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(MINNEAPOLIS, MN 8/5/18) - The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN), today called on law enforcement authorities in that state to investigate vandalism targeting a Maplewood, Minn., mosque as a hate crime.
Two suspects are reportedly shown in surveillance video spray-painting “666,” “Jesus saves,” a cross, and obscenities on a wall of Alsalam Mosque on July 29. (NOTE: In popular culture, “666” is often associated with references to the anti-Christ or the devil.]
(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 3/7/18) - - The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today called for a state and federal investigation of a recently-discovered video showing members of the North Dakota Security Force III% shooting at and destroying a replica “mosque.”
NOTE: The Three Percenters are part of an armed anti-government extremist movement that formed militias based on their belief that only three percent of colonists fought in the Revolutionary War.
SEE: Active Antigovernment Groups in the United States
The video, posted on YouTube in 2016 and recently sent to CAIR, shows a package of bacon – which is often used by bigots to intentionally insult Muslims – and then shows members of the group shooting at and exploding the replica mosque. NOTE: