CBS News reported this week that Attorney General Loretta Lynch said that the investigation into the shooting at the Pulse night club on June 12th that left 49 dead and 53 wounded is ongoing. She said that the motive has yet to be determined.
Are you serious?
The motive has yet to be determined?
Attorney General Lynch, let me give you hand here. Here are a couple of clues.
Exhibit A: Omar Mateen’s Facebook message before the shooting (also reported by CBS News):
That seems pretty clear.
Exhibit B: The 9-1-1 call.
Orlando Police Dispatcher: Emergency 911, this is being recorded.
Omar Mateen: In the name of God the Merciful, the beneficent [Arabic] OD: What?
OM: Praise be to God, and prayers as well as peace be upon the prophet of God [Arabic]. I wanna let you know, I’m in Orlando and I did the shootings.
OD: What’s your name?
OM: My name is I pledge of allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of the Islamic State.
OD: Ok, What’s your name?
OM: I pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may God protect him [Arabic], on behalf of the Islamic State.
OD: Alright, where are you at?
OM: In Orlando.
OD: Where in Orlando?
[End of call.]
This isn’t hard. The motive is that he was inspired by ISIS and the Pulse gay night club was a target of opportunity. Which, by the way, homosexuals are executed in predominately Muslim countries not that the media ever reports that or the Obama administration admit it. Instead it’s much more comfortable to turn this into a “hate crime” instead of facing down Islamic terrorism.
Lynch during a speech in Orlando on Tuesday said the following:
There is no doubt that this was a shattering attack – on our nation, on our people and on our most fundamental ideals. But the message of Orlando goes far beyond one night of unspeakable terror. The message of Orlando that I have seen today – and what the American people have seen in the wake of this horrific assault – is a message of determination to remove hatred and intolerance from our midst; to live our lives freely and without fear; and to stay true to the principles of liberty, justice and equality that define America at our best. I am proud of the way that federal, state and local law enforcement officers and first responders have gone above and beyond the call of duty. I am inspired by the strength and the resilience of the survivors and their loved ones. And I am deeply moved by the way that this community – and our national community – has stood together in support of one another, in defiance of terror and in defense of our most cherished ideals.
Those ideals include the understanding that our diversity makes us stronger – and that no matter who we are, what we look like, where we come from, or whom we love, this extraordinary nation belongs to us all. I know that the LGBT community in particular has been shaken by this attack. It is indeed a cruel irony that a community defined almost exclusively by whom they love is so often a target of hate.
Islamic… terrorism… just say it with me… Islamic… terrorism…