Ignoring the obvious
by J. Kb
At least 50 people were killed and another 53 wounded in a nightclub in Orlando in a terrorist attack. The shooter was from Port St. Lucie and traveled nearly 150 miles to carry out his attack, indicating that this was substantially pre-planned.
The world is currently one week into Ramadan, and already the West mourning the
most violent holiest month of the Islamic calendar.
Mass murder and terrorism during Ramadan is a well known phenomenon. Hamas has called Ramadan “a month of Jihad.” One Friday during Ramadan, June 26, 2015 to be specific, saw coordinated terrorist attacks around the world and came to be known as “Bloody Friday.” The US State Department has warned US travelers abroad to be wary of violence during Ramadan.
The father or the Orlando shooter said that his son wasn’t motivated by religion. It was seeing two men kiss in Miami that motivated the shooting
I am inclined not to call BS on this. Orlando shooter claimed allegiance to ISIS. ISIS has been persecuting gays throughout the Middle East in really horrible ways (Warning). ISIS has called for more violence during Ramadan, as an act of martyrdom during the holy month counts more. I’m guessing that the shooter wanted to fast track it to some virgins.
The latest news has the Santa Monica PD stopping another man with guns and possibly bombs headed to the L.A. Pride Parade. I’m going to believe that this is more than a coincidence. (Altered until more news is available)
President Obama’s statement on the shooting was weak tea, flavored with more anti-gun platitudes than a grasp of reality.
“Today marks the most deadly shooting in American history. The shooter was apparently armed with a handgun and a powerful assault rifle. This massacre is therefore a further reminder of how easy it is for someone to get their hands on a weapon that lets them shoot people in a school, or in a house of worship, or a movie theater, or in a nightclub. And we have to decide if that’s the kind of country we want to be. And to actively do nothing is a decision as well.”
Contrast that to a shooting carried out a few days ago in Tel Aviv, where two Palestinians decided to celebrate Ramadan by shooting up a market, killing four. Israel responded by closing the border between Israel and Gaza and the West Bank for the remainder of Ramadan. Israel is not the same civil society as the US and does not have a constitution with enumerated rights and limitations on the government; so Israel can get away with things like that. Israel is also no stranger to Ramadan terrorism in previous years.
Obama was not alone in his out of touch bumblef**k response to this attack. Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal stated:
“As we learn more in shock and horror about the deadliest mass shooting in our history, my heart breaks for the families of loved ones lost or injured – and for our nation, continuing to suffer from this unspeakable epidemic of gun violence. The Senate’s inaction on commonsense gun violence prevention makes it complicit in this public health crisis. Prayers and platitudes are insufficient. The American public is beseeching us to act on commonsense, sensible gun violence prevention measures, and we must heed that call.”
Various politicians, celebs, pundits, and other idiots have turned to Twitter to express why this is all the fault of the NRA.
Preventing terrorism and mass murder in the US is difficult, more difficult than any other nation, because our Constitution expressly protects the civil liberties of US citizens and limits the powers of the Government. We can do better to prevent these attacks while preserving the rights and privacy of our citizens. We need to do better. But a first step is to recognize the cause of this type of attack and not blame the innocent because of politics.
October 26, 2016
October 26, 2016
October 26, 2016