Americans everywhere are in mourning after a radical Muslim gunman killed 49 people at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida early Sunday morning. Despite the fact that shooter Omar Mateen pledged his allegiance to ISIS in a disturbing 911 call made just before the shooting, Barack Hussein Obama still refuses to admit that this was an act of radical Islamic terrorism.
“I don’t think we yet know the motivation” of the shooter, Obama said on Monday, according to Daily Mail.
“Here’s what we do know,” he said, going on to use his preferred alternative acronym for ISIS – “is organizations like ISIL or organizations like al-Qaeda or those who have perverted Islam and created these radical, nihilistic vicious organizations, one of the groups that they target are gays and lesbians because they believe that they do not abide by their attitudes towards sexuality.”
“Now we also know that these are organizations that think it’s fine to take captive women and enslave them and rape them,” he added. “So there clearly are connections between the attitudes of an organization like this and their attitudes towards tolerance and pluralism and a belief that all people are treated equally regardless of sexual orientation. That is something threatening to them: Women being empowered is threatening to them.”
Obama then refused to acknowledge that the 49 people killed were victims of a jihadi attack from abroad, saying there is “no sign” of a wider attack against the United States.
“Regardless of the particular motivations of this particular killer, there are connections between this vicious bankrupt ideology and general attitudes towards gays and lesbians,” Obama continued. “And unfortunately that’s something that that LGBT community is subject to, not just by ISIL but by a lot of groups that purport to speak on behalf of God around the world.”
It’s ridiculous that Obama still refuses to admit that this was an act of radical Islamic terrorism. What do you think about this? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.