Source: The Denver Post
On May 15, 1999, The Denver Post reported that Jack M.
Modig was charged with attempted first-degree arson of the Colorado
Muslim Society’s Islamic Center southeast of Denver. He was caught on
the night of May 12th in front of the mosque in a car that had a
“small arsenal of weapons, black clothing, tactical goggles, and
writings indicating his hatred for Muslims and his desire to bomb the
mosque.” Some Muslims were hesitant to attend services on Friday, but
others wanted to come to midday prayers in order to show that the
mosque belonged to them. Emameudin Ghiasi, a member of the Center’s
board of directors, discussed implementing increased security
measures with the board, though no decisions have been made. Ghiasi
stated that “Muslims promote peace. We don’t teach terrorism or how
to bomb and blow up buildings. If he (Modig) knew any Muslims he
wouldn’t have any hatred in his heart for us.” Modig is being held in
Arapahoe County Jail.