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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 PocketSizeSUn on Sunday June 12 2016, @09:15PM

    by PocketSizeSUn (5340) on Sunday June 12 2016, @09:15PM (#358857)

    Unstable recent ISIS sympathiser goes on rampage...

    Sounds a lot more like an FBI entrapment target that went off on his own and ahead of schedule than a mid-east blowback to me.

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  • (Score: 2) by Arik on Sunday June 12 2016, @09:46PM

    by Arik (4543) on Sunday June 12 2016, @09:46PM (#358888) Journal
    Perhaps you're right but that would still be blowback - the domestic response is part of the cycle.

    That said we don't know all the details and it's perfectly possible this guy was just crazy and would have done this or something like this for one name or another anyway.

    But the idea that just because a tragedy occurs a new law is needed is the big problem here. Absolutely retarded meme that the media-government complex just adore.
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  • (Score: 1) by kurenai.tsubasa on Sunday June 12 2016, @11:25PM

    by kurenai.tsubasa (5227) on Sunday June 12 2016, @11:25PM (#358950) Journal

    I was thinking the exact same thing when the roommate told me about this. Check this out: Heavily armed man arrested near L.A. gay pride festival []. Perhaps the lizard people felt they were having a difficult time fomenting hatred among LGBT people towards Muslims.