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A Blow to the Narrative

Posted by V the K at 11:39 am - March 6, 2018.
Filed under: Gay Victimization

The Narrative that Omar Mateen chose ‘The Pulse’ nightclub for his massacre out of anti-gay bigotry (or, alternately, because he was a closeted homo) seems to be at odds with what the investigation revealed.

Much of the evidence regarding Mateen’s motives has remained under seal and thus unavailable for public review. But this afternoon, Salman’s lawyers filed a motion to preclude the admissibility of certain evidence and, in doing so, provided a meaningful glimpse into many of the facts that are clearly at odds with the long-standing, prevailing view that Mateen’s motive, at least in part, was to attack a gay club and murder LGBTs. That includes searches on Mateen’s phones during the week of the attack in which he was attempting to choose his target by searching generically for soft targets in the form of popular tourist locations or simply “nightclubs, Orlando” — not “gay nightclubs” or “LGBT clubs.”

By repeatedly emphasizing this anti-gay motive, U.S. media reports had the effect, if not the intent, of obscuring what appears to have been Mateen’s overriding, arguably exclusive motive: a desire for retribution and deterrence toward U.S. violence in Muslim countries.

So, he wasn’t an “Anti-Gay Hate Crime,” and the massacre at Pulse was not proof of “America’s Homophobic Conservative Culture” as reported by CNN, ABC NewsTime, Esquire, Slate, the Chicago Tribune, the Huffingpaint Post, the UK Telegraph, the UK Independent, and … naturally… the New York Times.  No, it was just an Islamic Supremacist who set out to murder infidels as the Quran instructs.

Hey, and remember, the FBI interviewed Omar Mateen twice and decided he wasn’t a threat.

Oh, here’s a picture of Omar’s dad at a Hillary Clinton campaign event a few weeks after his massacre.

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7 Comments

  1. Why this matters –
    As a member of the Orlando community, the outpouring of concern and love for Pulse victims was tremendous. They were members of our community and we dropped everything to help.

    But rather than view the attack as something on the Orlando community, it was narrowed down to an attack on the LGBT community. It wasn’t.

    As a terrorist attack, I’m just as likely a target as they are. As a Hate Crime, only LGBTs are the target.

    It may be petty, I don’t know, but it divided the community. Orlando Strong is only Orlando Gay Strong. It isn’t about Orlando at all. Fear was only for the gay community. Not all of us.

    Comment by Christina — March 6, 2018 @ 12:12 pm - March 6, 2018

  2. Seriously? That’s his relative at a campaign rally? I have a problem with that… I don’t know why. But I do.

    Comment by RGB — March 6, 2018 @ 1:21 pm - March 6, 2018

  3. I’m starting to seriously question what Our Betters at the FBI consider an actual threat.

    Comment by John — March 6, 2018 @ 1:22 pm - March 6, 2018

  4. The gay is just one of the usual attack groups for the Muslim, but only among some of the earlier groups. Like Jews, the gay can be a warming of what will come finally for every non-Muslim.

    But don’t tell the multicultural LGBT queer, non-Cis, etc. leftist door mat for yet more Muslims. They KNOW – no matter how much we have yet another Muslim attack.

    Too bad – the country won’t hear all the details about this Muslim, his family, his wife – and his ‘faith’ community. And that both local and faith-wide. Islam is as bad as Nazism and communism, and in fact – perhaps even worse.

    However,

    Comment by Dav — March 6, 2018 @ 3:50 pm - March 6, 2018

  5. @3 islam is Marxism with a god. it is their world and nobody else has a right to be here.

    Comment by salg — March 6, 2018 @ 4:45 pm - March 6, 2018

  6. @4 Why yes. Not that the Muslim thinks that way. Maybe, the leftist does – but maybe not. Regardless, the results are just about the same. The lose of freedom for the individual.

    And there IS no individual within Islam. Just the ‘community’; like communism. And just like communism, a fight for control of the ‘community’.

    This is, I think, something you either understand or don’t understand. And here we are.

    Comment by Dav — March 6, 2018 @ 5:11 pm - March 6, 2018

  7. @1 – Christina – the narrative is designed to squash any sense of unity within the population.

    I figured it was an “anti-gay” attack simply because gay clubs aren’t nearly as common as non-gay clubs. But it remains that Orlando, everyone, suffered a blow.

    I used to live in OK and remember where I was when the Murrah building was bombed. While I’m no fan of gov’t (common at the time in red state OK), all normal people felt a punch in the gut, anger at the perps, and deep sorrow for our fellow citizens whose lives were wrecked by the wicked people that pulled it off.

    And even then, the left was blaming everyone from George Will to Rush Limbaugh to wingnuts no one had ever heard of trying to split the population.

    Look at the latest Florida shooting: we’ve already forgotten all about the victims and their friends & family – blaming, instead, the NRA and its deplorable *individuals* that are members.

    Comment by KCRob — March 6, 2018 @ 6:10 pm - March 6, 2018

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