This is the lie that will never die. It will never die because the narrative is politically useful. A mass shooting at a gay nightclub is a compelling talking point, unfortunately, Omar Mateen, an Afghan Islamic terrorist didn’t fit the profile, so the media and now Kamala Harris, like most politicians, will ignore what really happened.
“In the name of Allah, the merciful,” Omar Mateen told the police. “Praise be to Allah, and prayers as well as peace upon the prophet of Allah. I let you know, I’m in Orlando and I did the shootings.”
Allah is missing from the hundreds of media stories about the Pulse attack which all mention homophobia. But Omar never spoke of gay people during his talks with police. He called himself an “Islamic soldier” and described the attack as revenge for the death of Abu Waheed; a senior ISIS leader.
There’s zero ambiguity on this score. Prosecutors revealed that Mateen had originally planned a Disney-themed terror attack.
Sweeney showed a video of the Disney Springs complex that captured Mateen walking near the House of Blues club in the hours before the Pulse attack. In it, he looks behind him at police officers standing nearby.
“He had to choose a new target,” she said.
Sweeney also said that Mateen had bought a baby stroller and doll at Walmart on June 11 — the day before the attack — and had a plan to hide a gun in the stroller while going to Disney.
Mateen didn’t even appear to know it was a gay club. But that won’t stop Kamala from repeating the same lies.
Vice President Harris criticized Republican-led states that have passed dozens of laws targeting LGBTQ youth during a speech at a Capital Pride Festival in D.C. on Sunday.
“No one should fear going to a nightclub for fear that a terrorist might try to take them down,” Harris said on Sunday, which also marked the sixth anniversary of a mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando where a gunman killed 49 people and injured 58 others.
Gov. Abbott and Gov. DeSantis protecting kids from abuse by transgender activists are to blame for an ISIS attack on a gay nightclub.
This is a lie. The media knows it’s a lie. Kamala, or at least the people around her, know it’s a lie. And yet they’ll keep repeating it with zero consequences.