Allen B. West

SICK: This is how the Muslim world is responding to Orlando massacre…

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Remember when Donald Trump came under fire for claiming that he witnessed Muslims celebrating the September 11th attacks? Well, his particular story may have had a few holes in it, but among those celebrating was Omar Mateen, the Orlando shooter.

After Mateen’s massacre, he’s attracted a number of fans in the Muslim world of his own, and not just among Jihadists.

The Daily Mail reports: A Turkish newspaper with links to the country’s president has published a homophobic headline calling those who died in the Orlando mass shooting ‘perverts’ and ‘deviants’. Yeni Akit, a right-wing newspaper which has supported the likes of Al-Qaeda in the past, broke news of the attack with the headline: ‘Death toll rises to 50 in bar where perverted homosexuals go!’ The headline has caused a backlash online, where it has been suggested that the exclamation mark indicates that the paper is celebrating the attack, rather than condemning it.

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And that’s just the media. Celebrations of the attack could be found all over the comments section of Al Jazeera’s Arabic-language Facebook page. The Daily Caller writes that: The comments were first pointed out by Iraqi-born human rights activist Faisal Saeed Al Mutar, who tweeted: “Go to Al Jazeera Arabic Facebook page and read the comments about the #Orlando attacks and you will see 1000s of people celebrating. #qatar.”

Pakistani-Canadian writer Ali Rizvi quickly followed up with a screenshot of the top comments on an Al Jazeera video about the Orlando attack. Rizvi included the caption: “Thousands at @AlJazeera Arabic FB page celebrating #Orlando attacks.”

Here’s just a sampling of those comments:



There was one sane commenter that expressed concern that killing innocent people in the name of Allah could give their religion a bad name, and as you can see below, not a single person “liked” that comment.


As conservative pundit Milo Yiannopoulos perfectly put it yesterday; for gays, there’s a thin line between Islam and radical Islam.

[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]

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