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Molotov Cocktail Thrown At Mosque

Someone threw what appears to be a Molotov cocktail explosive device at the southeast Albuquerque Mosque Friday morning, according to Albuquerque police. Police spokesman Tanner Tixier said that device, which was thrown at the exterior wall of the Islamic Center at 1100 Yale SE between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., briefly ignited and caused smoke damage that was 6-8 feet high to the outside of the building. No one was injured, Tixier said. The APD Bomb Squad, fire department arson investigators and the FBI investigated the incident. The New Mexico Conference of Churches released a statement condemning the attack. “Christians across our state reject such hate-based violence. We recognize our Muslim brothers and sisters as fellow children of God and as our neighbors whom we are called to love. We urge all people to resist hatred with compassion in order to build a new era of peace and goodwill,” Executive Director Rev. Dr. Donna L. McNiel said.

Source: ABQ Journal