Monday, June 13, 2016

50 dead, 53 hurt

Early yesterday morning 50 people died and 53 were injured as a fun Saturday night extended into the early hours of Sunday morning. When I first heard the news I just heard it was a club. To me it could have been a music club like I visited on Thursday night. It was a gay club that was riddled by bullets by a gunman.

It doesn't really matter what kind of club it was. 50 people don't deserve to die and 53 don't deserve to be injured. To the LGBT community I am sure it is even worse. The club was a place they could be free. It was there sanctuary. It was a place of peace, love and happiness stained and ruined in blood.

The shooter was Islamic. Off to condemn an entire religion even though we just celebrated the passing of a radical Islamic that many thought of as a hero. Did we forget Mohammad Ali? Of course Ali wouldn't shoot up a gay club. Just like most Muslims wouldn't. The shooter was one person, a terrorist, and a disturbed individual.

My facebook reaction:

Prayers for Orlando, for the victims, the survivors and their families. A hug for my LGBT friends. The world needs peace.

What makes someone want to kill and hurt so many? I don't have any answers. Just too many tragedies like this happening all over the world.


Janie Junebug said...

Although the shooter called the police and said he acted on behalf of ISIS, patrons of the club said they had seen him there at least a dozen times, sometimes so drunk that he was belligerent. The FBI spoke to him twice because he frightened his co-workers. He was also a regular on men's dating sites. He seems to have been mentally unstable combined with aggrandized religious beliefs and perhaps was a closeted gay man. When will we stop allowing people to legally buy assault rifles? By the way, he was born in Queens, as was Donald Trump, whose accusations against President Obama are unconscionable.


Liz A. said...

There are no words.

Dixie@dcrelief said...

What a super lost soul.

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

>>... What makes someone want to kill and hurt so many?

Money from the C.I.A.

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'Loyal American Underground'