LETTER Minnesota governor lauded for mosque attack response

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Originally Published in Goerie.com

Against the heavy curtain of Islamophobia, I applaud Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton for unequivocally speaking out against the recent bombing of a mosque in his home state.

Most media outlets somehow felt the need to wrap into quotes his statement that the attack on the house of worship was a “criminal act of terrorism.” A little-known fact is that, according to the FBI, well over 90 percent of terrorism in the U.S. is carried out by non-Muslims.

Whatever garb the perpetrators use to disguise themselves, as Americans we need to shed our biases and follow the example of Dayton in boldly exposing their violent crimes as completely disruptive to the fabric of a peaceful society.

 

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