Pulse Club Shooting Update

@DWDavis (11147)
Pikeville, North Carolina
June 12, 2016 12:59pm CST
In a news release I just read regarding the shooting last night at the Orlando nightclub, Pulse, at least 50 are dead, 53 more have been hospitalized, and the shooter, who was killed by police, is a young Muslim man who appears to have been homophobic and may have had ties to radical Islam. Immediately prior to the shooting, he called 911 and swore allegiance to the Islamic State, more appropriately known as Daesh. The shooter's father has said his son had been disturbed by seeing two men kissing in Miami and that may have been the beginning of the plan to attack the nightclub. The father, however, insists that his religion had nothing to do with the attack. Law enforcement officials are calling this an act of domestic terrorism. Do you agree with that categorization? Do you believe the young Muslim committed the act because he'd been radicalized? Are you afraid this might be the latest in a series of lone wolf attacks by radicalized Muslims here in the US?
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@paigea (21010)
• Canada
12 Jun 16
I have no guesses what was in that man's brain. I know enough Muslims to believe it is not part of their religion to behave that way.
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
12 Jun 16
Islam, while not the religion of peace some claim it to be, certainly prohibits the killing of innocent, unarmed men and women. Only in the twisted, sick philosophy of Daesh and Al Qaeda is such a thing encouraged.
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• United States
12 Jun 16
@paigea Islam does not consider Homosexuality as acceptable. It has within it a clear tenant to kill Homosexuals. Sadly I do not believe that this attack was completely about the LGBT community. It is an attack inspired by Radical Islam.
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
13 Jun 16
@Berniezeitler This young radical was looking for a way to justify committing such an act to himself and found the justification in Islam's view on homosexuals.
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@Hatley (157527)
• Garden Grove, California
12 Jun 16
I see nothing in the Muslin religion to make me think they are gentle lams they most of them are killers,I do not trust any Muslim now
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
12 Jun 16
I can understand how the public examples we've had of late could make you feel that way, but I must tell you've I've had many Muslim students over the years and none of them have grown up to be violent or radical.
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@Hatley (157527)
• Garden Grove, California
12 Jun 16
@DWDavis then its the radicals not the ordinary muslim that helps
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@garymarsh6 (12103)
• United Kingdom
12 Jun 16
We heard here about it first thing this morning. It is terrible those poor kids. RIP. I do not know what to call it apart from evil and wicked. I hope he burns in hell.
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@SIMPLYD (74802)
• Philippines
13 Jun 16
I heard it on the news and i was surprised at the might be reason the father said . If that is the reason , then no one is safe with Muslims like him around .
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
13 Jun 16
Reports are coming out now that a radical imam spoke recently in Florida and told the audience of Muslims that killing homosexuals was akin to a kindness and the duty of every Muslim. Also, the shooter was known to at least one Federal agency as having ties to radical Islamic terror groups.
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@SIMPLYD (74802)
• Philippines
13 Jun 16
@DWDavis It's so sad that because of his hate for those people , other innocents people were killed too .
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@EddieHands (32151)
• United States
13 Jun 16
What ever the reasons this was evil Also they investigated him 2 times? Why didn't they take him down when they knew he was a bad guy?
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
13 Jun 16
I've only recently learned that he was already on the governments radar as a radical with terrorist ties. Someone is going to be losing their job over the fact that he was a known threat and not stopped.
@teamfreak16 (35046)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Jun 16
I've been reading Facebook comments. I finally had to shut it down. Nothing but pure hatred being spewed.
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
13 Jun 16
I've not gone on FB since the Pulse attack and I can only imagine the things being posted.
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• India
12 Jun 16
Why can't people find reasons to love and live in harmony? Why find so many reasons for hatred?
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