Conservative Think Tank Firebombed, FBI Investigating

( – The FBI is investigating the January firebombing of multiple conservative organizations in Golden Valley, Minnesota.

In the early morning hours of Sunday, January 28th, an unknown person or persons broke into an office complex and set fires within two of the offices. One fire was set off on the third floor, in front of the doors to the Upper Midwest Law Center (UMLC), which is a legal organization that files lawsuits against “diversity, equity, and inclusion” discrimination and other progressive causes.

The other fire was set off in the hallway between spaces occupied by TakeCharge and Center of the American Experiment, both conservative organizations. TakeCharge, a black conservative group, seeks to “unite Americans regardless of background” while promoting two-parent families and fighting against progressive concepts of racism. Center of the American Experiment is a think tank the advocates for free market principles.

The president of the Center of the American Experiment, John Hinderaker, said that while his organization does do things that “tick off liberals,” he wasn’t sure what the arsonists were specifically protesting. He compiled a list for the FBI of potential suspects, which includes Antifa types, public sector unionists, pro-Hamas terrorists, eco-terrorists, and radical liberals, but he admitted he isn’t sure which is the most likely.

A camera inside the building managed to catch one of the perpetrators, but they are not recognizable. However, there are other cameras outside of the building, which Hinderaker is hopeful will have captured better images of the arsonists. Hinderaker also encouraged anyone with any knowledge of the attack to reach out to the FBI’s tip line.

James Dickey, senior counsel for the Upper Midwest Law Center, said in a press release their organization refuses to be intimidated by this “act of domestic terrorism” and will continue working to promote conservative values like freedom for all.

Both the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms have stated that they are investigating the incident, though they are unable to release any details at this time.

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