Let’s not lose sight of the fact that Omar Saddiqui Mateen carried out the mass murder of members fo the LGBTQ community.
The mainstream media is focused on his alleged ties to terrorist group ISIS, but let’s not lose sight of the fact that he hated the gay community. Right wingers are pushing the issue of ISIS on social media sites, but aren’t mentioning the fact that this was a LGBT mass murder.
President Obama was very clear in his acknowledgment that this was an attack on the gay community. He said, “This is an especially heartbreaking day for all our friends — our fellow Americans — who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. The shooter targeted a nightclub where people came together to be with friends, to dance and to sing, and to live. The place where they were attacked is more than a nightclub — it is a place of solidarity and empowerment where people have come together to raise awareness, to speak their minds, and to advocate for their civil rights.”
Mateen’s father told NBC News that his son was disgusted after seeing two men kissing in Miami. This was a hate crime. Maybe he was an ISIS sympathizer, but it’s pretty clear, he hated the LGBT community.