Two days after a bomb attack on a mosque in Minnesota and President Donald Trump is yet to criticize the act against the Muslim community, and his failure to speak about the incident has drawn ire on social media.
Early Saturday morning, an explosive device was thrown into the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minnesota. The blast killed no one as worshippers prepared for their morning prayers but it caused damage to the imam’s office. Witnesses described how the device was thrown from a vehicle before it sped away.
On Sunday and Monday, Trump instead tweeted about sanctions against North Korea, railed against “fake news” and the “failing” New York Times, and questioned Senator Richard Blumenthal’s service record in Vietnam.
But Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has described the incident as an “act of terrorism,” and the Department of Homeland Security said it “fully supports the rights of all to freely and safely worship the faith of their choosing.”
So Trump’s inaction provoked censure on Twitter. “Dear @realDonaldTrump, there was an act of domestic terrorism at the Dar Al Farooq mosque. Your silence is deafening. Sincerely, America,” one user said in a tweet. Another wrote: “24 hours after an act of terror at Minnesota’s Dar Al Farook mosque: FBI investigates while POTUS plays golf.”
One joked: “The only thing missing from Trump’s denunciation of the attack on a Minnesota mosque was a denunciation of the attack on a Minnesota mosque.”
SOURCE: JACK MOORE