Congressman Keith Ellison

Representing the 5th District of Minnesota

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Rep. Ellison Statement on Bloomington Islamic Center Bombing

Aug 6, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement after a bomb was detonated at the Bloomington Islamic Center:

“What makes Minnesota unlike no other is how we accept and love members of our community, no matter the religion they practice, the language they speak, or where they come from. All are welcome. Those are Minnesota values. 

“Today, those values were attacked when terrorists detonated a bomb at the Bloomington Islamic Center. Thankfully, no one was hurt. 

“Hate is becoming too prevalent in our society. It spreads on social media and infects our discourse. We must counter it with love and the values we hold so dear.

“While we do not yet know who is behind this attack, we do know that they do not represent what makes Minnesota special. I know law enforcement will find the suspects quickly and bring justice to our community.”