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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 Monday June 13 2016, @12:07PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @12:07PM (#359320)

    It is astonishing that so many people, here of all places, are willfully blind to empirical evidence.

    From the eye-witness accounts, this animal was not running around shouting "I hate fags!", nor "Praise Jesus!", nor "Sieg Heil!".

    He was shouting "Allah akbar!".

    Get it?

    Not "Kill the queers!", nor "Hail Mary!", nor "Power to the people!".

    Just Allah akbar.

    Pretty clear, isn't it? The fact that it doesn't fit the PC narrative is just too bad.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @02:18PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @02:18PM (#359363)

    The shooter used an AR-15 rifle [nydailynews.com], evidently copying several of his predecessors (Sandy Hook, San Bernardino). The AR-15 was prohibited for ten years by Joe Biden's Federal Assault Weapons ban of 1994, but that act was allowed to expire by Republicans in Congress backed by the NRA.

    Isn't that the empirical evidence?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @02:27PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @02:27PM (#359369)

      No. Does it matter if Lizzie Borden used a single or double-bladed axe?

      • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @02:49PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @02:49PM (#359373)

        Willful blindness. I'd tell you to look in the mirror, but obviously you can't.