Director of Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center says ‘good people outnumber one bad guy’ after attack during morning prayers
The director of the Minnesota mosque that was bombed earlier this week has thanked the community for an outpouring of support the centre received following the attack.
The Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington was bombed early on Saturday while worshippers gathered inside for morning prayers.
No was was injured, but the imam’s office where someone threw an improvised explosive device was damaged, according to police.
Mohamed Omar, the mosque’s director, said his community was grateful for those who have sent money and messages and visited the centre after the attack.
While the bombing was “horrific and tragic”, Omar told the Associated Press, “on the other hand, good people came out, and they outnumber that one bad guy, and we are so pleased and so happy to see this community coming together in our support”.
Many online said they stood with the members of the community and called for justice.
Visitors also continued to drop off flowers and donations to the site on Monday, according to Omar.
Following the attack, many also voiced frustration over President Donald Trump’s silence regarding the bombing, highlighting what they called a double standard.