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Duxbury 'Ask A Muslim' Couple On Reeling From The Orlando Shootings18:15
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Non-Muslim members of the community watch a special prayer at the American Muslim Community Center Monday in Longwood, Fla., after the mass shooting at the Pulse Orlando nightclub. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
Non-Muslim members of the community watch a special prayer at the American Muslim Community Center Monday in Longwood, Fla., after the mass shooting at the Pulse Orlando nightclub. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP)

After news of the shootings at a gay nightclub in Orlando early Sunday morning that left 49 people dead, a lot of us likely had similar reactions: sadness, horror and disgust.

But there was another consideration for some people.

"A lot of particularly Muslim-identifying people also have a very similar reaction five seconds later," Boston writer and video game designer Tau Zaman told us earlier this week when we spoke to him about being gay and Muslim in the wake of the shootings. "Which is, 'Oh my God, please don't let this guy be a Muslim."

We get more reaction from the Muslim community with Sebastian Robins and Mona Haydar, they're the Duxbury couple that have been setting up an "Ask a Muslim" table around the Boston area where they hand out coffee and donuts and invite people to ask them questions.

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Sebastian Robins, co-runs the "Ask a Muslim" project.

Mona Haydar, co-runs the "Ask a Muslim" project, blogs for the Huffington Post and is pursuing her master's in divinity. She tweets @mona_haydar.

This segment aired on June 16, 2016.

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