Explosion reported at Islamic Center in Bloomington

Shortly after 5 a.m. Saturday, Bloomington police responded to a call of an explosion at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center near Interstate Hwy. 494 and Portland Avenue South.

On Saturday afternoon, Bloomington police and the FBI said the preliminary investigation indicates the explosion was caused by a destructive device, in violation of federal law.

“At this point our reports are that there was an explosion and our initial first responders from the fire department, the police department found some smoke,” said Bloomington Police Chief Jeff Potts. “There was no additional explosions or anything like that. There was no fire.”

  • vwVwwVwv

    Bomb building exident?

  • Gary

    As usual we here the Imam claim it was a huge explosion and an act of islamophobia.
    Amazing how muslims are psychic where they know exactly who bombed the Mosque while the FBI experts are still collecting evidence and didn’t make any arrests yet .
    Why even have Police or a Court system why muslims assign guilt within minutes of any vandalism to their homes or mosques.

    • John Boy

      It’s “Islamophobic” for their IED to go off before they can take it out of the building and to their intended target!

    • mobuyus

      Oh the usually know exactly who it was that caused the blast. My guess would be the janitor that gives “religious” instruction on the side, or some one that the imam has never seen before nor knows yet has been in contact with the imam on social media every day for the last three months and shows up daily for prayers.

      • andycanuck

        And the imam just happened to be there that early in the morning to report it etc. immediately.

        Pretty obvious it’s horses here and not zebras although if the imam heard “clip-clop, clip-clop” after the ‘bombing’, then maybe it was the Amish?

    • andycanuck

      And the bombs/arson never start full-blown fires that destroy the mosque, instead only causing minor cosmetic damage.

  • ismiselemeas

    An argument over who was going to carry the collection plate no doubt.

  • robins111

    And let me guess, the security cameras mysteriously malfunctioned, just this morning.

    I can say with some assurance that it wasn’t one of those rednecks or alt-rights that did the deed. They would have used enough explosives that those bricks would be in orbit, and there’d be a 200 ft blast crater in the parking lot.

    • Sharkibark

      My first laugh of the morning, thanks Robins 😀

    • Starlord

      This is true!

    • Clausewitz

      Rednecks have access to fertilizer and diesel fuel. Nothing would be standing after that combo went off.

  • GrimmCreeper

    Posted in “Islamophobia”, Islam, Islamization of the West, USA… BCF, maybe you need to add a new category… No one gives a fck. FBI ought to start its investigation with the charming congregation members. It probably won’t need to go any farther.

  • marty_p

    The Peterborough Mosque arsonist must be on vacation in Bloomington.

  • canminuteman

    I’d bet someone blew themselves up building a bomb.

  • Editor

    Very little damage, no apparent shrapnel, no fire and first responders “found some smoke”. So, a firecracker then . . .

    • krystal10

      It wouldn’t be the first time they do it to themselves. Most of the time, it’s a settling of accounts although at times it is to promote the victim card.

    • Clausewitz

      Remember M22’s from back in the good old days?

  • andycanuck

    Pretty obviously another fake “hate crime”.

  • Exile1981

    Don’t worry it was just the beginners IED class showing off there 1st assignments.