Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton:
White House press secretary Josh Earnest says that "in some ways this is actually just a war of narratives" and so post-Americans need to quite linking terrorism and Islam.Authorities say the suspect, who has yet to be identified, attacked several shoppers at the Crossroads Center mall on Saturday night. Police say he mentioned Allah and asked at least one victim if they were Muslim.
The governor is asking the Minnesota community to embrace tolerance.
NYC mayor Bill DeBlasio demonstrated why he makes the big bucks when he concluded that the attack in his city was "an intentional act."
And how about that Chris Hayes of MSNBC? Tweets that we were "very very lucky that the attackers tried to use explosives rather than guns."