“ALL THE MUSLIM NEWS..IS A DECEPTION..TO KEEP YOUR EYES OFF THE BOLSHEVIKS IN YOUR GOV!!”
The false narrative emerging from the media seeks to make a few points, all of which are red herrings and straw men designed to take attention from the truth.
- The shooter, Omar Mateen, was homophobic because he hated gays.
- Mateen was unstable because he was mean and beat his wife
- Mateen had too much unfettered access to guns
- Mateen was not religiously motivated
Story after story references these points, and they quote each other liberally (take the pun as you wish). Fox News quoted a coworker at security firm G4S who called him “toxic” and “unhinged.” The Times of London quoted CNN, about his first wife, “He was mentally unstable and mentally ill.” Anti-gun New York Daily News quoted NBC News, who spoke to Mateen’s father Seddique Matteen, who insisted the rampage had nothing to do with religion.
The Washington Post also did a story on Seddique Mateen defending his son.
“He had a child and a wife, and was very dignified, meaning he had respect for his parents,” Seddique Mateen wrote, standing in front of the flag of his apparent birthplace, Afghanistan. “I don’t know what caused him to shoot last night.”
The shooter’s father has close connections with his native Afghanistan, and has traveled back there as recently as 2014, even interviewing Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul, according to the Washington Post. He made a series of Youtube videos praising the Taliban and railing against the U.S.
The Boston Globe appears to be at a complete loss as to Mateen’s motive for the killings, because there’s no actual proof (besides the killer’s own words pledging allegiance is ISIS) he was tied to any jihadist causes.
While Mateen claimed allegiance to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, no evidence had emerged by late Sunday pointing to actual ties to terrorist groups or a significant association with jihadist causes.
Yes, they actually wrote that. Apparently a confession isn’t evidence to them.
We can either accept the media narrative, that some unknown complex mix of motives drove this mentally ill man to buy readily available assault weapons and kill people he simply hated for no reason, or we can apply Occam’s Razor–the simplest explanation is usually the correct one.