Terrorism

New York Daily News To NRA: Is This Iraq War Vet A Commie For Wanting To Ban Assault Weapons?

The NRA will probably say “yes” since this vet is also a Democratic member of the US House. Rep. Seth Moulton writes: It’s a hollow tradition following each mass shooting, and it has become routine: President Obama gives a speech, reminding us that living this way is a choice. The NRA releases a statement bemoaning the lack of guns at ...

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Gov. Rick Scott Cries At Makeshift Orlando Memorial

Genuine tears, apparently. From the Washington Blade: Gov. Rick Scott (R) paid tribute Tuesday to the Pulse nightclub victims and laid flowers at a makeshift memorial in downtown Orlando. In an exclusive statement to the Blade after making brief remarks to a handful of reporters, he said, fighting tears, “This was an attack against the gays, an attack against Hispanics, ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Why The Orlando Terrorist Won’t Win

On Monday, British gay journalist Owen Jones earned international headlines when he stormed off the set of a Sky News program when the hosts refused to acknowledge homophobia’s role in the Orlando attack. Watch below as he recounts the infamous 1999 nail-bombing of London’s Admiral Duncan pub and explains how terrorists will never destroy “the love of LGBT people all ...

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Disney Donates $1 Million To Orlando Victims

WOW. From Disney’s corporate blog: Today, the Walt Disney Company is announcing a $1 million cash commitment to the OneOrlando Fund, established by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer to assist those affected by the tragic events in Orlando. Also, eligible donations from Disney employees will be matched dollar for dollar by Disney Employee Matching Gifts: A Program of The Walt Disney ...

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Seth Meyers On Orlando: Hatred Drove The Killer But Inaction By Congress Gave Him The Guns [VIDEO]

Raw Story recaps: Meyers noted that the shooter used the same weapon that has been used in other mass shootings like the San Bernardino and Aurora shootings. “Now, there’s been a lot of talk about motive,” Meyers acknowledged. “This was an attack on LGBT people fueled by bigotry and hatred and the shooter was apparently inspired by ISIS, but we’re ...

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Stephen Colbert On Orlando Attack: Let’s Remember Love Is A Verb, Love Means To Do Something [VIDEO]

Entertainment Weekly recaps: “I don’t know what to do,” Colbert said. “But I do know that despair is a victory for hate. Hate wants us to be too weak to change anything. Now these people in Orlando were apparently targeted for who they love. And there have been outpourings of love throughout the country and around the world. Love in ...

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Jimmy Fallon Delivers Emotional Speech On Orlando: What Do I Tell My Kids? What If My Kids Are Gay?

Here’s a portion of the transcript from the video below: “This country was built on an idea that we don’t agree on everything; that we are a tolerant, free nation that encourages debate, free-thinking, believing, or not, in what you choose. I, as a new father, am thinking, ‘What do I tell my kids? What do I tell them about ...

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49 SOMBER BELLS: More Than 5000 Gather In Downtown Orlando To Mourn LGBT Victims [VIDEO]

From the Orlando Sentinel: By the thousands, they came – to grieve, to celebrate, to connect, to declare: “Love wins.” A massive two-hour vigil for the victims of the Pulse Orlando nightclub shootings Monday evening spilled over the lawn of the Plaza at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center near City Hall, as thousands gathered to cry, embrace, remember and ...

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ORLANDO: FBI Shown Evidence That Killer Used Gay Dating App To Scout Popular Nightclub Locations

ABC News reports: Kevin West said the shooter, 29-year-old Omar Mateen, contacted him three months ago through a dating app called Jack’d. “When he first contacted me, he was saying things like, ‘What clubs are popping and things of that sort, what are good places to go?'” West said. “And I remember telling him, ‘Oh, you can just look it ...

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Paris Mourns Orlando’s LGBT Victims

Tonight the Eiffel Tower has been illuminated in the rainbow colors in solidarity with Orlando’s LGBT victims. The American flag is being projected onto a giant glowing balloon hanging from the middle level.

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Orlando Sentinel: Regular Patrons Say They Saw The Killer At Pulse Nightclub At Least A Dozen Times

From the Orlando Sentinel: At least four regular customers of Pulse, the nightclub where the massacre took place, said Monday that they believe they had seen Mateen there before. “Sometimes he would go over in the corner and sit and drink by himself, and other times he would get so drunk he was loud and belligerent,” said Ty Smith, who ...

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MOTHER’S REQUEST: Young Orlando Couple Hoped To Marry One Day, Now They Will Have A Joint Funeral

TIME reports: A couple who was deeply in love when they were killed during a gunman’s shooting rampage inside an Orlando nightclub will have a joint funeral service, their families said Monday. Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22, and his 32-year-old boyfriend, Christopher “Drew” Leinonen, were among the 49 people who lost their lives Sunday in the worst mass shooting in American ...

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LONDON: Thousands Mourn Orlando Victims [VIDEO]

You may want a tissue for the videos. Gay Star News: Thousands of Londoners squeezed into Soho’s Old Compton Street this evening to attend a vigil in memory of those attacked and killed in the Orlando gay nightclub massacre. The vigil was arranged by local bars and community groups – and echoes dozens of similar vigils that have been taking ...

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ORLANDO RESPONSE: Hillary Clinton Calls For Stricter Gun Control And Ban On Assault Weapons [VIDEO]

From the New York Daily News: Drawing a stark contrast between herself and Donald Trump and renewing her calls for stricter gun control in the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, Hillary Clinton declared Monday that “weapons of war have no place on our streets.” “It’s essential we stop terrorists from getting the tools they need to ...

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BRITAIN: Gay Journo Walks Off Set When Hosts Won’t Acknowledge Homophobia As Root Of Attack [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Journalist Owen Jones stormed out of a live television interview about the mass killing in Orlando in protest at his interviewer’s refusal to name the shooting an attack on LGBT people. “At the end of the day this was a homophobic hate crime, as well as terrorism and it has to be called out, as I have ...

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John Oliver On Orlando: This Just Hurts [VIDEO]

Entertainment Weekly recaps: John Oliver opened Sunday’s episode of Last Week Tonight by commenting on the mass shooting at an Orlando, Florida gay nightclub on early Sunday morning that left 50 people dead. “As I’m sure you know by now, at least 50 people were killed by a gunman at a gay nightclub in what is being described as a ...

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Orlando Sentinel: Our Community Will Heal

The Orlando Sentinel today published a stark front page free of the usual jumble of news items. Instead, this editorial appears: Words cannot adequately convey the depth of the horror and grief in Central Florida in the wake of what now ranks as the worst mass shooting in American history. Orlando now tragically sits atop a list of infamy, sharing ...

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Father Of Orlando Terrorist: He Should Have Left Punishing Those Homosexuals To God Himself [VIDEO]

From the Washington Post: The father of the gunman in the Orlando nightclub shooting said early Monday his son shouldn’t have carried out the massacre because “God himself will punish those involved in homosexuality.” In a video posted to Facebook shortly after midnight, Seddique Mateen, who lives in Florida, called the shooting “tragic” but said his son, Omar Mateen, was ...

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Editorial: Anti-LGBT Hate Caused This

While some right wing outlets and commentators are discounting or ignoring the identities of the victims in Orlando, the editorial board of the Detroit Free Press gets right to the heart of it. They write: Let’s start here: The Pulse nightclub shootings — the largest mass murder in American history, claiming at least 50 lives — were an act of ...

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New York Daily News: Thanks, NRA

From the New York Daily News: His killing machine of choice was a mass murderer’s best friend — and his enabler a gun lobby that has long opposed efforts to keep assault weapons out of the hands of bloodthirsty maniacs. The madman who killed at least 50 people and wounded 53 others at an Orlando club early Sunday was armed ...

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