Orlando shooting: Bomb squad carries out ‘controlled explosion’ as gunman holds hostages at Pulse gay nightclub

Update Suspect Identified – as Omar Mateen

The suspected Islamic extremist who killed about 20 people after taking party-goers hostage inside a gay club in Orlando has been identified.

Law enforcement sources have identified the shooter, who was wielding an assault rifle and a handgun, as US citizen Omar Mateen, from Port St. Lucie in Florida.

The gunman, who was born to Afghan parents, was carrying a suspicious device, possibly a suicide vest, when he opened fire on the dance floor inside Pulse in the early hours of this morning.

Orlando Police Chief John Mina said authorities have not determined the exact number of people killed, but that ‘approximately 20’ have died. Another 42 people were taken to hospital.

Twitter – Omar Mateen


Original post – Police have carried out a controlled explosion outside a Florida gay nightclub where people are being held hostage by a gunman.

A gunman opened fire at Pulse LGBT club in Orlando at around 2am local time (7am UK time), reportedly shooting more than 20 people.

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Belfast Telegraph: Gunman dies after Florida nightclub shooting

Daily Mail: ‘Multiple casualties’ confirmed at US gay club after gunman who burst in ‘wearing a suicide vest’ and took hostages before shooting up to 20 people is killed

Twitter: Orlando Police Chief John Mina, Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings and FBI expected to discuss nightclub shooting 7 a.m. ET.


Orlando Nightclub Terror Attack Leaves 20 Dead

At least 42 people were also injured when a gunman opened fire and took hostages at the gay club.


Orlando Police: Approximately 20 dead within nightclub; law enforcement has not yet confirmed suspect identity

I’m thinking of a name that begins with ‘M’…

Orlando Police say their officers rescued 30 people from the Pulse nightclub following shooting

When asked if the shooter turned his weapon on himself, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said ‘our officers shot the suspect’When asked if the shooter turned his weapon on himself, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said ‘our officers shot the suspect’

Upcoming: The next media briefing on the Orlando nightclub shooting is expected at 9:30 a.m. ET.

Orlando Police chief: ‘We did find a device on the suspect himself and possibly on his car’


Islamic extremist kills 20 after opening fire in gay nightclub

The FBI indicated the shooter had “leanings to radical Islamic terrorism” and the Orlando sheriff is treating the incident as a “domestic terrorism incident.”

How’s Obama going to spin this one?


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A suspected Islamic extremist wielding an assault rifle and a handgun has killed about 20 people after taking party-goers hostage inside a gay nightclub in Orlando. The gunman was carrying a suspicious device, possibly a suicide vest, when he opened fire on the dance floor inside Pulse in the early hours of this morning. Orlando Police Chief John Mina said authorities have not determined the exact number of people killed, but that ‘approximately 20’ have died. Another 42 people were taken to hospital. An FBI spokesman said the mass shooting is being investigated as an act of terrorism.


Snapchat audio captures screaming horror as Orlando gunman fire 24 shots in just 9 seconds inside nightclub massacre

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    • It was probably wrong of me to whip up a little script that replies “Fa66ot” to every tweet on that stream.

      • Heh;)

      • G

        “probably wrong”?
        Oh well nobody’s perfect

        (Psst! Good one.)

      • Miss Trixie

        *snort*
        ….
        ….
        *giggle*

  • Justin St.Denis

    Mass shootings have gone up exponentially during Barack Obama’s years as POTUS. Many maintain that some of these shootings are really “black ops” aimed at building public support for gun control. Others say it is due to Obama’s marked propensity for playing identity politics. It’s rather hard to say which theory holds more water. The Sandy Hook shootings, for example, likely did not happen at all…….

  • Brett_McS

    Shooter with a bomb strapped to himself. I’m trying to think where I have heard of that scenario before …

    • WalterBannon

      the amish

  • Okay everyone in the press, the story is: WHITE CHRISTIAN MALE HOMOPHOBE TRUMP SUPPORTER! Plus, HILLARY BACKS GUN CONTROL!

    • tom_billesley

      They hope to add “gun bought at gun show”.

    • ontario john

      Don’t forget Harper and the Jews. Where were they when this happened.

    • john700

      After the shooting:
      Hillary – Ban guns!
      Trump – Ban Muslims!

      • G

        I like the latter.

        • simus1

          Ban Hitlery – Go Fauxcahontas !

          • G

            LOL

    • G

      And a CLIMATE CHANGE DENIER FROM A RED STATE!
      Don’t forget that!

  • ed

    a witness in the club conforms two shooters [ he was not asked for or gave a description ? ] uk media pushing for and hoping and praying for ,white males far right agenda anti gay .my guess will be a “mental illness reason “

  • tom_billesley
  • ed

    now confirmed 26 going home in body bags ! now confirmed as an act of “TERRORISM ” THEN AGAIN POSSABLE “DOMESTIC VIOLANCE ” WTF !

  • ed

    police confirm terrorist attack not known if international or domestic home grown ” snackbarbarians ” now I`ve said it !

  • ed

    ssssh ! gunmen reported “Islamic state fighter “

  • Ho Hum

    Early indication the shooter(s) was Islamic

    https://twitter.com/Bastille1791/status/741924388858036225/photo/1

    • mauser 98

      3 shooters in San Bernadino …. then 2

  • Ho Hum
  • Jim Horne

    Live Reporting: CLICK ON HEADING IN LINK TO ACCESS LIVE FEED

    Live: Shooting Gay Night Club Orlando Florida Pulse Club
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tne8ux_hh_A

  • canminuteman

    Welcome to life in the new improved enriched western world. We will start to see this every day. They can’t say they werent warned.

  • Daily Express reporting Islamic terrorism

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/679078/florida-orlando-shooting-pulse

    The gunman opened fire in the club before exchanging fire with the first responding police officer. He then returned to the venue and took hostages, which has resulted in several fatalities.

    The FBI indicated the shooter had “leanings to radical Islamic terrorism” and the Orlando sheriff is treating the incident as a “domestic terrorism incident.”

  • I guess that puts the kibosh on the Sunday afternoon cabaret show.

    • Yup, Any confirmation on shooter motive yet? The Daily Express is saying Islamic.

      • tom_billesley

        BBC report “There are suggestions suspect had ‘leanings’ towards radical Islam, FBI says”. A bit vague.

        • Mal

          Deliberately so, Tom.

      • 2 FBI confirmations of terrorism investigation but haven’t seen official attribution to Islam, except local police.

      • Mal

        The dearth of descriptors in the reports says much.

  • RAMA44
    • Thanks Rama! I guess we will have to wait until the Police are forced to I mean report the confirmation.

  • Trump’s started tweeting: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump

  • clearsky

    Waiting for: Obama speech to teach us how peaceful Islam loves gays and Queers against Israeli Apartheid to blame Israel for this massacre.

    • Queers Against Israeli Apartheid will no doubt confirm it was another example of Israeli “Gay Washing”

      • ontario john

        I’m waiting for a statement from Wynne’s office, that this is what happens when you don’t fight global warming.

  • Right now a robot is pulling items out of a van and the police are spreading a large “towel” over a parking lot – sounds like they’re going to have another detonation;.

  • mauser 98

    EURO 2016 next
    will Barry take any responsibility?

    • Has Justin started to lecture us on how Islam is a religion of peace and that we share values with a murderous death cult?

    • John

      He just wishes inauguration day would hurry the hell up.

      • mauser 98

        millions do

  • Mal

    Those damned guns again.
    Watch as The Appeasers wind up the gun-control rhetoric machine and let it loose.
    Then we’ll have another “”If we “If we turn against each other based on division of race or religion. I-i-i-if-if-if-if-if-if-if-if-if-if-if we fall for, you know, a bunch of okie-doke, just because, you know it-it-it. You know, it-it-it-it-it-it sounds funny or the tweets are provocative.” scolding.

  • Brown

    “domestic terrorism” = Islamic Jihadi born in the US or an Islamic Jihadi immigrant who recently obtained citizenship.

    • V10_Rob

      “But! But! Timothy McVeigh!”

      Exception that proves the rule.

  • SDMatt

    CNN chick: “It may even be a hate crime.”

  • John

    ISIS is celebrating.

  • lolwut?
    • Brown

      She just imploded.

  • Brett_McS

    Omar Mateen. Probably a cracker.

  • RAMA44
  • lolwut?

    Stay tuned for a massive flood of stories about Trump University.

  • GrimmCreeper

    Happy Holy Month! Next up, Captain Vagina will be lecturing about the backlash.

    • Kathy Prendergast

      Terrorist incidents do seem to spike during Ramadan. I’m no nutritionist but just from observation and experience I suspect yo-yo fasting – esp. fasting including the refusal to drink water which is borderline suicidal behaviour – and feasting wreaks havoc on the blood sugar and causes crazy-ass behaviour in some individuals, so that in combination with all the enhanced religous brainwashing and constant emphasis on jihad makes it a particularly lethal time of year.

      • Man_with_Hat

        It starts because they are mostly first cousins. Some even have fathers who are also their grandfather or uncle!

        • Kathy Prendergast

          Yes, the inbreeding too which reduces IQ.

  • ontario john

    Lots of coverage now on U.S. networks about it being linked to islamic terrorism, but the CBC is down playing that aspect as unproven, and then rants about gun control. Because here in Sunny Ways Canada the media has to censor our news so as not to offend favoured groups. We can’t handle the truth.

    • Clink9

      The media in Canada believes we are as stupid as them. It’s a stupid person thing.

  • ed

    devout muslim ” omar matteen ” has been named as shooter , sorry ,unemployed man with a mental illness and a history of drug abuse, family .friends and local mosque spokesman say he was harmless and wouldn`t harm a fly, he was a good boy with lot`s of gay and none muslim friends .and this has nothing to do with islam the religion of peace and tolerance and if you disagree we will kill you !

  • simus1

    Trump must have paid for this False Flag Ops.
    Therefore leftist gays and muslim terrorists in the US are still the best of friends and can march to the polls hand in hand to vote for Hitlery.

    MSM please copy.

    • You just know that Omar is a Trump Supporter!

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Have you ever noticed that every time Trump makes an outrageous statement, something happens that confirms its truth?

  • mauser 98

    how will gender death toll be counted?

  • Yusuf_al_Kafir

    Do an image search for ‘Omar Mateen’ and you’ll get a result for a site called ‘PeekYou’. Click on that link and you’ll get a number of results, including a 29 yr-old ‘Omar Mateen’ from Port St. Lucie, Florida.

    Bingo!!

    ps – I’d love to get updates from my TV, but here in Scarborough my Rogers cable is out this morning.

    • Yusuf_al_Kafir

      One of the results is a selfie of him in black, Islamic garb, complete with a dumb Islamic hat.

      I’ll refrain from posting the photo.

      • Linda1000

        Come on, post the pic. I don’t want to visit the site as likely to pick up PC virus.

        • Yusuf_al_Kafir

          This is not my blog, and not my place to do so, sorry.

      • Yup, just erring on the side of caution though so won’t post any until confirmed.

    • There are some floating around but I can’t confirm they are authentic yet.

      • Yusuf_al_Kafir

        I saved all of the photos from his MySpace account because they will go bye-bye sooner than later.

      • Gary

        Did you notice how the Media coverage of the Egypt Air Lines plane has died off right after a Suicide Note by the Pilot was found on his Computer that he Blessed the Plane to be a Mosque and wanted to slaughter all the passengers for allah by flying it into the ground and die as a martyr .

        The Perterborough Mosque arson story has died too which is the new earmark for the Imam doing it to get sympathy or get the media away from a jihad slaughter to play the Victim .

        What a pathetic religion where the followers have to fabricate hate-Crimes to prove other faiths are false and only islam gives peace and Love. islam appears to need hatred to cause wars and division while the Imam LIE to claim that islam is the answer.

        Know islam – No peace
        NO islam – Know peace.

  • lolwut?

    Watching a live feed, witness inside the club said there were more then 1 shooters.

    • mauser 98

      3 shooters in San Bernadino .. then 2

  • ontario john

    Another record breaking year for ramadan ding dong. Can’t wait to see what tomorrow’s festivities bring.

    • Gary

      Amazing how Justin is on Video with his Muslim members of the Liberal party to praise Ramadan and how islam is a religion of peace.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I’m shocked, shocked that a Muslim terrorist would shoot up a gay nightclub during Ramadan.

  • Millie_Woods

    He probably never heard about ‘queers against apartheid’ and the great work they’re doing butt-holeing each other to liberate Palestine.

    • Gary

      True.

  • lolwut?

    Cops are pulling out the Muslim “leaders” on TV now.
    He’s dancing around saying anything about Islam.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tne8ux_hh_A

    • Yusuf_al_Kafir

      Screen-grab I just took at CNN…….

      This shit makes my kafir blood boil……….

      • Gary

        So the shooting that has NOTHING to do with islam ends up having the Police drag out another Imam for their opinion.

        Why not get a Rabbi or Pastor ?

      • tom_billesley
    • Man_with_Hat

      Saw that while watching Jim Hornes’ comment earlier. Made me keep reading the comments until this post. Let me know when Trump tackles them out of the camera range. Someone needs to hack the feed and overlay an arrow and balloon pointing to the Imams with the word DECEIVERS so the truth is known.

  • lolwut?

    latest is 50 dead

  • ed

    death toll now 50 ! orlando imam goes in full ” taqiyya ” mode . afgani father of gunman say`s his son was a gay hater after seeing two men kissing

    • tom_billesley

      So the imam says Omar’s hate was caused by a gay PDA, not by islam?

  • ntt1

    apparently he was a devout muslim and a registered democrat, there goes the hoped for narrative,
    Interesting that a wind up imam was found to deflect blame from islam within minutes of the shootings. it is almost indecent how fast these vultures move in to run interference against the backlash that has not happened,….yet.

  • Gary

    Hillary wants to bring in thousands more of the jew-hating homophobes as does our Idiot PM .

    I had warned about this and said that GLAAD and the Rainbow groups , plus Barbara Hall in Canada, would rue the day they stayed quiet and didn’t protest the islamists in N.America that will use the Quran to sanction murdering gays.

    For about 8 years I have been called a Homophobe by gays and even had one queer post a slur that I was a closet pedophile.
    To all of you , I have NO compassion to mete out because you provoked the the muslims and got your Just Desserts for decades of bashing Christians as the enemy along with financial Terrorism by the Pink-Shirt gayStapo to get people fired from their jobs or ruin their lives to label them haters and Homophobes.

    It will be interesting to see how Obama and his Religion Of Peace blame this on Mental Illness along with watching how the CBC and STAR spin this .

    Justin said he was going to be in the Toronto PRIDE parade this year on July third which makes him the perfect Soft-Target for the Islamists he brought in that may use pressure-cooker bombs to slaughter and injury hundreds.
    Maybe Liberals might learn from this that most of their Policies for Liberty and trans issues has pushed muslims too far and NOW they are acting out as allowed in the quran.

    Nothing says Ramadan like a mass-slaughter but this is a double bonus because they were queers that offend allah.

    btw
    In previous posts I have mention about my run-in with the Bank Of Montreal over their support for the PRIDE parade while there were pro-hamas groups in it which was a tacit approval to murder gays in Gaza plus Lebanon by Hezballah .
    BMO’s Lawyer’s mocked like some malcontent nut case that was a homophobe against gays rights to have their Parade. I tried to warn them of these events becoming the norm in North America along with point out the the Bank had dealings with Pedophile-friendly nations that offered sex-Tourism for Westerners to legally have sex with children.

    I hope your proud of your self Bill Downe Mister CEO of the Bank Of Montreal as well as the CEO of TD because these two Banks have used the gay community and Muslims at the same time to improve their Corporate image as pro-gay and pro muslim and any opposition to these Policies were met with the label of Homophobe and islamophobe.

    ISIS now tosses gays from roof tops while most of the 56 OIC Nations kill or flog gays in public without one word of Condemnation from Justin or Obama along with silence from NAC/NOW for misogyny.

    Trump should be getting the gay votes unless their a stupid as they appear over ISIS. Watch for the Media to bring on Muslims that deny the quranic verses to kill gays .

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    As someone who is an atheist and does not usually like the attacks between religions since it is really an argument about one form of practice versus another obviously to me all religions are just based on traditionalism and preserving cultures. Also attacking religions feeds into rapturism and a clash of civilizations which only serves the war machines. As an atheist I believe that wars should never be conducted based off of one off events as they are normally hijacked by the powers that be. So for me this event was probably triggered by someone who has mental issues. People never in the media talk about SSRIs and how they destroy the brain and trigger these mass shootings.

    I believe that no Imam halfway around the world can control such people. This is just a one-off event based on people with mental issues.

    Of course no religion is perfect. People seem to forget the Aurora shootings. Was that person condemned based off of his religion? People always want to pick religions that they obviously know nothing about.

    • Clink9

      I believe this comment was triggered by someone who has mental issues.

      • Billy Bob Thornton

        People always want to jump to conclusions to sell an agenda. I believe that the US is headed towards a civil war because both Democrats and Republicans despise each other and their movements. The only way I believe to save the US is to have national unity, nationalism, immigration reduction and not anti-immigrant policies and policies that bridge the divides.

        It is in fact irrational to want to hate others. After all, we are on this Earth for a limited time based on the average 70 to 82 years for most people living in the West.

        • tom_billesley

          Unity doesn’t work well for long. It’s better to have two alternating parties that the people can kick out of office whenever they get too full of themselves.

        • Clink9

          Unity comes from the word Unicorn. As long as half the country hates the US ( Democrats ) you might as well believe in Unicorns.

  • WalterBannon

    climate change must have caused this