I have tried writing this a couple of times today. I don’t like to rush to judgement on shootings and attacks, especially when the killer has an middle eastern sounding name. I don’t know if this attack in Orlando is related to extremist terrorists outside of the United States, such as Daesh (ISIS). I frankly don’t care. It is clear that this shooting was an act of hate and homophobia. It is clear that it is related to fear (on the part of the shooter) of people who are different. It is clear that people who were out having a good time were killed because of who they love.
It also appears to be yet another example of ridiculous gun laws – or lack thereof – in the US. [Read more…]