Hundreds support Bloomington mosque in solidarity event

Support poured in from a number of religions after a bomb went off at a Bloomington mosque over the weekend.

On Tuesday, members of the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center took time to thank everyone for being there for them.

Leaders from Dar Al-Farooq said it's important to host a gathering like this after the attack on their mosque in order to bring the community together.

Organizers educated attendees about Islam and held an open dialogue about religion.

Former Minneapolis Mayor RT Ryback and Minnesota Senator Al Franken also stopped by the event to show their support.

"Sadly what happened Saturday morning here at Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center is an all too common reminder of an ugly thread that weaves through our history," said Franken.

Leaders of Dar Al-Farooq say the comfort they've received from local and state officials is encouraging, but they say the silence from the White House is deafening. Imam Assad Zaman wants to hear from President Donald Trump.

"So President Trump is supposed to be the President of the whole of America," said Zaman. "This is the part of America that has been subjected to a terrorist attack. It is his duty to defend it and protect it and his failing to do so demonstrates his beliefs that he's only representing part of America."