June 18th, 2016 | by Vandita
A lone gunman, who happened to be a Muslim, mindlessly gunned down over 100 people at an Orlando gay nightclub on June 12, before being killed by police. The tragedy sparked fierce public debate about gun control, ban on Muslims, anti-gay bigotry, political witch-hunts, and the threat of “radical Islam”.
However, almost everyone conveniently forgot to acknowledge four important facts: 1. An American Muslim carried out the deadliest mass shooting in American history to “stop America from bombing Syria”; 2. The bouncer, an ex-American Marine who saved 70 lives during the Orlando shooting, was also an American Muslim; 3. The right-wing Christian lobby has introduced 200 anti-LGBT bills in the last six months — Islam can’t be blamed for anti-gay bigotry in America; and 4. Nearly all of the leading Republican presidential candidates rejected American President Barack Obama’s tearful plea for gun control in January….