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Mosque of Orlando Gunman Set On Fire In Arson Attack

The Florida mosque where Omar Mateen, who committed the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, prayed was damaged on Monday in an arson attack, investigators said.

September 12, 2016

There’s A Reason Trump Targets Terrorists’ Families

The Clinton campaign responded to criticism of Seddique Mateen’s attendance by claiming they did not invite him to the rally, nor were they made aware of his attendance until after the event had concluded. They failed to clarify whether they would have asked Mateen not to come if they had known ahead of time that he planned on attending. But why should they apologize?

August 9, 2016
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch testifies before a House Appropriations subcommittee on the Justice's Department budget in Washington February 24, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Should The FBI Have Censored The Orlando Shooter’s Propaganda Call?

Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Sunday that the transcripts of Orlando shooter Omar Mateen’s calls with police during his rampage would be censored. A day later, the FBI announced that they would release the initial 911 call without anything omitted.

June 20, 2016
Hank Morgan reacts after hanging a banner for the Pulse gay nightclub shooting victims in Orlando, Florida, U.S., June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young

After Orlando, More Genuine Policy Dialogue Is Needed

Omar Mateen may have committed the worst gun mass murder in U.S. history, but his terrorist act will change little in America. Occurring as it did six months before the presidential election, politics has gotten in the way of the reflection and deliberation that should be happening.

June 17, 2016
A member of the New York Police Department's Critical Response Command Unit stands guard by The Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street, considered by some as the center of New York State's gay rights movement, following the shooting massacre at Orlando's Pulse nightclub, in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., June 12, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

U.S. Officials: No Evidence Of Direct Islamic State Link To Orlando Shooting

“The fact that a website connected to Daesh applauded it doesn’t mean anything,” one U.S. intelligence official said. “They are losing on their home turf, and it’s not surprising if they’re looking for some kind of twisted victory.”

June 13, 2016