Posted September 25, 2019 05:06:07It’s been just over a week since a deadly attack at a mosque in Minnesota.
Abu Bakr, a U.S.-born cleric from Minneapolis, is believed to have killed six people and wounded many more at the mosque on Sept. 4.
His wife, Mona, is a law professor at the University of Minnesota and the son of former President George W. Bush.
They are the mother and son of the suspected gunman, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a Somali refugee from Somalia.
The attack is the latest in a series of mass shootings in the U.K. and the U, targeting mosques and Muslim communities.
This week, the FBI arrested a man suspected of planning to carry out the attacks in the United States.
An FBI official told ABC News that they have not identified the man and have asked the public to avoid identifying him.
It is unclear if the attack was connected to the one in Minnesota, and if the FBI is targeting any other mosques or locations.
However, there are several theories circulating.
Some say that the shooter was inspired by the Islamic State group.
Others say he may have wanted to carry his assault rifle out to the scene to be used in a similar attack in the future.
According to local news outlets, the shooter’s father told the media that his son was a “fan” of the terrorist group, according to the New York Times.
ABC News also reported that he had previously claimed to have joined the group, which is based in Syria.
In a statement to ABC News, Artan’s father said his son “had a very strong connection to ISIS and al-Qaeda” and “would not have been a good person for anyone to recruit.”
ABC also reported Artan was a devout Muslim who prayed five times a day and was “very proud” of his faith.
But Artan had no criminal record.ABC News reports that Artan told the New Jersey-based station NJ Advance Media that he was “unaware of any connection” between his actions and the Minnesota attack.ABC said it received several messages from Artan in recent days, but declined to provide more details.