It is almost two months since Omar Mateen walked around the Pulse nightclub in Florida, gunning people down while shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’. During the assault Mateen spoke to American law enforcement and swore allegiance to Isis. Frustratingly Omar Mateen failed to call the group ‘so-called Islamic State’, thus betraying a woeful lack of linguistic sensitivity among his other crimes.
A few days later, very much in the shadow of these events, there was a ‘gay pride’ parade in New York. The huge banner leading the parade at the front read ‘Republican hate kills’.