What Are Some People Saying About The Orlando Shooting In Arabic?

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Full information is yet to be known about the tragic shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Early reports suggest that Omar Mateen killed 50 people and injured over 50 others in what appears to be an attack motivated by Islamic fundamentalism.

Thanks to the good work of twitter user @ahmedaa1k, I was able to show you what was being said in Arabic by some people about atheists a while back. The same twitter user has also translated some of the Arabic language responses to the Orlando shooting. It’s not good news either.

Please keep in mind, Ahmed is the individual translating these tweets, not the individual making these abhorrent comments:

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The following two examples are replies to @hades_the_1’s well wishes towards the victims:

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This is just a sample of what Ahmed has uncovered on his timeline, but I think you get the idea.

Even if the ‘nothing to do with Islam’ crowd could convince you this heinous crime had nothing to do with Islam, they still have all their work ahead of them to explain the evident Muslim support for it.

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31 comments

  • Everything to do with a religion that hates non-Islamic humanity, most severely all humanity that ‘offends’ its pious hypocrisy. These translated comments prove that the world wide Islamic community needs to evolve beyond repressive indoctrination that all too easily ends in mass murder, and all kinds of human misery. These translated comments indicate that Islamism simply taps into a latent threat implicit in sharia. Those who love to love are all too frequently slaughtered by those who love to hate, in the name of Allah. Islamism has to be openly rejected by the massive majority who claim every time that this is not Islam, as this is becoming increasingly difficult to believe.

  • It has emerged that the US authorities knew of his extremist views yet did nothing about them.
    If a lot of the posters supporting him can be identified, why do not the US authorities expel them all to some other part of the hate-loving Islamic world – perhaps Afghanistan, where his parents originated from?

  • To be fair, I’m sure there are many people of different religions that are as cruel and hateful as these Muslims.

    • Liz: But are they killing 50 and wounding a further 50 people at a time?

      • John: those numbers are because he could legally and easily buy assault rifles in the USA, despite his history of domestic violence and mental health problems, not because of his proclaimed faith.

        Rightwing Hindu attack against Musilms, 2007: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecca_Masjid_bombing

        Christian white supremacist attack on Sikhs, 2012: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisconsin_Sikh_temple_shooting

        White supremacist attack against black Christians, 2015: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charleston_church_shooting

        • Think about who is actually doing the killing. He is by no means innocent… But he was a known fundamentalist… With extreme views. He was flagged by the FBI and STILL purchased a weapon!! Wow America! Wow!

          • To be fair he probably had someone with a clean record buy it, or it was an illegal unregistered weapon

        • What really is the point of highlighting a handful of attacks by Hindus and Christians. There is no comparison with the deadly, daily attacks by people killing civilians for Islam

          • The number of attacks by muslims is between 5 & 10%. Your bigotry doesn’t equate to facts.

          • Stephen Knight

            Number of attacks where exactly?

            A gentle warning – please don’t throw out an accusation of ‘bigotry’ on my comments section just because someone else has a different opinion than you. There’s no bigotry in the comment you are replying to, so try to make your point intelligently without reaching for an inflammatory label just to signal your virtue.

        • Eytch ,

          It was narrated that Abu Hurairah said:
          “The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) promised that we would invade India. If I live to see that I will sacrifice myself and my wealth. If I am killed, I will be one of the best of the martyrs, and if I come back, I will be Abu Hurairah Al-Muharrar.”

          As muslims are invader to India it not “rightwing” to defend our homes land.

    • To be fair, sounds like you have no idea what you’re talking about.

      Understand Islam. Read the Koran. Study sharia. Islam is a world-conquering totalitarian ideology. Its aim is to eradicate ALL infidels. You must understand its true nature.

  • Liz – to be fair, can you provide examples of equivalent, present day acts of cruelty, hate and terrorism done in the name of religions other than Islam?

  • Its always hard to tell just how widespread these sentiments really are. If only someone could come up with an app that could copy all the Arabic posts around the world and then give us the results. Such as 20,000,000 hate filled Islamic comments per week, or 100, whatever the figure might be then we could get a much clearer picture. But even then if it was a damning figure they would claim it was all a Zionist plot to promote Islamaphobia.

    • Saul Sorrell-Till

      I think the complete opposition to homosexuality amongst young British muslim males(and by ‘complete’, I mean 100% of the respondents to a 2009 survey deemed homosexuality ‘morally unacceptable’), and the extremely high opposition amongst the rest of the British muslim populace, is at least a hint that these kinds of tweets are pretty representative.

      These people are just like us, with all our strengths and weaknesses, but they are derailed by their mass acceptance of a superstructure of Very Bad Ideas. This is all that separates them from us; that separates countries like Pakistan from liberal democracies like Britain and France.

    • Kris, go to Clarion Project, “By the Numbers.” It’s an eye-opener.

  • http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-gay-pride-la-weapons-20160612-snap-story.html

    Guy with assault rifles and the ingredients for explosives was headed to LA Pride parade. Potentially another tragedy averted. Note, NOT Muslim, not even necessarily even anti LGBT (reports indicate he was bisexual?), just a guy who liked to point guns at people, And the means to make himself famous in the worst way possible.

  • The Muslim support comes from the same place Christian support would have come from if he wasn’t a Muslim.

    “yes! God hates gays…!”
    Bur forgetting God seemingly hates everything and I don’t waste my time pleasing people who are never happy.

    If it were a Christian murderer… The Christian ‘mericans would be straight on twitter defending his actions. They’re only opposing Islam… Not the horrific actions of an individual.

    • God hates gays!!! Get a grip and live in the real world there is no god or Allahu if you think for one minute doing these evil things will take you to a better place then you are wrong and tapped in the head

    • While there are some Christians who shout those slogans, such as those from the Westboro Baptist Church; these are usually the ones who are indoctrinated and relatively ignorant in their beliefs, and not representative of Biblical Christianity, or the Christian community at large.

      Indeed, like the other Abrahamic faiths, Christianity condemns homosexuality. The difference is that in Christianity, homosexuals are not demonised per se, but it is recognised that most homosexuals do not choose to be homosexual (especially in pre-modern times), and their humanity and value is separated from their sin (of homosexual thoughts and acts). Compound this with the fact that most purported ‘Christians’ today are in essence agnostics or atheists with ‘progressive’ beliefs, and we can clearly see why most Christians would not be commending a serial killer. Killing a person in Christianity is a sin, regardless of the sins the person committed. On the other hand, in the Koran/Quran killing non-believers is condoned.

      This is not to say that many Christians have not been historically homophobic, demonising them as opposed to being sympathetic. Regardless, even amongst most of such people, killing homosexuals would be morally reprehensible and a tragic loss of life.

    • There are 28 sample comments posted above, out of many more, advocating or celebrating the Orlando massacre, all rooted in a belief system guided by the Koran. Other than from some anti-GLBT organization (where most posts will be from non-believing persons), please demonstrate where Christians have posted celebrations about 49 gays killed. While you’re at it, please post any New Testament guiding principals that direct the believer to kill gays. Oh, and don’t refer to the OT; evidently, even Israel doesn’t adhere to it, based on their tolerance with gays, so why hold Christians to the Law that was fulfilled (completed) over 2000 years ago?

  • For insight on how non-extremist Muslims feel about killing infidels and imposing their ideology, check out the Clarion Project, “By the Numbers.”

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