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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.


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @06:44PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @06:44PM (#358754)

    I wonder if this attack could/will be used to repel the recent wave of anti-transgendered hate.

    Here are the latest tweets from the Donald

    Are you intending to imply (by putting these things so close together) anti-transgender hate from Trump? Based on what (I'm genuinely curious)? The only time I've seen him address a transgender issue was during the whole restroom hysteria, and his response to a question on it was that they should use whatever restroom they want to use.

  • (Score: 2) by butthurt on Sunday June 12 2016, @06:55PM

    by butthurt (6141) on Sunday June 12 2016, @06:55PM (#358762) Journal

    Later he said:

    "I believe it should be states' rights and I think the states should make the decision, they're more capable of making the decision." -- http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/279843-trump-leave-transgender-issue-to-states [thehill.com]

  • (Score: 2) by takyon on Sunday June 12 2016, @07:08PM

    by takyon (881) <takyonNO@SPAMsoylentnews.org> on Sunday June 12 2016, @07:08PM (#358778) Journal

    Are you intending to imply (by putting these things so close together) anti-transgender hate from Trump?

    Nope. Is dumping some information with a few line breaks all it takes to outrage you?

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    • (Score: 1, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @08:15PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @08:15PM (#358818)

      Outrage? I don't know where you're getting that from.

      • (Score: 2) by takyon on Sunday June 12 2016, @10:20PM

        by takyon (881) <takyonNO@SPAMsoylentnews.org> on Sunday June 12 2016, @10:20PM (#358914) Journal

        Don't post questions like:

        Are you intending to imply (by putting these things so close together) anti-transgender hate from Trump?

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        • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @11:10PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @11:10PM (#358941)

          Why shouldn't I ask such questions? It was unclear to me what you were trying to say, so I asked what your intent was. That doesn't imply that I am outraged; it implies that I don't understand your writing. If your intent is unclear and I shouldn't ask for clarification, I should do what, make wild-assed assumptions about what you mean (like you appear to be doing about me)?

          You made a conjecture about the incident impacting transgender hate, then followed it by a tweet where Trump is expressing sympathy for the (transgender) victims. It's not crazy for someone to think that tweet was intended to support your conjecture. Many people write their posts with a logical flow, rather than treating each paragraph as being completely unrelated to the others, as you appear to do.

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @01:10AM

            by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @01:10AM (#359011)

            Remedial reading classes are available at a community college near you.