August 7, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Domestic Terrorism

BLOOMINGTON, [MN]--Gov. Mark Dayton has condemned the bombing of a suburban Minneapolis mosque as an "act of terrorism" and "not Minnesota." Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith visited the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington on Sunday morning, a day after an explosive device shattered windows and damaged an office at the mosque. Dayton and Smith joined public officials and mosque leaders for a meeting inside the building. No one was hurt in the Saturday morning blast. The FBI is seeking suspects and trying to determine whether the incident was a hate crime. View More>>  

August 7, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Hate Crime-General

COLORADO SPRINGS, [CO]--A swastika and other anti-Semitic messages were found spray-painted on a Colorado Springs synagogue Friday morning. Temple Beit Torah, 522 E. Madison St., and nearby cars, homes and buildings were vandalized, said police Sgt. Pamela Castro. She did not release details, saying the incident is under investigation. A swastika and the words “sig (sic) heil” – for “sieg heil,” a Nazi salute praising Hitler – were among the scribblings on one side of the temple’s sign. The other side was marked with an unintelligible message. The word “sig” also was painted near the building’s south entrance. View More>>