Hate crime in Orlando

In the actions that occurred in the early hours of 6/12/2016 we saw what can happen when hateful ideology meets reality. 50 people lost their lives because one young man followed the teachings of hateful ideology. A young man that pledged his allegiance to ISIS (http://www.wcsh6.com/news/nation/orlando-nightclub-shooter-called-911-to-pledge-allegiance-to-isis-sources/240811616) prior to entering Pulse, a Gay Nightclub, and struck terror in the lives of others due to their orientation. Even though we may not be able to be in Orlando, as a nation we must show our support for the families of those affected by this tragic event. This also means support for the family of Omar S. Mateen.

In order to solve the problem of violence due to firearms, We must use Rational and Commonsense approaches instead of Emotional Sensationalism. This is not a time to allow people to take away the rights of others, due to the actions of a person that had hatred toward LGBT people.

The tragedy that occurred in Orlando, Florida is nothing more than adherence to an ideology of terror and hate. This is not a criticism of Islam or Political Ideologies in particular, rather it is a criticism of those that approve of its followers, through the use of violence, of denying others their rights of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.



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