Originally posted by RBHILL
The Muslims are the murderers not the gay people liberals!
A knowledgeable US official, however, told the Guardian that while an unfolding federal investigation was in the earliest stages, an initial hypothesis regarding the shooter’s motive leaned closer to a hate crime than an act of terrorism.
“The idea of it being terrorism is not off the table, but it’s probably not the principal approach,” said the official, who would not be identified by name or agency in discussing a fast-moving investigation.
“There are other reasons to believe it was motivated toward a very specific kind of community, obviously.”
That investigation was still determining if the shooting was “terrorism or a massive, massive hate crime”, the official said.
The official emphasized that all hypotheses were preliminary. Investigators were still gathering facts about the mass-casualty incident on Sunday morning.
Authorities said it was not immediately clear if the shooter was working alone, or had outside support or training. When killed, he was carrying a pistol and an assault rifle.
Mir Seddique, Mateen’s father, told NBC News: “This has nothing to do with religion.
” He added that his son was infuriated when he recently saw two men kissing in Miami.
Dont mention the R word RBHILL people get offended! and go into all kinds of denial.