50 dead in Orlando nightclub mass shooting, worst in US history

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  1. daxtsu
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    When will it end? First Paris, then Belgium, now Orlando. In any case, give the fallen a moment of silence as you go about your morning/day/night.
     
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    It truly is sad that people can do such things. Can they even be considered people? Even though i live far away from america, this cuts a deep wound in my heart.
     
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    Paris and Belgium were terrorist attacks, not mass shootings. I hear about a mass shooting on the news somewhere in the US every 3-5 weeks, with dozens or hundreds happening before Paris.

    I'm not saying mass shootings can't be categorized as terrorist attacks, I'm saying if you say Paris is first, then you can't group it with this.
     
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    There were murders on all of the places
     
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    Murder is murder no matter how you look at it.
     
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    There were murders in Aurora Colorado. My point was that the OP is ignoring everything that happened before Paris.
     
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    Is this appropriate to get salty at one on another on a public forum.

    Like any death (s) thoughts and condolences should go to those affected especially the families.
     
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    @Mikemk I get what you're trying to say, but is that really the point of this thread? I took this thread as a way to pay our respects to the dead, as well as discussing this problem. However, you're right, we've had a lot before Paris too and we shouldn't forget them either.
     
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    I didn't intend for it to come off as if I "forgot" or "ignored" other shootings before these major ones, the point was to inform the community who might not know that the shootings happened, and to give the victims a small place to be remembered.
     
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    Let's all stop the semi-flaming and calm down instead.
     
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    Ok
     
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    Truly a disgusting act.
    According to reports (which may be inaccurate at this point) the shooter called 911 and pledged allegiance to ISIS. ISIS is also claiming responsibility for the attack.
     
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    I feel really sorry about the families of the death families...

    Luckily the shooter got what he deserved. That man wasn't a human...
     
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    Come on world, you can do better than that... My deepest sympathies go out to those affected..
     
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    They were debunked, he made no such call. Officers responded to the scene after a security patrol for the bar discovered a few bodies appearently. The shooters father reports that the shooter wasn't strongly religious but very homophobic. This was a hate crime, pushed only by the shooters hatred of gay men.

    Please, if you live in Orlando, they need blood and plasma donations. O and AB especially. Please donate if you are able. There is a rumor being spread that they have lifted the anti-gay ban on donors, but they have not. So please help us


    Before anyone jumps in to say homophobia is rooted in the shooters religion, it isnt. Homophobia can exist alongside ANY religion, but NO religion is expressly homophobic.
     
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    Lol this thread is still on the first page and Islam apologetics are already chiming in. There is many passages in the Quran that state homesexual acts are a punishable act and sin. Hence why ISIS throws LBTQ of roofs etc. Judging by the assailants name, this man is Muslim and he was just following the instructions of the violent scripture called the Quran.

    Wonder how long until the mods hode this post. *Cough* Liberal Censorship *cough*
     
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    Mmm yea this kind of comment pisses me off. A guy with a muslim name can kill people for reasons other than extremism. Not to mention, there were no comments defending the shooter. Assumptions are what screw over the world you know.

    Edit: This applies here if the guy didn't actually call 911 and praised ISIS, like @deishido said. If he did, I think it's a safe bet that he was an extremist.
     
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    God this is sad. Honestly the whole world has gone to shit but that's just my pessimistic view. There are reports now that the man called 911 to pledge his allegiance to ISIS just before commencing his attack. Now I'm not one of thos people who is going after every person who is Muslim. That wouldn't make us any different than people who lump "the blacks" or "the gays" into one big group. The fact of the matter is, it is ISIS who is at wrong here. Not the entire community. And as a country and as a race this shit needs to stop. IT IS 2016 AND WE ARE STILL KILLING OVER TRIVIAL SHIT LIKE HOMOSEXUALITY, RELIGION, AND SKIN TONE.

    If there is anyone on here who was affected personally by this, my heart is with you. I am also gay, and cannot even imagine the horror of being attacked in what could be considered one of the "safe places" in our country and community.
     
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    This is disgusting. Another hate based firing.

    Condoleance to all the victim families. May they rest in peace.
     
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    'Islam is a religion of peace!' said the extremist killing dozens of people.
    Islam might be a religion of peace but enforcing it with violence and hatred isn't the way to do it.
    Same goes for every religion.
    Open your eyes, you're living in the 21st century.
    Having laws and bans on homosexuality and what not is completely ridiculous.
    It has been normal for literally thousands of years yet your make belief "god" suddenly opposes to it...

    Either way, be it ISIS related or whatever, it's horrible and shouldn't have happened at all.