“HARMFUL STEREOTYPES” OR REAL DANGER?
by Sharon Rondeau
The attacker is said to be Omar Mateen, a Florida resident of Afghani heritage. CBS News in Orlando reported that “A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded Florida nightclub early Sunday before dying in a gunfight with SWAT officers, police said. The attack left at least 50 people dead, making it the worst mass shooting in American history,” citing 53 injured.
The New York Times states the killer’s full name as “Omar Mir Seddique Mateen.” According to Time, “The shooter has been identified as Omar Mateen of Port St. Lucie, Florida., Florida Rep. Alan Grayson told reporters at a news conference. Grayson said Mateen was in his early 20s and was a U.S. citizen, although that is ‘not true’ of other family members…Mateen was likely carrying out an ‘ideological attack,’ Grayson said.”
“A U.S. intelligence source told CBS news senior investigative producer Pat Milton that Islamic terrorism is being investigated as a possible motive in the shooting because of several indicators, including the style of the attack, which had similarities to the attacks in Paris in November 2015 and Brussels in March,” CBS reported.
Mateen was killed in a shootout with police after having taken hostages at approximately 2:00 a.m. EDT.
“Authorities were investigating it as an act of terrorism,” CBS-New York wrote.
ABC11 reported that the killer “was born in 1986 to parents from Afghanistan who lived in Port St. Lucie, FL, who law enforcement has characterized as having sympathy for, or ties to Islamic terrorism.”
There were a reported 320 people inside the club when the assault occurred.
Under the Twitter hashtag #PulseNightClub on Sunday, comments range from banning assault weapons to condolences for those killed to “Islamophobia” to “disappointment with the world.”
On December 2, 2015, two Islamic radicals, a husband and wife, opened fire on a Christmas party at a San Bernardino, CA regional center, killing 14 and injuring 21. The FBI and Obama regime were slow to admit that Islamic terrorism was the cause.
Early in his occupation of the White House, Obama lauded Islam as a significant contributor to American history, which is not the case.
According to CBS News’s White House timekeeper, Mark Knoller, Obama will be making a statement on the shootings at 1:30 p.m. EDT today after having played golf in the morning. “By my count, this will be at least the 20th time Pres Obama has make a statement about a shooting incident,” Knoller tweeted in a follow-up comment to his announcement.
On June 5, Obama extended his “best wishes “to Muslims across the United States and around the world” marking the month of Ramadan. Obama has hired individuals with ties to radical Islamic groups to work in high places in government and accelerated the “vetting” process of “Syrian refugees” from 18-24 months to three. Thousands of “refugees” from Muslim-predominant countries have already been settled in United States cities, sometimes unbeknownst to the mayors and local residents.
Of the Orlando incident, CBS-Orlando reported, “The attack is now the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.”
In an interview with Fox News’s Bret Baier on Sunday, Florida Sen. Bill Nelson (D) commented to Baier that a definitive connection to the terror group ISIS could not yet be made, then added, “What is happening to our country? We are going to have to dig down deep and ask ourselves who we are as a people. We’ve got to think of ourselves as the common denominator of Americans, not a hyphenated American off on some cause, and that’s what we’ve got to explore deep inside…”
Many believe that Obama is a Muslim or has strong Muslim sympathies in contrast to his claim of being a Christian.
More information on the attack can be found here. At a White House Iftar dinner last June, Obama lauded “several young Muslim Americans who were making an impact here in the U.S. and around the world. He applauded Samantha Elauf, who was determined to defend her right to wear a hijab on the job. She took her case all the way to the Supreme Court and won. He cheered Zaid Ahmed, a 16-year-old who founded Redefy, a website that pushes back against harmful stereotypes.”
Writing at Breitbart, the Center for Security Policy Founder and President Frank Gaffney responded to the attack with “The Islamic State and al Qaeda have both called for individual jihadists to use the month of Ramadan, which began on June 6th, to attack Americans in this country.”
The New York Post reported that Mateen pledged allegiance to the barbaric terrorist organization ISIS before carrying out the attack.
Of the attack at the Orlando nightclub, Florida Gov. Rick Scott said that it was “clearly an act of terror.” The incident is now said to be the largest mass killing in the history of the United States.