But Islamic center executive director Omar said such attacks would never deter the center's members from practicing their religion.
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.
Omar said if he could tell the bomber one thing, he would tell him or her to, "Come pray with us, and come and share and we can tell you who we are".
Director of the Muslim American Society of Minnesota Asad Zaman also urged Mr Trump to recognise the attack. "He seems to want to tweet about security and terror issues".
The FBI has taken the lead on the investigation, but has not yet said whether it has identified any suspects or a motive for the attack. No one was hurt, and damage was largely confined to the imam's office.
Saturday's bombing comes amid a rise in reports of anti-Muslim incidents in the USA, including arson attacks and vandalism at mosques, harassment of women wearing Muslim head coverings and bullying of Muslim schoolchildren. CAIR has called for investigations in multiple states, as there have been dozens of other incidents targeting mosques in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas, Tennessee, and Virginia. A significant number of Muslim-Americans also reported being racially and religiously profiled by agents from Customs and Border Patrol and the Transportation Safety Administration while traveling in and out of the country. The White House did not immediately respond to TPM's request for comment.
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A bomb that shook a Bloomington, Minnesota, mosque early Saturday morning caused no injuries, but the Governor denounced the explosion as "an act of terrorism".
"What a bad, dastardly, cowardly awful act this was that was committed yesterday", Dayton said.
Omar said the center has received threatening or hateful phone calls and emails in the past.
"This is an act of terrorism".
"When we have some kind of finalized investigation, absolutely", Gorka said on MSNBC Tuesday when asked about a response. We've had a series of crimes committed, alleged hate crimes by right-wing individuals that actually turned out to have been propagated by the left. "There's a great rule; all initial reports are false, you have to check them you have to know who the perpetrators are". "Just hold your horses".
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