(Campaign for America's Future) -- While the rest of the country, and the rest of the world stood with Orlando in grief and solidarity, right-wingers tried to outdo each other with awful reactions.
In the late hours of Saturday night, a gunman, who allegiance to ISIS, walked in to The Pulse — a popular LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida, where he was a regular himself — armed with an AR–15 automatic rifle. He killed 49 people and wounded 53, called 911 and a local television station to declare his allegiance to ISIS, and held several remaining club patrons hostage, until police broke through a wall in the club and shot him to death.
On Sunday morning, Americans awoke to news of the worst mass shooting in the nation’s history, so far. As more details were revealed, it became clear that this was no ordinary act of terrorism, but also a hate crime directed against a minority populations, and committed by a deeply conflicted man who may have been torn between his own identity and the teachings of his own faith. The club’s “Latin Night” drew a number of Latinos, who made up a majority of the fatalities. It was an act of terror and an act of hate, that took place at the intersection of many issues the country is struggling with today.
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