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Council on American-Islamic Relations: ' We condemn monstrous attack' at Orlando nightclub

Orlando Mayor: 50 dead, more than 50 injured in mass shooting at Pulse

CAIR Press conference   [PHOTO: WKMG/BRIAN SCHWARTZ]
CAIR Press conference [PHOTO: WKMG/BRIAN SCHWARTZ]

TAMPA, Fla. – The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations has responded to the mass shooting that took place at Pulse, an Orlando nightclub.

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CAIR-Florida's Orlando Regional Coordinator Rasha Mubarak said in a statement:

"We condemn this monstrous attack and offer our heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of all those killed or injured. The Muslim community joins our fellow Americans in repudiating anyone or any group that would claim to justify or excuse such an appalling act of violence."

The group is planning a press conference at 12:30 p.m. Sunday from their Orlando office.

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said 50 people were slain in what CNN and the Associated Press are calling "the worst mass shooting in US history," early Sunday at an Orlando nightclub, and the shooter was killed in a gunfight with police, authorities said.

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