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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 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.

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  • (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.

    My rights don't end where your fear begins.
    • (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.