We at the American Muslim Association of Oklahoma are extremely saddened by the tragedy suffered by the victims, families and community of Orlando, Florida. As Americans and Muslims we adamantly condemn this hate crime and act of terrorism. Although inadequate in the face of such suffering, we offer our heartfelt condolences to the loved ones and families of the deceased and to those who were injured. We will continue to pray for the rapid physical and emotional recovery of all those affected.
This hate crime is contrary to the teachings of Islam, the foundational principles of humanity, and our values as Americans.
We call on all Muslims to stand against those who corrupt our religion through false interpretations.
In this holy month of Ramadan, we pray for peace and unity in our communities, across our country, and around the world.