The Orlando Nightclub Shooting

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The nightclub known as ‘Pulse’ has been a hangout for the LGBT community in Orlando, Florida. Early Sunday morning around 2 a.m. EST during a party, a shooting occurred at the nightclub. The shooter was identified as Omar Mateen who, according to the New York Times, pledged allegiance to ISIS in a 911 call prior to the attacks.

Over a hundred people were shot. At first, the murder count was reported as high as 20, but subsequent reports reported that at least 49 people were killed.

Mateen held up the club with a dozen hostages. Hundreds of party goers managed to escape unharmed.

At about 5 a.m., a SWAT team raided the nightclub. Mateen was eventually killed by police.

At this time, the mainstream media and law enforcement declared the massacre as a terrorist attack. However, many are considering to also charge this as a hate crime.

The news media have all declared this as the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

Because the shooting was conducted by someone of Middle Eastern background with a radical Muslim faith with confessed ties to an Islamic state, the Middle Eastern and Muslim communities will – if not already – will be held responsible for this individual’s crime. Islam will, as usual, be considered as a violent religion. There will be politicians and evangelical Christians who will condemn a religion of millions for this one terrible act.

Meanwhile, there’s an outpouring of sympathy for the LGBT community of Orlando, probably for LGBT communities nationwide. Yet, prior to the massacre, homophobia was steadily high, especially in states like North Carolina with their recent anti-LGBT law. Sadly but predictably, there will be people who claim Christian heritage that will take pleasure in this tragedy, praising God for the deaths of innocent people whom they declare as ‘abominations’.

However, the kinder members of faith will ask us to pray for the families and friends of those murdered and injured.

Lastly, there will be a brief discussion on gun laws. But there won’t likely be any drastic changes to those laws. Another win for the NRA and right wing gun nuts.

Oh, and conservatives will blame President Obama for this.

The United States leads the world in mass shootings. And after each mass shooting the nation has learned nothing, because it refuses to acknowledge its issues. Intolerance and hatred continues to manifest, violence still rules over life itself and those who will take advantage and capitalize of another mass shooting will triumph again.

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17 thoughts on “The Orlando Nightclub Shooting

  1. Ironically, the same people gleefully crowing over the deaths of LGBTQ people, using this event as an opportunity to seem empathetic to gay people so as to win votes later, or screaming about how Muslims need to be controlled, will be the same ones crying that making this event about guns, is politicizing the issue.

  2. I ask that the most-high keep these people close and in the light.

    Let’s see how long it takes before they come out with “this was fake it didn’t really happen it was just a stunt to bring on gun control”. Or some breathless rant by that fat bastard in Austin Texas.

  3. This is the perfect time for Trump to spew more of ugliness for his sewer of a mouth. Islamaphobia + NRA gun nut enthusiast and throw in crazy conspiracy theories make the perfect sh*t storm. The world has gone mad. And the fact that all these lunatics want Trump for president lets me know the inmates are running the asylum.

  4. Thank God they caught that fool on the West coast in Los Angeles before another tragedy would have taken place.

  5. I don’t mean to sh*t on the victims but if that was a black club ? If black man went to and all black club and killed 50 black people ? Would we see all the hastags ? Would we see the world wide out pouring of grief ? No. No. No.

    There would have been none of that. They would have been all over CNN clamoring to explain how there’s something either genetic or culturally defective about black people. About how violent black people are. O man. They would have had a FIELD DAY and not just that. But they would have used this as evidence of black on black violence for the next 50 years.

    I swear in 2066. They would have said “Yeah but what Orlando 2016”

  6. Have you noticed with these mass shooters they always hate black people ?

    http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/06/13/orlando-jihadi-coworker-everything-said-toxic/

    I mean, whether it’s Dylan Roof, Adam Lanza, Elliot Rodger, That guy over in Norway (Anders Brevik) that all have that thing in common.

    This guy is even worse because he could not pass as white (Even though that’s what he’s classified as) but yet he had white supremacist thoughts. What a chump

    I hope Satan’s fires are burning hard for him

    1. I heard that he had anti-Black bias as well, but one of the Black victims who survived, Patience Carter, said that he told the Blacks that he had cornered in that bathroom that this was not about Blacks and that Blacks had suffered enough. Here is her interview in its entirety.

  7. Stop w/the worst mass shooting in history nonsense. What about The Massacre @Wounded Knee. 300 natives/1st nation people executed, most of them women and children; US government ordered.

    My bad, it’s only a declaration of terrorism if your slightly singed by the sun and birthright is tied to foreign origins outside of US jurisdiction.

    1. How about the destruction of the Black section of Tulsa, OK and the destruction of Black Wall Street? Blacks were shot AND bombed. Thousands dead. That was a damn holocaust and yet it is NEVER mentioned by MSM.

  8. I understand that you sympathize with the victims Brotha but I’m really pissed about the media coverage. I agree TheHipHopRecords. When this was Charleston NONE of the white celebrities speaking now said a damn thing! There was no outcry from the media in fact all they and those fuckers at Fake Noise could focus on is an argument about “religion” which didn’t have SHIT to do with the deaths of those people. When it’s black people in a primarily black space white folks don’t care because it won’t affect their ass. Plus many of the victims were Latino and they are notorious for their hatred of blacks so I for one will not be shedding tears over this incident.

  9. What a moronic post! This post would be laughable if it weren’t so sad to think that you actually believe this crap. It’s so funny that you ALSO got a bunch of morons, all the usual suspects, to agree with your bilge in this craptastic pile of paranoid manure.

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