Muslim groups in Minnesota on Wednesday condemnedthe attacks on U.S. diplomatic compounds in Libya and Egypt, calling them horrendous and not reflective of the Muslim faith.

The Islamic Resource Group in Minnesota released a statement that said it was against the violence "in the strongest possible terms."

Makram El-Amin, an imam at the Masjid An-Nur mosque in north Minneapolis where Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison worships, said Wednesday in an interview that members the local Muslim community had also condemned the attacks via social media. El-Amin said the violent acts are not in keeping with the Muslim faith.