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Colorado’s Muslim leaders condemn Orlando shooting tragedy

DENVER — For the first time, Muslim leaders in Colorado came together and called for a news conference after a national tragedy.

“Our hearts are broken as we grieve with the families of those who were killed or injured this early morning in Orlando at Pulse nightclub. We offer our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones impacted by this tragic crime. We stand hand-in-hand with our family members, neighbors, and community partners from the LGBTQI communities in condemning and opposing any and all violence, especially that is which perversely perpetrated in the name of religion,” the Colorado Muslim Society said in a statement.

More than a dozen Muslim Imams and leaders from across the state shared their thoughts at the Colorado Muslim Society on Sunday.

“This level of participation and unity has never been seen,” Qusair Mohamedbhai said. “Our hearts are broken.”

The gunman of the largest mass shooting in U.S. history pledged his allegiance to the leader of the Islamic state and terror group ISIS before the attack.

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