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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) by kurenai.tsubasa on Sunday June 12 2016, @11:49PM

    by kurenai.tsubasa (5227) on Sunday June 12 2016, @11:49PM (#358960) Journal

    I found another one! Howell [latimes.com].

    That's right, folks! The Muslim terrorist killed a bunch of people, but the Christian terrorist got caught this morning.

    I was going to post something about how it's a matter of time before a Christian attempts something like this. I guess I didn't have to wait. At least, I assume he's Christian. Maybe he'll turn out to be an atheist for extra plot twist. I suppose I could see the lizard people going either way on that one.

    Santa Monica Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks said on Twitter that the 20-year-old man told one of her officers after he was arrested that he wanted “to harm Gay Pride event [in Los Angeles].” But she did not provide any details, and officials said they are still trying to sort out his motives.

    Police identified him as James Wesley Howell of Indiana. A Facebook page for someone with the same name in Indiana shows a young man posing next to a white Acura with the same license plate as the car searched in Santa Monica for the weapons and explosives.

  • (Score: 1) by kurenai.tsubasa on Monday June 13 2016, @12:05AM

    by kurenai.tsubasa (5227) on Monday June 13 2016, @12:05AM (#358971) Journal

    Found the mentioned Facebook page [facebook.com].

    Notably, this guy may have recently left jobs at both Geek Squad and Universal Protection Services (Clarksville, IN). Guy seemed to really like his car. He was a Sanders supporter? O.o;; “Looks like if you aren't voting just pick Bernie; because he looks like he isn't a charismatic Hitler. Unlike nearly every other candidate...” At least we know he didn't like Obama. “Wow; found "Vladimir Putin" talking shit online wat that punk ass obameramoo gunna do about this one?”

    May have been working in Jeffersonville, IN pressing steel. Lots of music video links, nothing that particularly sticks out.

    This gets stranger and stranger. Back on November 20, 2015, he linked here: Charlie Hebdo Shooting: Paris Attack Hoax NWO Exposé (Documentary) [youtube.com]. On August 21, 2015, he posted about liking his job in Louisville with selfie in a suit.

    It gets even more strange. On June 1, 2015, he signed a change.org petition to end the war on marijuana. “I am supporting this petition because I believe that the federal government's overall regulation against this "schedule I narcotic" (weed) is a disgrace against our national freedoms as a country we should be allowed to smoke some pot or use it in a supplemental form to stimulate the endocannabinoid system in our own bodies if we choose to do so.. Our founding fathers would roll in their graves if they had the opputinity to see just where this country ended up.”

    On March 3, 2015, left a job with Amazon.com. Seemed to be unhappy about his Nvidia GTX-970 card, but I find that hard to imagine having one myself. 2015 post where he started working at Universal Protection Services. Started working at Amazon.com November 2014.

    Hmm… maybe that gets to the bottom of it. Damn this guy couldn't hold down a job. But why the hell would he drive all the way to LA to shoot up a gay pride parade?

    MKULTRA? Lizard people moon matrix?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @04:48AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @04:48AM (#359163)

      Drug abuse?
      Girlfriend dumped him for a woman?
      Unable to accept his own homosexuality?
      Was fired by a gay boss?
      Beat up by a straight person who planned on attending the parade with their gay friends?

      Hurt people get fixated on all kinds of ancillary characteristics.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @03:57AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @03:57AM (#359117)

    Howell Told Police He Was Going to Look for a ‘Friend’ at the Parade [heavy.com]

    He's a cutie, he coulda found a "friend" or two real quick.