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  • ISIS: Orlando Was 'Hate Crime' and Terror, But Stop Calling Attacks 'Senseless Violence'

    08/02/2016 8:23:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 31, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    In a new issue of their English-language Dabiq magazine, ISIS battles against the term "senseless violence" being used to describe their attacks, stressing that all of their crimes make perfect jihad sense.One of the articles in the 82-page "Break the Cross" issue, titled "Why We Hate You & Why We Fight You," notes that "shortly following the blessed attack on a sodomite, Crusader nightclub by the mujahid Omar Mateen, American politicians were quick to jump into the spotlight and denounce the shooting, declaring it a hate crime, an act of terrorism, and an act of senseless violence.""A hate crime? Yes....
  • The Munich Massacre Is A Complete Coverup.

    07/26/2016 1:05:55 PM PDT · by arthurus · 13 replies ^ | July 23, 2016 | Walid Shoebat
    Sonboly is no Iranian. He is Syrian. His Facebook page showed that he is pro Turkey’s Islamists. That, plus he had a record with the Interpol and was being watched. He is also not a teenager as they show us, but an adult as videos showed. What the reader should conclude after reading is this: why is the eye witnesses account (which is substantiated by material evidence) contradicts media reports

    07/26/2016 9:25:19 AM PDT · by Weeble · 49 replies ^ | 07/23/2016 | Walid Shoebat
    They initially introduced his name as a western name “David S”. Then his name changed to Ali David Sonboly (which sounds western) when his real name is Ali Daud Sonboly/Sunbuli which is an Arabic name (better pronounced Sunbuli) and has an exclusively Arabic meaning: ‘from the wheat kernel’. Sonboly is no Iranian. He is Syrian. His Facebook page showed that he is pro Turkey’s Islamists. That, plus he had a record with the Interpol and was being watched. He is also not a teenager as they show us, but an adult as videos showed. What the reader should conclude after...
  • 'Maybe this is a bit selfish but it did spoil our shopping trip': Excruciating moment British touri

    07/15/2016 5:39:17 AM PDT · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 15, 2016 | Sarah Deane
    British woman has claimed her shopping trip to Nice was 'spoiled' when a terrorist gunman killed 84 people and seriously injured 50 more after he drove a 25-tonne lorry into crowds celebrating Bastille Day. The tourist, named as Lucy Nesbitt-Comaskey, told Sky News: 'Maybe this is awful and maybe a bit selfish but it did spoil our shopping trip. 'We bought all this lovely shopping and now I can’t be bothered with it. It doesn’t mean anything now,' she said. On Friday morning,Nesbitt-Comaskey issued a grovelling apology for her remarks via Facebook. She claimed that she was understandably 'in shock'...

    07/15/2016 2:09:07 AM PDT · by fella · 41 replies
    BASTILLE DAY MASSACRE Truck driver ‘shouting Allahu Akbar’ ploughs through Nice crowd ‘like a bowling ball’ killing at least 84 before being shot dead
  • FBI questions employees at mall in W Palm Beach in attempt to retrace Mateen's steps...

    06/25/2016 6:58:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | June 25, 2016 | Jessica Chia
    FBI agents have questioned employees at a Florida mall in an attempt to trace the steps of homegrown terrorist Omar Mateen after he killed 49 people at the gay nightclub Pulse. Investigators visited CityPlace in West Palm Beach, Florida, about 170 miles south of Pulse, and asked employees at a movie theater along with two restaurants whether they had seen Mateen. WSVN also reported Mateen had visited the mall as recently as five days before the mass shooting. Mateen had visited the shopping mall five times between February 25 of this year to June 6, less than a week before...
  • Man claims he was Orlando killer's gay lover [title shortened]

    06/22/2016 12:53:49 PM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 32 replies
    Univision written art ^ | 21 June 2016 | Univision
    English title: Orlando massacre was "revenge," not terrorism, says man who claims he was gunman's lover Mateen was "very sweet" and liked to be "cuddled," the man told Univision. But he was upset about the way gay men responded to him. Omar Mateen, the Muslim gunman who committed the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, was "100 percent" gay and bore a grudge against Latino men because he felt used by them, according to a man who says he was his lover for two months. “I’ve cried like you have no idea. But the thing that makes me want to tell...
  • ‘I grabbed my assault rifle and ran’: An officer’s account of the critical early minutes in Orlando

    06/22/2016 3:07:33 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 81 replies ^ | June 21, 2016 | Stephanie McCrummen and Abigail Hauslohner
    ORLANDO — After an initial burst of fire between Omar Mateen and a security guard at the Pulse nightclub, a group of five or six police officers arrived on the scene within minutes, broke through a large glass window and entered the club as the killing of 49 people was underway inside, according to a Belle Isle, Fla., police officer who was among the first responders. Officer Brandon Cornwell, 25, said the ad-hoc team spent the first seconds in the dimly lit club “trying to locate exactly where the shooter was — we kept hearing people scream and shots fired.”...
  • After Orlando tragedy, LGBT community does double take at who shows up at Trump rally

    06/19/2016 3:33:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | June 19, 2016 | Michael Dorstewitz
    In the wake of the Orlando shooting at a gay nightclub a week ago, the LGBT community is rejecting Hillary Clinton’s gun-grabbing policy, turning out in droves in support of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee — Donald Trump. And in turning their backs on Clinton, they’re also rejecting President Barack Obama’s anti-gun narrative after the slaughter, and supporting Donald Trump’s message that we must combat radical Islam to prevent future such attacks. “I knew I had to fully support Trump because he called out the threat for what it was — radical Islamic terrorism,” Stephen Zieman, 23, a gay Trump...
  • Orlando shooting’s long list of Latino victims galvanizing gay people of color

    06/19/2016 5:22:49 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    San Bernardino Sun ^ | June 18, 2016 | Beatriz Valenzuela
    For Negrete and other Latinos in the LGBTQ community, the Sunday massacre, which President Barack Obama has recently called an act of terror and a hate crime, shined a spotlight on an issue that has not been discussed enough: the targeting of people of color within the community. “A Latinx transwoman was shot the other day in Santa Ana,” said Negrete. Latinx is a term being used with increasing frequency on social media, replacing the “o” in Latino with “x,” making the masculine identifier gender-neutral.
  • Psychologist who tested Mateen for security job did same for another killer

    06/16/2016 11:04:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | June 15, 2016 | David Fleshler and Skyler Swisher, The Sun Sentinel
    <p>FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. » The psychologist who administered the test that established Orlando killer Omar Mateen as mentally fit to carry concealed weapons as a private security guard did the same for another South Florida killer who worked for the same company.</p>
  • Orlando Shooter Was a Skilled Marksman Who Had Trouble in School

    06/16/2016 10:29:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 16, 2016 | Aaron Katersky, Ben Stein, Linzie Janis and Meghan Keneally
    Newly obtained information from the Orlando nightclub shooter's school and work records show he caused trouble at an early age and, as an adult, became a proficient marksman with consistently high scores in tests. As far back as 1992, when he was in elementary school, teachers described Omar Mateen as a “disruptive influence” or “classroom disruption” and cited him for “repeat misconduct,” using profanity and even striking another student, according to St. Lucie County school records obtained by ABC News. He had two marks on the records during the 1992-1993 school year. Between 1996 and 1998, when Mateen was in...
  • Omar Mateen appeared in 2012 documentary on BP oil spill

    06/15/2016 9:24:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 15, 2016 | John Sexton
    Orlando shooter Omar Mateen appears briefly in a 2012 documentary on the BP oil spill titled “The Big Fix.” The Associated Press reports the find was confirmed by security company G4S: Security firm G4S confirmed Wednesday that the guard in the clip is Mateen. G4S spokeswoman Sarah Booth says Mateen was stationed in Pensacola, Florida, for several months in 2010 to assist with the oil spill cleanup. In the clip, Mateen is seen wearing his security uniform and standing guard near a beach where workers are cleaning up oil that has washed on shore after the BP oil spill. When...
  • The Vendee Massacre: Europe's forgotten Shoah

    06/15/2016 4:51:27 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 37 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Mainestategop
    An awesome documentary on the Vendee uprising and the massacre of catholics in France in the French Revolution The Vendee is a taboo in France. It is nearly forgotten but thankfully isn't. In 1793, after the execution of Louis XVI, Catholic Farmers in the Vendee region of France revolted against the newly formed godless republic headed by Robbspierre. The response by the newly created republic was monstrous. Over Half a milllion people, men women children and elderly were put to death by the government for opposing it and for promoting Catholic faith. Very few acknowledged its existence, John Paul II...
  • Chris Christie Wants Military Action Over Orlando Attack

    06/15/2016 3:37:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | June 15, 2016 | Dan McQuade
    N.J. Gov. Chris Christie is upset about the attack on LGBT nightclub Pulse in Orlando. In response, he wants the U.S. to respond with military action overseas. “You’ve got to get over there and make them pay where they live,” Christie said yesterday on WFAN’s Boomer & Carton Show (yes, a sports talk show). He was filling in for Boomer Esiason. “It is unacceptable to allow this type of stuff in our country and for us to not fight back. We’ve got to fight back.” Christie is a top adviser to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and the head...
  • The Left Speaks With a Single Voice: Don’t Fight Back, It’s Exactly What ISIS Wants!

    06/15/2016 1:24:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    American Elephants ^ | June 13, 2016 | The Elephant's Child
    •New York Daily News Blames NRA for Orlando Shooting. •Planned Parenthood Blames ‘Toxic Masculinity’ for Orlando Attack. •Media Attack Guns, Men, Christians, GOP Instead of Islam in Orlando. • William Saletan of Slate: response to Orlando Is Exactly What ISIS Wants. It’s comforting to know that America’s newsrooms and television studios are flooded with experts who know ISIS better than ISIS itself: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) People might come to blame the Left for their attack on the Second Amendment. Or they might conceivably blame President Obama for his excruciatingly wrong-headed pandering to the Islamic radicals in Iran and the Middle East. He...
  • Sec. Carter: Soldier killed in Orlando reminds us of mission to fight terrorism

    06/15/2016 1:08:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 14, 2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    Defense Secretary Ash Carter honored the Army Reserve soldier who was killed in the Orlando nightclub attack, according to a Facebook post late Tuesday. "Capt. Antonio Davon Brown served his country for nearly a decade, stepping forward to do the noblest thing a young person can do, which is to protect others. His service both at home and overseas gave his fellow Americans the security to dream their dreams, and live full lives," Carter wrote in the Facebook post. The top Pentagon official called the terrorist attack a "cowardly assault on those freedoms" and a reminder of the mission the...
  • LGBT activists blame Christians for Orlando attack

    06/14/2016 9:15:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 13, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Several prominent gay-rights activists took to social media to blame Christians for Sunday’s massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Chase Strangio, a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union, on Sunday said the “Christian Right” is implicated in the slaughter by passing “anti-LGBT bills.” “The Christian Right has introduced 200 anti-LGBT bills in the last six months, and people are blaming Islam for this. No,” Mr. Strangio said in a Twitter post....
  • Bill Clinton: More people would have died if clubgoers were armed

    06/14/2016 8:38:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | June 14, 2016 | Jonathan Easley
    Former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that more people would have died in the terrorist attack at a nightclub in Orlando over the weekend if clubgoers had been armed and shot back at the lone gunman. In an interview with Bloomberg TV, the former president was asked to respond to Donald Trump’s claim that fewer people would have died at the club if they had firearms. “Did you see how dark it was?” Clinton said. “It’s likely that more people would have been killed.” A gunman of Afghan descent, who claimed to have been inspired by the Islamic State in...
  • How Orlando divides America

    06/14/2016 8:15:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | June 13, 2016 | Margaret Wente
    Today, 9/11 seems as if it happened in another century. After the planes hit the towers, Americans stood united in their grief and solidarity. They cast aside their partisanship to mourn the dead. Orlando was different. The bodies were scarcely cold by the time the shouting began. On the Sunday talk shows, people sounded as if they were talking about two entirely different events. “ISIS VS. US” blared the headline in the New York Post on Monday, invoking the spectre of a global jihad. The Daily News blamed guns. “Thanks, NRA,” it shrilled. In the immediate aftermath, Donald Trump blamed...
  • Blood, faith unite Muslims, LGBT and others after rampage

    06/14/2016 5:49:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | June 12, 2016 | Bethany Rodgers
    Central Florida Muslims gave their blood. They gave their money. And they resolved to stand united in mourning with members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community shaken by Sunday's mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando. "There is never, ever any justification for such unacceptable crimes against humanity, crimes against God, crimes against our country," said Hassan Shibly, executive director of the Florida branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations...
  • Report: Arrest related to Orlando massacre expected in Florida within the next few days;

    06/14/2016 2:30:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Hot ^ | June 14, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Watch below. This is some bombshell that WFTV dropped last night, yet this morning there’s hardly anything online about it. “Lone wolf may not have been ‘lone” is a story big enough to follow up on, or so you would think. No one else in law enforcement knows about this or is leaking to other media outlets? Rep. Chris Stewart, who sits on the House Select Committee on Intelligence, told Hugh Hewitt this morning he’d be surprised if Mateen acted alone. We’re going to learn, we’re going to learn so much over the next few days, and we’ve learned quite...
  • Donald Trump gets LGBT support boost after Orlando shooting

    06/14/2016 8:38:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | June 14, 2016 | Tara Dodrill
    Donald Trump appears to have lured a growing number of LGBT voters away from his Democrat challenger, Hillary Clinton. Trump’s speech after the Orlando shooting by a self-avowed ISIS terrorist has earned him the steadfast loyalty of gay Americans who are now keenly focused on national security, immigration, and terrorism matters. A Newsmax report about the surging Donald Trump gay support offered a roundup of both social media and editorial pieces detailing why they will not be casting a ballot for Hillary Clinton in November. The refusal by progressive or liberal politicians to utter the phrase “radical Islamic terrorist” is...
  • Orlando Terrorist Worked at Security Co. Hired by DHS to Transport, Release Illegal Aliens

    06/14/2016 8:11:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 13, 2016
    The ISIS terrorist who committed the worst mass shooting in U.S. history worked for a security company contracted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to protect federal facilities nationwide and transport illegal immigrants apprehended in the southern border region. Earlier this month Judicial Watch launched an investigation into the Florida-based security firm, G4S, after breaking a story about illegal immigrants being quietly transported from the Mexican border to Phoenix and getting released without proper processing or court appearance documents. G4S was contracted by DHS to drive the group of illegal aliens, classified as Other Than Mexican (OTM), from the...
  • What Chick-fil-A did after Orlando massacre should be flooding the news, but we know why it’s not

    06/14/2016 6:20:29 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 57 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | June 14, 2016 | Michael Dorstewitz
    The left-leaning news media are always Johnny-on-the-Spot to criticize Chick-fil-A because its owners happen to be pro-traditional marriage. But when it opens its heart (and its doors) in the wake of a national tragedy, they suddenly put their blinders on. On Sunday, following the bloody massacre at an Orlando nightclub that caters to gays, several nearby locations of the restaurant chain opened its doors to deliver sandwiches and drinks to police and EMTs at the crime scene, and to those donating blood. In case you think Chick-fil-A was profiting from a tragedy, think again. They accepted no payment for their...
  • Local Muslim expresses concern about possible backlash after shooting (Here they come...)

    06/13/2016 11:18:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    WMUR-TV ^ | June 14, 2016 | Shelley Wallcott
    NASHUA, N.H. —As the mass shooting in Orlando has Muslims across the country worried about backlash, the members of one mosque in Nashua want to remind people that Islam is a religion of peace. Despite the peaceful atmosphere during prayer time at the Islamic Society of Greater Nashua, at least one member told News 9’s Shelley Walcott that he is concerned. “We are already coming out of the shock of San Bernardino, and then all the other bad things that are happening and then this,” said Hassan Jafri. Omar Mateen, the man responsible for killing 49 people at the Pulse...
  • Hillary Clinton: Those Under FBI Scrutiny ‘Shouldn’t Be Able to Just Go Buy a Gun’

    06/13/2016 11:05:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 13, 2016 | Veronica Stracqualursi, Paola Chavez and Josh Haskell
    In her first rally since becoming the presumptive Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton blasted regulations that allowed a lone gunman to purchase weapons that he used to kill 49 people in Orlando over the weekend -- a slaughter that represented the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. “We may have our disagreements about gun safety regulations, but we should all be able to agree on a few essential things,” Clinton said, speaking to a crowd gathered at the Cleveland Industrial Innovation Center. “If the FBI is watching you for a suspected terrorist links, you shouldn't be able to just go buy...
  • Vigils held, security increased in Boystown (Obama's old haunts in Chicago)

    06/13/2016 10:26:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WLS-TV ^ | June 13, 2016 | Michelle Gallardo , Leah Hope and Eric Horng
    Chicago is among the cities around the nation and the world holding vigils almost around the clock. It was also flooded with extra police presence. The Chicago Police Department announced that it is increasing security in the 19th Police District, which includes Lakeview, Lincoln Park and Boystown, in the wake of the massacre at a gay club in Orlando in which 50 people were killed Sunday. "Individuals can also expect to see increased police visibility today at special events throughout the city and along the lakefront," Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. "Officers will also pay special attention to CTA...
  • Kristol: ‘People Are Underestimating Trump,’ Orlando Terrorism ‘Helps Him’ Win [VIDEO]

    06/13/2016 9:53:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 13, 2016 | Steve Guest, media reporter
    Bill Kristol says that the Orlando terrorist attack “helps” Donald Trump “if he uses it wisely” because Obama has been unwilling to be “serious” about the threat. Appearing on NewmaxTV with Steve Malzberg on Monday, Kristol, an ardent “NeverTrumper” said that in light of the Orlando terrorist attack, “I suspect an event like this may end up helping Trump just because people will say, ‘Look, one side is kind of oblivious to the threat or just doesn’t want to see it because of political correctness.'”(continued)
  • What Donald Trump understands about the Orlando terror attack (and Obama doesn't)

    06/13/2016 7:08:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 13, 2016 | Christian Whiton
    Before the blood was dry from ISIS-sympathizer Omar Mateen’s massacre of patrons at an Orlando gay club, anti-gun liberals were busy trying to obscure the real culprit. Despite withering ridicule from the politically correct elite, Donald Trump stood firm in his convictions to act decisively against radical Islam—perhaps his greatest qualification to be president. Mateen was an Islamist sympathizer who took time before his attack to call 911 and profess his allegiance to ISIS. He yelled the now-familiar jihadist cry of “Allahu Akbar” during the rampage that killed fifty-one and wounded as many more. He had been interviewed twice by...
  • ACLU Lawyer Sounds Off on 'Islamophobia,' Blames Christian Right for Orlando Carnage

    06/13/2016 3:03:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 12, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Evidence proves that the shooter who killed 50 people at a gay night club in Orlando on Sunday called 911 and pledged allegiance to ISIS. Other reports reveal that the terror cell has claimed responsibility for the mass murder. The facts haven't stopped some, however, from blaming the carnage on the "Christian right." Chase Strangio, a lawyer for the ACLU's LGBT & AIDS Project, is convinced they're the real enemy....
  • Log Cabin Republican Leader: Only Trump Is Calling Orlando Radical Islamic Terrorism

    06/13/2016 1:06:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 13, 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Log Cabin Republicans President Gregory T. Angelo tells Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon, “The presumptive nominees for both parties need to call this out for what it is – radical Islamic terrorism. The only one who did that was Donald Trump.” Angelo also extended “our sympathy, our sadness and our sorrow” to the victims of the “violent terrorist attack” in Orlando and their families on behalf of the group. “Let’s call this what it is. This was an attack by a radical Islamist terrorist on Americans.” Asked if he believed the spin from some Democrats that this...
  • Trump Calls for Surveillance of Mosques, Muslims After Orlando Massacre

    06/13/2016 11:24:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Sputnik US ^ | June 13, 2016
    The US has the capability to prevent terrorist attacks such as the nightclub massacre in the US state of Florida but opposition from US officials, including President Barack Obama, to mosque surveillance robs law-enforcement of needed intelligence, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said in a television interview on Monday. In his presidential campaign, Trump has advocated monitoring mosques and Muslim communities to identify individuals who are being radicalized to commit terrorist attacks. "We need more intelligence, we need a stronger intelligence community," Trump told Fox News. "Obama won’t do that because he doesn’t want to single out this group."...
  • Conservative Blogger Comes Out as Gay Following Orlando Shooting

    06/13/2016 10:11:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 13, 2016 | Alex Griswold
    After a gunman killed 49 people in a terrorist attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, a prominent conservative blogger came out as gay in Monday blog post. Jim Hoft is the proprietor of Gateway Pundit, a stridently conservative blog best known for its anti-Islam and pro-Israel stances and its embrace of anti-Obama conspiracy theories. Hoft has long been open about his sexuality to his friends and family, but never publicly addressed the issue. “Like most gay Americans, I don’t wear my sexuality on my sleeve…” he wrote in a blog post cross-posted to Breitbart. “I’ve been a conservative activist...
  • Clinton After 'Act of Hate': 'Weapons of War Have No Place on Our Streets'

    06/13/2016 9:59:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 12, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    Those vying for the White House responded to the terrorist attack in Orlando with empathy, accusations, policy prescriptions and one call to not "politicize" the tragedy. Omar Mateen, a New York-born 29-year-old security guard, killed 50 and wounded 50 more at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando early this morning. He called 911 during the rampage and swore allegiance to ISIS. Hillary Clinton postponed a Wednesday event in Green Bay, Wis. -- her first scheduled with President Obama -- due to the attack on the LGBT nightclub in Florida, her campaign said. “This was an act of terror. Law enforcement and...
  • Gary Johnson: Orlando mass shooting is no reason to ‘politicize or jump to conclusions’

    06/13/2016 9:52:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | June 12, 2016 | David Weigel
    Gary Johnson, the Libertarian presidential candidate who is polling in the low double digits since winning his party’s nomination, offered two careful responses to the mass shooting in Orlando. In a Sunday afternoon tweet, Johnson called for “a time to mourn, be strong & be what makes America great.”(continued)
  • Ways United Methodists can take a stand against gun violence (UMC goes full retard on guns)

    06/13/2016 8:24:28 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 36 replies
    UMC website ^ | 13 JUNE 16 | A Feature by Joe Iovino
    “Pray for Orlando" we read on Facebook and Twitter. Prayer is vitally important, but is there more we can do? As United Methodist Christians, we mourn with the victims and families of those wounded and killed in the shootings on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. We may even pray and wonder if anything could have been done to avert this heinous act. But should we do more? Is there anything that can be done to keep something similar from happening in the future? While we may not agree on a solution, many of us agree there is a problem....
  • I'm a Gay Activist, and After Orlando, I Have Switched My Vote to Trump

    06/12/2016 7:59:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 146 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 12, 2016 | Anonymous
    This is the saddest day of my life. I can't even wrap my mind around the horror of what happened last night in Orlando, where 50 joyful dancing queers were murdered by a religious extremist. I'm sad -- devastated, in my soul -- about that; but I'm also sad that the events of Orlando have shattered my political beliefs, as I can no longer swear allegiance to a peace-love-and-unicorns progressive philosophy that only helps to get my fellow queers killed. Yes, there is a war between religious fundamentalism and the spirit of love and tolerance. But we progressives here in...
  • ABC Blames Orlando Terror on Election Rhetoric and Guns in America

    06/12/2016 4:36:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 12, 2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    On Sunday, even after the FBI hinted the presence of a link to radical Islam, the panel on ABC’s This Week blamed the terrorist attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida on heated election rhetoric and guns in America. “I think we all ought to pause with what happened in Orlando today,” stated ABC’s Matt Dowd when asked if third party candidates could gain supporters, “And if we understand that all of the hateful thoughts become hateful words become hateful actions.” Dowd continued, “And now, maybe in the course of this, after what happened, the temperatures will go down...
  • Following Orlando massacre, Tel Aviv shows solidarity

    06/12/2016 4:34:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/6/16
    Dozens of Israelis took to the streets of Tel Aviv to voice their solidarity for the victims of Sunday's deadly gun rampage in Orlando, Florida. The shooting, carried out by an Islamist terrorist, targeted a gay club in Orlando, and left 50 people dead and a further 53 wounded. Despite only recently having suffered a deadly Islamist shooting attack of their own - when two Hamas terrorists murdered four people and left several others seriously wounded in an attack at the popular Sarona Market last Wednesday - Tel Avivians held a candlelight vigil to commemorate the victims of the deadliest...
  • Trump backer wants tougher screenings on Muslims after massacre

    06/12/2016 3:06:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 12, 2016 | Marisa Schultz
    Top Donald Trump surrogate Sen. Jeff Sessions on Sunday called for tougher screenings of Muslims coming into the United States in the wake of the mass shooting at a gay Orlando nightclub. “It certainly looks like another one of the extremist attacks, Islamic extremism,” Sessions (R-Ala.) told Fox News Sunday. “There’s just within the wonderful group of Islamic people, a certain group of radicals and it’s been there for a long time and it seems to be growing. We have to accept that fact.” Sessions said the attack, that left “approximately” 50 people dead and 53 wounded will mean “further...
  • U.S. Senator Ted Cruz Addresses Florida Terrorist Attack

    06/12/2016 2:47:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 156 replies
    KTXA-TV ^ | June 12, 2016
    U.S. Senator Ted Cruz issued a statement Sunday regarding the gay nightclub shooting in Orlando. Ted Cruz’s statement: “Our nation is at war. From 9/11 to the Boston Marathon, from Fort Hood to Chattanooga, from San Bernardino to last night’s horrific attack in Orlando, radical Islamic terrorism has declared jihad on America,” Sen. Cruz said. “Early reports indicate the Orlando terrorist had pledged his allegiance to ISIS, and he had previously been investigated by the FBI. And yet, as with the prior attacks, we were not able to act to stop this act of vicious terrorism that has now murdered...
  • ISIS claims Orlando gay nightclub massacre

    06/12/2016 2:23:13 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/6/16 | Ari Soffer
    The Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group's official media wing has released a statement claiming credit for the deadly shooting attack at an Orlando, Florida gay nightclub on behalf of the jihadist organization. In a statement published in the last few minutes, the al-Amaq agency - which functions as ISIS's propaganda and media wing - claimed that "the attack that targeted a nightclub for homosexuals in Orlando, Florida and that left more than 100 dead and wounded was carried out by an Islamic State fighter." 50 people were murdered in the worst shooting spree in American history, and a further 53...
  • Father of reported Orlando shooter: Son possibly motivated by seeing two men kiss

    06/12/2016 1:54:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Hill's Briefing Room Blog ^ | June 12, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    The father of the man who reportedly shot up an Orlando, Fla., nightclub early Sunday morning claims his son, Omar Mateen, became "very angry" when he saw two men kissing in downtown Miami a few months ago and thinks it may have been part of his son's motivation. At least 50 people were killed and more than 50 injured at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, overnight. "We are saying we are apologizing for the whole incident," the father said to NBC News on Sunday. "We are not aware of any action he was taking. We are in shock like...
  • Bernie Sanders Bluntly Calls For Automatic Weapons Ban After Orlando Mass Shooting

    06/12/2016 1:25:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 109 replies
    PolticusUSA ^ | June 12, 2016 | Jason Easley
    During an interview on Meet The Press, Sen. Bernie Sanders reacted to the horrific mass shooting in Orlando by calling for automatic weapons not to be sold in the US. During an interview on Meet The Press, Sen. Bernie Sanders reacted to the horrific mass shooting in Orlando by calling for automatic weapons not to be sold in the US. Video: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Sanders was asked by Chuck Todd for his reaction to the attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL, and he said, “It’s horrific. It’s unthinkable, and just hopes go out to those who were shot that they...
  • Trump Calls for Obama's Resignation After Orlando Shooting

    06/12/2016 12:52:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 114 replies
    Sputnik UK ^ | June 12, 2016
    US presidential hopeful Donald Trump challenged President Barack Obama on Sunday to acknowledge that the deadly Orlando shooting was an act of Islamic terrorism or resign. A gunman attacked a gay night club in Orlando overnight, killing at least 50 people and injuring 53 more. US media reported that the attacker, Omar Saddiqui Mateen, was a US national of Afghan origin who had vowed loyalty to the Daesh terror group. "Is President Obama going to finally mention the words radical Islamic terrorism? If he doesn't he should immediately resign in disgrace!" Trump wrote on his official Twitter page. In his...
  • Tension over LGBT angle to Orlando massacre

    06/12/2016 12:23:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 12, 2016 | Nahal Toosi
    As lawmakers from both parties rushed to condemn the mass shooting that left 50 dead in Orlando, Republicans appeared to shy away from noting the LGBT connection, while Democrats explicitly brought it up. Officials say the shooting, the deadliest such attack in U.S. history, occurred at a gay-themed nightclub and is being investigated as a possible act of domestic terrorism. The alleged shooter, who was killed by police, was a U.S. citizen of Afghan descent, leading to fears of an Islamist extremist connection, though his motive has not yet been established. The attack saw a collision of a number of...
  • The Latest: Club shooter was licensed as security officer

    06/12/2016 12:16:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | June 12, 2016
    The suspected Orlando nightclub gunman had been licensed as a private security officer in Florida. State records show suspected shooter Omar Mateen held the firearms license since at least 2011. It was set to expire in September 2017. It wasn't immediately clear where, if anywhere, Mateen had worked as a security officer. An armed guard license in Florida requires 28 hours of classroom training by a licensed instructor....
  • Orlando massacre will boost Trump, says ex-Israel envoy to US

    06/12/2016 11:27:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | June 12, 2016 | Staff
    ‘Given that it is becoming clear that the motive is Islamist-jihadist,’ says Michael Oren, ‘this will greatly strengthen’ GOP candidate The mass killing at a gay nightclub in Florida by Omar Mateen, 30, a US citizen born to Afghan parents, will benefit GOP candidate Donald Trump in the run-up to the presidential elections, a former Israeli ambassador to the United States said. “If the motive for this mass killing had been hatred for the LGBT community, this would have played to Hillary Clinton’s benefit,” said Michael Oren, who is now a member of Knesset from the center-right Kulanu party....
  • Germany declares 1915 Armenian killings a "genocide"

    06/02/2016 6:38:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | June 2, 2016 | Sheena McKenzie
    The German parliament has passed a symbolic resolution recognizing the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as a "genocide." The resolution was passed with a "striking majority" said President of the German Bundestag Norbert Lammert, with only one politician voting against it and one abstaining. Between 600,000 and 1.5 million Armenians, and other minorities, are estimated to have been killed by what was then-Ottoman Turkey during World War One. ... Germany's resolution is likely to place a strain on relations between Berlin and Ankara, and follows a recent migrant deal between Turkey and the European Union, in which Germany...