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Responses to the Orlando Tragedy from the Muslim Community

STATEMENTS

"Today, we stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ community. Your grief is our grief. Your outrage is our outrage. We are all one family."  - Read more: Statement of Muslim Advocates Executive Director Farhana Khera on Florida Nightclub Shooting

"We stand with members of the LGBTQ community in condemning the actions of this criminal as not representative of the Islamic faith, calling for peace, love, and compassion..." Read more: CAIR-OK Executive Director Adam Soltani stated the community joins their fellow Americans in condemning the shooting.

"We stand with the victims of this senseless act of violence and mourn with the families of the victims and pray for their ease and comfort during this time of difficulty." - Read more: ISNA (The Islamic Society of North America) Offers Condolences to the Families of the Orlando Shooting Victims

“As Muslims and people of faith we must remember that God has directed us to defend all people equally against bigotry, hate, violence and abuse.” - Read more: ICNA (Islamic Circle of North America) Condemns the Barbaric Attack in Orlando

"It is ... not lost on us that this horrific tragedy occurred during LGBTQ Pride month, which this year coincides with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, typically a period of peace and intense self-reflection. It pains us to see that these periods of joy, celebration, and peace have been marred so violently with such horror." - Read more: Statement from the Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity on the shooting at Pulse in Orlando, Florida

"We stand in solidarity with the families and relatives of the victims, and condemn all types of violent acts such as this despicable and senseless attack." - Read more: Majlis Ashura (Islamic Leadership Council) of New York Statement on Orlando’s Shooting

ARTICLES

Florida Muslims Express Despair and Frustration Over Gay Nightclub Massacre - More from ABC News

"Muslims across America showed an outpouring of support for victims after the deadliest shooting spree in U.S. history left at least 50 people dead in an Orlando, Fla., nightclub." - Read more from USA TODAY: After Orlando shooting, Muslim Americans show support for victims


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