an affidavit.

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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.

Hussein tells The Associated Press that Muslims are glad that the suspects are "no longer a threat to our community". The mosque's executive director, Mohamed Omar, said the vehicle immediately sped away.

Its national office also urged mosques and Islamic centers nationwide to increase security.

"A witness saw something being thrown at the imam's office window from a van or truck before the blast", Asad Zaman, director of the Muslim American Society of Minnesota, said at a news conference.

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton called the bombing an act of terrorism when he and other officials visited the mosque the day after the explosion.

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