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posted by takyon on Sunday June 12 2016, @06:00PM   Printer-friendly

A suspected Islamic terrorist opened fire at a gay nightclub in Florida, killing 50 people and wounding another 53 before he was killed by police. While authorities continue to investigate to determine whether this man had ties to ISIS, the terror organization has not been quiet in praising the attack. This comes three days after ISIS announced they would attack somewhere in Florida. Today's attack marks the largest act of terrorism on US soil since 9/11.

takyon: The gunman reportedly called 911 emergency services to pledge allegiance to ISIS. The President will hold a briefing momentarily. Compare this article to the original submission.

Original Submission   Late submission by physicsmajor

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  • (Score: 2, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @06:08PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @06:08PM (#358731)

    Another tragedy due to some asshole who couldn't just off himself. However, in this twisted world of geopolitics and the second rise of fascism it makes me wonder: []

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  • (Score: 1) by khallow on Sunday June 12 2016, @09:26PM

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Sunday June 12 2016, @09:26PM (#358872) Journal
    Well if it really is anything like Fast and Furious was for the ATF (which among other things had ATF agents becoming accessories to the murder of a US law enforcement agent), nothing will come of any FBI contributions to the shooting.
  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @05:24AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @05:24AM (#359171)

    Why should they just off themselves? Because you assume everyone is a proud women's rights supporting modern westerner like yourself? Some people like the old ways: and the old ways (neither in europe or elsewhere) do not allow suicide, but do promote assault.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @06:16AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @06:16AM (#359191)

      That doesn't sound like "the old ways" so much as "basic instinct." A "civilized" person would hopefully find other outlets to deal with their anger than murder. Religious text excuse some violence, often for its usefulness in the moment. Too bad those instances got recorded so some crazies feel justified in blowing up abortion clinics, and others gun down gay nightclubs.