BREAKING: Islamic State claims responsibility for Orlando nightclub shooting

Orlando is now in a state of emergency after the gunman, identified as 29-year-old Omar Mateen, opened fire in the club before exchanging fire with the first responding police officer on the street.

He then returned to the venue and took hostages, before finally being killed when a SWAT team burst into the club and rescued 30 people.

In total, 50 people have died and another 53 have been rushed to hospital – several of whom are critically ill.

Now reports claim Mateen called 911 before the shooting and swore allegiance to Islamic State, according to NBC News.

  • marty_p

    Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism, I don’t want congrats, I want toughness & vigilance. We must be smart!
    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2016

    • Gary

      Justin want to find the root-causes like poverty and unemployment.
      After all, every week in canada unemployed non-muslims are slaughtering gays by the dozens .

  • vwVwwVwv
    • V10_Rob

      Europe and North America should start learning more about Israel. That culture of perpetual threat is coming here, whether we like it or not, and if we don’t start pairing it to a culture of public vigilance, things are going to be bloody.

      • vwVwwVwv

        Things will be bloody.
        i am in germany, millions of
        kor@nimals here, France is done, great
        britain is in 1 decade done to, swaden is lost….

        its time for Masculinism, the man in the west must find their cochones.

        ending femishism, genderprenia, multibarbarism……

        its to much, they are destroing the west
        destroing civilisation.

        me for example, i dont vote woman, you have femal candidates, not for me.
        i dont vote gay, way, i dont know but if i dont know i folow male
        intuition, we know how to chose leaders, for millenias
        it was extrem important to know for survival.
        i dont vote divorced, someon with
        no ability to hold a family
        cant lead a state.

        we have a lot to reclame back.
        we gave woman the right to work with man,
        no body wanted them, hard to lead, hard to form,
        so they destroyd the wages, now all the
        good jobs you culd easy feed
        a family with have
        less earning.
        look what merkel did to germany, its pathetic.

      • Norman_In_New_York

        What begins with the Jews never ends with the Jews. The whole of history demonstrates this simple truth, yet year after year, we continue to be duped by politicians in denial who never get it. Will we never learn?

  • His father is a Taliban supporter. “In a video he posted on Saturday, he appears to be portraying himself as the president of Afghanistan.

    Seddique Mateen, who has been referred to as Mir Seddique in early news reports, hosted the “Durand Jirga Show” on a channel called Payam-e-Afghan, which broadcasts from California.”

  • Etobicoke_Gladiator

    Fu*king ugly ape of a human being. And just as evil. Is this a requirement to support ISIS in all or only most cases? Geezuz!

  • FivePointSpurgeon

    I feel bad for the loss of life but no sympathy. Homosexuals vote for leftists, gun-free zones and mass immigration. They’ve been warned and now are experiencing it.

    And that’s not even getting into God’s Judgment against a sinful, wantonly craven nation.

    • Gary

      gays have spent 4 decades bashing Christians as their enemy and yet for the last 15 years they have sided with the islamists to bash the West and white male heterosexuals.

      I warned people about this for over 6 years now and I had to put up with gays calling me an islamophobic homophobic hater , one gay person posted a comment that I was a closet pedophile .

      It’s sad that 50 PEOPLE were murdered , but when you add to it that they were gay I am not shocked and can mete out any compassion and feeling of a loss because they “provoked” muslims to do this .
      Remember, it was Erin Burnett in the Media that blamed Pam Geller for the Garland Jihad attack that almost slaughtered dozens because she and Robert Spencer “provoked” peaceful muslims by the Mo cartoons that offended allah and muslims.

      Watch for the BCC to drag in a bunch of peaceful muslims and claim that islam had NOTHING to do with the quran sanction killing of gays.

      Keep in mind that CAIR Florida coaches muslim to NOT help the FBI , CAIR is now playing the victim that they now fear attacks on Mosques from backlash .

  • No.

    Islamism is not to blame.

    Global warming is.

    Everyone knows that.

    • Surele Surele

      Trump? did it start yet, blaming Trump for this too?

  • Millie_Woods

    “Several whom are critically ill”. LOL. Was the zika virus going around too?

  • JoKeR
  • Ed

    New York Times already in cahoots with the white house to turn this into a “too many guns out there” story… not this time, folks!

    • Gary

      Hillary will toss gays under the bus over this issue because she is already going after the muslim vote .
      What’s a few more dead queers when she stands to be the first Women President .

      What difference does it make now whether this was a jihad attack or some mentally ill person out to kill 50 gays.

      It takes a village idiot to raise a child in a madrassa that votes for Hillary too.

  • DMB

    An interesting fact about the killer is that he is a registered Democrat. Looks like he won’t be available this election year for the Hillary 2016 campaign.

    • Alain

      Don’t be too sure, since the dead have been known to vote.

  • marty_p

    CTV Toronto 6pm news – no mention of the word Muslim or ISLAM in the entire piece about the shooting – Shooter was a “Security Guard” who was anti-gay and upset at seeing 2 men kissing – closest they came to mentioning the motive was to say “he pledged his loyalty to ISIS” (without saying what ISIS stands for).

    • DMB

      He especially didn’t like it when it was the wrong type of two males kissing each other.

  • Surele Surele

    From Things Roger Waters Doesn’t Know In response to Tel Aviv, the US and UN told Israel not to retaliate by
    going after terrorists. After Orlando, will Israel tell the US not to go
    after ISIS?

  • Persecuted minority

    We are the real victims in this as it will be an excuse for even more Islamophobia against us!

  • B__2

    Despite the shooter being muslim and pledging allegiance to the Islamic State just before or during the attack, despite the Islamic State taking responsibility for the shooting as a praiseworthy sanctioned act, expect the media and the state telling people that ‘ties to extremist organisations are still being investigated, it is too early to draw conclusions, and that no definite evidence has yet been found linking the perpetrator to the Islamic State.’ Even if islamic State payslips were found in his possession and certificates of membership of ISIS signed by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi found in his house, then the press and state would still claim that they believe that he might have acted alone as a result of mental illness.