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"Congressman Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, said in a press release that the attack appears to be an “ISIS-inspired act of terrorism.”

 

He said Mateen declared his allegiance to ISIS before the assault, according to local law enforcement. Schiff is the ranking member on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and said he received a preliminary briefing on the attack.

 

“This attack is so painfully reminiscent of the terrible attack at the Batlaclan Theatre in Paris, and other ISIS-inspired attacks in recent years,” Schiff said. “The fact that this shooting took place during Ramadan and that ISIS leadership in Raqqa has been urging attacks during this time, that the target was an LGBT night club during Pride … Whether this attack was also ISIS-directed, remains to be determined.”"

 

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You kum-ba-ya types can continue to think what you want, regarding these animals.   Personally, I feel they should be eradicated.

What does the word Gay in the title have do with anything.  Gay, 20 people are dead who cares about their sexual preference at this point.  The US as a nation until we are the point of saying 20 peopl

This story from last week may turn out to be related.   ISIS 'kill list' targets Palm Beach, Treasure Coast residents: Ex-FBI agent http://news3lv.com/news/nation-world/isis-kill-list-targets-palm-b

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"Islamic State sympathizers on Twitter have begun to tweet anti-LGBT messages with the hashtag #Pulse following the shooting at the Orlando nightclub where 50 people were killed by gunman Omar Mateen."

http://heavy.com/news/2016/06/omar-mateen-pulse-orlando-florida-shooting-gunman-attack-isis-islamic-state-pulse-tweets-twitter-claims-screenshots/

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The gunman is a U.S. citizen, but his family is from Afghanistan originally. Mir Seddique, the suspected shooter’s father, told NBC News that the shooting had “nothing to do with religion.” He also said Mateen got angry when he saw two men kissing in downtown Miami a couple of months ago and that he thinks that may have been a trigger in the shooting.

 
“We are apologizing for the whole incident,” he told NBC News. “We weren’t aware of any action he [was] taking. We are in shock like the whole country.”

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"Mateen had active security officer and firearm licenses, according to Florida records, and his family said he worked in security.

 

Investigators told NBC News that the FBI was looking into Mateen three years ago because of a statement he had made about radical Islamic propaganda. Law enforcement officials [told] NBC News that Mateen swore allegiance to the leader of ISIS on a 911 phone call shortly before the shooting."

 

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/orlando-nightclub-massacre/orlando-nightclub-shooting-emergency-services-respond-reports-gunman-n590446

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"During his deadly shooting rampage in a nightclub Sunday, officials say the Orlando shooter pledged allegiance to ISIS and referred to the Boston Marathon bombers, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

 

Massachusetts State Police said Sunday they learned of the reference during a conference call with federal officials. CNN reports the Boston Marathon bombing reference came during a 911 call the shooter made more than 20 minutes into the attack."

 

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The shooter's father is an Afghan Muslim radical and Taliban supporter:

 

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/06/12/florida-nightclub-shooter-had-made-threats-in-past-reports-claim.html?intcmp=hpbt1

 

"The elder Mateen once voiced support for the Taliban and denounced Pakistan while hosting a television show on a California-based channel called Payam-e-Afghan, the Washington Post reported.

 

"Our brothers in Waziristan, our warrior brothers in Taliban movement, and national Afghan Taliban are rising up,” he says in one of dozens of videos posted on YouTube under his name. “Inshallah the Durand line issue will be solved soon.”

 

The "Durand line issue" refers to the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan and is a sensitive subject especially for members of the Pashtun ethnic group, according to the Post."

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http://fox8.com/2016/06/12/police-helmet-saves-officers-life-in-tragic-orlando-shooting/

Helmet saves officer’s life in tragic Orlando shooting

 

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Law enforcement sources told CNN that the suspect involved in the deadly shooting in Orlando had possible explosive devices strapped to his body and in his vehicle, but a U.S. official said later that no explosives were found.

 
At least nine officers were involved in the shootout, Mina said. Several coroner vans were seen traveling toward the nightclub.
 
50 people were killed inside Pulse, a gay nightclub, Orlando Police Chief John Mina and other officials said Sunday morning, just hours after a shooter opened fire in what appears to be the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
 
At least 53 more people were injured, he said. Police have shot and killed the gunman, Mina told reporters.
 
One officer suffered an eye injury when a bullet struck his Kevlar helmet, said Danny Banks, special agent in charge of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Orlando bureau. The helmet saved the officer’s life, Banks said.
 
The shooter is not from the Orlando area, Mina said. He has been identified as Omar Saddiqui Mateen, 29, of Fort Pierce, about 120 miles southeast of Orlando, two law enforcement officials tell CNN.
 
Orlando authorities said they consider the violence an act of domestic terror. The FBI is involved. While investigators are exploring all angles, they “have suggestions the individual has leanings towards (Islamic terrorism), but right now we can’t say definitely,” said Ron Hopper, assistant special agent in charge of the FBI’s Orlando bureau.
 
Authorities are also looking into the possibility the attack was a hate crime, a law enforcement source told CNN.
 
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Tragic and I hope one day this type of nonsense ends........but in the meantime we need to find out if in fact ISIS was involved and if the were, or as far as I am concerned were not, involved bring them some serious pain.

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"According to the agent, Mateen twice came to the attention of investigators in 2013 and 2014 over alleged links to Islamist extremists. "The FBI first became aware of Mateen in 2013 when he made inflammatory comments to co-workers alleging possible terrorist ties," he told reporters. "The FBI thoroughly investigated the matter including interviews with witnesses, physical surveillance and records checks.

 

"In the course of the investigation Mateen was interviewed twice. Ultimately we were unable to verify the substance of his comments and the investigation was closed." Later, he was interviewed by agents investigating his contacts with Moner Mohammad Abusalha, a fellow Floridian and the first US citizen to carry out a suicide bombing in Syria.

 

"We determined the contact was minimal and did not constitute a substantive relationship or a threat at that time," Hopper told reporters. Asked how Mateen had been able to hold a Florida gun license and to legally purchase two guns shortly before the attack, Hopper said simply that the investigation into his supposed radical ties had been "inconclusive.""

 

http://thepeninsulaqatar.com/news/international/384832/fbi-orlando-gunman-had-been-probed-for-ties-to-bomber

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What does the word Gay in the title have do with anything.  Gay, 20 people are dead who cares about their sexual preference at this point.  The US as a nation until we are the point of saying 20 people are killed we will never progress.   

 

Would we say 20 dead at a Hetorsexual club?

Would we say 20 dead at a Black Club?

Would we say 20 dead at a White Club?

 

Then why?  It makes for good news..  Tired of this and feel for the families that lost loved ones.  

 

"a black club"

Well, yeah, that would be the headline in that case as well.

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 My heart goes out to all involved in this crazy act, multiply the 50 reported killed and the 53 reported injured by the number of relatives and friends and the number of people affected will be in the thousands. 

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At least 50 people are dead and more than 50 others wounded after a gunman opened fire and took hostages at a gay club in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday morning.


The shooter was identified by several law enforcement sources as Omar Mateen, 29.


The massacre — which is now the worst mass shooting in the history of the United States — began when the gunman stormed the Pulse Nightclub about 2 a.m., with an AR-15 type rifle and a handgun, officials said.


He was shot dead about three hours later when a SWAT team entered the club, police said.


 


what is this world coming to 


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hayabusa

It smells false flag

what is false about 50 people dieing  and 53 people being injured 

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Or maybe the club owner's jilted lover came back with a weapon.  Or maybe some nutcase saw a large group and decided to kill some.  Just because it's a homo club doesn't make it a hate crime.  Prayers to the injured and the families involved.

Do u want to change your post? It is a hate crime and guess by who? You have one guess

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