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Omar Mateen: Muslim Commits Murder Rampage at Orlando Gay Nightclub

Posted on | June 12, 2016 | 90 Comments


This morning, the TV was on the local NBC affiliate — my wife is having a yard sale and wanted to check the weather — and the report was that about 20 people had been killed when a man armed with an assault rifle attacked a gay nightclub in Orlando. However, NBC said nothing about a motive. June is “Gay Pride” month and, honestly, my first thought was, “This is going to be a redneck homophobe.” Expecting the Left would turn this into a political crusade and find some way to blame Republicans, I checked Twitter and was at first doubtful when I saw reports that radical Islam might be the motive. Then the facts started piling up:

Omar Mateen has been named as the gunman involved in the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, CBS News reports.
Police said at least 20 people were killed and about 40 more were wounded in the attack early Sunday morning.
Mateen is a U.S. citizen from Port St. Lucie, Florida, according to CBS News. . . .
Mateen died at the scene after he was shot by police. He had barricaded himself in the nightclub after opening fire. . . .
FBI Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge Ron Hopper said at a press conference that there are “some suggestions” the gunman “may have leanings” toward Jihadist ideology. . . .

Well, the death toll in Orlando is now reported at 50, and liberals are unable to say anything about this without making fools of themselves.

UPDATE: “Religion of peace”:

An MSNBC staff writer spoke with the father of Omar Mateen, the gunman who shot and killed at least 50 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday.
“We are apologizing for the whole incident. We weren’t aware of any action he is taking, we are in shock like the whole country. This had nothing to do with religion,” the gunman’s father said. However, he also claimed his son got very angry when he saw two men kissing in downtown Miami recently.

It is possible to get “very angry” about something without going on a shooting rampage — or flying jets into skyscrapers, for that matter.

UPDATE II: Nothing is easier to predict than Third Wave feminists making excuses for Muslims who commit terrorist violence:

Laurie Penny hates America so much she will always defend anyone who shares her anti-American hatred. Muslims kill homosexuals and brutalize women, but that’s OK with Laurie Penny, because Muslims hate America.

UPDATE III: My rage against Laurie Penny’s sort of “feminism” — hate propaganda as “social justice” — tempts me to say that feminism is a greater threat to the world than Islamic terrorism, because feminists (and their “progressive” allies) seek to destroy every means by which we might defend ourselves against the menace of jihad. The ordinary citizen’s understandable concern about terrorism is condemned as “racism” by the Left, no matter how much evidence indicates the truth: Muslims hate everyone who is not a Muslim, and Islam is an evil doctrine of bloodthirsty hatred that commands its followers to kill us. However, because the Left hates Christianity even more than Muslims hate Christianity, the Left is willing to ignore the endorsement of violence that is inseparable from Islamic theology. Any manifestation of anti-Christian evil is acceptable to leftists like Laurie Penny, so that when Muslims commit mass murder, she always looks for an excuse to implicate “Islamophobia,” as if fearing people who want to kill us is irrational. Meanwhile:

Omar Mateen of Port Saint Lucie, Florida, came to the attention of federal authorities twice prior to being identified as the gunman in the Orlando nightclub mass shooting, a senior law enforcement source told The Daily Beast.
Mateen killed 53 people and shot more than 100 in total at the Pulse gay nightclub early Sunday morning, in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.
The senior law enforcement source reports that Mateen became a person of interest in 2013 and again in 2014. The Federal Bureau of Investigation at one point opened an investigation into Mateen but subsequently closed the case when it produced nothing that appeared to warrant further investigation.
“He’s a known quantity,” the source said. “He’s been on the radar before.”

We can’t arrest every Muslim who wants to kill us, because all Muslims want to kill us. This is what their so-called “religion of peace” teaches, and freedom of religion protects their murderous hatred.

UPDATE IV: Terrorists are everywhere, it seems:

Man with weapons and explosives arrested,
was going to L.A. gay pride parade, police say

Just another random coincidence, I’m sure.



90 Responses to “Omar Mateen: Muslim Commits Murder Rampage at Orlando Gay Nightclub”

  1. Dana
    June 12th, 2016 @ 6:17 pm

    Count on it: we’ll still see more stories on Brock Turner’s background than we will Omar Mateen’s.

  2. NeoWayland
    June 12th, 2016 @ 6:20 pm

    You really, really don’t want to do that.

    It opens Christianity up the the same thing.

    Or ANY faith really.

  3. NeoWayland
    June 12th, 2016 @ 6:24 pm

    The reluctant gun advocate in me is compelled to point out that in these cases of mass shootings, the shooters go to where they know there are no guns.

    It’s almost like they don’t want the casual bystander shooting back and stopping them.

  4. Joe Joe
    June 12th, 2016 @ 6:26 pm

    But then there’s Milo:

    The Left Chose Islam Over Gays. Now 100 People Are Dead Or Maimed In Orlando

  5. mo johnson
    June 12th, 2016 @ 6:41 pm

    Bullshit. No other religion is encouraging violence like islam does.

  6. mo johnson
    June 12th, 2016 @ 6:43 pm

    That’s a common line after a Mohammedan terrorist attack. The perp was not religious, he was only at the mosque a few times, etc.

  7. NeoWayland
    June 12th, 2016 @ 6:46 pm

    It doesn’t matter which religion is encouraging violence.

    It just matters if someone can make the connection of “religion = gun violence” on live television.

    Open that door and there will be shooting in the street.

  8. Daniel O'Brien
    June 12th, 2016 @ 6:55 pm

    ATF revealed both weapons were purchased LAST WEEK, two years after he was last investigated by the FBI (2013 and 2014) for connections to terrorism. You’d think in a sane world, he would be on some kind of “don’t buy” list. The perp has been employed as an armed guard since 2007 and both times was turned in by his peers at work!!!!

  9. DavidD
    June 12th, 2016 @ 7:23 pm

    Hey, Sarah: John Allen Muhammad.

  10. Jeanette Victoria ?????????
    June 12th, 2016 @ 8:25 pm

    After the attacks in Orlando, this British business consultant went on a tirade about Americans despite knowing who the attacker was
    He has since deleted or hidden most of his tirade

  11. Jeanette Victoria ?????????
    June 12th, 2016 @ 8:45 pm

    Islam is the only religion that is also a political system that preached the over throw of any government that is not Islamic.

  12. mole
    June 12th, 2016 @ 8:46 pm

    First of all sympathies to the slain, and praise for the cops who stopped the pig doing the shootings.
    Its always going to be nigh on impossible to stop these sorts of things occurring the dial between “harmless nutjob” to “killing spree” isnt visible.
    That said i was interested to hear your president stress the “hate crime” aspect on this, and expect by the end of the week it will be that aspect which will be the spin of choice.
    So homophobia, same as those Christian bakers who wont make wedding cakes for gays, not the Voldemort of religious faiths as the reason.

  13. Jeanette Victoria ?????????
    June 12th, 2016 @ 8:54 pm

    Gilroy, a former Fort Pierce police officer, said Mateen frequently made homophobic and racial comments. Gilroy said he complained to his employer several times but it did nothing because he was Muslim. Gilroy quit after he said Mateen began stalking him via multiple text messages — 20 or 30 a day. He also sent Gilroy 13 to 15 phone messages a day, he said.

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    June 12th, 2016 @ 9:02 pm

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  15. Jim Christian
    June 12th, 2016 @ 9:17 pm

    I must admit, as a White, male, heterosexual, U.S. Veteran, gun-toting father of one it is good to have no dog in the fight for once. I have the same sympathy for feminists, gays, trannies and Muzzies as they have had in their hatred for me and my kind these many years. Fair enough?

    Nuff said, except Silverman is a fucking retard..

  16. NeoWayland
    June 12th, 2016 @ 9:43 pm

    Not exactly. Leaving that conversation aside, if the point “religion = gun violence” is made, Christians will be blamed first.

  17. Joe Joe
    June 12th, 2016 @ 10:04 pm

    RE: Sarah Silverman’s nonsense on serial killers:

    5 Myths about Serial Killers and Why They Persist

    Myth #2: All Serial Killers Are Caucasian.

    Reality: Contrary to popular mythology, not all serial killers are white. Serial killers span all racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. The racial diversity of serial killers generally mirrors that of the overall U.S. population. There are well documented cases of African-American, Latino and Asian-American serial killers. African-Americans comprise the largest racial minority group among serial killers, representing approximately 20 percent of the total. Significantly, however, only white, and normally male, serial killers such as Ted Bundy become popular culture icons.

  18. java
    June 12th, 2016 @ 10:52 pm

    yes but if you read the article teh gheys are in full retarded mode: “we do not hide the knives”, “we do not lock our beedroom at night” (sure they would enjoy that one of the migrants stumble by their bedroom to get some gay interaction and maybe partecipate, did the article mention that all the refugees are male and in their 20s?). Plus the comments to that article is what tells you the country is doomed. It is taken from a gay news outlet, so you can suppose all the Writers are gay or gay fanatics. They thought teh ghey population is avant garde when it comes down to understand foreign cultures (too bad they do not apply it to indigenous christians)

  19. java
    June 12th, 2016 @ 10:54 pm

    maybe we should stop condemning those actions? might as well being hated for something that we do, as opposed to something we do not do. Some types of people do not deserve solidarity.

  20. java
    June 12th, 2016 @ 10:59 pm

    they are gays after all, why would you expect them to either carry a gun, be able to use one or do anything else other than mince away? if you are talking about the club owners, they might be gay themselves (which straight person would open a gay club?)

  21. java
    June 12th, 2016 @ 11:01 pm

    you gotta hand it to him tho, he created the shooting with the highest member of victim. He was better than anyone else before him. He was also aware that doing it in a supermarket at noon would have called for armed guards.

  22. java
    June 12th, 2016 @ 11:03 pm

    He fears christians, so he is by definition a christianophobe. Seriously, why offer help to these people? they do not deserve it.

  23. Jeanette Victoria ?????????
    June 12th, 2016 @ 11:09 pm

    Because Christ tells us to help everyone and no man deserves Christ sacrifice on the cross.

  24. concern00
    June 13th, 2016 @ 12:00 am

    It’s all a bit gay really.

  25. java
    June 13th, 2016 @ 1:33 am

    This situation is tricky. According to the narrative, conservative people are not terribly protective of gays so they wouldn’t go on an harassment spree against muslims (not that in other occasions something happens and it usually something like throwing some pork in a mosque) and leftwingers cannot turn to their biggest ally, the islamists. If the press suggests that conservatives will act against muslims in Revenge for this anti-gay act, it will imply that conservatives actually care about gays and this is not part of the narrative.

  26. java
    June 13th, 2016 @ 1:34 am

    before the end of the week he will equate this with not baking the cake.

  27. java
    June 13th, 2016 @ 1:41 am

    Some thoughts by someone who lives in London (tho not being english):
    1. The Brits never got over the fact that they lost the american colony
    2. The Brits are the most snob people on the planet (their shit does not stink)
    3. In consequence of 2 they are enslaved to their laws no matter how stupid they are (their gun control, their healthcare)
    4. if you walk in London the amount of women in burkas is astonishing, they cannot admit to themselves that it is a problem, they already have sharia courts in place
    5. the concept that USA is waging war everywhere for profit or gains is common knowledge in many parts of europe, not necessarily on the left. (and it is not completely fabricated out of thin air. Nobody gives a damn about bringing war in africa, but when Obama forced us to impose sanctions on russia a lot of people turned their thinking since it is clear this is a personal ego trip of Obama or the military)

  28. NeoWayland
    June 13th, 2016 @ 4:28 am

    Pardon, the shooter took advantage of circumstance. It doesn’t take much to look around and see where you might kill the most.

    I still think we’d be better off if as a society we deliberately didn’t publicize the names of these shooters. The notoriety is part of what drives them.

    Imagine listing all their victim’s names and deliberately forgetting the twisted scum who did it. He sacrificed his humanity to be famous, let him be forgotten.

  29. java
    June 13th, 2016 @ 4:40 am

    Christ also said ‘help those who help themselves’. Teh gheys are not helping themselves. Let them march for Palestine, against islamophobia, in favour of unregulated immigration from third world countries. Many of them are the very wealthy kind of gay that does not live in Beverly Hills, but the rest will have a chance to come to terms with their own stupidity.

  30. java
    June 13th, 2016 @ 4:43 am

    it does not take much but still he took more people than the shooter in the movie theatre, Church, school etc. Either the gheys are so helpless compared to pupils, churchgoers and movie goers that they effectively go and take the bullet or the guy was somehow better than the others, as i said, a supermarket or another type of club (a hetero club) might have had at least one armed guard. I say this is also an example of darwinism at play.

  31. mo johnson
    June 13th, 2016 @ 7:25 am

    You’re assuming that the weak-minded who make such arguments will continue to hold on to them in the face of a determined and intellectually coherent movement.

  32. NeoWayland
    June 13th, 2016 @ 9:14 am

    I’m assuming what makes the best headlines. That has very little to do with anything other than pageclicks and getting views.

    We’ve reached the point where truth is just another soundbite. Scandal sells.

  33. mo johnson
    June 13th, 2016 @ 9:42 am

    You have a point.

  34. Martin Davies
    June 13th, 2016 @ 11:09 am

    Bigot! Didn’t you know refusing to bake a cake for a gay wedding is exactly the same as murdering 50 people?

  35. Finrod Felagund
    June 13th, 2016 @ 4:20 pm

    Sarah Silverman believes lots of false myths.

  36. Daniel Freeman
    June 13th, 2016 @ 9:09 pm

    The Constitution is not a suicide pact. We can do this the peaceful way now or another way later, but one way or another, Islam will be put in check.

    Do you prefer the Reconquista & Inquisition method? Because eventually we will have to choose between that and unsafety, and I know which one I expect most parents to prefer.

  37. NeoWayland
    June 13th, 2016 @ 9:29 pm

    Since WWII, we’ve been meddling in the Middle East, promising one thing and delivering another. We empowered the Islamists with one misguided foreign policy after another. This is a mindset that expects martyrdom.

    Add the bit where progressives are looking for reasons to blame traditional American values and the U.S. in general.

    “Religion = gun violence” will be used against Christians. It has already started.

  38. Daniel Freeman
    June 13th, 2016 @ 9:35 pm

    You must actually check your profile or something. You always seem to notice direct replies.

  39. Daniel Freeman
    June 13th, 2016 @ 9:42 pm

    We should ban immigration in order to spare foreigners the tragedy of watching our magic dirt turn their descendants into violent homophobes. I’m sure he would’ve been a perfectly peaceful and progressive young man in Afghanistan or Pakistan.

  40. NeoWayland
    June 14th, 2016 @ 6:37 am

    Yesterday I was experimenting with some code on my blogs, they have Disqus. Usually I check the other blogs I follow about three times a day.