You’ll notice there’s been a scramble to blame the Orlando shooting on anything except Islam.It’s homophobia. It’s a symptom of America’s gun culture. It’s a hate crime.
It wasn’t. It was ISIS. The New York Post reports: The shooter who killed at least 50 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando has been identified as Omar Mateen, law enforcement sources told The Post.Mateen was a U.S. citizen with no apparent criminal history, was born to Afghan parents in New York in 1986 and was living in Port St. Lucie, Fla., sources said.
Omar Mateen had committed himself to ISIS before carrying out the bloodiest mass murder in US history at a gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday, federal officials said.
NBC reports, “The gunman…had called 911 moments before to pledge allegiance to the leader of ISIS, law enforcement sources told NBC News. Shooter Omar Mateen, 29, appeared to be a follower of ISIS propaganda and referenced the Tsarnaev brothers, who carried out the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013, at the scene, sources said.”
And if that doesn’t convince you – ISIS has officially claimed credit for the attacks.
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) June 12, 2016
The case is settled. We can’t solve a problem without correctly diagnosing it, and if political correctness continues to interfere with reality, we will never see the end to attacks like this.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]