Man Charged For Threatening To Blow Up Minneapolis Mosque

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man is facing federal charges, accused of threatening to blow up an Islamic center in Minneapolis.

Daniel George Fisher, 57, is charged with one count of obstruction of persons in the free exercise of religious beliefs.

According to the criminal complaint, the Tawfiq Islamic Center received a handwritten note on Sept. 30, 2015 that threatened “to blow up your building with all you immigrants in it.” The letter also included profanities, racial slurs and other derogatory comments about members of the center.

Prosecutors say FBI agents interviewed Fisher on June 14 of this year. Court documents say he told the agents he was upset the center had selected its new location for Minnehaha Avenue, and wanted them to build somewhere else. He also told investigators he’d become “increasingly angry with Muslims since 9/11,” and confessed to writing the letter with the intent to scare members of the Tawfiq Islamic Center.

If convicted, Fisher could face fines and face up to one year in prison.

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  1. ManU says:

    Seems like there must be an act of congress to call a hate crime just that… black kids do far lesser and get far worse punishment, picture sprawled across every newspaper and their entire history made public within seconds… Even the fact that the article is so short and brief and without any substance to it shows the implicit bias towards those of other faiths and beliefs… Sad but so very true.

    1. Dan Mack says:

      Yep dem black Somali Muslim kids convicted of terrorism din do nuttin. Their momma say they be good boys. Heck, Obama, Hillary and Dayton are fighting to see which of them moves into their bedrooms with them.

      1. Dan Mack says:

        Mayor Betsy take em in but she already got at least one black gang member in her bed already that probably object.

        1. Dan Mack says:

          maybe not … I forgot he is a Dayton appointee to the met Council.

  2. Geno says:

    WOW, talk about self-defeating behavior! He did this to himself. Live and let live, and get on with your life!

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