The response worldwide to the slaughter in Orlando (USA) has been inconsistent. Because the target was a gay club, some commentators refused to Express sorrow, and one of the Newspapers in Turkey called victims of the shooting “perverts.” But the open joy on this occasion expressed only ISIS. The representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova called designed in this style comments “disgusting”.
Radio station “al-Bayan” belonging to a terrorist group “Islamic state* called arrow in Orlando (Florida) “one of the soldiers of the Caliphate in America.” IG* has claimed responsibility for the attack on Saturday at a gay club in Florida Pulse, which became the largest mass murder in the United States. Representatives of ISIS said that the attack was directed against Christians, and against sexual minorities.
Actions of solidarity with the families of those killed and injured in attack on gay club in Orlando were also held in many countries of Latin America and Europev the massacre, 50 people were killed, 53 were wounded. Later hospital Orlando reported that nine wounded died, however, while these data are not confirmed. The shooter turned out to be 29-year-old local resident Omar Matin, born in a family of immigrants from Afghanistan. According to ex-wife, he wanted to become a police officer and tried to enter the police Academy.
Commenting on the incident, President Barack Obama said: “Despite the fact that the investigation is at an early stage, we know enough to say it was an act of terror and act of hatred.” He added: “As Americans we are United in our determination to protect its people. We are talking about the most deadly shooting in American history,” admitted Obama. The US leader added that the current emergency should make the authorities and society to think about tightening control over the circulation of firearms in the country.
Obama reminded that the government and citizens of the United States consider an “attack on all Americans, regardless of race, nationality, religion or sexual orientation as an attack on us all and on the fundamental values of equality and dignity that define us as a country.” “No act of hate or terror will never change who we are or the values that make us Americans,” he concluded.
The democratic candidate for President Hillary Clinton added that it is necessary “to keep guns away from terrorists and other dangerous criminals” and “to redouble efforts to protect the country from internal and external threats”. Her competitor is a member of the same party, Senator Bernie Sanders stated that “all Americans are shocked and saddened by the abhorrent massacre” in Florida.
Obama and Clinton should be “a shame to leave”
A candidate for the Republican presidential nomination Donald trump be limited to recommendations for “keeping weapons away from terrorists” did not: “will President Obama finally speak the words “radical Islamic terrorism”? he said. – If not, he / she should immediately disgrace to resign”.
“We can no longer afford to be politically correct,” – said the billionaire, noting that the United States annually more than 100 thousand migrants from the Middle East. While hundreds of these migrants and their children involved in terrorist activities in the US, says the Republican. Trump criticized Clinton’s plans to increase the number of incoming migrants from the Middle East and also noted her fear of the phrase “radical Islam”, which Hillary tried to avoid in speech. In this regard, trump has called on Clinton to drop out of the race for the presidency.
He called the slaughter “terrible incident” and stated that he prays for those who died in Orlando. “I appreciate the recognition that I was right about radical Islamic terrorism. I don’t need congratulations. I want of firmness and vigilance. We should be prudent,” said a Republican.
Meanwhile on Saturday, at the other end of the country – in Los Angeles – police arrested three armed with rifles 20-year-old James Howell. He admitted that he also wanted to attack a gay pride parade in the city. In addition to rifles, from the detainee withdrew the cartridges and the substance used for making bombs. However, police believe that this case is “completely unrelated to the massacre in Orlando.
It is noteworthy that the gay parade was scheduled for last weekend in many countries around the world. And the greatest concern of the representatives of sexual minorities called the LGBT parade “March of equality”, is scheduled for Sunday in Kiev. As he wrote on the eve of the newspaper VIEW Ukrainian nationalists have promised to prevent the holding of the gay parade. “Right sector*” even threatened that on 12 June in Kiev there was a “bloody mess”. The US state Department even sent a special emissary to Kiev to chaperone on parade. However, in Ukraine the event was held without incident, but the “bloody mess” occurred in the United States.
“Reasoning beyond good and evil”
The reaction to the massacre in Florida, the world has been inconsistent. So, the Turkish newspaper Yeni Akit directly in the header on the first page called shot “perverts.” The edition is “famous” for its criticism of Jews, Armenians and all Christians, recalled Daily Mail. For the first four months of 2013, the newspaper published 175 articles that incite hatred of eight different minorities, according to the organization Hrant Dink Foundation, dedicated to building cultural ties. We will remind, since the Turkish media are under strict censorship of the government, come to light only those publications and statements that reflect the policies of its authorities.
The representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova in connection with this, called “just disgusting” comments in the spirit of “the dead in Orlando not sorry – they are gay”. “Beyond good and evil reasoning “with his same-sex they put an end to his life,” she said. “And if you would have shot children with developmental delays, I would say something like “50 parasites became less”? And if the attack was completely at the hospital, apparently, it would be worthwhile to first examine the private affair of each patient – who knows what?” – said Zakharov.
“Same way I want to send the people who believe “empathy is not possible due to…” – are millions of reasons. From “and we do not feel” up to “they got game”. Because it’s time to decide: either human sympathy or empathy for the socio-political beliefs”, – said Zakharov. “It’s strange for me to write all this, but I’ll do it – said the official representative of the foreign Ministry. – 1. Questions any preferences to decide weapon impossible. 2. It is impossible to defend even the correct, traditional values, if you have no compassion” – concluded Zakharov.
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