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    US Largest Muslim Advocacy Group Condemns 'Monstrous' Orlando Attack

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    The council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a leading Muslim civil rights advocate group in the United States, condemned the shooting in Orlando in its statement.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Sunday, US national Omar Mateen, killed 50 people and injured 53 at Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando. The Orlando massacre has become the deadliest mass shooting in the history of the United States, surpassing the death toll from the 2007 incident at Virginia Tech, which claimed 32 lives.

    "We condemn this monstrous attack and offer our heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of all those killed or injured. The Muslim community joins our fellow Americans in repudiating anyone or any group that would claim to justify or excuse such an appalling act of violence," the Sunday statement of the CAIR Florida chapter read.

    CAIR National Executive Director also expressed his condolences to the families of the victims adding that "there can never be any justification for such cowardly and criminal acts."

    US President Barack Obama on Sunday called the deadly shooting in Orlando an "act of terror, act of hate," though the FBI said it had no immediate proofs of any direct ties between Omar and any foreign extremist groups.

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