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CAIR-Ohio: Central Ohio Muslims Condemn Orlando Massacre

CAIR Ohio(6/13/16 – Columbus, Ohio)- The Columbus Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Columbus) today joined Muslims across Central Ohio in condemning the horrific mass shooting which took place at an Orlando nightclub.

“The Columbus Muslim community is shocked and appalled by this horrific hate crime against the LGBT community,” said Romin Iqbal, Staff attorney of the Columbus chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. He added “There are simply no words strong enough to convey our sorrow, disgust, and deep regret that yet another misguided individual has carried out a truly heinous and unjustifiable act in the name of ISIS. The fact that this atrocity was committed during Ramadan, our most holy month, a time when Muslims are supposed to focus on prayer, charity, and acts of kindness, shows that the perpetrator cared about nothing beyond ISIS' perverted agenda.”

CAIR-Columbus extends their heart felt condolences and vows to stand with the victims of this hate crime and their families and loved ones.

Representatives from CAIR Columbus are available for press interviews starting at 10:00 am on June 13 at the CAIR Columbus office located at Suite B2, 4242 Tuller Road, Dublin, Ohio 43017.

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties 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.

CONTACT: CAIR-Columbus Staff Attorney Romin Iqbal at 614-783-7953; Operations and Communications Coordinator Hala Sanyurah at 614-451-3232 or 330-858-6948

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