In the wake of Sunday morning's devastating and monumental Islamist terrorist attack that killed 49 men and women at a gay nightclub in Orlando, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) convened a news conference to condemn the bloodshed.
It posted excerpts, presumably the parts CAIR most wants people to see, on YouTube.
It marks yet another missed opportunity for American Islamists to engage fellow Muslims in a debate about their faith's more incendiary commands. Instead, CAIR and the other assembled speakers spent more time telling non-Muslims what to think. Several speakers also seemingly contradicted one other regarding Islam's view of homosexuality.
"Homophobia, transphobia and Islamophobia are interconnected systems of oppression. And we cannot dismantle one without dismantling the others...," said CAIR co-founder and Executive Director Nihad Awad.