Hours after 29-year-old Omar Mateen opened fire early Sunday morning on an Orlando, Florida, gay nightclub, leaving at least 50 dead and 53 injured, the city’s blood donation centers were flooded with volunteers.
While the world is busy attributing the incident to a religion and it’s followers, a Muslim who lives in Orlando, shared a photo of himself giving blood on Sunday. In the post he points out several truths every American should keep in mind while processing what happened.
He urged the Muslim-American community to come forward and donate blood as a show of unity.
Mahmoud El-Awadi’s Facebook post has been shared over 170,000 times and has touched hearts everywhere.