“San Bernardino, California, December 14, 2015. Two radical Islamists, Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, shot and murdered 14 people and injured 22 others at an office holiday party.”
The FBI has NOT concluded a motivation for the shootings so repeating it as a “terrorist” attack is irresponsible. We have as much information for Adam Lanza’s motive in murdering kids in Sandy Hook and have not arbitrarily assigned a motive to his actions.
“Orlando, Florida, June 12, 2016. Omar Mateen, 29, opened fire at a gay nightclub, killing 49 and injuring 53. The FBI investigated Mateen twice before his rampage, but did not take any substantive action. Officials believe Mateen was self-radicalized but he pledged fealty to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi before his death. “The real muslims will never accept the filthy ways of the west,” Mateen posted on his Facebook page after committing his heinous act at Pulse nightclub. “I pledge my alliance to (ISIS leader) abu bakr al Baghdadi..may Allah accept me,” he wrote.”
Mateen was a homosexual that realized his secret was in danger of being revealed to his homophobic family and wife. He went to that gay bar several times, which is 120 miles from his home and typical behavior of someone hiding an orientation they do not wish to share. Even a former classmate from ten years ago, who is now out of the closet, knew Mateen was gay but not ready to go public. He cited allegiance to three different groups, all of whom were enemies of each other and that is why his “pledges” to Islam were not credible. Finally, the cops shot people and they admitted they dont know how many they may have killed, or wounded. Based on the physical evidence, they fired as many, if not more bullets than Mateen himself. He did it to avoid being labeled as gay and that is why he chose a gay bar 120 miles away from his home.
“ The FBI said numerous witnesses heard Adan yelling “Allahu akbar!” and “Islam! Islam!” during the rampage.”
Not reliable as we know at least 12 people claimed there was shooting at an LA airport when nobody fired a single shot.
Trump is not the problem. We are the problem for collectively allowing terrorism to be defined only by some tenuous connection to Islam.
Terrorists tell people why they are killing people, like Dylan Roof, Jim Adkisson, or James Jackson. Nobody can commit a terrorist attack unless they disclose the reasons lining up with the FBI’s definition of terrorism.
We need to stop giving people like Trump power by permitting a system designed to blame a religion because it fits an over all global agenda.