Omar Mateen is considered a terrorist and Dylan Roof isn't ?

United States
June 14, 2016 1:29pm CST
I think what happened in Orlando is a tragedy but to label Omar as a terrorist and yet Dylan Roof killed black men and women in cold blood but he's just mentally insane or not well. I completely disagree. They are both terrorist.
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@zap_81 (1024)
14 Jun 16
It is sad that people doing such an act are considered as a terrorist because they form part of a particular religious group and a similar act is considered as an accident when done by people not belonging to that religious group. I think we are creating more fraction and animosity by having this attitude.That said I strongly condemn what happened in Orlando. My condolence to the families who lost their loved ones .
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• United States
14 Jun 16
It is sad that people fear different so much to the point of hatred
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@zap_81 (1024)
14 Jun 16
@compbabygirl well hope better sense prevails and people can differentiate an act of a person to that of the entire religion.
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@akalinus (17700)
• United States
14 Jun 16
What Mateen did is not an accident. You don't accidentally shoot over 100 people.
@marguicha (97515)
• Chile
14 Jun 16
I think that none of them are terrorists but both of them are serial killers. To be a serial killer you have to have mental issues, but that does not mean that you shoul go free or go to a mental hospital. They are KILLERS.
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• United States
14 Jun 16
What type of justice do you think should be served here ?
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@akalinus (17700)
• United States
14 Jun 16
They are not serial killers. They are mass murderers. Serial killers stalk their victims and kill them one at a time in separate incidents. These killers do it all in a big blast. I think Mateen was a terrorist but Roof is probably just a nut case. My opinion anyway.
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• United States
14 Jun 16
@akalinus Dylan wasn't a nut case. He knew exactly what he was doing. So did Omar YET because Dylan is white and Omar isn't its classified differently.
@akalinus (17700)
• United States
14 Jun 16
Whatever label you put on them, they took the lives of innocent human beings for no reason except what was in their demented minds. Both of these are absolute tragedies of the worst kind. It is despicable. Roof killed nine people for absolutely no reason whatsoever. The terrorist took all those lives for twisted reasons.
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@zap_81 (1024)
14 Jun 16
Can you clarify who are you referring to as terrorist here. Mateen ?
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@zap_81 (1024)
15 Jun 16
@zap_81 After your words of wisdom in other comment of mine , I hope you did not distinguish Matten and Roof.
@zarlamain (24892)
• United States
14 Jun 16
I agree with you. They are both terrorists.
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• Austin, Texas
15 Jun 16
Dylann Roof did not pledge allegiance to the Islamic State, a known terrorist group. Supposedly ISIS was pleased to publicly take credit for inspiring the massacre in Orlando. Also, from the reports I have been hearing, mental illness is also being used to describe the Orlando shooter. As far as I know the Neo Nazis or the KKK, whoever, did not step foward to pat Dylann Roof on the back for a job well done. Not sure Roof is trying to share his "fame" with anybody else but himself.
• United States
15 Jun 16
Well the KKK help pay his lawyer fees...just because its not super out loud racist support doesn't mean it doesn't happen
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• Austin, Texas
15 Jun 16
@compbabygirl - KKK paid for Roof's lawyer? Good! It means the taxpaying citizens didn't have to pay the expense by providing him with a public defender.
• United States
15 Jun 16
@cmoneyspinner Missing the point....Clearly he wanted to show his allegiance to this terrorist group....and they acknowledged him.
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@LoriAMoore (4680)
• United States
15 Jun 16
The official definition of "terrorist" is: "the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims." Dylan Roof had no political, religious, or other hate-crime agenda. It was just a mass shooting by a deranged man.
• United States
15 Jun 16
He said in his statement he went there to kill black people.....I'd that isn't a racist agenda then what is it .....also there are rumors that the KKK did help Dylan Roof with lawyer fees for his trial...your thoughts?