In the wake of the largest terror attack in the U.S. since the 9/11 onslaught in 2001, former Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson said Sunday morning’s shooting in Orlando, Florida, at a “gay” nightclub is a reminder of the animosity Muslims have for homosexuals.
“This incident took place at a gay bar,” Carson stressed to Fox News. “Many people on the left need to understand … they hate gay people. … These people need to be looking at that for their own survival … to be so ideologically driven that they can’t see that is problematic.”
The shooting which killed 50 and injured 53 others took place at Pulse, which bills itself as Orlando’s premier “gay” bar. Officials have identified the suspected gunmen as Omar Mateen, a U.S. citizen of Afghani descent who is a resident of Port St. Lucie, Florida.
James Kallstrom, the former FBI assistant director, agreed with Carson on the threat to homosexuals, saying, “They ought to be petrified. They’re the first people they want to kill or throw off a roof.”
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Carson indicated that Americans need to wake up about the threat of terrorism.
“We have to get much more serious about the way we look at potential terrorist activity,” he explained.
“We need to very carefully examine things and the political correctness is beyond the pale.”
Regarding who should be allowed into America, Carson noted that we are a nation of immigrants as President Teddy Roosevelt stated.
But Carson added: “We welcome any ethnic groups as long as they want to be Americans. If they don’t, they ought to stay where they are.”