Alex Jones, the founder of InfoWars.com, cut a quick YouTube video in the wake of the Orlando LGBT nightclub shootings that left 50 dead and 53 injured, suggesting that the root of the massacre went much deeper than radical Islamism – that the government was using radicalized Islamists to achieve a larger goal of control and power.

He said, in the brief video: “The attacks on Orlando were a false flag terror attack.”

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He went on to say that while Omar Mateen – the man authorities believe committed the murders in the name of radical Islamism – was born in New York, he was actually part of “the tsunami of the Islamic invasion” taking place in the West right now.

“Our government and the governments of Europe allowed these huge hordes of radical jihadis in,” Jones said, “and have even allowed them in without vetting them on record, landing at airports across the country and not even checking their passports, IDs or visas.”

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The government’s complicit because of a deeper plot, he said.

“Our governments are bringing these people in and they’re allowing them to operate openly in our society, so they can attack us and then have our freedoms taken … so they can then say, ‘Oh, we’ve got to pass laws and hate laws, banning your speech, because you’re making the Muslims angry,'” Jones said. “Or [they say], ‘Oh my gosh, we’ve got to pass other hate laws to deal with right-wingers and stuff, and we need your guns, of course, so you can’t protect yourself.'”

Jones posted the video Sunday evening, and within hours nearly 60,000 already viewed it.

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