I don't want to go too much into the details of the shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub as inevitably some of the initial information proves wrong. It seems, however, some facts are clear. The shooter is a Muslim of Afghan descent married to a Muslim from Uzbekistan. The shooter's father, Mir Seddique, is a somewhat loopy refugee from Afghanistan who helps run an outfit called Durand Jirga which specializes in disputing the established border between Pakistan and Afghanistan--the Durand Line--and has sought to bring Pakistan before the International Criminal Court. He, reportedly, also seeks to become president of Afghanistan. He seems to be a Pashtoon nationalist of the sort I ran into all the time in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province. The politics at the shooter's home must have fallen on the whacky side.
The shooter, based on initial reports, seems to have had "involvement" with "radical" Islam--and, by the way, he was a registered Democrat. This leads me, of course, to repeat and repeat myself, and to provide links to prior posts such as a couple of older pieces (one here) which discuss something we still have not learned, to wit, we might not be at war with Islam but Islam is at war with us, and we are under attack.
I further wrote that,
[W]e must recognize that the threat comes not from this or that "radicalized" individual, cell, or group in caves in Afghanistan or Syria, or in dingy flats in London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Sydney, or New York. The threat comes from Islam, itself. The "crazies," the jihadis, the radicals, the Islamists, whatever you want to call those dying to meet their quota of brown-eyed virgins, understand their creed well. Islam does not mean peace. Islam does not preach tolerance and love for one's fellow human beings. Islam does not portray non-Muslims as equals or even as fit to live unless they convert, or pay a special tax and do not propagate their non-Islamic faith. Even as practiced today, and remember these are not just words in old forgotten tomes, Islam advocates lying to nonbelievers, and for the enslavement and the killing of those nonbelievers.I restate that paragraph because, once again, the practitioners of political correctness in the media are looking for the "motives" of the shooter; at the issue of gun control; or as the hopeless Democratic Florida senior Senator, Bill Nelson, just stated on TV some nonsense about how this means we "need to look into ourselves as a people." What? The groundwork, of course, is being laid for an endless discussion of the attack as an example of a "hate crime" against gays. Yeah, yeah. The father of the shooter, of course, has jumped on that by saying his son had been offended by the sight of men kissing. Yeah, yeah. Keep looking for those motives . . .
Let me give you a hint where to look: Islam. See, for example, this video of an Imam in Orlando urging death for gays. Try also reading something called the Quran.
As I have said many, many times, you cannot be both a good person and a good Muslim. It is, therefore, not a question of vetting this or that individual refugee or migrant.
The practice of Islam, today more than ever, is an exercise in hate.
Islam is the world's largest hate group.
Islam is about submission, conquest, intolerance, and violence, and driven by a powerful hatred of anything or any person non-Islamic.
Islam is the enemy and the motive for the horror in Orlando.
Bring on the "Syrian refugees"!