Islamic community leader speaks out after Orlando mass shooting

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Islamic community leaders in Wilmington are condemning the Orlando mass shooter’s actions.

Investigators said the shooter Omar Mateen pledged allegiance to ISIS.

Musa Agil, the chairman of the Islamic Center of Wilmington, said ISIS and other violent groups are hijacking their faith.

“For anybody to hijack our religion once again makes us very very outraged, very very angry and very very sad,” said Agil. “They do not represent our faith. They do not represent my community.”

Agil said Islam isn’t about violence. He said it’s about tolerance, peace and justice for all.

“Let me say these people are not humans they are human animals. They do not represent our faith. They have nothing to do with us they are just human animals,” said Agil.


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