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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: 3, Informative) by number11 on Sunday June 12 2016, @08:13PM

    by number11 (1170) Subscriber Badge on Sunday June 12 2016, @08:13PM (#358816)

    It isn't hard to tell, just look for the muzzle flash. Easy peasy.

    Sure. And if you've got a dozen people shooting, you've likely just shot another nightclub patron. So somebody else returns your fire, and now you've got a bar brawl, only with guns instead of bottles.

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  • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Sunday June 12 2016, @08:56PM

    How about you just shoot the guy yelling "allahu akbar" while shooting at people then? It's a safe bet.

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    • (Score: 3, Funny) by TheGratefulNet on Sunday June 12 2016, @10:21PM

      by TheGratefulNet (659) on Sunday June 12 2016, @10:21PM (#358917)

      yelling "allahu akbar"

      well, it COULD be a trap, you know...

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      • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Monday June 13 2016, @01:11PM

        by Phoenix666 (552) on Monday June 13 2016, @01:11PM (#359342) Journal

        Or a mating call for Tori Spelling.

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    • (Score: 2) by MostCynical on Sunday June 12 2016, @11:37PM

      by MostCynical (2589) on Sunday June 12 2016, @11:37PM (#358957) Journal

      I doubt many gun owners have the capability of working out which person is shooting to kill - oh, they all are? Hmm. So.. Which one deserves to die?
      Apparently, the one yelling something in a foreign language.. Which one is that, in a dark, crowded night club, full of panic, screaming and chaos?

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      • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Monday June 13 2016, @01:29AM

        by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 13 2016, @01:29AM (#359021) Journal

        If it's light enough for the lone shooter to target people, then it is light enough for people to defend themselves. Or, are you suggesting that because Omar had divine aid, he was enjoying some kind of superhuman powers of vision? Omar is a fucking SUPERHERO now? Batman Omar? Superman Omar? Flash Omar? FFS -

        • (Score: 3, Touché) by MostCynical on Monday June 13 2016, @02:14AM

          by MostCynical (2589) on Monday June 13 2016, @02:14AM (#359065) Journal

          Surely he was happy to hit *anyone*, so "aiming" wasn't strictly necessary.
          Anyone trying to hit HIM would need alot more light.

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          • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Monday June 13 2016, @02:23AM

            by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 13 2016, @02:23AM (#359071) Journal

            Still preposterous.

            Although - I wonder - are you trying to imply that gays don't have lighting in their bars? I've been in a fair number of bars in my lifetime. Bars, nightclubs, pubs, whatever you want to call the local dive, I've seen a fair number. For the most part, they are decently lit. Better lit than the alley out back where the drug deals are made when the bar is closed. Bars do odd things with the lights depending on the ambiance, outside entertainment, special events, or whatever - but the lighting is almost always good enough for me to admire the waitresses asses and cleavage.

            Was there a special event at this particular bar, or are you just suggesting that gay bars don't light their interiors? Is everyone so damned fugly that they'll NEVER get laid if people can see them?

            Please - clarify yourself here.

      • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Monday June 13 2016, @01:43AM

        Not yelling "something", yelling something that almost always precedes islamic terrorist attacks.

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    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Runaway1956 on Monday June 13 2016, @01:27AM

      by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 13 2016, @01:27AM (#359020) Journal

      That "allahu akbar" bit just goes over many people's heads. Even after it has been explicity pointed out, they just don't understand what was happening. They don't understand the players, the motivations, nothing. So many people live in their own insular little worlds, engrossed in the iPhones and it's apps, they simply cannot absorb obvious knowledge that is offered to them for free.