Worst mass shooting in US history
More than 100 people were shot, half of them are dead, in an attack by a single gunman in a gay bar in Orlando, Florida. It is the worst mass shooting in American history. Amazing information is coming out from all across the country.
Orlando is the US destination city for Disneyworld. It is also the city where singer Christina Grimmie was shot and killed just over 24 hours earlier. Grimmie was a UTube sensation who finished 3rd in the singing competition show 'The Voice'. No motive is yet known for her murder.
Mateen swears allegiance to ISIS
Last night's horror is attributed to a young man named Omar Seddique Mateen, 22. Mateen called police (911) before the attack, swearing allegiance to ISIS, NBC news reported, citing law enforcement sources. The connection is still being investigated.
Mateen was on the FBI's radar having been interviewed by them in 2013 and 2014.
Mateen was an American citizen of Afghani origin who had proper licences to carry weapons.
Also cites Boston Bombers
Mateen also reportedly name-checked the Chechen brothers, responsible for the Boston Marathon Bombing of 2013.
"During a conference call with federal law enforcement officials a short time ago, Massachusetts State Police and other local law enforcement authorities learned that the Orlando nightclub gunman, during his rampage, pledged allegiance to ISIS and referenced the Tsarnaev brothers," state police spokesman David Procopio said in an e-mail seen by Reuters.
ISIS sympathizer or gay hater
His father was quoted as saying that it had nothing to do with religion, but that Mateen had seen two men kissing days before and that motivated him to do the massacre. That would make it a hate crime if it were true, although as a Muslim, he is authorized by Mohammed in the Quran to murder gays.
Just today I saw a report of an Imam speaking at a mosque in Orlando in 2013 (the date is questionable; it may have been more recent), in which he stated rather emphatically, that murdering gays was a good thing to do.
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility Sunday for a deadly nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla., that left 50 dead and 53 injured.
"The attack that targeted a nightclub for homosexuals in Orlando, Florida and that left more than 100 dead and wounded was carried out by an Islamic State fighter," ISIS said in a statement.
The organization offered no proof for the attacks.
Was Mateen an ISIS sympathizer or just a gay hater. It seems pretty clear, he was both. A good Muslim is automatically a gay hater.
Gay Pride parade in LA could have ended same way
Authorities in Santa Monica found possible explosives as well as a cache of weapons and ammunition Sunday in the car of a man who told them he planned to look for a friend at the L.A. Pride festival in West Hollywood, a law enforcement source said.
Santa Monica Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks said on Twitter that the suspect told one of her officers after he was arrested that he wanted “to harm Gay Pride event.” But she did not provide any details, and officials said they are still trying to sort out his motives.
Seabrooks identified him as James Howell of Indiana.
Other Muslim attacks on gays
December 31, 2013 – A fire was started in the stairway of a gay nightclub in Seattle, which was quickly extinguished. After suspect Musab Mohammaed Masmari had told a friend that "homosexuals should be exterminated", an informer from the Muslim community told the FBI Masamari may have also been planning terrorist attacks. The native of Benghazi Libya was arrested on his way to Turkey. On July 13, 2014, Masmari was sentenced to 10 years on federal arson charges.
June 1, 2014 – Ahmed Said, 27, and Dwone Anderson-Young, 23, were killed execution-style shortly after midnight in the Leschi neighborhood of Seattle shortly after they left a gay nightclub. Both victims were gay. Suspect Ali Muhammad Brown has confessed to killing Said, Anderson-Young, and two men in Seattle and New Jersey, both of whom weren't gay. Brown had previously been convicted of bank fraud and is believed to be in support of Muslim terrorists in Somalia. He told investigators that he was guided strictly by his faith, and that the killings were "just" because they were in retaliation for actions by the U.S. government in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan.
While these are horrible crimes, I should point out that they are just two attacks on gays by Muslims and pale in comparison with the number of hate crimes against gays committed by non-Muslims.
What can we take away from this?
While it is still very early to draw any conclusions from this massacre, some things are clear:
1 Muslim radicals hate gays
2 Muslim radicals think they are doing a good thing in murdering gays
3 Muslim radicals are not always obvious until they do something insane
4 Muslim radicals are all insane
5 Muslim radicals have easy, and legal access to extremely deadly weapons in US
6 Muslim Imams in US preach the murdering of gays
7 Being on the FBI watch list doesn't make you less dangerous
8 America will not be a safer place with more Muslims in it