Two days later, Obama admitted he doesn’t like using the words “radical Islam”. Instead, he lectured the public about religious tolerance, called for strict gun controls, and saved his harshest words, not for the enemy that kills in cold blood, but for a political opponent, Donald Trump.
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“The appalling attack on the LGBTQ2 community this weekend in Orlando and this news today [regarding Mr. Hall’s death] serve as devastating reminders for all of us that vicious acts of hatred and violence cannot be tolerated in any form,” Mr. Trudeau said in a brief statement to reporters.
Reacting Monday to the ISIS-inspired terrorist attack in Orlando, Mark Steyn—filling in for Rush Limbaugh—said that the “official lie” of the Left is that gun-toting “right” wing extremists are responsible for the shooting and radical Islamic terrorism is not.
But we firmly believe, even if such serious crimes cause us deep sorrow, in the continuation of our open, tolerant life,” Merkel said at German-Chinese intergovernmental consultations in Beijing.