If this doesn’t convince liberals that the Orlando massacre was in fact an act of terror, instead of simply a ‘hate crime,’ then I’m not sure what will. Take a look at what this terrorist organization is now calling for in the United States.
Al Qaeda are calling on radicalized Lone Wolves to target whites so there can be no confusion over the nature of the terrorist attack.
The group have published a guide for would-be terrorists in the wake of the Orlando mass shooting which encourages extremists to attack white Americans to avoid the ‘hate crime’ label, Foreign Desk News reports.
‘Inspire guide: Orlando operation’ advises jihadis not to target areas which have a high number of minorities because if gay people or Latinos appear to be the targets, ‘the federal government will be the one taking full responsibility.’
Omar Mateen killed 49 people and injured 53 when he opened fire inside a gay nightclub during the Orlando attack earlier this month.
During the June 12 rampage, Mateen told hostage negotiators and a news station that he was carrying out the attacks in the name of ISIS.
But US authorities believe it was a combination of factors that led to the mass shooting – which has sparked fierce debate on gun laws and hate crimes.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch has characterized the attack as a hate crime against the LGBT community.
Al Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) celebrates the atrocity yet said that while targeting a gay people is ‘the most binding duty and closer to human nature,’ it suggests to ‘avoid targeting places and crowds where minorities are generally found in America,’ to ensure that terror was the focus of any attack.
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