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Tue Jun 14, 2016, 01:22 PM

 

Anyone notice the media.talking about TERRORISM instead

Of this Orlando attack on the LGB community as a.hate crime.

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Reply Anyone notice the media.talking about TERRORISM instead (Original post)
bigdarryl Jun 2016 OP
BlueNoMatterWho Jun 2016 #1
peace13 Jun 2016 #3
bigdarryl Jun 2016 #4
BlueNoMatterWho Jun 2016 #7
immoderate Jun 2016 #2
JudyM Jun 2016 #5
arcane1 Jun 2016 #6
TexasProgresive Jun 2016 #8

Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 01:24 PM

1. It is both

 

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Response to BlueNoMatterWho (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 01:28 PM

3. It is an American problem with a solution, if we chose it.

 

Pretty clear that the shooter was a conflicted gay man with father issues. The father is someone who should be watched more closely but with our laws he could be a new gun owner in minutes as well. Terrorism is a distraction at this point.

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Response to BlueNoMatterWho (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 01:32 PM

4. Disagree this has nothing to do with Issis this guy didn't come

 

From the Middle east this is domestic terrorism

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Response to bigdarryl (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 02:03 PM

7. Then he shouldn't have pledged his allegiance to ISIS.

 

That's how these terror/hate attacks work these days.

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 01:25 PM

2. Yeah, seems pretty fucked up to me.

 



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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 01:35 PM

5. Yep.

Been raising this issue, to continued mixed (mostly deflecting) results:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10027904702 (this and the next post were before we knew the attacker had been socializing with the LGBT community, but plenty of replies show refusal to see the still-central issue of homophobia, even if now it appears it may have been most relevant in causing his internalized homophobia) and

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10027909231 and

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=7913531

Thanks for raising it again. Yes it is the LGBT community that was brutally victimized. It is also a fact that cultural/political/religious homophobic vitriol is desperately in need of exposure and rooting out!

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 01:38 PM

6. Their job is to frighten, not inform n/t

 

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 02:06 PM

8. Earlier on DU were complaints that the media was focusing on it being a gay club.

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