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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 09:43 AM

The Orlando shooter was of Afghani descent

Suspected Islamic extremist shoots dead at least 20 at Florida gay club after bursting in 'wearing a suicide vest' and taking hostages - injuring a further 42 - before he is killed in shootout



The suspected Islamic extremist who killed about 20 people after taking party-goers hostage inside a gay club in Orlando has been identified.

Law enforcement sources have identified the shooter, who was wielding an assault rifle and a handgun, as US citizen Omar Mateen, from Port St. Lucie in Florida.

The gunman, who was born to Afghan parents, was carrying a suspicious device, possibly a suicide vest, when he opened fire on the dance floor inside Pulse in the early hours of this morning.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3637414/Everyone-running-Gunman-bursts-gay-nightclub-Florida-shoots-20-people-taking-hostages.html

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Reply The Orlando shooter was of Afghani descent (Original post)
Renew Deal Jun 2016 OP
sufrommich Jun 2016 #1
TheCowsCameHome Jun 2016 #4
pangaia Jun 2016 #6
TheCowsCameHome Jun 2016 #11
DesertRat Jun 2016 #24
sufrommich Jun 2016 #7
TheCowsCameHome Jun 2016 #13
trumad Jun 2016 #12
Post removed Jun 2016 #14
kpete Jun 2016 #18
Daniel537 Jun 2016 #19
TimeToEvolve Jun 2016 #21
rug Jun 2016 #25
Name removed Jun 2016 #28
philosslayer Jun 2016 #2
Kurska Jun 2016 #3
Joe the Revelator Jun 2016 #5
sufrommich Jun 2016 #8
Humanist_Activist Jun 2016 #10
Captain Stern Jun 2016 #22
auntpurl Jun 2016 #9
Renew Deal Jun 2016 #15
auntpurl Jun 2016 #17
apcalc Jun 2016 #29
auntpurl Jun 2016 #30
kpete Jun 2016 #16
NutmegYankee Jun 2016 #23
rug Jun 2016 #26
Travis_0004 Jun 2016 #27
malaise Jun 2016 #20
maryellen99 Jun 2016 #31
red dog 1 Jun 2016 #32

Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 09:45 AM

1. Prepare for Trump going ballistic over this.

He's going to whip up the Muslim hate like nobody's business.

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Response to sufrommich (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 09:51 AM

4. Why shouldn't he?

This shit has got to be stopped, no matter who is doing it.

I'm beyond sick and tired of it, too.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 09:53 AM

6. So he should drum up hatred of Muslims? Is that what you are saying?

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Response to pangaia (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 10:00 AM

11. No, of course not.

I'm saying I'm outraged by these senseless killing sprees.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 10:23 AM

24. So are we all. What's the solution?

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 09:53 AM

7. Should we deport all Muslims and stop Muslims

from entering the country?

Because that's what Trump wants to do.

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Response to sufrommich (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 10:00 AM

13. That's Trump.

Not me.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 10:00 AM

12. Wow!

 

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Response to Post removed (Reply #14)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 10:04 AM

18. & one just for you:

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Response to kpete (Reply #18)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 10:05 AM

19. That never happened. Nice internet meme tho. n/t

 

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Response to Post removed (Reply #14)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 10:12 AM

21. all religion causes this kind of shit! the OKC terrorist was whacko fundy christian!

the only legit way forward is scientific rationalism!

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Response to sufrommich (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 10:25 AM

25. It's already started in here.

 

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 09:50 AM

2. American citizen

 

Born and raised in the US. For all we know he was a recent participant at a Donald Trump rally.

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Response to philosslayer (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 09:51 AM

3. Yeah okay

Suuuuuuuuuure

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Response to philosslayer (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 09:51 AM

5. Come on, man.

 

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Response to philosslayer (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 09:53 AM

8. Not likely.nt

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Response to philosslayer (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 09:58 AM

10. Doubtful. n/t

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Response to philosslayer (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 10:17 AM

22. A non-white guy at a Trump rally? Surely, you jest. nt

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 09:57 AM

9. Ok, first of all this is the Daily Mail, the rag for isolationists in the UK

They hate foreigners as much as any Trump supporter.

Second, the language they use "Islamic extremist" with a "suspected" tacked on there just to cover their asses, is inflammatory and may not reflect the situation in any realistic way.

And finally, the Dems need to link this incident strongly to gun control (which is entirely the problem) no matter who is wielding the fucking thing or the Trumpster is going to get a bump in the polls.

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Response to auntpurl (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 10:01 AM

15. Your post tells the story. It's about politically exploiting the situation, but only the right way.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #15)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 10:04 AM

17. You're damned right it is.

We have to have sensible gun control and I don't care WHAT the fuck we have to exploit to get it. There are dead bodies all over a club in Florida because this horrific person was able to get hold of a gun in the United States of America.

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Response to auntpurl (Reply #17)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 10:30 AM

29. I do not tie these shooting to mental illness

I tie them to religious extremism.

Notice I am NOT saying any particular religion.

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Response to apcalc (Reply #29)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 10:31 AM

30. I'm sorry, you are absolutely right.

I am going to edit my post. I WORK in mental health, I fucking know better too. I am horrified by this and didn't think before I posted. Thank you very much for the reminder.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 10:03 AM

16. Ali Quote:

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Response to kpete (Reply #16)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 10:19 AM

23. He was a good man.

I had the pleasure of touring the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville last year.

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Response to kpete (Reply #16)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 10:26 AM

26. Outstanding!

 

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Response to kpete (Reply #16)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 10:27 AM

27. Ali never said that.

 

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 10:08 AM

20. He is a homegrown terrorist

born in New York in 1989 so clearly his parents migrated decades ago.

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Response to malaise (Reply #20)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 10:32 AM

31. His parents probably came here to escape the Soviets nt

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 06:28 PM

32. The right-wing whackos are claiming that he was a registered Democrat,

Info-Wars, Snopes.com, and one called "Zero Hedge" all are saying that.

Does anyone know of a CREDIBLE source claiming he was, indeed, "a registered Democrat"?

I find that hard to believe, given the insanity of his father, who supports the Talliban and who has claimed to be the "President of Afghanistan"

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