Chicago-Area Mosque Shot With Rifle After Rep. Walsh Warns Of ‘Radical’ Islam [View all]
By David Edwards
Monday, August 13, 2012 9:41 EDT
Only hours after tea party-backed Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) released a statement warning that radical Islam was trying to “kill Amerians,” police say that shots from a “high-velocity air rifle” narrowly missed a security guard at the Muslim Education Center near Chicago, while about 500 Muslims prayed inside during Ramadan services.
According to a statement from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the FBI was investigating a possible hate crime after David Conrad was arrested for firing at least two shots into the the mosque.
A press release from Morton Grove police said that off-duty police officers working as security guards saw someone firing shots from Conrad’s home. The release indicated that a high-velocity air rifle had been confiscated from the home.
Security guards told police that there had also been “a number” of other incidents of mosque damage that had not been reported.