Here’s an interesting development in the Orlando shooting story. And by interesting, I mean something that we all saw coming. According to a local news station, they have proof the Orlando shooter was not only Islamic but a fan of ISIS. Apparently he called in and had a short conversation with one of the producers.
The caller [identified himself as the shooter] then said he had carried out the Pulse attack for the Islamic State and began speaking quickly in Arabic. “I did it for ISIS,” the caller said, according to Gentili, “I did it for the Islamic State.”
FBI agents would not confirm whether it was the gunman on the phone with the producer, but the TV station’s managing editor matched the incoming phone number to Mateen [the shooter]. The timing and content of the call also appears to make sense.
Obviously, since this information has yet to be confirmed, all of this alleged. What we do know is that the shooter was definitely a Muslim who was “repulsed” by gays. As are most Muslims (Orlando Imam on Gays: ‘Death is the Sentence…’). No surprise there.
Still, whether or not Mateen was an ISIS constituent himself doesn’t change the fact that he was emboldened by Islamic ideology. At the end of the day, the dude was doing it for the glory of Allah. Also, possibly because he couldn’t reconcile the fact that he was ALLEGEDLY gay himself (see REPORT: Islamic Orlando Terrorist Might Have Been Gay Himself). Solution? Shoot the gays. He must have learned a thing or two from Saudi Arabia. He traded in his closet full of sweater vests for a bomb vest. They shall tempt him with their smart-casual fashion no longer.
Once more with feeling: Islam, as it currently stands, is diametrically opposed to freedom. Including the freedom for men to play hide the sausage with other. The media is doing its darnedest to cover up the murderer’s real motive of ISIS support, and instead blame the gun owners of America.
In the midst of this tragedy, it’s vital to remember his belief system spurred on the shooting. That means no, not the gun. Whether or not the Orlando shooter considered himself “moderate” or “extremist,” some would argue, is irrelevant…