FBI, Hartford police officials join senators to address threat against Hartford mosque


The FBI met with faith leaders, senators and Hartford police to discuss a threat made against a Hartford mosque. The state’s lone muslim senator Saud Anwar was one of the many that met at Hartford’s Muhammad Islamic Center. 

Hartford’s muslim community is looking for answers after someone made a disturbing threat in the wake of the deadly mosque shootings in New Zealand

Someone called the center on March 24 and made threats of burning it down. 

Muslim leaders say they haven’t gotten enough information from law enforcement to feel safe.

The community is living in fear and some parents have even taken children out of a nearby school. 

Kashif Abdul-Karim, Imam, Muhmmad Islamic Center of Greater Hartford said,

“A lot of our children we have in the schools are from Syria. And with them being from Syria – being from war torn countires where they have to worry about bombs being dropped on them while they’re sleeping at night. Coming here to America they didn’t want to have that particular fear in this particular country.” 

Hartford police and the FBI are handling the investigation. They say a suspect has been identified. 

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