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Hundreds of Muslims Came Together to Pray for the Orlando Terror Victims

Hundreds of Muslims Came Together to Pray for the Orlando Terror Victims

More than 200 Muslims gathered on Monday evening to pray for the 49 victims of the Orlando nightclub terror attack and to break their fast.

A video shared by the Huffington Post covered the annual ‘Iftar in the Park’ event in New York City where Muslims gathered to pray for the lives who were lost.

“As Muslims, we are united in our outrage over this senseless act of violence,” said one of the organizers in the video. “A lot of us are U.S. citizens. Regardless, we’re all in this country. We’re going to school here. We’re working here.”

“We want the rest of the country to know that we are thinking about what happened in Orlando and that we’re standing with those people.”

The video was shared around the same time Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump vowed to crackdown on “Radical Islamic terrorism,” accusing Muslims of hiding “people who they know are bad.”

“But Muslim communities must cooperate with law enforcement and turn in the people who they know are bad – and they do know where they are,” said Donald Trump during a speech, adding that he will temporarily ban immigration from certain countries.

Muslims in America have stood by the Orlando victims, with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, one of the largest Muslim advocacy groups in the U.S., condemning the attack as un-Islamic.

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