When Faisal Alam, a Muslim activist in New York, first heard about the Orlando shooting, he cringed the same way many Muslims do when they learn that someone who may share their faith has killed innocent people.
"The shooter at the gay nightclub in Orlando has been named. And he has a Muslim name. :-/," Alam wrote on a Facebook post.
But the shooting has been especially difficult for Alam to process because he is a gay Muslim and has spent two decades working to support LGBT Muslims, such as through a national group called the Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity, or MASGD.