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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @11:08PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @11:08PM (#358939)

    Citation needed. As far as I ever heard his relevant beliefs were strictly political. They were even ones I agree with, though I tend to disagree strongly on method of remedy.

    I got your fucking citation right here. [wikipedia.org] As you already guessed, sjames is talking out of his ass, at least as far as Timothy McVeigh is concerned. On the provided wiki reference scroll down to the section labelled "Religious beliefs". Among other things it says McVeigh professed belief in "a God", although he said he had "sort of lost touch with" Catholicism and "I never really picked it up, however I do maintain core beliefs." And he stated that he did not believe in a hell and that science is his religion. In June 2001, a day before the execution, McVeigh wrote a letter to the Buffalo News identifying himself as agnostic. I would think that pretty well demolishes any notion that McVeigh was motivated by religion.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @12:10AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @12:10AM (#358974)

    "However, he took the Last Rites, administered by a priest, just before his execution," it says right after the bit about the letter saying he was agnostic. Odd that you omit that.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @12:30AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @12:30AM (#358987)

      "However, he took the Last Rites, administered by a priest, just before his execution," it says right after the bit about the letter saying he was agnostic. Odd that you omit that.

      It's Pascal's Fucking Wager at that point.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @04:26AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @04:26AM (#359149)

        Pascal's Wager is so christian-centric that even mentioning it proves the point.
        It only works if the choice is between no god and the catholic god.
        Add in all the other versions of god and it becomes a game of roulette.

        • (Score: 2) by DECbot on Monday June 13 2016, @11:18PM

          by DECbot (832) on Monday June 13 2016, @11:18PM (#359661) Journal

          If you had to choose between throwing your money in a trash can and throwing your money on a roulette table... no matter how you played your money on the roulette table you'd have better odds of a return than putting your money in the trash can.

          --
          cats~$ sudo chown -R us /home/base