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Thu Apr 29, 2021, 12:57 AM

Federal hate crime charges likely against Moorhead mosque vandal, former US Attorney says

FARGO State charges are already rolling in the case of a man accused of vandalizing a mosque in Moorhead, and federal charges are likely to follow.

Former U.S. Attorney for North Dakota Tim Purdon said cases like these take time to build.

"I would be surprised if federal charges are not brought in this case," he said.

The case in question involves the vandalism of the Moorhead Fargo Islamic Center, which was defaced with racial slurs, anti-Islam sentiment and video game references late Saturday night.

Benjamin Enderle, 22, of Moorhead, was arrested Tuesday after a Walmart employee noticed the coat in police photos matched the coat of a person who bought spray pain from an area store over the weekend.

Read more: https://www.inforum.com/news/crime-and-courts/7006315-Federal-hate-crime-charges-likely-against-Moorhead-mosque-vandal-former-US-Attorney-says

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