Press Briefing

Arizona Muslims Stand in Solidarity With Victims and Families of Horrific Orlando Shooting

(6/12/16 – PHOENIX, AZ) Arizona Muslim community stands united in condemning the horrific mass shooting at Pulse, an Orlando LGBT night-club early Sunday morning. Leaders from the Arizona community offered condolences and prayers to the victims and families of all those affected by this senseless act of violence, and called on community members to help in the effort of donating blood to the victims of this attack.

“The Arizona Muslim community is sickened by this senseless act of violence. There is no justification for these acts in any ideology, and for those who justify these acts – our community stands squarely against you,” said Imraan Siddiqi, Executive Director of CAIR-AZ. “We encourage everyone who is able in the Central Florida community to help in any way possible – including donating blood.”

Supporting Organizations Include:
-CAIR-Arizona
-Arizona Muslim Alliance – Which includes mosques from across the Valley, including:
Islamic Community Center of Tempe
Islamic Center of the East Valley
West Valley Islamic Center
Arizona Cultural Academy
Islamic Center of the Northeast Valley

There will also be a #PrayForOrlando interfaith vigil this evening:
Phoenix Pride LGBT Center
Sunday, June 12th
Time: 7:00pm
Address: 801 N. 2nd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003

We encourage the local community to come and offer their prayers and solidarity for the victims of this tragedy.

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.
The Arizona Muslim Alliance’s vision is “To be the unifying federation of Muslim organizations in Arizona, the leading advocate of the diverse Muslim community, and a catalyst for enriching the society at large”

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