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Washington Post Speaks of Orlando Jihad as ‘Gun Violence,’ Not Islamic Terror

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The Washington Post, in its one-year look-back on the horrific terror attack that killed 49 innocents at the Orlando nightclub Pulse, completely overlooked mention of the words “Islam” or “jihad,” and instead focused on the “gun violence” angle.

Omar Mateen shot and killed 49 at an Orlando nightclub a year ago, after which investigators found he had carried out the attacks in honor of Allah — as an act of jihad.

Talk about a biased piece — an Islam apologist piece.

It’s been a year since that attack, and apparently the left-leaning media still can’t comprehend that America was struck by an Islamic terrorist. And what makes this failure to recognize truths all the more egregious is that the Islamic terror attack at Pulse was a targeting of gays — one of the very populations the left pretends to care about and defend.

From Mediaite (thanks to Jihad Watch):

“It’s been one year since the horrific Orlando nightclub terror attack at the hands of a radical Islamic terrorist and the Washington Post is still trying to figure out what could have possibly motivated the mass murder.

“On Monday, the Post published a strange column––flagged by the Washington Free Beacon this morning––that omitted any mention that Islamic terrorism played a role in the slaughter of 49 innocent people at the Pulse nightclub on that June evening in Orlando, FL.

“In a piece titled ‘A year ago, 49 people died at Pulse Nightclub. Today, Orlando remembers,’ author Katie Mettler completely disregards the self-proclaimed motivations of the terrorist Omar Mateen. Mettler refused to acknowledge any correlation between Islam or terror and the attack, instead choosing to point the finger at ‘gun violence.’

“While describing a memorial service for the victims, Mettler said, “By the end of the night, more than 1,000 people had gathered to remember what happened last June, when Orlando became the first U.S. city of the summer — before Falcon Heights, Minn., and Baton Rouge and Dallas — to be upended by gun violence.”

“What makes the WaPo column so bizarre, even for radical Islamist apologists, is that there wasn’t any speculation to be made regarding the motives of Omar Mateen. This was not a case of supposed Islamophobes blaming religion for the actions of a man who just happened to have a Muslim name.

“According to the transcripts from the 911 call, Mateen was quite clear as to what inspired his murderous rampage.

“‘Praise be to God, and prayers as well as peace be upon the prophet of God,’ Mateen said in Arabic before switching to English: ‘I wanna let you know, I’m in Orlando and I did the shootings.’

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