To the editor:
The reports of yet one more terrorist attack in the United States have put 50 dead and 53 wounded.
The fact that the terrorist performed the massacre in an establishment in Florida known as a gathering place for gay folks in the area is extremely troubling. The slaughter should be a wake-up call for our friends with a liberal attitude towards Islamic terrorism.
Islamic folks murdering gay folks is not new ISIS/ISIL has shot, burned, hanged and tossed gay folks off tall buildings. ISIS/ISIL celebrates the murdering of good folks who are gay; they post videos of their murders on line to the delight of tens of millions.
This terrorist could not know the religious affiliation of the dead and wounded in Orlando, but the odds of killing a gay American were in his favor. A targeted crime against gay folks should be condemned not only as an act of terrorism but as a hate crime targeting folks because of their sexual orientation. The media elite are in a quandary; they downplay acts of terrorism, but cover a hate crime against any protected group wall to wall.
Just how our liberal friends in the media/Democrat Party treat this cowardly unprovoked attack will be telling. Will they refer to Islamic terrorism as Islamic terrorism? Probably not. Political correctness is a powerful belief system.
Robert M. Traxler, Dorr Township