Authorities have arrested three men in connection with the 2017 bombing of a Minnesota mosque and the attempted bombing of a women’s health clinic in Illinois. Among those arrested: Michael Hari, a former sheriff’s deputy from Illinois who runs a security company and submitted a bid to build President Trump’s border wall. This is a clip from a video promoting his bid.
Promotional video: “The wall will be culturally significant, a powerful architectural statement of the determination of the American people to defend their nation and its Anglo-Saxon heritage, Western culture and English language.”
Michael Hari and the two other men, Michael McWhorter and Joe Morris, are all facing federal arson charges. The bombing of the Dar-Al Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minnesota, occurred on August 5 while worshipers were gathering for morning prayers. No one was injured in the bombing, but it caused extensive damage to the building. The mosque is about five miles away from the site of one of President Trump’s final campaign rallies ahead of the 2016 election—during which Trump attacked Minnesota’s Somali community and compared refugees to terrorists.