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Politicians urged not to use shooting to 'exploit fear'

The Council on American-Islamic Relations has urged politicians not to use a nightclub shooting in Florida to "score points" or "exploit fear".

Nihad Awad, executive director and co-founder of the organisation, made the plea after 50 people were killed during a shooting in a gay nightclub in Orlando. The gunman, named by officials as Omar Mateen, was killed after taking hostages at the Pulse club.

  • 12 Jun 2016
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