It is the duty of every Muslim to condemn such absolute senseless violence which is prohibited in Islam. The Quran states that even killing one innocent person is like killing the whole of humanity, and saving one person is like saving all of humanity.
A heavily armed gunman killed at least 50 and injured 53 others before being killed himself in Orlando.
The gunman, Omar Mateen of Fort Pierce, Florida. He was a New York-born American of Afghani descent. Mateen called 911 and pledged allegiance to ISIS at the time of the shooting.
Ricardo Almodovar escaped the club and posted this description on his Facebook page: “People on the dance floor and bar got down on the floor and some of us who were near the bar and back exit managed to go out through the outdoor area and just ran.”
Mateen’s father said after the shooting that they had no idea what his son had planned and that they absolutely condemn this act.
Before this incident, the deadliest mass shooting in America was at Virginia Tech in 2007 which saw 27 killed.
President Obama said in a press statement that this was an outrage, and an act of terror. Senator Marco Rubio said that the threat of “home grown” violence in America was growing and very dangerous.
The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) condemned the attack and urged area Muslims to donate blood for those injured in the attack
Mateen’s ill-placed allegiance to a terrorist group should in no way mar a whole peace-loving community’s relationship with the country they have made home for generations.