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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: 2) by bradley13 on Sunday June 12 2016, @07:45PM

    by bradley13 (3053) on Sunday June 12 2016, @07:45PM (#358802) Homepage Journal

    Why in the world do you think improving social services would stop religious terrorism? He didn't kill 50 people because his EBT card was empty. He was almost certainly motivated by religious extremism.

    At the risk of stating the obvious: yet another mass shooting in a gun free zone. It's convenient if you know that your victims will be unarmed.

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  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @08:11PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @08:11PM (#358812)

    Because its hard to recruit when everyone is well taken care of and no injustices are being forced upon entire populations. The only thing that can combat such lunacy is education and time. Injustice begets further injustice; tolerance and education mean you take some hits in order yo minimize future ones.

    Obviously there are times when a violent counter action is warranted, but currently that is our go to option.

    • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Sunday June 12 2016, @09:12PM

      There has never been, in the history of the world, a time when everyone was "well taken care of". And there never will be.

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    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Dunbal on Sunday June 12 2016, @09:13PM

      by Dunbal (3515) on Sunday June 12 2016, @09:13PM (#358855)

      I know plenty of rich people who are also religiously batshit crazy. It doesn't just happen to the poor.

  • (Score: 2) by number11 on Sunday June 12 2016, @10:24PM

    by number11 (1170) Subscriber Badge on Sunday June 12 2016, @10:24PM (#358920)

    Why in the world do you think improving social services would stop religious terrorism? He didn't kill 50 people because his EBT card was empty. He was almost certainly motivated by religious extremism.

    As are most homophobes. Even so, most of them don't actually kill gays. But you're probably right, improving social services may not make everyone more tolerant.