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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: 5, Insightful) by Username on Sunday June 12 2016, @07:12PM

    by Username (4557) on Sunday June 12 2016, @07:12PM (#358782)

    Islam isn’t just a religion, it is a political ideology. That is why homosexuality is illegal in the Islamic world, and is punishable by execution by 11 different countries.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @12:42AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @12:42AM (#358998)

    Islam itself is a religion; it just so happens, however, that many of its proponents also subscribe to a toxic political ideology.

    • (Score: 5, Informative) by Runaway1956 on Monday June 13 2016, @01:01AM

      by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 13 2016, @01:01AM (#359008) Journal

      You need to re-read the other AC and give his statement some serious thought.

      Islam is NOT "just a religion". It is a judicial system, a political movement, a philosophy, a way of life. Islam rejected each and every one of the ancient philosophers, and it rejects all other judicial systems. Islam has no room for socialism, capitalism, democracy, or fascism. Islam is sufficient unto itself in all respects. Islam doesn't look outside itself for anything.

      • (Score: 2) by dmc on Monday June 13 2016, @09:08PM

        by dmc (188) on Monday June 13 2016, @09:08PM (#359614)

        Islam doesn't look outside itself for anything.

        You haven't spent a lot of time interacting with multiple people of any particular religion have you? Take any label or classification of people, then go spend real time getting to know a dozen of the people who fall into that category. You'll soon realize that the labeling and classifications are not clarifying the situation (at least in the way that you used them). There are some christians that "look outside of themselves for something", and then there are some christians (from seneca kansas as I recall) that call on the government to execute homosexuals. It's a big complicated world.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 15 2016, @03:32AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 15 2016, @03:32AM (#360361)

          All well and good until one of them tries to kill you.
          Then none of this applies.

          Try telling a rape victim that not all men are rapists. Right.

          Read the koran. At least once.

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 15 2016, @09:47PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 15 2016, @09:47PM (#360770)

            toothbrushes, wife beating, and the koran. Been there, done that.

    • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Tuesday June 14 2016, @01:59PM

      by Gaaark (41) on Tuesday June 14 2016, @01:59PM (#359894) Journal

      THIS is why religion needs to disappear:

      ah, shit, i just f'd up: this is why ORGANIZED religion needs to disappear.

      YOU DO NOT NEED SOMEONE ELSE TO TELL YOU HOW TO BELIEVE OR NOT TO BELIEVE, ANY MORE THAN YOU NEED SOMEONE TO TELL YOU HOW TO THINK OR NOT THINK.

      Believe what you believe, think what you think, but think about it and question it. Is what i am thinking a good thing? Is it? Why? What?

      If you believe in a 'God', fine! If you think the moon has never been landed on, fine! But think about it: don't just accept what someone tells you.
      Don't strap a bomb to yourself 'cause someone says 'this is a good thing'. (If it was a good thing, THEY'D be doing it themselves, but they're not, are they! (Think about that.)

      As one sig says, (to paraphrase, because i don't have it in front of me)(apologies to the owner for saying it so lamely): "I just told you to think about it for yourself."

      More people need to think, instead of being sheeple and doing what the shepherd says.

      Damn, people.
      .
      THINK!

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  • (Score: 5, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @04:09AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @04:09AM (#359131)

    > Islam isn’t just a religion, it is a political ideology.

    Just like christianity, judaism, hinduism, confucianism and practically every major religion.

    And just like every religion it is all subject to interpretation of which there are practically an unlimited number to chose from. That's why you can have these gay imames [islamandhomosexuality.com] and this mosque welcoming LGBQT people [www.cbc.ca] and american evangelicals pushing the death penatly for gay sex in uganda. [thinkprogress.org]

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @07:31AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @07:31AM (#359226)

      Mod Points! My kingdom for mod points!

      • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Tuesday June 14 2016, @02:07PM

        by Gaaark (41) on Tuesday June 14 2016, @02:07PM (#359900) Journal

        I have mod points, but it's already at 5. I tried to push it to 6, as that is one better, but it seems the limit is 5.
        .
        But why not just make 5 one louder.
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        Well, mine goes to 6!
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        (yeah, sorry. It's the vodka talking again).

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