He said one member of the congregation immediately ran outside to see what had happened, and "saw a truck fleeing from the parking lot".
"It's a place that a family can come and get everything they need", Omar said.
The building housed a mosque, community center and day-care provider.
"What a bad, dastardly, cowardly, awful act this was that was committed", Dayton said in a news conference.
The Muslim American Society of Minnesota's executive director said six groups are offering a reward of $24,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator. He added there weren't any threats ahead of the attack or any claims of responsibility afterward.
"It's an act of terrorism, a criminal act of terrorism", the governor, Mark Dayton, said Sunday (Aug 6) during a visit to the mosque, Dar Al-Farooq, in Bloomington.
It took the Federal Bureau of Investigation fewer than 24 hours to acknowledge last year's stabbing attack at a St. Cloud shopping mall as a possible act of terrorism.
Between 2014 and 2016 CAIR recorded a 65 percent increase in anti-Muslim bias incidents where there was an identifiable element of religious discrimination and a 584 percent surge in hate crimes targeting individuals or property.
Now consider this: It has been almost three days since a terrorist attack occurred in a US state and the country's president still hasn't said a word about it.
Trump who has since tweeted calling out "fake news media outlets" and leaks, has yet to comment.
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