A former student allegedly told police she set several fires at St. Catherine University in retaliation for U.S. military intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Star-Tribune reported.
According to a complaint filed in Ramsey County District Court, Hassan was charged with one count of felony first-degree arson.
Hassan allegedly told police that similar attacks occurred on “Muslim land,” and no one was upset that Muslims were hurt.
She also allegedly told police and fire investigators: “You guys are lucky that I don’t know how to build a bomb because I would have done that.”
Hassan appeared in court Friday and faces felony arson charges.