Jameel Syed says his goal is to show everyone that Muslim Americans are like everyone else in the U.S.
Bridgeview police were on high alert, and securing the Mosque Foundation on 93rd Street. Officers were keeping a close eye on people arriving for the Friday afternoon prayer service. Police and the FBI were taking the threats seriously, and while they know who is behind them, that man was not in custody Friday morning.
A south suburban mosque recently has been the target of threats posted on social media, a Chicago area Islamic advocacy organization says.
A southwest suburban man accused of shooting another man in the back Friday afternoon after a prayer service at a Bridgeview mosque has been ordered held on a $1 million bond.
David Conrad, 51, pleaded guilty to felony reckless discharge of a firearm and knowingly damaging school property, court records show.
A bullet was reportedly fired through the dome of an Orland Park mosque Tuesday morning, damaging the building during a early morning prayer service.
A leader of the Morton Grove mosque that was damaged by air rifle shots on Friday said he thinks the man being held should be charged with a hate crime.
A man allegedly fired a pellet rifle at a mosque in the northern suburb of Morton Grove Friday night while 500 people prayed inside.
No one complained when a Christian church was planning to build a new facility in Naperville, but protests erupted after the plans fell through and the church began talking about selling the land to a mosque.
Board members voted 13-5 to support a conditional-use permit for Muslim Educational and Cultural Center of America, which wants to build on nearly five wooded acres along 91st Street near Route 83.
Proposals for a mosque near Willowbrook remain up in the air. The DuPage County Board Tuesday sent the mosque proposal back to committee for further discussion.
A group that is planning to build a mosque in DuPage County has suffered a setback.
More than 60 firefighters are battling a blaze in a mosque in the West Side Garfield Park neighborhood.
The DuPage County Zoning Board of Appeals has overwhelmingly rejected a petition by an Islamic group to operate a religious center in an unincorporated area near West Chicago.