Minnesota’s governor called the bombing of a mosque outside Minneapolis the previous day “an act of terrorism” during a visit to the site on Sunday.
Police in Bloomington, Minnesota, were called on Saturday at 5:05 a.m. local time about an explosion at the Dar Al Farooq mosque, after a bomb was thrown through the window of the imam’s office while worshipers were gathered for morning prayers. No one was injured.
Governor Mark Dayton, along with a delegation of public officials, visited the mosque on Sunday morning. He called on the community to unite against such attacks.
“What a terrible, dastardly, cowardly act was committed,” he said.
“It is a criminal act of terrorism,” added Dayton, who also described it as a hate crime that was “unthinkable, unforgivable.”
Federal Bureau of Investigation officials in Minneapolis are investigating the incident and declined to provide further details on Sunday.
Mohamed Omar, the mosque’s