Half of us think the Orlando massacre reflects a gun crisis. Half think it’s the latest attack by a radical strain of Islam. It’s both — why is it so hard for us to admit that, J.J. Goldberg asks?
The mass shooting in Orlando, Florida has allowed Donald Trump to seize upon a familiar issue he has used to great advantage —the threat of Islamist militants and his plan to limit Muslim immigration to the United States, offering him what could be a crucial moment to re-boot his sputtering presidential campaign.
If Omar Mateen acted alone in plotting the massacre of 49 people at Orlando’s Pulse gay nightclub, he would be the exception rather than the rule in U.S. cases involving suspected Islamic State supporters.
At a press conference just hours after a Muslim gunman murdered 49 people at a gay club in Orlando, Florida, the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said that that fights for liberty for gays and Muslims are “profoundly linked.”
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Donald Trump amped up his calls to cut off Muslim entry into the United States and to monitor U.S. Muslims, in the wake of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee, through his Twitter feed and speaking to news outlets on Monday, said a substantial threat existed…
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Jewish institutions must heed the flaws in the security industry exposed by the mass shooting in Orlando, the top Jewish community security official said. Paul Goldenberg, who directs Secure Community Network, said Omar Mateen’s employment by a prominent security firm, G4S, should raise alarms by Jewish groups that hire security staffers from…
Orlando, “the City Beautiful” as it is officially known, a city known to most around the world for Walt Disney World, Harry Potter and being the place “where dreams come true” is now on the map as the site of the single largest mass murder in U.S. history.
All of the above — but one of these necessary conditions for the massacre could have been eliminated, Jay Michaelson writes.
Jewish groups in Orlando responded to the mass shooting attack at the Pulse nightclub with messages of sadness and sympathy, and calls to action. “The Jewish community has been impacted many times by terror attacks, and we stand united in denouncing all violence. We are in close touch with local, federal and…
Jewish celebrities took to social media to express their sadness at Sunday’s shooting in Orlando, in which a gunman killed 50 people at a gay nightclub, the largest casualty of any mass shooting in U.S. history.