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American Muslim leaders are condemning the attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando that killed 49 people and wounded more than 50 others.
Nihad Awad, the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, called the killings a hate crime and said the group has no tolerance for extremism of any kind.
A law enforcement official has said the gunman, Omar Mateen, called 911 from the nightclub and expressed allegiance to an Islamic State leader.
The suspect’s father, Mir Seddique, told NBC News that his son got upset when he saw two men kissing and that the attack ‘had nothing to do with religion.’
A former Afghan official says the father of the Orlando nightclub gunman is a native of Afghanistan who appears on a television program known for ‘its anti-US tirades’ and ‘pro-Taliban’ remarks.
Awad says members of the LGBT community have stood with Muslims in the past and today they stand that community.
‘We are sickened and heartbroken by this appalling attack. Our hearts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of the victims. There can never be any justification for such cowardly and criminal acts, period,’ Awad said in a statement.
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