We can’t ignore the religion of the Orlando gay club gunman

Here’s a prediction. If the gunman from last night had proved to have been a Christian fundamentalist, every person he had ever associated with would by now be being crawled over not just by law enforcement but by the press. Senior church figures and political leaders across America and the rest of the world would have condemned the act and said how important it is to root out such hatred from people’s hearts. Every group, individual or fellow-traveller who was in any way associated with the gunman’s ideology would be forever tarnished by association even if they had no connection to the gunman himself.

Orlando memorial

I’ve seen these mourning rituals enacted after previous atrocities committed by Muslims. Seems to me they haven’t worked very well as a preventative. The Muslims don’t seem to be listening for some reason or other.

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