Muslim Americans strongly condemn the horrendous crime in Orlando, express deepest condolences to the victims and their families

Returned from a long road trip today to news of the horrendous massacre in Orlando. As details emerge about the bloodshed and condemnations pour in, some Boston-area Muslim American organisations have issued the statement below, and Mayor Marty Walsh has announced a vigil in front of City Hall Plaza at 6 pm on Monday

PRESS STATEMENT (please share widely)

Shooting attack at gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida

Photo: Phelen M. Ebenhack / AP

Muslim Americans strongly condemn the horrendous crime in Orlando, express deepest condolences to the victims and their families

BOSTON: The community and leaders of the Islamic Mausemeen Center of New England, Imamia Muslim Foundation and Masumeen Trust join all Americans in condemning the senseless act of violence perpetrated in Florida today against fellow human beings. Such criminal acts against any human beings are against all belief systems of the world.

We Muslim Americans will not allow ourselves to be represented by anyone who commits acts of violence in the name of our faith, particularly in the holy month of Ramadhan which demands compassion, love and forgiveness from its followers.
 
Our hearts grieve for the victims and their families and we pray for God’s mercy for them.
 
We demand that the perpetrators of the crime and their ideological mentors be dealt with according to the full force of the law.
 
(Signed)
Maulana Agha Mehdi, Imam, Islamic Masumeen Center of New England
Dr. Sarwat Husain, President, Imamia Muslim Foundation
Mahmud Jafri, Trustee, Masumeen Charitable Trust
Media Contact: Email – msjafri@gmail.com; cell – 508-259-9639
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