More than 200 Muslims gathered and prayed for the Orlando victims and their families at an annual event ‘Iftar in the Park’ on Sunday in New York City.
“50 people were killed in a senseless act of violence in an Orlandl night club. We’re praying for those who were lost. That God grants them peace and tranquility”, said one of the attendees.
“As Muslims, we are united in our outrage over this senseless act of violence,” she added. “We want the rest of the country to know that we are thinking about what happened in Orlando and that we’re standing with those people.”
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American Muslims, Muslims around the globe, even Non-Muslims took to twitter to express disapproval of the attack and explain that it does not reflect the values of the U.S. Muslim community:
As an American Muslim in month of Ramadan, hard to comprehend except to say LGBT community has stood for us, our time to do same. #Orlando
— Rafat Ali (@rafat) June 12, 2016
Muslim Extremists and American Extremists are cut from the same cloth. One misinterprets the Koran, the other, the 2nd Amendment… #Orlando
— Cyrus McQueen (@CyrusMMcQueen) June 12, 2016
My faith teaches me to defend the oppressed, & that those who kill innocents have killed all mankind. Omar Mateen, #YouAintNoMuslimBruv.
— Kenan كنان (@KenanRahmani) June 12, 2016
Dear Muslim friends: if you've ever condemned Islamophobia on Twitter today is the day to speak out and loudly condemn homophobia. #pt
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) June 12, 2016
— FUAT BARAN (@yagizefe) June 12, 2016