June 13, 2016, Fort Pierce, Florida – In a press conference at the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce, the local Muslim community denounced the attacks in Orlando yesterday.
The Imam of the Center Imam Shafiqur Rehaman, attorney Omar Saleh from the Council of Islamic American Relations and Abdur Rauf Khan from ICNA Florida Chapter spoke among others.
The event was well attended by local, national, and international media. The organizers issued a press statement, spoke to the media and answered media queries.
ICNA condemned the attack in Orlando as “barbaric” and its representative AbdurRauf Khan said “we join our fellow Americans in condemning this act of violence… regardless of motives and faith of the killer”. He added “We offer our condolence to the families for their great loss from this tragic event.”
All local and state law enforcement agencies, interfaith organizations and Islamic Centers were also in attendance at the packed session.
The Islamic Circle of North America is a leading American Muslim organization dedicated to the betterment of society through the application of Islamic values. Since 1968, ICNA has worked to build relations between communities by devoting itself to education, outreach, social services and relief efforts.
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