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Egypt condemns Florida nightclub shooting

The attack at the gay nightclub in Orlando left 50 dead and at least 53 injured

Ahram Online , Sunday 12 Jun 2016
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Law enforcement personnel investigate at Pulse nightclub where a gunman opened fire Sunday in Orlando, Florida. (Photo: AP)
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Egypt's foreign affairs ministry condemned the Florida nightclub shooting on Sunday that left 50 people dead and dozens injured.

The ministry expressed Egypt's condolences to the U.S. government and people, in a statement released late Sunday. 

"Egypt stands by the American people in these hard times, and offers its condolences to the victims' families and wishes a fast recovery for the injured," the statement read.

The statement reiterated that Egypt believes it necessary to fight terrorism which "has neither boundaries nor religion, and contradicts all humanitarian principles and ethics."

"There needs to be international solidarity to defeat this phenomenon in all parts of the world," the statement read.

The gunman who carried out the deadly rampage at the Pulse Orlando gay nightclub was identified as Omar Mateen and was shot dead by police, according to U.S. authorities.

A senior FBI official said that Mateen might have had leanings towards the Islamic State militant group, Reuters reported.

The attack is reported to be the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

 

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Fouad
13-06-2016 08:54pm
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Thanks but transpose that too in your policies
I do not like to criticise just to criticise but the problem with this nice declaration is that it needs to be transposed in the legal system. Gays, journalists, foreigners and Egyptians in general need to be protected not only from terrorism but from terror, that can be institutionalised from time to time.
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Simon
13-06-2016 01:36pm
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And the US condemns …
Arresting, jailing, and torturing youth, journalists, and activists. Thank you Egypt for your kind words, now go and take actions!
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saif
13-06-2016 04:09am
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Gay
has someone told the egyptian foreign ministry that the victims were gay? im sure the egyptian people wouldn't have offered their condolences if they knew the victims were gay. When egypt represented the 52 muslim countries at the United Nations to block gay groups from being present at the anti-AIDS conference, that sure showed egypt's tolerance towards homosexuality.
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