Terrorism

FBI: We Have Found Zero Evidence The Orlando Killer Was Gay Or Ever Used Any Gay Dating Apps

From the Los Angeles Times: Since the shooting at an Orlando nightclub last week that left 49 people dead, reports have emerged that gunman Omar Mateen frequented the gay club, used gay dating apps and had gay lovers. But the FBI has found no evidence so far to support claims by those who say Mateen had gay lovers or communicated ...

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Metal Detectors For San Francisco Pride

From the San Francisco Chronicle: San Francisco public safety officials are taking no chances with this weekend’s Pride celebration after an attack this month at a gay nightclub in Orlando in which 49 people were massacred. For the first time, there will be metal detectors — a combination of walk-through machines and handheld wands — at all entry points to ...

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WHAT MASSACRE? Senate Rejects Democratic Bill Banning Sale Of Guns To Suspected Terrorists

From the Associated Press: A divided Senate blocked rival election-year plans to curb guns Monday, eight days after the horror of Orlando’s mass shooting intensified pressure on lawmakers to act but knotted them in gridlock anyway — even over restricting firearms for terrorists. In largely party-line votes, senators rejected one proposal from each side to keep extremists from acquiring guns ...

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Trump Calls for Profiling American Muslims [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: As the Orlando Shooting keeps the political debate glued to Islamic terror, Donald Trump suggested that racial profiling is a necessary surveillance measure to prevent mass shootings in the future. Speaking with John Dickerson on Face the Nation, Trump fielded questions regarding how the shooter was able to purchase his weapons under current gun laws despite his personal ...

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Obama Urges Parents To Show Unconditional Love To Their Children In Message On Orlando [VIDEO]

President Obama today issued a video message on the Orlando terror attack in which he urges parents to show unconditional love to their children. From the transcript provided by the White House: It’s been less than a week since the deadliest mass shooting in American history. And foremost in all of our minds has been the loss and the grief ...

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Pastor Kevin Swanson: Orlando’s Gays Had It Coming Because God Gives Up On Such Sinners [AUDIO]

Via Right Wing Watch: Yesterday, Colorado-based pastor Kevin Swanson addressed the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando by arguing that homosexuality and Islam are both inherently violent because God gives gay people and Muslims up to their dishonorable ways and other sins like murder. “Why do homosexuals murder homosexuals?” he asked. Because, according to Romans 1, “God gave them ...

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TURKEY: Government Bans Istanbul Pride

J. Lester Feder reports at Buzzfeed: The governor of Istanbul announced Friday that pride events scheduled to begin on Sunday have been banned. “The organization of a meeting and demonstration march on the mentioned dates will not be allowed by our governorate for the safety of our citizens, first and foremost the participants’, and for public order,” said a press ...

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BRITAIN: Pro-Brexit Killer Of Labor MP Jo Cox Linked To US-Based Neo-Nazi White Supremacists Group

From the Southern Poverty Law Center: Thomas Mair, alleged killer of British MP Jo Cox, was a longtime supporter of the neo-Nazi National Alliance. Jo Cox, a member of the Labour Party in the British Parliament, died Thursday after an attack by a lone man who shot and stabbed her in West Yorkshire following a regular public meeting she held ...

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Rick Scott Unswayed On Guns After Pulse Massacre: The Second Amendment Never Killed Anyone [VIDEO]

The most deadly mass shooting in the history of the United States hasn’t changed Rick Scott’s mind about the easy availability of assault weapons. Politico reports: The Republican governor of the state that saw 49 lives taken and another 53 people injured Sunday during a shooting rampage inside an LGBT nightclub has been meeting with families of victims but said ...

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CALIFORNIA: Two Active-Duty US Marines Investigated For Facebook Terror Threat Against Gay Bars

From the Marine Corps Times: Two active-duty Marines are under investigation in connection to a social media post purportedly threatening to attack gay bars following Sunday’s deadly mass shooting in Florida. The California-based I Marine Expeditionary Force launched a command investigation after a photo surfaced on social media showing a corporal in uniform holding a rifle with his finger near ...

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ORLANDO: Obama Meets With Victims’ Families, Slams GOP Over Easy Access To Assault Weapons [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Obama pleaded with lawmakers to take action to prevent gun violence after meeting with families of the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando. The president pledged to be “relentless” in going after international terrorist groups but said passing new gun laws is a crucial step in preventing “homegrown” attacks like the massacre at a gay ...

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HYPOCRISY EXPLOSION: Ted Cruz Mocks Democrats For “Ridiculous” Gun Control Filibuster [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: During a floor speech on Thursday, Cruz accused Democrats of grandstanding for partisan political purposes. “In the wake of the attack, many of us predicted what would unfold,” Cruz said. “And it was sadly the same political tale we have seen over and over again. Many of us predicted that Democrats would as a matter of rigid ...

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NBCUniversal Donates $1 Million In Memory Of Six Staffers Slain In Pulse Nightclub Massacre

From NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke’s internal email to employees: It has been a heartbreaking week for our nation and for each of us as members of the NBCUniversal family. On Monday, I shared with you that two employees, Luis Vielma and Jonathan Camuy, died in the incomprehensible tragedy in Orlando. Sadly, we now know that four additional people associated with ...

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The Boston Globe Calls Out Six Senators Who Could Help Swing Tide On Gun Control: MAKE IT STOP

From the Boston Globe: Greed, legislative cowardice, advanced technology — that is how we got here. The United States has been pummeled by gun violence since the assault weapons ban expired in 2004. This year, mass shootings have already claimed 61 lives. One class of gun, semiautomatic rifles, is largely responsible. But this nation cannot be a hostage of fear. ...

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TEXAS: Mark Cuban Donates $1M To Dallas Police For Increased Security At Local Gay Nightclubs

From the Dallas Voice: Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has released a statement confirming that Dallas Mavs owner Mark Cuban has, indeed, donated $1 million to the Dallas Police Department to help fund added security measures for the city’s LGBT community in the wake of the Sunday morning massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. The money will be earmarked for an ...

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ORLANDO: Pulse Nightclub Owner Vows To Reopen

From USA Today: Sandy Hook Elementary was demolished after 26 people were shot and killed there. After 14 people were killed at a conference center in San Bernardino, Calif., the building remains closed. But in Orlando, after the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, Pulse’s nightclub owner vows to reopen. Experts say reactions to this decision may vary. Some may ...

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Twitter Explodes After Trump Says “Ask The Gays” Which Candidate Will Be Better For Them [VIDEO]

From the Washington Blade: Donald Trump continues to invoke his newly enumerated, but highly dubious support for LGBT people to encourage his election to the White House. After recognizing the LGBT victims of the mass shooting during a national security speech on Monday reiterating his call for a Muslim ban, Trump again referenced the LGBT community on Wednesday during a ...

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SAN DIEGO: Feds Investigate Craigslist Posting Which Threatens Another Orlando-Style Terror Attack

From San Diego’s ABC affiliate: Police are investigating an online threat of violence to San Diego’s LGBT community that read: “You’re next.” On Tuesday evening, a 10News viewer saw the post in the men-seeking-men section of the Craigslist San Diego personal ads. He took a screenshot and sent it to 10News before the post was flagged and removed. The post ...

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GEORGIA: Homeland Security Questions Atlanta Man For Threatening To Make Local Bars “The Next Orlando”

The Georgia Voice reports: The Atlanta Police Department confirmed they are investigating a gay Atlanta man who tweeted that he would make two local gay bars “the next Orlando.” The incident follows the early Sunday morning shooting at Orlando LGBT nightclub Pulse that left 50 dead and 53 injured. Brett Edgerton, going by the handle @BrettTEdgerton, tweeted the following: “TEN ...

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The (Serious) Liberal Redneck On Orlando [VIDEO]

From the New York Daily News: There’s no joke to be told here for Daily News Hillbilly-in-Chief Trae Crowder following the massacre in Orlando. In an impassioned and powerful appeal to stop the “archaic lunacy” of religious and gun fanaticism, Crowder breaks it down to its most granular level on whether you’re on the side of love or hate. “Saying ...

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