The Islamic Center of Williamson County (ICWC) strongly condemns the attack in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016. This horrific act of targeted violence claimed the lives of forty nine people and injured fifty-three. We convey our deepest sympathy, and condolences to their families and loved ones.
We strongly condemn any act of violence on any civilians and all forms of targeted violence against minority groups. We stand by the families of the fallen and injured individuals. We stand in solidarity and join in mourning the loss of innocent lives. What is needed right now is a focus on healing, prayer, and the deepening of relationships across lines that too often divide us.
Muslim community of Williamson County reaffirms its commitment to work with and support law enforcement at all levels. We completely reject any hateful ideology that would motivate violence between neighbors or wreck such havoc on the lives of the innocent.
May God bless America, and may we work together – as one nation – to properly address the surge of violence that harms us all