After Orlando: Twitter Recoils from Islamophobia, Takes Aim at Gun Laws

by Saif Shahin Twitter users responded to the shooting in Orlando, Florida, with an abundance of love and prayers for the victims, their families, and the gay community in America, fury against political leaders for failing to institute stricter gun… Continue Reading  

The Horror of Orlando

by Graham E. Fuller  The mind cannot quite take it in—the wantonness of the Orlando events that now rank as the worst murder spree in US history. The longer range repercussions cannot yet be calculated, but if the past is any… Continue Reading  

Netanyahu’s Paper Uses Orlando Massacre to Demonize Israel’s Arab Citizens

by Edo Konrad On Monday morning, pro-Netanyahu daily Israel Hayom published a photo montage comparing Omar Mateen, the American citizen who murdered 50 people at an Orlando gay club on Sunday, and Neshat Melhem, who murdered three Israelis in a shooting spree… Continue Reading  

Orlando and the Future of Terrorism

by John Feffer The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the recent tragedy that left 49 dead at a gay bar in Orlando. The shooter, Omar Mateen, declared his allegiance to ISIS in a 911 call he made during the… Continue Reading  

Did Omar Mateen Fall Through the Cracks?

by Emile Nakhleh Omar Mateen’s horrible terror attack at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando last Saturday night reflected first and foremost his sick attitude about gays and lesbians as well as his religious and cultural intolerance toward the LGBT community.… Continue Reading