WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nihad Awad, the leader of the U.S. Muslim group CAIR, strongly condemned the Orlando massacre, saying the killer does not represent the Islamic faith.

"This is a hate crime, plain and simple, we condemn it in the strongest possible terms," Awad said. "We will not give into hate. We will not give into fear."

(Reporting by Alana Wise and Ginger Gibson; Editing by Nick Zieminski)