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Breaking: FIFTY people were murdered this morning in an Orlando gay bar by a gunman with an assault rifle, a handgun and a "device."
The 2 a.m. attack was “well organized and well prepared," said local cops as FBI officials painted the attack as domestic terror. The shooter, who was not from the Orlando area, may have had “leanings” toward radical Islam, Special Agent Danny Banks revealed.
Cops killed the lone gunman and and found multiple victims dead inside the Pulse nightclub, about four hours after the closing time bloodbath sparked a tense standoff with police.
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Omar Saddiqui Mateen is an American of Afghani descent and has been identified officially as the jihadi who carried out this attack.
The suspect behind the gay nightclub shooting in Orlando, which left dozens dead and injured, has been identified as 29-year-old US citizen Omar Mateen, born to Afghan parents, US media reported. The CBS network added that the FBI is currently checking whether he was linked to extremists.
His father explains that we should not blame his religion. Its just that his son became upset when he saw two men kissing. So he felt it was worth losing his life to police gunfire in order to kill as many homosexuals as possible. Nothing to do with Islam at all.
Mir Seddique, Mateen's father told NBC News, "this has nothing to do with religion." Seddique said his son got angry when he saw two men kissing in Miami a couple of months ago and thinks that may be related to the shooting.
The suspected Islamic extremist who slaughtered at least 50 people after taking party-goers hostage inside a gay club in Orlando was 'angry after seeing two men kissing'.
Law enforcement sources have identified the shooter, who was wielding an AR-15 assault rifle and a handgun, as US citizen Omar Mateen, 29, 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.
At least 50 people were killed and 53 others were injured in the shooting in the deadliest mass shooting in US history.
On the official Facebook event page the organizers stated the following:
“Jew, Christian, Muslim, Native Canadians and all other communities in solidarity with the civilian victims of global Zionism, Imperialism, occupation, neocolonialism, racism, Islamophobia, takfirism and oppression, for the sake of truth.
“Say NO to this grave injustice and be a part of the tens of millions around the globe raising their voice for the voiceless.”
Let us hope that Toronto and Canadian authorities are examining these groups and this event in the appropriate way given today's attack in Florida.
Omar Mateen's background:
Registered Democrat. Only worth pointing out really, because any connection between an anti-social act and the Republicans is broadcast from the muezzin as fast and loudly as possible.
Peter Schiff, top Democrat in house select committee on intelligence, speaks to the Islamic terror aspects of this attack.