Uppdatering: Det rör sig om 50 dödsoffer och över 40 förda till sjukhus efter skottlossning vid en gaynattklubb i Orlando tidigt på söndagsmorgonen, lokal tid.
IS lovade att väst - Europa och USA inte minst - skulle erfara många terrordåd under Ramadan. Den har pågått en vecka nu. Orlando blir den nya ort vi ska skriva in i den växande katalogen över islamistiska terrordåd.
The Islamic State is urging jihadists in the United States and Europe to carry out terror attacks during what a group spokesman promised would be “the month of conquest and jihad.”A U.S. government advisory warned that ISIS attacks, either directly sponsored or simply inspired by the group’s rhetoric, could be carried out during Islam’s month of Ramadan that begins June 5.The threatened attacks were announced in an ISIS video made public May 21.In the video, ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammad al-Adnani called on jihadists to “get prepared, be ready … to make it a month of calamity everywhere for nonbelievers…especially for the fighters and supporters of the caliphate in Europe and America.”A report by the State Department-led Overseas Security Advisory Council said the threat could be credible because three deadly terror attacks took place last year shortly after Adnani issued a similar call to arms.
Homosexuella är förstås en given grupp mot vilken islamisterna riktar sitt hat. 50 döda och 40 sårade är den preliminära listan (klockan 16:25). Den kommer med all säkerhet att växa. Förra gången var det San Bernadino som drabbades av fredens religion, det får vi inte glömma bort. Förövarna var där ett islamistiskt äkta par.
Här läser jag bland annat: The suspected Islamic extremist who killed about 20 people after taking party-goers hostage inside a gay club in Orlando has been identified.Law enforcement sources have identified the shooter, who was wielding an assault rifle and a handgun, as US citizen Omar Mateen, from Port St. Lucie in Florida.The gunman, who was born to Afghan parents, was carrying a suspicious device, possibly a suicide vest, when he opened fire on the dance floor inside Pulse in the early hours of this morning.Orlando Police Chief John Mina said authorities have not determined the exact number of people killed, but that 'approximately 20' have died. Another 42 people were taken to hospital.An FBI spokesman said the mass shooting is being investigated as an act of terrorism, adding that they are looking into whether this was an act of domestic or international terror, and if the shooter was a lone wolf. Police said the gunman, who was shot dead by officers, was believed to be in his 20s, while the FBI believe he may have 'leanings to radical Islamic terrorism'.
Man ska också hålla i minnet att Hamas väpnade gren inför terrorattentatet mot ett café i Tel Aviv påminde oss om att ramadan är "jihadmånad".