We know that the shooter in Orlando, Omar Mateen, has ties to ISIS. He called ISIS in the moments before the attack pledging allegiance to al-Baghdadi. ISIS has taken credit for the attack this afternoon via their official ‘news’ station.
Omar was screaming Allahu Akbar in the street and again in the nightclub according to law enforcement and witnesses.
This terrorist was known to the FBI though that didn’t do much good. Mateen made threatening and made radical Islamic comments to colleagues. The FBI investigated but couldn’t verify. Again in 2014, his contact with a suicide terrorist and his positive comments about the Boston bombes were deemed minimal. He was able to get a gun permit because the FBI closed the investigation.
Instead of new gun laws, perhaps they should tighten up the ones they have.
There was another potential terrorist armed to the teeth and arrested in California. He was on his way to the Los Angeles Gay Pride Parade. No one is talking about that except to say there’s nothing to worry about.
The term ‘lone wolf’ is a pitiful term which our administration is using to deflect from the reality of it. Lone wolf terrorism is what terrorism is today and all these attacks are all tied to the ideology of radical Islam.
Donald Trump asked this:
Is President Obama going to finally mention the words radical Islamic terrorism? If he doesn’t he should immediately resign in disgrace!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2016
Of course Obama did not. You can listen to his speech here. We knew it was terrorism early this morning at 8 a.m. when the Orlando police and FBI agent Ron Hopper said it likely was.
All Hillary would say was this:
Woke up to hear the devastating news from FL. As we wait for more information, my thoughts are with those affected by this horrific act. -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 12, 2016
She also criticized Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick for saying “We reap what we sow”, suggesting he meant that it was because the victims were LGBTs when he clearly meant that we are ignoring the terror threat. She can’t help herself. All she cares about is politics and she is a liar.
What will it take to get this administration to call the threat what it is and deal with it? How many have to die?
The father of Omar Mateen tried to say it had nothing to do with the religion. His son didn’t like the gay people kissing in the streets, he said. Deportation would be a great idea in his case.
Even though we knew it was likely a radical Islamic terror attack the Orlando state senator suggested it was about guns.
This is from earlier today:
Also earlier today, an imam tried to say the media shouldn’t sensationalize this. FIFTY people are DEAD! FIFTY-THREE are wounded. He called it a tragedy and said it’s another mass shooting we have to do something about as if guns are the problem.