June 13, 2016
The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC), representing Chicago area Muslims, is greatly saddened by the hateful killing of scores of people in Orlando, FL this morning. We condemn the killings, express sorrowful condolences to victims’ families and pray for health of those injured. Our sadness is multiplied knowing that the shooter, Omar Mateen, apparently belonged to the Florida Muslim community. CIOGC has urged Chicago area mosques to conduct blood drives designated specifically for the victims of Orlando shooting.