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Orlando tragedy brings Muslim, LGBT communities together
by Jacob Wittich
In the wake of last week's shooting in Orlando that left 49 dead and another 53 injured in a gay nightclub, leaders from the LGBT and Muslim communities called Monday for a joint commitment to civil rights.
"If one is targeted, we are all targeted. If an injustice befalls a community or individual, it befalls us all," said Ahmed Rehab, executive director on the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Chicago.
"Not despite our religion, but because of it, we must stand and we do stand with those who face suppression, oppression and these violent acts of hatred. We stand with the LGBTQ community."
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