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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Blaine Dairy Store Bombed in Apparent Hate Crime

An investigation is underway into the January 27 bombing of the Blaine Dairy Store. It appears the crime was racially-motivated. The owner of the store is Muslim.

On January 27, 2008, three men entered the Blaine Dairy Store at closing time. Without provocation, they began to ignite and launch petrol bombs.

The owner, Mohammad Ismail, narrowly escaped with his life. The store burst into flames. Racial obscenities were spray-painted at the scene of the crime.

Family and friends of Mohammad Ismail are offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call the Blaine Police Department at 763-785-6168. [Link]

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