Late Saturday night the religion of Islam reared its ugly head and America will be forever changed because of it.
In the most violent mass shooting in American history, Muslim terrorist Omar Mateen walked himself into an Orlando, Florida gay nightclub and shot 50 people to death while wounding 53 others.
The latest news reports say that Mateen was a religious man who had pledged allegiance to the terrorists at ISIS.
Rep. Schiff, who is always cautious, says Dept. of Homeland Security told him Orlando shooter made pledge of allegiance to Islamic State.
— Damian Paletta (@damianpaletta) June 12, 2016
Mateen and his father had both been known to the FBI, but his father argues that the attack had nothing to do with Islam; it was only a response to Mateen having recently watched two gay men kiss each other. (Someone should explain to the father that his violent reaction to such an incident is an outgrowth of his zealous support of Sharia Law and Islam.)
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…
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.”
Mateen’s parent are from Afghanistan but he was not very religious, she said, adding that he “seemed like a normal human being.”
Mateen’s father Mir Seddique told NBC News that the sight of two men kissing angered his son.
“We are saying we are apologizing for the whole incident,” the father added. “We weren’t aware of any action he is taking. We are in shock like the whole country.”
The attack, he said, “has nothing to do with religion.” However, Pete Williams of NBC News reported that Mateen called 911 and swore his allegiance to al-Baghdadi of ISIS before the shooting massacre.
President Obama, Democrat lawmakers, and their partners in the media have been quick to focus their attention not on Mateen’s Muslim faith but on the fact that he used guns to kill his victims.
Instead, liberals should be keying in on the most important issue at play here.
Mateen was a Muslim who hated homosexuals because his religious beliefs told him to.
The massacre is not simply an attack on the LGBT community — it’s an assault on every American. Our political differences may keep us divided but the truth is that the Muslim terrorist threat wants us all dead…gay, straight, white, black, conservative, liberal. Our political leaders, and the pundits in the media would do well to remember this.
As David French at the National Review Online explains, this most recent orgy of violence is just more proof that we must redouble our efforts to destroy Islamic jihadism.
This is what happens when the world gives jihad oxygen. It thrives on carnage, and each new attack is seen as a glorious victory for the cause. But when we inflict the carnage, jihad tends to retreat. Americans have an exactly opposite understanding of the role of death in the jihadist project. We think that our military success merely creates more martyrs. This is wrong. Jihadists love their own deaths when it is in a victorious cause, not when they are pulverized and defeated by superior forces. So long as they have hope and can create the impression of momentum and success, recruits will flow. When they flee the battlefield, and their black flags burn, the cause craters.
We know this because we’ve done it before. We’ve seen it happen with our own eyes. By the close of the Surge in Iraq, the enemy was spent — demoralized and on the run. Recruits weren’t flowing in, suicide bombers were more difficult to recruit, and a shattered nation began to return to its own version of normal.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the families, friends, and loved ones of the victims of the violence.
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