The terrorism that dare not speak its name

I woke this morning to discover that a gunman had killed multiple people inside a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and I admit, my first thought was Islamic terrorism. Of course, we’re not supposed to think Islamic terrorism. We’re not to speak of it. And surely, we must never jump to conclusions.

Unless of course a white man shoots up a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs. Then, jumping to conclusions is the primary form of transportation.

Though at six this morning the news reports didn’t hint at Islamic terrorism, I just had a sinking feeling. Something about the description of the attack was shockingly similar to the attack on the concert hall in Paris. It was hard not to assume the perpetrator was an Islamic radical.

But we must not speak of it.


When asked about terrorism in the press conference this morning, the FBI Special Agent in Charge did say that the dead gunman may have leanings toward radical Islam. Apparently there are reports that this individual had made previous threats in connection to radical Islamic groups.

Well, actually, he didn’t come out and say radical Islamic terrorism. Because, we dare not speak its name. Instead, he said, “We do have suggestions that …uh… that individual may have leanings towards that … uh … that particular …uh … ideology. But right now we can’t say definitively so we’re still running everything to ground.”

What particular ideology?


Of course, for me, the single biggest clue that this was radical Islamic terrorism is the response from the White House. Here is Josh Earnest’s press statement:

The President was briefed this morning by Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, on the tragic shooting in Orlando, Florida. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of the victims. The President asked to receive regular updates as the FBI, and other federal officials, work with the Orlando Police to gather more information, and directed that the federal government provide any assistance necessary to pursue the investigation and support the community.

By comparison, when a gunman opened fire at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon on October 1, 2015, instead of an 80-word statement from Josh Earnest, Barack Obama delivered a 1,306-word statement live and on camera.

Not only that, the White House website chose as their “Photo of the Day” for October 1, 2015, a picture of Obama watching the news reports about the shooting in Oregon.

Photo of the day

But today? A bloodless, 80-word statement from Josh Earnest and nothing else.

Nothing makes it clearer to me that this attack in Orlando is a terrorist attack perpetrated by an Islamic radical.

Had the gunman been some wild-eyed white guy in a Trump 2016 T-shirt, Obama would have been all over this like flies on shit. The main picture on the White House website would already be a photograph of Obama biting his lower lip and fighting back tears while talking on the phone with the Mayor of Orlando.

Just as they did in the aftermath of San Bernardino, the Enslaved Press and the White House will place the focus on “mass shootings” and “gun violence” in America, not the danger of radical Islamic terror. One only needs to review Obama’s statement on the heels of the San Bernardino attack (which I parsed HERE) to get a sense of what to expect.

Of course, when it becomes certain and not just probable, that this attack was terrorism, Obama’s White House and their slaves in the press will hammer the claim that the NRA is preventing them from keeping guns out of the hands of terrorists. No word will be said about how Obama’s immigration policies are bringing radicalized Muslims into the country. It’ll all be the fault of the NRA and Republicans who stand in the way of “common sense” gun reforms — as if the only reason these animals want to kill Americans on our soil is because of the NRA.

In the course of writing this post, CBS New York is now reporting that the gunman’s name is Omar Mateen of Port St. Lucie, Florida. Mateen was born to Afghan parents in 1986.

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6 thoughts on “The terrorism that dare not speak its name

  • June 12, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Omar Mateen, now that’s a good Amish name.

  • June 12, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    The enslaved media, and the Liberal/Progressive/DemoncRAT insane viewpoint explained:

    American citizens, minding thier own friggin business, and carrying concealed semi-automatic weapons for self/family protection/defense. BAD! Big government control and/or confiscation of legally owned firearms, gun-free-zones, and denial/trampling of of 2nd Ammendment rights. GOOD!! Muzzie terrorists openly carrying automatic rifles and explosive devises, shooting up places across the country killing innocent Americans. HORRIBLE!!! Obama’s intentional open borders, assylum to Muzzie refugees, dictatorial unconstitutional treasonous policies/actions, failure/inabuility to call it Radical Islamic Terrorism. SSHHHHH…(cue the cricket chirp soundtract)!!!!

    With all the financial contributions by numerous radical Islamic States, and thier pro-terrorist affiliations, to Hitlery’s campaign, via the money laundering Clinton Foundation, what difference will she make?

    AMERICA WAKE THE FLOCK UP!! The wolves are inside the house. Come out of your hiding places, girt up your loins, grab your weapons, and help destroy these enemies within!

    Make America SAFE AGAIN!

    • June 13, 2016 at 10:37 am

      G.W. I agree with most of your post. (The automatic rifle part was not true – it was a semi automatic, but otherwise great post) The gunman actually chose one of the few targets that would assure no return fire. One of the few restrictions on concealed carry in most states are banks and bars. A nightclub would be a defenseless target rich environment, though they really should have a couple of shotguns under the bar to take out the vermin.

      Should banks and bars be off limits to CCL? That is a good question to debate.
      Banks get nervous because people that rob them tend to have guns, though most people with guns would never dream of robbing a bank.
      If one is going to a bar/nightclub, one is probably going to indulge in adult beverages. Carrying a weapon requires the highest level of mental clarity, and having suppressed inhibitions with a firearm is not a good idea.

      I guess my answer is: banks need to get over their nervousness, but club goers probably shouldn’t be armed.

      • June 13, 2016 at 11:10 am

        Thanks Owen, Please re-read the first line above. I was trying to write it, like a Libtard would speak it (Liberal viewpoint). I may not have succeeded, due in-part to the impossibility of thinking like a damn Liberal. But, yes it was in fact a semi-automatic weapon. I probably should have just written assault weapon, which (in Liberal speak) could be anything from a pellet gun w/ plastic pistol grips taped to the stock, all the way to a friggin bazooka. Thanks again.

        We need to remember that not every war will be someplace else. The enemy is among us. They are on the TV everyday yapping about how wonderful Islam is, and how it is the religion of peace. Truth is they are our nieghbors, the ones who voted for Obama twice and have a Hitlery or Bernie sticker on thier friggin Prius. The world has gone mad, and this Nation is far from immune to the insanity that is Islam, thanks to the likes of Obama and Hitlery. Watch your six Owen, these crazy a$$ Liberals want to silence/extinguish our free minds. It’s not paranoia if they really are out to get you! 😉

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