HARTFORD - These young Muslims denounced the attack, and said their faith does not allow what ISIS has been doing: killing innocent civilians. What does their faith teach regarding homosexuality, and the obligation to report knowledge of a planned attack? Al and Jenn ask their guests college student Anyssa Dhaouadi and Ahmed Ouda, board member of the Connecticut Council on American-Islamic Relations.
On Friday, a United Nations official says he is appalled by the efforts of some political and religious leaders to use the attack at an Orlando, Florida nightclub to fuel intolerance, fear and hatred.
Adama Dieng, the U.N. special adviser on the prevention of genocide, criticized calls by some politicians, without mentioning names, who blamed Islam for the attack and who are calling for Muslims to be banned from the United States.
He said "any advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence is prohibited under international human rights law as well as by the legislation of many countries."