The one-year anniversary of the Islamic terror attack at the Orlando nightclub, which cost 49 people their lives, passed recently. While tributes and articles recalling the event and those who were lost are to be expected, sadly it seems they may not all be truthful or accurate. For example, the Washington Post has apparently taken it upon themselves to rewrite history and change the narrative of what happened on that tragic day.
While it was made very clear that the perpetrator, Omar Mateen, was committing an act of terror in the name of Islam, WaPo writer Katie Mettler seemed to neglect this fact, and instead attributed the attack to simply “gun violence,” and throughout her article, she continues to refer to the terror attack as a “shooting.”
By stripping this horrific event of its true name, an Islamic terror attack, Mettler is, in effect, softening the blow of the events that happened at Pulse. Forty-nine people died during a wave of terror; it was not an act of random gun violence, that much we know for sure.
You may recall that 911 transcripts revealed that Mateen pledged his allegiance to ISIS over the phone. “My name is I pledge of allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of the Islamic State,” he reportedly said.
There’s not really a whole lot to argue with or question there; it’s a pretty straight-forward sentiment and is clearly indicative of Islamic terrorism.
And yet, for some odd reason,while describing the recent memorial event, Mettler writes, “By the end of the night, more than 1,000 people had gathered to remember what happened last June, when Orlando became the first U.S. city of the summer — before Falcon Heights, Minn., and Baton Rouge and Dallas — to be upended by gun violence.”
Perhaps Mettler just hasn’t seen the transcripts, or perhaps Mateen’s own words are just too inconvenient for the left-wing’s apologist narrative. Revisionist history is real, folks—lets not forget what really happened that day, or any other.