The terrorist in the attack on the Orlando gay nightclub has been identified.
Police identified the attacker as Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old from Port St. Lucie, Florida – more than 100 miles away from Pulse. His family is from Afghanistan, while Mateen is believed to have been born in the United States.
Mr Mateen, who is said by the FBI to have “leanings” towards extremism and Islamic State, was involved with a stand-off with officers for around three hours before SWAT teams stormed the building and shot him dead.
The left is frustrated as, yet again, the terrorist is not a White southern Christian who bought his weapons from the NRA. That would have been a Grand Slam, of course. But belonging to even one of those categories would have been an excuse to condemn all members of those groups by implication.
Instead, there will be an effort in the media to assure as that he was a “lone wolf,” and that his actions are completely contrary to the peaceful religion of Mohammedism. It’s the “No True Muslim” defense. I understand the police even hauled an Imam to the press conference to assure everyone that violence in Islam is all but unheard of.
Dylann Roof: White southerner. All symbols, remembrances, and memorials to the Confederacy must be eradicated.
Omar Saddiqui Mateen: Self-radicalized lone wolf. We must guard against backlash.
And then, Donald Trump’s rhetoric will be blamed, if it hasn’t been blamed already.
Sorry I have to go there, but we’ve seen this show before, and we can always guess the ending from the first act.
This is a horrible event. But we live in an extremely unsensible time with a corrupt media and a corrupt Government. One way or another, every horrible event will be twisted to support a corrupt leftist agenda. Acknowledging that fact may be insensitive to the victims, but it the only sensible thing for people who care about liberty to do.
Meanwhile, the Obama Administration continues to import 250,000 Mohammedan immigrants and refugees into the country every year; which we can totally afford to do since jobs are so plentiful and the Government has so much extra money laying around. And if there are a few rotten figs among the “widows and orphans,” that’s OK because the DHS and the FBI are doing such a fantastic job at stopping Muslim “lone wolf” terror attacks.
Update: “No one could have predicted this, it could have happened anywhere” said the Imam at the Press Conference. I would take that as a warning.
Update: Mir Seddique, Mateen’s father told NBC, “This has nothing to do with religion.”.
Seddique said his son became angry when he saw two men kissing in Miami a few months ago. He believes that incident may be related to Sunday’s shooting.