UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — White House adviser Sebastian Gorka is under fire for his comments about last weekend’s bombing at a Minnesota mosque.
Nobody was injured in the attack at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minnesota, but it did cause damage to the imam’s office.
U.S. President Donald Trump has yet to comment or condemn the attack.
During an interview on MSNBC on Aug. 8, Gorka was asked if the White House will eventually comment on it, “When you’ve had people fake hate crimes in the last six months with some regularity, I think it’s wise, don’t you, to find out what exactly is going on before you make statements when, in fact, it could turn out to be not who you are expecting.”
Gorka didn’t provide specific examples of any recent fake hate crimes.
Asad Zaman, director of the Muslim American Society of Minnesota, told Buzzfeed News, “Waiting for an investigation to be complete has not been something Trump has done when the perpetrators have been Muslim. This hypocrisy must be called out.”