After 9/11 they blamed Bush. Some people have a serious reality deficit. 


US gays march on the anniversary of an Islamic State attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando that killed 49 people. The protesters say they’re frightened by … Donald Trump.

(Thanks to reader Brian of Thirlmere.)


“Central Intelligence Agency head John Brennan said the intelligence agency has not been “able to uncover any link” between Orlando killer Omar Mateen and the Islamic State (ISIS).

Obama appointee John Brennan is a Muslim. He made it his business not to “discover any link”.

Advocate: Pulse nightclub jihad massacre “forged a lasting partnership between Muslims and LGBTs”

Now it gets really crazy:

On the anniversary of the jihad massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Scott Simpson writes in the Advocate that the event brought Muslims and gays together, united as victims against the forces of hatred and bigotry that Donald Trump represents.

Think about the intellectual contortions it took to get there. A Muslim gunned down 49 people and wounded another 53 at a gay nightclub in the name of Allah and Islam, and a gay leader writes in a gay magazine that the massacre has united people who hold the same beliefs as the killer with people who share the orientation of his victims — against a man who has vowed to take steps to prevent such massacres from happening again.

Simpson bases these gymnastics on the idea that both Muslims and gays are routinely brutalized by thuggish Trump-supporting louts: “Across the country, American Muslims girded themselves for what has become a terrifying but familiar backlash against them. When anyone with a Muslim-sounding name makes headlines for a crime or an attack, the entire Muslim community is usually blamed. Vandals opened fire on a Texas mosque and Muslim men were beaten or shot in Orlando, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Minnesota….Anti-Muslim violence has surged under the rhetoric of the Trump campaign, making 2016 the most brutal year for American Muslims since the backlash following 9/11.”Do read on!

On Anniversary of Pulse Jihadi Attack, Media Replaces Radical Ideology with Generic ‘Hate’

On Monday, thousands are remembering the lives lost during the deadliest mass shooting in United States history, the Pulse nightclub massacre, a jihadist attack by an Islamic State sympathizer targeting the Orlando club’s “Latin Night.”

Omar Mateen opened fire on innocent patrons of the club, killing 49 people and injuring scores of others. Mateen pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State during the shooting before police shot him dead.

The media has made little to no mention of the fact that a jihadist, influenced by a radical Islamic ideology, was behind this crime. Instead, most of the stories in the press have painted the incident as a generic form of “hate.”

It gets better:

Washington Post ascribes Orlando jihad massacre to “gun violence,” omits all mention of Islam or jihad

It’s Job One of the establishment media after every jihad massacre: make sure no one thinks ill of Islam.

“One Year Later, WaPo Blames ‘Gun Violence’ For Orlando, No Mention Of Islamic Terror,” by Joe Bilello, Mediaite, June 12, 2017

An article in the New Yorker about the graveyard caretaker who looks after the plots of the victims of the massacre does not mention Mateen. USA Today similarly makes no mention of Mateen’s radical motivations or his allegiance to a group hellbent on spreading an Islamic caliphate throughout the world.

CNN ran an article highlighting five people who were either related to the victims of the Pulse massacre or survived the atrocity. CNN also failed to address the radical Islamic ideology behind the attacks. While they did mention the word “terror,” they chose quotes to highlight the views of those who believe in stricter gun laws, and one that blamed the incident squarely on “hate.”

The one person CNN quoted who believes in gun ownership as a form of protection as a result of what she survived said she does not believe in God. “It’s hard to say that I am here because of God because, I’m sorry, I don’t believe that God would take those people the way that they were taken,” Jeannette McCoy told CNN. “There’s nothing proud about being a survivor. Not for me.”

The Washington Post also failed to make any mention of Mateen’s radical influence. As the Washington Free Beacon pointed out, “Despite the Post‘s piece clocking in at over a thousand words, the words ‘terrorism,’ ‘terror,’ ‘ISIS,’ ‘Islam,’ ‘Muslim,’ and ‘al-Baghdadi’ never appeared once. The sole reference to ‘Islamic State’ occurs in a photo caption, and never in the body of the piece.”

Breitbart News previously reported that Mateen said, “I pledge allegiance to [Islamic State leader] Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may God protect him, on behalf of the Islamic State,” during a 911 call about his assault.

In that same piece, Breitbart News detailed how the media worked to “portray Mr. Mateen as a scorned, mentally ill, repressed homosexual,” but the reports on the incident “reveal one crucial point: Omar Mateen ranted at the police about America’s fight against the Islamic State, mentioning the war and air strikes at least 20 times in total.”

Several other news outlets also failed to mention the keywords that the Washington Free Beacon mentioned; their sole reference to Mateen pledging allegiance to the Islamic State.

They include a Toronto, Canada-based news site, CP24 and the Associated Press. However, last year, the AP ran a headine with a quote from Mateen’s imam who said the Pulse massacre “Has Nothing To Do With ISIS” and instead blamed it on mental illness.

On Monday, the City of Orlando participated in what they have called “Orlando United Day – A Day of Love and Kindness” to honor the lives lost one year ago today.

In addition to a series of events taking place in the city and throughout other cities across North America, an event at Pulse nightclub called “Reflections and Remembrance” began at 11 a.m. At 7 p.m., a memorial event called “Orlando Love: Remembering Our Angels” will take place at Lake Eola Park. The park is located at  512 East Washington Street.

Adelle Nazarian is a politics and national security reporter for Breitbart News. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter.