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Published On: Thu, Jun 16th, 2016

NY Editorial Board blames Orlando shooting on bigotry of GOP, Christians, calling it a ‘hate crime’

In a Wednesday editorial, The New York Times editorial board argued that the Republican Party is to blame for the murder of 49 people in an Orlando gay club by Omar Mateen, a Muslim jihadi who swore allegiance to Islamic State. Titled “The Corrosive Politics That Threaten L.G.B.T. Americans” the article tried to link prejudice and festering bigotry, “…where minorities are vilified and where people are scapegoated for political gain. Tragically, this is the state of American politics, driven too often by Republican politicians who see prejudice as something to exploit, not extinguish.”

The article ignores the Islamic motivations, writing “While the precise motivation for the rampage remains unclear…” and the confirmed reports of being investigated by the FBI due to these terrorist sympathies. Of course, they refer to the terrorist attack as a “hate crime:”

Hate crimes don’t happen in a vacuum. They occur where bigotry is allowed to fester, where minorities are vilified and where people are scapegoated for political gain. Tragically, this is the state of American politics, driven too often by Republican politicians who see prejudice as something to exploit, not extinguish.

photo Stefan Krause, Germany

photo Stefan Krause, Germany

There is no mention of Mateen scoping out locations or his father’s homophobic rants. The fact that Mateen was a registered Democrat was also excluded.

The focus by the New York Times is solely against the GOP, Republicans, defending transgender bathroom access, the LGBT community while denigrating opponents. Moreover, the politicians fighting against the gender propaganda machine are allegedly doing it for political reasons only.

“It’s hard to say how many politicians take these positions as a matter of principle and how many do so because it has proved to be an effective way in the past to raise money and turn out the vote. As the funerals are held for those who perished on Sunday, lawmakers who have actively championed discriminatory laws and policies, and those who have quietly enabled them with votes, should force themselves to read the obituaries and look at the photos.”

Critics will be dismissed at the Times closes their statement with: “The 49 people killed in Orlando were victims of a terrorist attack. But they also need to be remembered as casualties of a society where hate has deep roots.”

So, see they can recognize the incident as a terrorist attack, but sadly it’s still somehow the GOP and Christians’ fault.

Omar Mateen was tracked by the FBI, told by Disney he was "casing" the property and aligns with Islamic State

Omar Mateen was tracked by the FBI, told by Disney he was “casing” the property and aligns with Islamic State

 

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- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professionally in 2003 on Crazed Fanboy before expanding into other blogs and sites. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) and completed the three years Global University program in Ministerial Studies to be a pastor. To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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