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Orlando Police @OrlandoPolice 8m8 minutes ago Orlando, FL Pulse Shooting: The shooter inside the club is dead.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Sremmos80
This is true. Husband and I went to a dance club all the time that was the "gay friendly" one when we were in college, and neither of us is decidedly gay. In fact, I'm sure most of the board thinks I hate them which is not at all the truth. Thing is that places often get reputations that are not their stated purpose, so even thought a large population of gays might have hung out there doesn't mean it was a purposeful gay bar.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: markosity1973
Yes, but the type I am talking about was not an explicit gay bar. Basically back in college, we had a lot of bars packed into about two or three blocks (seriously, it had more bars per square foot than Bourbon St.), and each one was simply a bar, but at the same time, each became a hangout for a different "group." Each sports team had their own. The soldiers from the fort had their own. The professors and grad students had one, etc. This particular one was the hangout for the LGBT crowd and everyone knew it. Because of that, the social scene inside sort of took on its own flow.
originally posted by: TechniXcality
a reply to: theantediluvian
It crossed my mind as well, only because of the Christian far rights issues with homosexuals, but the suicide vest firmly puts it as an Islamic fanatic. Which I hope this is not the case because many lives will be lost (many more than there already are) I hope as many people can come away alive tonight as possible.
originally posted by: Flanker86
Again a terrorist attack in perfect EU style indicating once more how the EU is desperate at this point, and wants to have its own manchurian candidate in the White House. In other words, the EU is trying to skew the November's elections with these kind of provocations and show of force. Isn't it curious, the EU was constantly blackmailing the USA during the 90s and the EU is currently blackmailing the USA. These 2 periods are the ones with the most intense terrorist activity in the US.
The suspected Islamic extremist who killed about 20 people after taking party-goers hostage inside a gay club in Orlando has been identified.
Law enforcement sources have identified the shooter, who was wielding an assault rifle and a handgun, as US citizen Omar Mateen, from Port St. Lucie in Florida.
The gunman, who was born to Afghan parents, was carrying a suspicious device, possibly a suicide vest, when he opened fire on the dance floor inside Pulse in the early hours of this morning.
FBI Special Agent in Charge Ron Hopper said there’s no further threat to Orlando or the surrounding area.
When asked if the gunman had a connection to radical Islamic terrorism, Hopper said, “we do have suggestions that individual has leanings towards that.”
originally posted by: sdcigarpig
If the shooter is dead, now comes the hard part and one that will have to be done with care.
They will have to figure out who this man was, where he lived and do an investigation on what happened. It is in the course of this investigation, that it will be determined what religion he was a part of and they will try to put a motivation as to why he felt the need to do such. It is a waste and a shame.