Sunday, June 12, 2016

Shooter's Father Dishonestly Claims Killings Had Nothing to Do With Religion

UPDATED: the shooter in last nights slaughter of 50 innocent people last night called 911 as the massacre began and pledged allegiance to ISIS - a group documented to be murdering gays in the Middle East because of their failure to conform to fundamentalist Islams anti-gay beliefs.  Thus, this attack was ALL ABOUT TOXIC religion and demonstrates the dishonesty of the shooter's father who claimed otherwise.  This from CNN:
Mateen called 911 around the time of the attack to pledge allegiance to ISIS and mention the Boston bombers, according to a U.S. official.
"It appears he was organized and well-prepared," Orlando Police Chief John Mina said early Sunday. The shooter had an assault-type weapon, a handgun and "some type of (other) device on him."
There has been no claim of responsibility for the attack on jihadi forums, but ISIS sympathizers have reacted by praising the attack on pro-Islamic State forums.

As for the Lt. Governor of Texas, posting indicating that the victims got what they deserved for failing to conform to Leviticus, underscores the hate that underpins both fundamentalist Christianity and fundamentalist Islam.  Both are evils that need to be eliminated from the world.

ORIGINAL POST: One of the most dishonest things said so far in the aftermath of the horrific mass murder in Orlando overnight is the statement by the shooter's father that the deliberate massacre had "nothing to do with religion."  I beg to differ.  If one tracks the history of homophobia, it tracts directly back to the Abrahamic religions, and specifically the ignorant writings of the Old Testament that carried over into Christianity and Islam.  Indeed, in most parts of the world, same sex relations and even transgender individuals were tolerated if not accepted.  That change due to the efforts of Christian missionaries Islamic conquerors.   Homophobia and anti-gay violence ultimately ALWAYS has something to do with religion.  NBC News quotes this dishonest liar:

Mir Seddique, Mateen’s father told NBC News, “this has nothing to do with religion.” Seddique said his son got angry when he saw two men kissing in Miami a couple of months ago and thinks that may be related to the shooting.
As I said, we need to burn every Bible and every Koran and erase all knowledge of them from the memory of mankind.   

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