When Irony isn’t funny

From Fr Z’s blog:

There are times when irony isn’t funny.  This is one of them.

I read this at FNC:

Orlando gunman made multiple visits to nightclub he attacked, reports say

Omar Mateen made multiple visits to Orlando’s Pulse nightclub in the weeks before he killed 49 people there early Sunday, according to several reports quoting regular patrons.

One man also said that he recognized Mateen from an app used to arrange dates and hookups for gay men, adding a new layer of complexity to the investigation of the worst mass shooting in modern American history.

The Orlando Sentinel cited four Pulse regulars who said they had seen the 29-year-old Mateen there before.

“Sometimes he would go over in the corner and sit and drink by himself, and other times he would get so drunk he was loud and belligerent,” said Ty Smith, who claimed to have seen the gunman at Pulse at least a dozen times.

“We didn’t really talk to him a lot, but I remember him saying things about his dad at times,” Smith added. “He told us he had a wife and child.”

Smith’s husband, Chris Callen, told the Canadian Press that Mateen had been to Pulse regularly for “at least three years.

Jim Van Horn, 71, told the Associated Press he was a frequent patron at Pulse and said another “regular” there was Mateen.

He was trying to pick up people. Men,” Van Horn said late Monday outside the Parliament House, another gay club.


Read the rest there.

What have we been hearing for the last couple days?

There is a tension in the MSM between this being an Islamic terror attack and being an “anti-‘gay’ hate crime”.  Some seem to want to diminish the terror aspect and emphasis the “anti-‘gay’ hate angle.

Now it seems that this was Islamist terror and a “gay” v “gay” crime, a barbaric mass murder perpetrated by a registered Democrat American citizen homosexual Islamic terrorist.  If he, apparently a Muslim homosexual, killed the homosexuals in the homosexual club that he frequented because he hated homosexuals, then this is pretty complicated and he was pretty screwed up.  Whatever else it is, it isn’t a simple case of a homosexual hater killing homosexuals because they are homosexuals.  It’s more than that.

Let’s see what the MSM does about this.

On another point…

This morning I awoke to the news that, in France, an Islamic terrorist murdered a cop, in front of his little son, and he streamed it live.  The police officer’s wife was also murdered.  The terrorist animal killed the cop with a knife… not a gun… a knife. The murderer pledged allegiance to ISIS three weeks ago and did so also during the steamed attack.  The boy survived. HERE

So much for French cuisine: all knives should be banned, right?

If terrorists want to kill you, they will use whatever is to hand, a knife, a pressure cooker, a Ford F-150, whatever.

Read on here.


May God have mercy on the souls of the victims of terrorism and on those of the perpetrators!



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6 Responses to When Irony isn’t funny

  1. News from
    Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt, PhD website:

    The Pray In Jesus Name Project, PO Box 77077, Colorado Springs, CO 80970.

    “Orlando shooter was Gay and Muslim, says ex-wife

    “The ex-wife of Orlando mass killer Omar Mateen claimed Monday that she believed he was homosexual — as it was revealed that he frequented the gay nightclub where he staged the nation’s worst massacre in modern times,” reports the New York Post.

    “Sitora Yusufiy, who was married to Mateen in 2009 for three months, made the shocking claim on Brazilian television station SBT Brazil.

    “Her fiancé, Marco Dias, speaking in Portuguese on her behalf, said Yusufiy believed that Mateen had ‘gay tendencies’ and that his father had called him gay in front of her. Dias also claimed ‘the FBI asked her not to tell this to the American media.’

    “The bombshell came as a male former classmate of Omar Mateen said he had been asked out romantically by the mass killer, who reportedly was a virtual regular at the Pulse nightclub, having visited it more than a dozen times over the years.

    “The former classmate said he would hang out with Mateen, hitting gay bars after attending class at Indian River Community College police academy in 2006 — and one time Mateen asked him out ‘romantically,’ according to the Palm Beach Post.

    “‘We went to a few gay bars with him, and I was not out at the time, so I declined his offer,’ the former classmate told the paper.

    “The classmate told the paper he thought the killer, who pledged allegiance to ISIS before killing 49 at the gay nightclub Pulse, was gay and in the closet.

    “The classmate’s claims came after reports emerged that Mateen frequented the club for years before Sunday’s massacre.

    “It’s the same guy,” Chris Callen, a drag queen who performs under the name Kristina McLaughlin, told the Canadian Press. “He’s been going to this bar for at least three years.”

    [Dr. Chaps’ comment: Well, this explains a lot of things, but contradicts the ACLU narrative that conservative Christians are to blame. I strongly condemn the Muslim terrorist attack and murders at Gay night club in Orlando. Christians are non-violent, Muslims not so much.] ”

  2. Crow says:

    Sorry, but what is it with you Americans and guns? And why is a priest buying into the debate? Just look at the statistics, country by country. Compare the English death rate by guns with the American. You have 3million guns in America – enough for almost every man, woman and child. What are they for, except to kill people? More Americans have been killed by guns in your own country than in all wars fought by the U.S., from the Civil War to Iraq. All countries can have terrorist attacks, and gun legislation will not make a difference for some of them. However, the U.S. is such a victim of a mentality perpetrated by the NRA and an image of society that is created by Hollywood that Americans do not even see the cost to them.
    You allow people to freely purchase items which have no use at all except to kill people and you defend this right for them to purchase these items as some symbol of your freedom. And what does this right achieve? It means that you are all afraid of each other. It is not the case that people commit terrorist acts with pressure cookers or whatever – that is an irony I do not find funny. If someone has psychological problems or an abusive marriage and they can buy a semi-automatic in Wallmart, then they are a problem for everyone. It is not rocket science.

  3. toadspittle says:

    I suspect your numbers re: guns – are out of whack Crow – there are some 324,000,000 people in the US, and:
    …But I take your point.
    And, even then, there are never enough guns to make Americans feel “safe.” Never will be.

    Nor could I find the “irony,” Father Z referred to.
    Unless, as you point out, it was his own absurd reference to pressure cookers. Which the murderer doubtless originally considered using, but then rejected in favour of guns and explosives.
    “So much for French cuisine: all knives should be banned, right? If terrorists want to kill you, they will use whatever is to hand, a knife, a pressure cooker, a Ford F-150, whatever.”
    The logic of Father “Z”, Donald Trump, and the NRA. Never leave home without a gun, or a concealed pressure cooker. There’s irony for you.

  4. The Raven says:

    I suspect that Fr Zuhlsdorf was referring to the Boston Marathon bombing.

    I admit to finding his (Zuhlsdorf’s) opinions rather unsavoury in the article of gun ownership.

  5. toadspittle says:

    “I suspect that Fr Zuhlsdorf was referring to the Boston Marathon bombing”
    Wouldn’t be surprised if 9/11 wan’t on his mind, or the attacks in Madrid (11-M) , London, and Paris.
    But who knows.

  6. Crow says:

    Point taken my dear Toad – I did miss two noughts there! The best description of all was at the end of the article to which you provided the link.

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