American progressives are tying themselves into knots to blame everything but the obvious on the Orlando terror attack.
Milo Yiannopoulos of Breitbart has offered a simple way for liberals to understand the issue:
Liberals! If you're not horrified about gay men being thrown to their deaths for Islam, pretend they're throwing gorillas.
— Milo Yiannopoulos ✘ (@Nero) June 13, 2016
Milo has also written an excellent essay on the subject:
The Left Chose Islam Over Gays. Now 100 People Are Dead Or Maimed In Orlando
Over 100 people have been killed or maimed at a gay dance club in Orlando by Omar Mateen, a Muslim terrorist. How many more innocent gays need to die before we admit that America, and the world, has an Islam problem?
I don’t mean a “radical Islam” problem or an “extremist Islam problem.” Violence is not the extreme in Islam any more: it’s the norm. The public’s patience for comments like the one below, from the dimwitted lesbian Sally Kohn, are wearing thin. As for mine, it’s long since run out.
EVERY religion has sub-groups of intolerant extremism. You can't tell me the problem is religion. The problem is intolerant extremism!
— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) June 12, 2016
Obama’s response to the tragedy today was similarly limp-wristed. He made no mention of Islam or Muslims, instead condemning “hate and terror” and taking a brazen swipe at gun rights activists by noting “how easy it is to let people get their hands on a weapon.”
He didn’t even address the uniquely homophobic character of the attack. What a good liberal!
There’s no more room for equivocating. The Orlando shooting isn’t just the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. shores since 9/11. It is also, by far, the worst act of violent homophobia in the nation’s history and the deadliest mass shooting in America ever.
Read the whole thing.
The gay community is not well served by left wing politicians who want to disarm them and other Americans.