Muslim Blood Donor's Facebook Post Goes Viral: 'Together We Will Stand Against Hate, Terrorism, Extremism And Racism'
One Facebook user shined a light on the good that came from the mass shooting in Orlando.
Mahmoud ElAwadi, a Muslim in Orlando, shared a story of giving blood to those injured in the shooting at Pulse nightclub that has now gone viral on Facebook.
On Sunday, ElAwadi posted a picture of his arm as blood is being drawn, adding a message that confronts the incident head on, while also offering hope by pointing out the good deeds that have followed
“Yes I’m sad, frustrated and mad that a crazy guy claim to be a Muslim did that shameful act,” he wrote. “Yes our community in central Florida is heart broken but let’s put our colors, religions, ethnicity, sexual orientation, political views all aside so we can UNITE against those who are trying to hurt us.”
ElAwadi’s post continues as he recounts all the good he saw while he was giving blood, including children volunteering to bring food and water to the “thousands od people standing in 92 degree sun” to donate, as well as watching veterans give blood and Muslim women help out with food and water.
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“Yes I donated blood even thought I can’t eat or drink anything cause I’m fasting in our holy month Ramadan just like hundreds of other Muslims who donated today here in Orlando,” he continues. “Yes together we will stand against hate, terrorism, extremism and racism.”