Jun 14, 2016
The Rabbinical Council of America, the leading organization of Orthodox rabbis in North America, expresses its shock at the hate filled terrorist attack in Orlando that brutally murdered 49 innocent people and wounded 53.
"Murderous attacks in the name of religion are anathema" said RCA president Shalom Baum. "We condemn the philosophy and actions of radical Islamists which are the antithesis of personal responsibility, coexistence, and peace. We call on world leaders to continue the fight to protect innocent people from the violence motivated by ISIS and those sharing its cruel philosophy."
"We categorically condemn the hatred and violence perpetrated against the patrons of the Pulse nightclub" said Vice President Elazar Muskin. "No individual or group should be singled out in such a nefarious way. Our deepest condolences are extended to all the bereaved families, their friends and community, in this time of pain. Our thoughts and prayers for a speedy and full recovery are with all the wounded."