Just go to the Globe, the CBC and read the evasive language. Neil Macdonald, senior editor of the CBC, was going on about the fault for the Orlando massacre being in all monotheistic religions, and that if we had ever snickered at a homophobic joke, our shared guilt was manifest. Doug Saunders in the Globe links the Orlando massacre to Republican dominated state legislatures not being pro-gay enough for his taste. Adam Radwanski on how Trump was being too quick to blame it on Islamic jihad because of
“an unverified rumour that the shooter had screamed “Allah hu Akbar” while opening fire.”
Oh, yes, Adam, and the killer had phoned in to 9-1-1 saying hwe was doing this killing on behalf of the Islamic state.But of course Trump was wrong and morally unhinged for linking this attack to jihad and Islam.
I try to remain as calm as I can but sometimes the situation calls for nothing less than outrage. I am disgusted – disgusted – by this kind of moral evasion and turpitude on the part of Macdonald, Radwanski, and Saunders.
You don’t have to be Bernard Lewis to know that Omar Mateen was motivated by his Islamic faith to kill gay Americans. It would be nice if we could speak openly about this. It would be even better if our major media outlets wouldn’t twist themselves into politically correct pretzels trying to avoid “speculation” about a motive. Sometimes a jihad is just a jihad.