A gunman killed 50 people and injured dozens more, when he opened fire in Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, On Sunday. While the memories of the attacks at Paris and Brussels have not faded, there is a knee-jerk and predictable reaction from some to blame Muslims.
People are calling the attack with many names, like – mass shooting, terrorism, hate crime, etc. The killing spree is being termed as the deadliest mass shooting in American history, while the shooter had claimed allegiance to ISIS during the attack.
Florida Senator Bill Nelson stated, on Sunday afternoon, ISIS’ news agency said that the group is responsible for the attack, says Bustle. However, the report still remains unconfirmed.
It is an absolutely incorrect reaction where people are blaming Islam for acts of terror like. Reactions like these, acts as a distraction from the larger issue and do nothing but develop ignorance.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) June 12, 2016
Omar Mateen is the man who has been identified as the shooter, responsible for the massacre in the Orlando nightclub.
Mir Seddique, the father of Omar Mateen, said that Mateen had been angry when he spotted two men kissing in Miami recently. He also stated that this act has nothing to do with religion, says LA Times.
“We are saying we are apologizing for the whole incident. We weren’t aware of any action he is taking. We are in shock like the whole country,” Seddique said.
— 20/20 (@ABC2020) June 13, 2016
Reporters have tried to reach Seddique for more comments, although the attempts have been unsuccessful.
The father’s point of view is true as there is no logic in blaming Islam. The whole issue shows a psychological disintegration of a man.
According to Zero Hedge, the ex-wife of the 29-year-old shooting suspect confirmed that Mateen was “violent and mentally unstable.” She also said that he wouold beat her regularly while they were married.
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) June 13, 2016
“He was not a stable person,” said the ex-wife.
“He beat me. He would just come home and start beating me up because the laundry wasn’t finished or something like that.”