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Orlando shooting: Grieving LGBTQ Muslims fear backlash

Repost from The Current The aftermath of the massacre at a gay club in Orlando, Fla., by a Muslim man has some Muslims in the LGBTQ community fearing targeted homophobia and Islamophobia. “I’ve been feeling this unbearable grief and rage,” Toronto community activist Lali Mohamed told The Current’s Anna Maria Tremonti. “But at the same time, I’ve started really early on preparing myself for the onslaught of violent Islamophobia that already is manifesting itself – both in the Republican party but also in the LGBTQ community in Toronto.” Listen to the full 20 minute audio interview with three people who identify as queer and Muslim: May El-Abdulah, Laila Mohamed and Mehammed Mack.

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