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USA: Inland Muslim leaders condemn Orlando attack


The community’s spokesman, Amjad Khan, said the American Muslim community may not necessarily endorse the viewpoints of the LGBT community.

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By Ryan Hagen & John M. Bodgett | June 12, 2016

More than 100 people gathered for a vigil for the Orlando shooting victims at a mosque in Chino.

Inland Empire Muslim leaders joined their counterparts around the world Sunday in mourning the victims of the Orlando shooting and condemning the man responsible.

A vigil at the mosque in Chino that drew more than 100 people was a humble effort to build bridges, said Ahsan Khan, president of the Los Angeles East chapter, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

“The scripture teaches us that the killing of one person is like the destruction of all humanity,” Khan said.

The community’s spokesman, Amjad Khan, said the American Muslim community may not necessarily endorse the viewpoints of the LGBT community.

“But that I think is irrelevant when it comes to issues that bind us — regardless of beliefs or orientations, as part of human family we are all entitled to live without fear,” the spokesman said.

Speakers from other faiths spoke at the vigil in solidarity.

“I’m very pleased to stand with my brothers sisters of the Muslim community and those who stand for peace,” said Bill McCook, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ director of public affairs for the Chino, Chino Hills and Diamond Bar area.

Sheriff’s captains Darren Goodman and Horace Boatwright were also expected at the vigil.

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Contact the writer: ryan.hagen@langnews.com; john.blodgett@langnews.com




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