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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) by isostatic on Sunday June 12 2016, @07:37PM

    by isostatic (365) on Sunday June 12 2016, @07:37PM (#358798) Journal

    Quite.

    This case isn't an example of massively organised attacks like the IRA or Al'Quiada, this isn't a group that relies on foreign funding from the US or Saudi, it's not even small groups like the Paris shootings and Brussels Bombing. It's lone nutters following propaganda on the internet perpetrating their crimes in their own country.

    We had one in London in December [wikipedia.org], very hard to stop a lone gunman.

    One of the three victims was seriously injured, and the other two sustained minor stab wounds. The suspected perpetrator was named as 29-year-old Muhaydin Mire of Leytonstone.
    ...
    During a video of the alleged perpetrator being subdued by police, a bystander subsequently identified by the first name John shouted, "You ain't no Muslim, bruv. You ain’t no Muslim."

    Fortunatly most are inept at causing mass casualties, at least in the UK. Go back to 2007 [wikipedia.org]

    A dark green Jeep Cherokee, registration number L808 RDT,[15] travelling at a speed estimated by a witness as about 30 mph[16] (48 km/h), struck security bollards in a terror ramming attack at the main entrance to Glasgow International Airport.[2] The vehicle was reported to have several petrol containers and propane gas canisters on board.
    ....
    Another man exited the car and ran into the terminal building while he was on fire and began writhing on the ground, before being kicked in the testicles by an airport employee, John Smeaton,[23] who was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal for his heroism.

    (sorry, I just love that headline [blogger.com])

    I'm not sure why there is such a difference in victims between a lone nutter in the UK and a lone nutter in the US. Anyone?

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