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Most Muslims observe the holy month of Ramadan by abstaining from food and drink during daylight hours, but one Islamic group near Detroit asked its members to break their fasting so they could donate blood in the immediate aftermath of the Orlando shooting.

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The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Center in Rochester Hills, Michigan put out the call for blood donors, and held a vigil for the victims of the terrorist attack in Florida. The center also held vigils after the San Bernardino and Brussels attacks.

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We will work with our neighbors and our fellow citizens, and do the best we can as members of the Muslim community to remove hate and build bridges.” Dr. Mansoor Qureshi, president of Detroit chapter of Ahmadiyya Muslims told the Detroit Free Press.

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