FBI is investigating a phoned bomb threat made Saturday night against Dar El-Eman Islamic Center in Arlington, Texas.
A 911 call was made around 9:30 p.m. from a blocked number, the caller claimed to have a pipe bomb and threatened to ‘kill everyone inside’ the Islamic Center, police said. The threat came during a presentation that was given by a group of Arlington police officers inside Dar El-Eman Islamic Center on law enforcement Saturday night.
This isn’t the first time the Dar El-Eman mosque has been targeted, said Ekram Haque, the acting director for the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Dallas News reported.
Furthermore, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is calling on state and federal laws enforcement authorities to investigate the 911 threat that was made against Dar El-Eman Islamic Center.
“Given the massacre of Jewish worshipers in Pittsburgh, the killing of African-American shoppers in Kentucky and the mail bomb campaign nationwide, we urge Texas law enforcement authorities and the FBI to investigate this case as a hate crime and to bring the perpetrator to justice,” said acting CAIR-DFW Executive Director Ekram Haque. “We urge all Islamic institutions in the DFW area to implement increased security measures and to report any bias incidents to law enforcement authorities immediately.”