New England Muslims Unite to Condemn Orlando Massacre; Urge Prayers and Donations for Victims
(BOSTON, MA, 6/12/16) – The Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MA) joins Muslims across New England in unreservedly condemning the deadly shooting spree at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida that left at least 50 people dead earlier this morning.
“People of faith like Muhammad Ali embody the world’s Muslim community, not this mass murderer,” said Dr. John Robbins, Executive Director of CAIR-MA. “The Quran tells us to repel evil with that which is better, and we’re urging local Muslims to do exactly that, through supporting those who have lost so much.”
CAIR-MA is urging local communities to attend vigils scheduled for tonight at 5 pm at the Monument in Jamaica Plain and at 6 pm at the Boston Common; to offer prayers for the victims and their families; and to consider making a donation to a charitable campaign created by CAIR-Florida to support the victims (http://www.launchgood.com/pulsevictimsfund).
CAIR-MA is a chapter of 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-MA Executive Director, Dr. John Robbins, 617-862-9159, firstname.lastname@example.org