ISIS Attacks Orlando, Florida

ISIS Attacks Orlando, Florida

A jihadist gunman, mowing down dozens of “infidel” victims, in a homosexual nightclub, because he thought they were all homosexual, after and during which he was proclaiming his allegiance to the Islamic State, but rest assured, my friends, this San Bernardino x 3 has NOTHING to do with Islam and EVERYTHING to do with the vast herds of sentient wild guns that still roam this land.

But first, the grisly particulars:

A gunman killed fifty people at a packed gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida on Sunday and wounded fifty-three others before being killed by police in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

The shooter was identified as Omar S. Mateen, a Florida resident who a senior FBI official said might [?] have had leanings towards [the] Islamic State. Officials called the rampage a “terrorism incident,” but cautioned that the suspected Islami[c] connection required further investigation.

No, it really doesn’t.  That’s nakedly self-evident.  But they’ve got to go through the motions of professional protocol, I suppose.

A police officer working as a security guard inside the club, which has operated in downtown Orlando since 2004, exchanged fire with the suspect at about 2 a.m. (0600 GMT), police officials said.
A hostage situation quickly developed, and three hours later SWAT team officers used armored cars to storm the club before shooting dead the gunman. It was unclear when the gunman killed the victims.

One officer was injured after he was hit in his helmet while exchanging fire with the gunman, police said.

“Do we consider this an act of terrorism? Absolutely,” said Danny Banks, special agent in charge of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. “Whether that is domestic terrorist activity or an international one, that is something we will certainly get to the bottom of.”

That answer negates the need to identify Agent Banks as not being a federale, doesn’t it?

See what I mean:

Asked if the FBI suspected the gunman might have had inclinations toward [Islamic Fundamentalism], including a possible [?] sympathy for Islamic State, Ronald Hopper, an assistant FBI agent in charge, told reporters: “We do have suggestions that the individual may have leanings toward that particular ideology. But right now we can’t say definitively.”

The bleep you can’t.  Your Florida counterpart sure as hell did.

The FBI said it was still trying to pin down whether the mass shooting was a hate crime against [homosexual]s or a terrorist act.

Is there any actual reason why it can’t be both?  Especially since Islamic Fundamentalism is the embodiment and personification of Satanic hatred of everything that isn’t Islam.  The Gaystapo is trying to play up the hate crime angle in order to divert culpability from Islam and drag Christian evangelicals into their own hate-criminal dragnet.  But Mohammedans like Mareen are just as eager and likely to burst into a church and maim and massacre over a hundred Christians as they are to Swiss-cheese-ize a queer nightclub.  The common thread is that they hate us all, and that makes Islamic Fundamentalists the common problem and common threat.

Which is why the Muzzies are pushing O’s gun control fetish with the zeal of their crypto-co-religionist:

We hope this would be the last of the mass shootings that our country has been going through. Um, I think as a nation we need to look at this issue of mass shootings because we just had one too many today, and I think we should do something about it to stop the mass shootings that are happening all the time.

Yeah, we should.  But it’s not what he’s clearly trying to make us believe we should do.

A wearyingly tiresome rehash that You Know Who wasted no time in reprising yet again:

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 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 that’s wrong.

The Second Amendment didn’t murder over fifty people and wound even more.  Mareen could just as easily have suicide-bombed that nightclub and slaughtered even more innocent victims.  The point is not the means by which this atrocity was committed – the “how” – but who and why.

And Mareen left no doubt as to the latter:

Before shooting began, shooter called 911 and swore allegiance to ISIS – @PeteWilliamsNBC says

You know who confirmed this conclusion?  The ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee:

And the punchline?  According to CNN, Mareen was on a list of known ISIS sympathizers.  He was a known threat.  And yet he was not taken into preemptive custody.  Why?  Because it would have been “Islamophobic,” of course.

We can take some avenging solace in that he was shot and killed in the melee.  But it won’t bring back those fifty-plus dead.  And more, many more, will continue to perish, not at the triggers of wild, sentient firearms, but at the hands of the Global Jihad, organized or piecemeal, until such time as we resolve to do what is necessary to adequately and effectively get control of the Islamic Fundamentalist problem, both abroad and right here at home.

One thing we can count on: It’ll take something way, WAY worse to even begin to build that level of ruthless public consensus resolve.  Compared to that,  Orlando isn’t even a fart in a supernova.


Muhammad Ali Is Finally Knocked Out

Muhammad Ali Is Finally Knocked Out

I wonder how much attention this aspect of “The Greatest’s” legacy will garner:

[T]here was one side of the man known universally as “The Champ” or “The Greatest” that so far has received little press attention: How Ali, who startled Middle America with his conversion to the Muslim faith in 1964 and refusal to register for the draft during the Vietnam War, was an active supporter of conservative Republicans in his later years.

He startled many longtime fans in 1984 by endorsing President Ronald Reagan for re-election. Ali also backed friend and former New Mexico Gov. David Cargo in a losing race for Congress in 1986, proclaiming Republican Cargo was “the right white.” He also stumped for South Carolina’s conservative former State GOP Chairman Van Hipp for Congress in 1994 and helped Republican Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch win re-election in 1988.

“I like Orrin,” Ali told reporters in 1988, “He’s a nice fella. He’s a capable man and he’s an honest man. And he fights for what he believes in.” Ali said he had been particularly moved the year before watching Hatch in the televised Iran-Contra hearings and in the hearings on Robert Bork’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.

But it was “The Champ’s” support of Reagan in ’84 that made the most headlines. Having backed Jesse Jackson [aka the Sinister Minister] in his unsuccessful bid for the Democrat presidential nomination, Ali announced in October of that year that he was switching his support to Republican Reagan.

“He’s keeping God in schools and that’s enough,” explained Ali, who was later joined by fellow past heavyweight champions Joe Frazier and Floyd Patterson in endorsing Reagan.

Man, if that doesn’t mark “The Greatest” as a representative and symbol of a bygone era, nothing will.  Which is why the media will bury it in favor of its preferred Narrative – his selling out to Islam, his draft-dodging, and his larger-than-life persona.

How buried is it already?  I didn’t know that Ali had endorsed the Gipper or any other Republican, for that matter.

Makes one wonder what his thoughts and/or feelings were about Donald Trump, doesn’t it?