OU Condemns Violent Attack in Florida

14 Jun 2016

No American should be assailed for their personal identity.

After the conclusion of the Jewish Sabbath and Holiday of Shavuot, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America stated its condemnation for the violent attack in Orlando, Florida.

Nathan Diament, the Orthodox Union’s executive director for public policy stated:

“The Orthodox Union strongly condemns the violent attack perpetrated this past weekend in Orlando, Florida. While all the facts surrounding the terrible crime are yet to be revealed, it is clear that those people who were murdered and grievously injured were targeted because of their identification with the LGBT community. All people of good will must condemn such violence. No American should be assailed due to his or her personal identity. All acts of terrorism against any group must be vigorously defended against and thwarted.”

For the full statement click here.

The words of this author reflect his/her own opinions and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Orthodox Union.