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CAIR to Join MD Activists, Faith Leaders, & Elected Officials to Offer Condolences, Respond to ‪#‎Orlando Shooting

CAIR logo(Washington, D.C., 6/12/16) – Tomorrow, Monday, June 13, the Maryland Outreach Department of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will hold a news conference with Maryland faith leaders, elected officials, and activists to respond to the deadly shooting spree at a LGBT nightclub in that city that left at least 50 people dead.

Speakers will condemn the attack, offer condolences, and urge Muslims and members of other faiths and no faith to donate blood and support the impacted community.

WHAT: CAIR, Maryland Faith Leaders, Activists, & Elected Officials Respond to Orlando Shooting Spree WHEN: Monday, June 13, 11a.m. WHERE: Washington Monument, Mount Vernon Place, 699 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD, 21201 CONTACT: CAIR Maryland Outreach Manager Dr. Zainab Chaudry, zchaudry@cair.com, 410-971-6062

CAIR Maryland Outreach Manager Dr. Zainab Chaudry said in a statement:

“We are horrified by news of this senseless attack at an Orlando nightclub this morning, in Ramadan no less. We extend our sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of all those killed or injured. The LGBT community has been a faithful ally in the fight against Islamophobia. We stand in solidarity with them and repudiate any group that attempts to justify or excuse such an appalling act of violence.”

A crowdfunding campaign launched by American Muslims to support the families of the Orlando shooting victims has raised over $16,000 so far.

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.

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CONTACT: CAIR Maryland Outreach Manager Dr. Zainab Chaudry, zchaudry@cair.com, 410-971-6062

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