For Immediate Release
Date: Saturday, June 12, 2016
Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center expresses its horror over the mass shooting which took place at a nightclub in Orlando, FL overnight, and offers its deepest and heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and prays for quick recovery for those who were injured.

The shooting, where over 50 were killed and at least the same number were injured, is an affront to all minorities. DAH stands firmly against all forms of violence committed against any group, regardless of religious affiliation, creed, color, or sexual orientation. “We join the world today in mourning this tremendous loss of life as we pray for the speedy recovery of those injured, both physically and emotionally. These events augment the need for an environment of tolerance while encouraging and enhancing the treatment of emotionally unstable individuals, and increasing preemptive efforts in keeping firearms out of their hands.” said Imam Johari Adbdul-Malik, Outreach Director.

The right to live free from violence, harassment or intimidation is the most basic human right and must be defended unconditionally.

Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center
3159 Row St.
Falls Church, VA 22043