TAMPA, Fla., June 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Later today, the Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) will hold a news conference with leaders of the Muslim community and interfaith representatives to condemn the deadly shooting spree at a nightclub in that city that left at least 20 people dead.
News conference participants will offer condolences to the loved ones of those killed or injured and will respond to the naming of the shooting suspect. They will also ask the Muslim community to take part in a blood donation drive for those injured in the attack.
WHAT: CAIR-FL, Muslim and Interfaith Leaders to Respond to Deadly Nightclub Shooting Spree
WHEN: Sunday, June 12, 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: CAIR-FL's Orlando Office, 1507 S Hiawassee, Suite 212 , Orlando, FL 32835
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."
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.
CONTACT: CAIR-Florida Communications Director, Wilfredo A. Ruiz, [email protected], 305-502-6749; CAIR-Florida Orlando Regional Coordinator Rasha Mubarak, [email protected], 407-490-9407; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, [email protected]; CAIR Communications Coordinator Nabeelah Naeem, 202-341-4171, [email protected]
SOURCE Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)