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Wed Sep 15, 2021, 08:08 AM Sep 2021

Head of armed group that bombed Minnesota mosque in act of 'domestic terrorism' gets 53 years... [View all]

Head of armed group that bombed Minnesota mosque in act of ‘domestic terrorism’ gets 53 years in prison

By Derek Hawkins
Yesterday at 6:29 p.m. EDT

No one was injured in the Dar al-Farooq Islamic Center when a pipe bomb sailed through a broken window and exploded outside the imam’s office. But the attack in the Minneapolis suburbs in August 2017 left emotional scars on worshipers that linger to this day.

In court proceedings years after the early morning bombing, members recalled how they feared someone might target their homes. The mosque’s director spoke of a “dark cloud” that hung over him when he prayed.

On Monday, they got a measure of closure when the leader of an armed hate group who authorities say orchestrated the attack was sentenced to 53 years in federal prison.

Emily Claire Hari, 50, was convicted in December of damaging property because of its religious character, intentionally obstructing the free exercise of religion, conspiracy, and two counts related to the possession and use of an explosive device. Hari, who is transgender, was tried as Michael Hari, which was her former name.

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