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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: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @09:26PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @09:26PM (#358873)

    > He chose a venue with demographics that minimized that risk.

    Implied in that statement is that he choose that venue because it minimized that risk.
    Seems much more likely he chose that venue because it was gay. There are, after all, a bunch of places without many guns.
    Seems he had a problem with gay people. [newser.com]
    Want to bet he was in the closet?

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  • (Score: 2) by hemocyanin on Monday June 13 2016, @05:25AM

    by hemocyanin (186) on Monday June 13 2016, @05:25AM (#359172) Journal

    Want to bet he was in the closet?

    Not unless I get to bet that he was in the closet (although consider the source): http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/06/12/drag-queen-orlando-gunman-omar-mateen-was-my-friend.html [thedailybeast.com]

    Basically my position is that this was both ideological and homophobic, which isn't that much of a leap because those who would take up this kind of suicide mission, must be really totally immersed in some kind of ideological humbug and in our time, that sort of dangerous insanity is usually religion based and religions love to pick on gays for some reason I can't comprehend. Anyway, all I'm saying is that he could have picked any number of ideological targets -- you have the right wing evangelicals hell bent on pushing our latest crusade for example or military bases where people are trained to engage in that crusade as another. Either of those two groups however, are much more likely to shoot back.