The Political Blame Game: Pulling Tricks to Deny the Obvious

The recent shootings at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando Florida have already begun to be submerged by the news cycle. Shock at the worst mass-shooting in American history — which saw the death of forty-nine people and the wounding of even more, fifty-three — has been further dulled by various distractions in the debate. This time, these have included a debate on America’s gun laws and speculation around the sexuality of the gunman.

All of these matters have been fought backwards and forwards and should certainly be components of any argument. But the part of the debate that has been the most important and — as usual — the most covered over, has been the religious motivation of the gunman. This, and the response it has entailed, is worth dwelling on: it reveals a concerted effort not to learn from events.

  • GrimmCreeper

    Just out of curiosity, when was the last time anyone saw someone other than a Muslim walking around carrying a head?

  • mauser 98

    Istanbul .. 3 sheepshaggers , bombs and 42 dead
    one Orlando gay muslim, 49 dead

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    My only conclusion is that Blacks and muzzle’ems should not be allowed to own firearms. Since Democrats also don’t like guns, we can ban them, too. I’m certain they’ll approve that. Most gun crime is in democrat-run cities. Over 90% of the problems solved, overnight.

  • simus1

    Media marxists have an exremely sensitive touch when it comes to defocusing and distracting from important daily issues and events that contradict their party line.
    Their efforts at keeping their made up tissues of lies front and centre as the only story to the exclusion of all reality is where they shine.

  • Linda1000

    The cover-up on Mateen’s sexuality is all about preserving or protecting the reputation of his family as homosexuality is just not acceptable to a more devout muslim family like Mateen’s father. Likely the FBI and Ozero decided to assist in this narrative. I think Mateen decided to try to redeem himself by going on a shooting rampage because he couldn’t accept his own homosexuality so by dying as a martyr for islam he would somehow redeem himself. So, for religious motivation, it probably wasn’t any more complicated than that or he simply wanted to kill infidels.

  • Daviddowntown

    Did I get it right when I read that three cops actually gained access to the club before the killing began but were told to stand down until the swat team arrived?

  • roccolore

    It’s Ramadan so liberals will make excuses for Islam.

  • Gary

    I was shocked to see Mayor Tory and Premier Wynne shared the stage during the Orlando vigil with a well known Jew hating gay muslim that supports hamas during the PRIDE parade for about 5 years.
    It got worse when the quranic verses for the homophobic sanctioning used by the muslim to slaughter 49 homosexuals was turned in to a rally to denounce islamophobia where Wynne used that word 7 times in her speech.

    No wonder the hard core homosexual used to be committed, it was to protect society from their death wish and to prevent them from harming them self.
    The islamists in Canada now know that Wynne and Tory will cover for the jihad terrorism when they slaughter homosexuals because it will become an issue for islamophobia with NOTHING to do with islam.