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Do you believe the Orlando shooting was a homophobic hate crime or an act of terrorism?


BillReynolds: June 18, 2016 8:17 p.m.

It was clearly an act of terrorism. Was it also homophobic... heck yeah! That radical Islamic terrorist shouted allegiance to ISIS... they hate LGBT people and routinely kill them.

tech: June 19, 2016 6:48 p.m.

Black and white fallacy.

BillReynolds: June 20, 2016 6:31 a.m.

And now the DOJ is deleting his pledge to ISIS from his 911 phone call. Rewriting history... again.

tech: June 22, 2016 2:47 p.m.

The DOJ reversed their decision, BillReynolds.

Here's the excerpt that the FBI initially redacted:

Transcript of Orlando Police Department 911 Calls, June 12, 2016

2:35 a.m.: Shooter contacted a 911 operator from inside Pulse. The call lasted approximately 50 seconds, the details of which are set out below:

(OD) Orlando Police Dispatcher

(OM) Omar Mateen

OD: Emergency 911, this is being recorded.

OM: In the name of God the Merciful, the beneficent [Arabic]

OD: What?

OM: Praise be to God, and prayers as well as peace be upon the prophet of God [Arabic]. I wanna let you know, I'm in Orlando and I did the shootings.

OD: What's your name?

OM: My name is I pledge of allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of the Islamic State.

OD: Ok, What's your name?

OM: I pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may God protect him [Arabic], on behalf of the Islamic State.

OD: Alright, where are you at?

OM: In Orlando.

OD: Where in Orlando?

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