(CINCINNATI, 6/13/16) “Muslims across Ohio and the Tri-State join their fellow Americans in grief and shock to condemn Sunday's mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando,” said Karen Dabdoub, Executive Director of the Cincinnati chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. â€œOur hearts go out to the victims, their families and the GLBT community over this tragedy and we offer our deepest condolences and prayers.”Â
The Clifton Mosque also shares its condolences with the victims and their families. â€œThe Islamic Association of Cincinnati stands with all Americans and in particular the LGBTQ community as we denounce the senseless loss of life in Orlando yesterday. Violence has no place is our religion or in our society. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their familiesâ€.
Imam Ismaeel Chartier, imam at the Islamic Association of Cincinnati is co-organizing a vigil for Orlando today at 6:30 PM at Fountain Square with â€œCincinnati in Solidarity with Orlandoâ€.
CAIR urges Muslims in our region to hold prayer vigils and to donate blood in the name of the victims of this tragedy.
Florida's Muslim community has also condemned the massacre alongside leaders of Florida's gay community, which has often defended Florida Muslims from Islamophobia and discrimination.
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.