Religious Leaders Condemn Ohio Mosque Bombings

December 21, 2005

Source: The Enquirer

On December 21, 2005 The Enquirer reported, "More than two dozen religious leaders and public officials gathered at the Islamic Association of Cincinnati Mosque this morning to condemn the Tuesday night bombing of the group’s buildings... Stanley Borgia, special agent in charge of the Cincinnati FBI office, said the investigation has not yet determined a motive for 'the crime of violence against the Islamic Center. The intent of perpetrators is unclear,' he said... There were two explosive devices that detonated outside in the doorways of two adjacent buildings of the Islamic Center Tuesday night, Borgia said... The bomb blasts damaged the wooden door and surrounding glass windows in the older building and blew out glass windows in the newer building. The ceiling area of the entranceways of both buildings were also damaged.

The explosion happened about 10:10 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

No one was injured. An evening prayer service had ended about 8 p.m. and the buildings were closed."