$100,000 raised for US bombed mosque

Daily Trust - - ISLAMIC FORUM -

More than $10,000 (£77,000) has been raised for a mosque in Min­nesota, United States af­ter it was fire­bombed in what the mayor called “an act of ter­ror­ism.”

Don­ald Trump and the White House have so far re­mained silent about the bomb­ing, de­spite Mus­lim lead­ers urg­ing him to con­demn it as a ter­ror­ist at­tack.

The ex­plo­sion at Dar AlFa­rooq Is­lamic Cen­tre in Bloom­ing­ton hap­pened on Satur­day morn­ing just be­fore morn­ing prayers and caused ex­ten­sive dam­ages to the imam’s of­fice, but did not in­jure any­one.

The FBI said it was an “im­proved ex­plo­sive device.”

A Go­FundMe crowd­fund­ing page raised more than $87,000 (£67,000), while a LaunchGood page raised more than $21,000 (£16,000).

Well-wish­ers have also left flow­ers out­side the mosque.

Mo­hamed Omar, the mosque’s direc­tor, said his com­mu­nity is grate­ful for the sup­port it has re­ceived from the pub­lic.

While the bomb­ing was “hor­rific and tragic,” Mr Omar said, “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.” (UK In­de­pen­dent)

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