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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 The Mighty Buzzard on Monday June 13 2016, @01:40AM

    Ahh, see there's the difference. McVeigh did what he did for political ideology; no religion involved beyond him possibly having beliefs at all. Islamic terrorists do it because their religion demands it of them.

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  • (Score: 2) by sjames on Monday June 13 2016, @03:25AM

    by sjames (2882) on Monday June 13 2016, @03:25AM (#359104) Journal

    You're begging the question. We don't know that the guy in Orlando IS an Islamic terrorist. If his being vaguely Muslim and killing a bunch of people makes him an Islamic terrorist, then McVeigh is indeed a Christian terrorist.

    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by The Mighty Buzzard on Monday June 13 2016, @09:41AM

      No, I'm going on reports of a man with an islamic name shouting "allahu akbar" and shooting a hundred people or so. If you're shouting about your god while you shoot people, it's safe for someone to assume you're religiously motivated.

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      • (Score: 3, Informative) by sjames on Monday June 13 2016, @04:01PM

        by sjames (2882) on Monday June 13 2016, @04:01PM (#359402) Journal

        The reports I've seen said the music was so loud, nobody even heard the guns, much less anything shouted or not.

  • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @04:35AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @04:35AM (#359156)

    > Islamic terrorists do it because their religion demands it of them.

    Nope. Their religious interpretation provides an excuse for them to act on their own prejudices.
    Islam no more demands it of them than Christianity demands it of christians ala leviticus 20:13 [biblehub.com]

    If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable.
    They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.

    • (Score: 3, Informative) by The Mighty Buzzard on Monday June 13 2016, @09:32AM

      Islam, as preached in many mosques, does in fact demand it and is precisely why this happens. Christianity, barring a few disavowed nutjobs, preaches only peace from the pulpit. Equating the two makes you look like a fool.

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      • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @11:28AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @11:28AM (#359298)

        > Islam, as preached in many mosques, does in fact demand it

        In your wet dreams.
        Compared to the daily evangelical fixation on LGBQT, the topic barely comes up in most mosques.
        I doubt you've ever even been in a mosque.