Ah, the holy-month-of-Ramadan™.
The son of Afghan immigrants, Omar Mateen murdered 5o and injured an additional 53 in a terrorist attack at an Orlando gay club early Sunday morning.
Immediately before starting his rampage, Mateen called 911 and pledged his allegiance to the self-proclaimed Islamic State. (A similar pledge was made online by the San Bernardino terrorists .) . . .ISIS recently called on Muslims across the world to attack targets in the West during the holy month of Ramadan, which began last week.
The terrorist group believes it to be a particularly opportune time for attacks.“Ramadan, the month of conquest and jihad. Get prepared, be ready . . . to make it a month of calamity everywhere for the non-believers . . . especially for the fighters and supporters of the caliphate in Europe and America,” [Isis spokesperson Abu Mohammed al-] Adnani said.
Mateen’s father Mir Seddique told NBC News that the sight of two men kissing angered his son.
–which may be true. But The United West is reporting that an Orlando-area mosque in April hosted an Islamic scholar who claimed that “killing [gays] is a compassionate thing to do.”
“We are saying we are apologizing for the whole incident,” the father added.
–the word he meant is “massacre”, or maybe “atrocity” –not “incident.” But of course English isn’t his first language.
“We weren’t aware of any action he is taking. We are in shock like the whole country.”
The attack, he said, “has nothing to do with religion.”
–of course not, and least of all Islam.
But the father may not be the most credible of sources. He’s a supporter of the Afghan Taliban, according to the Washington Post.
So why would anyone want a pause in Muslim immigration?