A mass shooting has resulted in 50 deaths and 53 injuries inside popular gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando, FL as reported by USA Today. An Orlando officer shot the gunman dead who has been identified as Omar Mateen, a U.S. citizen from Port St. Lucie and born to Afghan parents, and the FBI is investigating his suspected ties to Islamic extremism.
Muslim terrorists long have been targeting gay people on American soil.
For example, in August 2014 Ali Muhammad Brown confessed that he executed a gay couple -- Ahmed Said and Dwone Anderson-Young -- after luring them through a hook-up app in Seattle, WA, and then murdered New Jersey teenager Brendan Tevlin all in order "to gain retribution for lives lost during U.S. military action in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq" as reported by James Queally for the Los Angeles Times. Only months earlier in May 2014 Musab Mohammed Masmari pleaded guilty to federal charges that he torched a crowded gay club on New Year's eve in Seattle, WA as reported by Mike Carter for the Seattle Times: "the federal takeover of the case . . . lends weight to allegations that Masmari's crime is terrorism- or hate-motivated," and "the case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd Greenberg, who supervises the Joint Terrorism Task Force."
A NYC gay bar was one of the first targets of a Muslim terrorist attack on United States soil. In April 1990, a pipe bomb exploded at the gay bar and restaurant Uncle Charlie's at 56 Greenwich Avenue. An April 28, 1990 article ("At Least 3 Injured In Blast At Bar in Greenwich Village") from the The New York Times states:
An explosion, possibly caused by a pipe bomb, injured at least three people early this morning at a bar in Greenwich Village, the police said. The blast occurred about 12:10 A.M. at Uncle Charlie's Downtown Bar at 56 Greenwich Avenue, said a police spokeswoman, Sergeant Tina S. Mohrmann. She described damage to the building as ''minor.'' Three men were taken to St. Vincent's Hospital, where they were listed in stable condition and expected to be released shortly . . . .The bomb squad was investigating, and initial reports indicated a pipe bomb may have caused the damage, Sergeant Mohrmann said. One patron at the nightspot, Frizzell Green, said he was standing at the bar when the blast went off in a trash can five to six feet from him, producing a cloud of smoke and sending debris in all directions. ''It was like a loud firecracker,'' he said. A bartender, who would not give his name, said he saw a pipe in the trash can after the explosion.
Federal investigators determined that a Muslim terrorist ring was responsible for the pipe bomb attack on Uncle Charlie's. A January 14, 1995 article ("Man Accused In Terror Plot Bombed Gay Bar, U.S. Says) by James C. McKinley Jr. from The New York Times states:
Federal prosecutors plan to present evidence that some of the 12 men charged in a terrorist conspiracy to blow up New York City landmarks were also responsible for a host of other crimes, including the 1990 bombing of a gay bar, international arms smuggling, drug trafficking and the attempted murder of Mikhail S. Gorbachev. In a letter from prosecutors to defense lawyers released yesterday, the prosecutors accuse El Sayyid A. Nosair, one of the alleged leaders of the terrorist ring, of bombing a Greenwich Village gay bar, Uncle Charlie's, on April 28, 1990, injuring three people. Mr. Nosair, who like the other defendants is Muslim, attacked the bar because he objected to homosexuality on religious grounds, according to the letter.
Nosair was sentenced to life following his conviction for his "war of urban terrorism" as reported by Joseph P. Fried for The New York Times.
Muslim extremists are rabid homophobes. Dr. Farrohk Sekalesh has been giving speeches in Islamic centers and other venues across the United States including a 2013 event at the University of Michigan in which he justifies the death penalty for homosexuals under Sharia law as reported by WFTV:
Even the punishment for the act of homosexuality is one of love, Sekaleshfar argued. "We see the physical killing as something brutal, and this is the point when human hatred toward the act has to be done out of love," he said in the 2013 talk. "You have to be happy for that person ... we believe in an afterlife, we believe in an eternal life ... and with this sentence, you will be forgiven and you won't be accountable in the hereafter." In that way, "It's for his own betterment that he leaves," Sekaleshfar said. "We have to have that compassion for people. With homosexuals, it's the same," he said. "Out of compassion, let's get rid of them now."
Omar Mateen apparently was enraged by recently seeing two men kissing before embarking on his evil jihad against gay Americans as reported by the New York Post.
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