After Orlando, the Left needs to face up to Muslim attitudes toward gays and lesbians.

The Islamic Homophobia Question

In the hours after Omar Mateen’s June 12 attack on the Orlando, Florida, nightclub Pulse, digital journalists flooded social media with various memes and tweets designed to shut down debate over whether he was motivated by his Islamic beliefs to murder gays and lesbians. Mateen, they said, was simply a closeted gay man whose internalized homophobia caused him to lash out. People came forward—secret lovers, Pulse regulars—to back up the story. Even after 911 transcripts demonstrated that Mateen considered himself a Muslim who was carrying out an attack in the name of Allah and ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, plenty of commentators continued to refuse to see a link between the Orlando massacre and Islam. Killers like Omar Mateen aren’t actually real Muslims, they said, because Islam is a religion of peace.

  • Gary

    John Tory and Wynne were pathetic and gutless to turn the Vigil from the quran inspired slaughter in Orlando into a lecture on islamophobia which Wynne mentioned 7 times in here hollow condemnation .
    Then , within 3 days of the slaughter we saw the hamas-linked CAIR ( now MCCM) launch a anti-racism Poster crusade across Toronto that attacked White Canadians as bigot and islamophobes.
    Wynne and Tory shared the stage with a well known gay Muslim that is a jew-hater and supported the 2 pro-hamas groups that marched in PRIDE.

    The Diversity in Toronto will get Canadians killed as we saw with the Toronto-18 Muslims that may have been incited by Dr.Sheema Khan and CAIR where fabricated Hate-Crimes were reported on the CBC and in Khan’s Globe&Mail OP-ED.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Just make them own it and stand back and watch the atrocities among each other pile up. Shooting people is obviously not nice but if these people flock to hug those killers on the same day then that’s on them, good luck and godspeed,