- 7:20 AM – Cathy Hinners will chat about her book “Muslim Brotherhood: The Threat in Our Backyard” and the recent terror attack in Orlando.
- 9:00 AM – State Representative Mike Ball to discuss former Speaker Mike Hubbard’s guilty verdicts.
- 10:00 AM – Liberal columnist Tommy Christopher to talk about his “satirical” piece agreeing with Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims.
The latest on the attack at an Orlando nightclub, which is now apparently the deadliest mass shooting in American history:
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the attack early Sunday morning at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida that left at least 50 dead and 53 injured.
The group’s official radio station, al-Bayan, said Monday morning that, “Over 100 Crusaders killed and injured after an attack on their gathering at a night club in America.”
“We begin from America, where Allah has enabled brother Omar Mateen, one of the soldiers of the Caliphate in America, to carry out a raid where he was able to infiltrate a Crusaders’ gathering at a gay night club in Orlando, Florida. Allah enabled him to inflict heavy casualties amongst the filthy Crusaders. He killed and injured over a hundred of them. This is the biggest raid to be carried in America after the raid of Manhattan 16 years ago. All praise to Allah.”
ISIS has in the past claimed responsibility for attacks that did not originate within its command structure or territory, and analysts say this latest claim still does not prove ISIS was directly involved in the shooting.
The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says it’s possible the suspected Orlando, Florida shooter was self-radicalized but not “under the command and control of ISIS.”
Congressman Adam Schiff says he’s been briefed multiple times by federal law enforcement about Omar Mateen, who opened fire early Sunday on a gay club, killing at least 50 people and wounding another 53.
Officials say Mateen called 911 from the nightclub and expressed allegiance to an ISIS leader.
In remarks from the White House briefing room, Obama said, “No act of hate or terror will ever change who we are or the values that make us Americans.”
He also waded into the gun control debate. The Orlando shooting rampage, he said, is a reminder of how easy it is for someone to get a hold of a weapon that could kill people in a “school, or a house of worship, or a movie theater, or in a nightclub.”
“And we have to decide if that’s the kind of country we want to be,” Obama added. “And to actively do nothing is a decision as well.”
More than 15 hours after that text, Justice still hasn’t heard from her son. She and a dozen family and friends are at a hotel that has become a staging area for relatives awaiting news. Any news.
“His name has not come up yet and that’s scary. It’s just …” she paused and patted hear heart. “It’s just, I got this feeling. I got a bad feeling.”
Yep. Go ahead and disarm ordinary Americans because murderous monsters won’t follow the law at all.
What law do you pass that stops this?
- An ex-co-worker told NBC News that Mateen was racist, belligerent and “toxic.”
- His father told NBC News his son was enraged after recently seeing a same-sex couple kissing in front of his family, an event that could have set him off.
- In 2013, Mateen was interviewed twice by federal agents after co-workers reported that he made “inflammatory” comments to them about radical Islamic propaganda. The following year, the FBI looked at him again because of ties with an American who traveled to the Middle East to become a suicide bomber.
The elder Mateen says he was saddened by his son’s actions during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
He then adds: “God will punish those involved in homosexuality,” saying it’s, “not an issue that humans should deal with.”
The statement, and previous videos by Seddique Mateen, lend some insight into the environment in which his U.S.-born son was raised.
Seddique Mateen hosts a program on a California-based satellite Afghan TV station, aimed at the Afghan diaspora in the in the U.S., called the “Durand Jirga Show.”
A senior Afghan intelligence source tells CBS News correspondent Lara Logan that the show is watched by some in people in Afghanistan but the primary audience is ethnic Pashtun Afghans living in the U.S. and Europe.
It’s time to run them out. Now.
Sessions ,chairman of the Senate’s Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, said more than 570 people have either been convicted, charges or connected to terrorism since the 9/11 attacks on America.
“And it’s not stopping, as we see, apparently, today,” he said.
“More of these attacks are coming. It’s a real part of the threat that we face, and if we can’t address it openly and directly, and say directly that there is an extremist element within Islam, that’s dangerous to the world and has to be confronted.”
Sessions, who has endorsed Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump and praised his tough immigration stance, said the U.S. must be more vigilant on who it admits into the country.
“We need to be careful about how many people we bring in and be sure we can vet them properly before (we) admit them to the United States,” he said.
Bernie. Sanders. Gets. It.
A Lee County jury today convicted Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard on 12 felony charges in his ethics case, removing Hubbard from office.
Hubbard, 54, was convicted after a jury spent seven hours deliberating whether he used his public position for personal gain.
Hubbard faces up to 20 years in prison for each ethics count. Sentencing is set for July 8.
Hubbard was immediately taken into custody and placed in the Lee County jail.
He was released on $160,000 bond Friday night and driven away by a bail bondsman, according to the Associated Press.
The conviction came after a 12-day trial in which Hubbard took the stand for three days in his own defense.
“We hope this verdict tonight will restore some of the confidence in the people in the state of Alabama that public officials at all levels in the state of Alabama will be held accountable for their actions,” Acting Attorney General Van Davis said.
“Especially those who would betray their public trust and their position of public trust while in office from all levels, local, county and state.”
These Christians just won’t stop attacking the gays…
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