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PunditWire’s daily quotes are furnished by American University School of Communication’s Simpson Fellow, Rachel Coyle, who is continuing the mission of Rev. James Simpson on contemporaryquotations.org.

To learn more about Reverend James B. Simpson and his collection of quotations, please visit his page at American University.

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  • June 19, 2016

    “Confronting the threat of violent homegrown ‎radicalization is one of the greatest counterterrorism challenges our law enforcement and intelligence community faces. ‎We must do more at every level of government and within our own communities to identify and mitigate this cancer on our free society and prevent further loss of innocent life.”

    Senator Marco Rubio, American politician and attorney, in a statement reflecting on the Orlando club shooting in which 49 were killed and over 50 more injured. CBS, June 12, 2015

  • June 18, 2016

    “From Stonewall to Laramie and now Orlando, we’ve seen too many examples of how the struggle to live freely, openly and without fear has been met by violence. We have to stand together. Be proud together. There is no better rebuke to the terrorists and all those who hate.”

    Hilary Clinton, American politician and the presumptive nominee for the Democratic Party for President of the United States in the 2016 election, in a statement reflecting on the Orlando club shooting in which 49 were killed and over 50 more injured. Medium, June 13, 2016

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    • June 17, 2016

      “This country was built on the idea that we do not all agree on everything; that we are a tolerant and free nation that encourages debate, free thinking and believing — or not — in what you choose. I as a new father, am thinking, ‘What do I tell my kids? What do I tell them about this? What can we learn from this? What if my kids are gay? What do I tell them?’ Maybe there’s a lesson from all of this — a lesson in tolerance.”

      Jimmy Fallon, American comedian, television host, and actor, in a statement at the beginning of his talk show reflecting on the Orlando club shooting in which 49 were killed and over 50 more injured. NBC, June 13, 2016

      • June 16, 2016

        “Huge awful irony: gay men can’t give blood after Orlando’s gay night club shooting because of the ‘Gay Blood Ban.’”

        Marc Caputo, Politico’s Florida political reporter, in a tweet acknowledging the controversial Gay Blood Ban which prevents sexually active homosexuals from donating blood. Twitter, June 12, 2016

      • June 15, 2016

        “This is a very dark moment in America’s history. A radical Islamic terrorist targeted the nightclub, not only because he wanted to kill Americans but in order to execute gay and lesbian citizens because of their sexual orientation. It’s a strike at the heart and soul of who we are as a nation.”

        Donald Trump, American businessman, politician, television personality, author, and presumptive nominee of the Republican Party for President of the United States in the 2016 election, in a statement after the Orlando club shooting in which 49 were killed and over 50 more injured. Washington Post, June 13, 2016.

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        • June 14, 2016

          “If my father were here today, he would stand before you humbled with a whisper and a prayer. He is no longer of this world, and no one can speak for him. But we can embrace his example and let the healing begin within. For it is especially during these times that we need to let our heart guide us.”

          Hana Yasmeen Ali, third youngest child of the American Olympic and professional boxer, Muhammad Ali, in a piece responding to the massacre that took place in Orlando. CNN, June 14, 2016

        • June 13, 2016

          “In the face of hate and violence, we will love one another, we will stand united, as Americans, to protect our people, and defend our nation, and to take action against those who threaten us.”

          President Barack Obama, in a statement after the Orlando club shooting in which 49 were killed and over 50 more injured. New York Times, June 12, 2016

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