Muslim group leader: Arrests of 3 men a relief
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) —
A Minnesota Muslim leader is welcoming the arrests of three men from central Illinois suspected in the bombing of a suburban Minneapolis mosque last summer.
Executive director Jaylani Hussein of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations says the arrests are "definitely a relief."
Hussein tells The Associated Press that Muslims are glad that the suspects are "no longer a threat to our community."
Federal authorities announced on Tuesday the three have been arrested on gun charges and that they are suspects in the bombing of the Minnesota mosque and an attempted bombing of an Illinois abortion clinic.
The Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington was bombed early on Aug. 5. No one was hurt in the explosion.