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Feds zero in on rise in anti-Muslim hate crimes in Minnesota, nationally


From a security monitor inside his office, Oumer Wako can watch the progress as a warehouse along Minnehaha Avenue is converted into the Tawfiq Islamic Center’s new mosque, an expansion more than 10 years in the making.

But on a trip to the mailbox last fall, Wako discovered that the mosque where he is executive director had become a target of hate as well as pride.

“To whome [sic] it may concern: I will blow up your building with all you immigrants in it just like you blew up our iconic building in New York in 2001,” began the anonymous note, written in a messy scrawl. It concluded: “Get the [expletive] out is a suggestion to you.”


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