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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: 3, Insightful) by wonkey_monkey on Sunday June 12 2016, @06:11PM

    by wonkey_monkey (279) on Sunday June 12 2016, @06:11PM (#358734) Homepage

    Compare this article to the original submission.

    Seems to me the classy thing to do would be not to draw attention to it.

    (The original submission ended with "Happy Ramadan everybody.")

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  • (Score: 2) by takyon on Sunday June 12 2016, @06:15PM

    by takyon (881) <takyonNO@SPAMsoylentnews.org> on Sunday June 12 2016, @06:15PM (#358737) Journal

    Seems to me the classy thing to do would be not to draw attention to it.

    No.

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    • (Score: 2, Disagree) by frojack on Sunday June 12 2016, @07:41PM

      by frojack (1554) on Sunday June 12 2016, @07:41PM (#358800) Journal

      Yes.

      Look, the original submission link has appeared on every story for a long time now, stemming from editors being slammed for too much or too little editing.

      To choose this story to post, and then edit out much of the original invective or point of view, is kind of two-faced. You want to have the story (10 hours late), and you want to take a couple swipes at the submitter, and then you want to make it plain to all that you did so.

      Too much.

      Its a major news story, Don't like the slant of any submissions? Then grab a headline from the MSM (which had this up hours before submission) and go with that.

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      • (Score: 3, Insightful) by tynin on Sunday June 12 2016, @09:05PM

        by tynin (2013) on Sunday June 12 2016, @09:05PM (#358843) Journal

        In all cases, when presenting the news, you should make it as non-biased as possible, so the reader can make there own opinion. Removing the last sentence was the right thing to do. To allow it would turn this into nothing more than a click-bait/troll article.

      • (Score: 1) by baldrick on Monday June 13 2016, @07:37AM

        by baldrick (352) on Monday June 13 2016, @07:37AM (#359232)

        To choose this story to post, and then edit out much of the original invective or point of view, is kind of two-faced

        I think just the story is required and let the submitter make his observations in a post

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      • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Monday June 13 2016, @08:10AM

        by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 13 2016, @08:10AM (#359243) Journal

        https://soylentnews.org/breakingnews/comments.pl?sid=13992&cid=359238 [soylentnews.org]

        Essentially, it covers the reason that the changes were made.

  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @07:10PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @07:10PM (#358779)

    With apologies to all the non-batshit Muslims-

    Why shouldn't it be mentioned? There are multitudes of aspects in Islam, Christianity, etc. that are incompatible with western civilization, and they should be mocked mercilessly.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm all for the private practice of faith.

    But you can't in one breath claim the religious tolerance of western civilization, and the the next use that as a fulcrum to destroy western values.

    And especially during an Islamic holy month, engaging in mass murder is so beyond pale, but fuck me if it isn't an aspect of the faith.

    • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @09:04PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @09:04PM (#358842)

      Yeah to all the muslims who love to point out how perfect and tolerant Islam is, I always ask them to show me which country of all the islamic countries is a paragon of human rights, freedom and tolerance.

      • (Score: 3, Interesting) by khallow on Sunday June 12 2016, @09:22PM

        by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Sunday June 12 2016, @09:22PM (#358869) Journal
        The US or France would be my picks for Islamic countries that come close. On a related note, if Allah picks favorites, which a number of the faithful believe he does, then why does he heavily favor a godless, hedonistic country like the US or France over a religious country like Afghanistan? It's almost like the party goers and the like of the US are more righteous than the righteous.
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @05:27AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @05:27AM (#359173)

      >There are multitudes of aspects in Islam, Christianity, etc. that are incompatible with western civilization, and they should be mocked mercilessly.

      And adherents to both Islam and the Bible (Old Testament) are encouraged to cut people like yourself down inorder to establish the social order espoused in said religions.

      "western civilization", aka modern christianity, aka pro-women's rights, anti man+girl pedophillia, pro homosexuality, pro-female empowerment, anti male-overlordship; is just another religion. Just as marxism was.

      The old religions must fight if they wish to remove the new woman's religion from ruling forever.

      • (Score: 1, Flamebait) by Azuma Hazuki on Monday June 13 2016, @07:02AM

        by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Monday June 13 2016, @07:02AM (#359209) Journal

        I'm glad we scare you so much, Mikee :) And I'm proud to be every single last thing you hate. Just wondering whether you'd die of primarily fear or anger if we ever actually met!

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  • (Score: 4, Informative) by rigrig on Sunday June 12 2016, @08:31PM

    by rigrig (5129) <soylentnews@tubul.net> on Sunday June 12 2016, @08:31PM (#358826) Homepage

    I don't know about classy, but I quite like the idea that editors point out when there have been significant (according to them) changes from the original submission.

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