Militia Leader Loses Appeal in Sentencing for 2017 Mosque Bombing

(Bloomington, MN) — A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of an anti-government militia leader who was sentenced to 53 years in prison for the 2017 bombing of a Minnesota mosque. No one was hurt in the bombing of the Dar al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington. Several members of the Muslim community gave witness-impact statements about the trauma they felt because of the bombing. The three-judge panel dismissed the legal arguments raised by Emily Claire Hari. Investigators say Hari led a small group that came up with the plan to attack the mosque. They say Hari was motivated by her hatred of Muslims.

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