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Omar Mateen: the bullshit of hate crime

by | 16th, June 2016

Omar Mateen Much debate over why Omar Mateen murdered scores of people in a gay night club in Florida. Did he do it because he hated gays, loved Islamic State, was mentally ill, was able to buy guns, or because we there was nothing on the telly? The  New York Times produces an editorial:

While the precise motivation for the rampage remains unclear, it is evident that Mr. Mateen was driven by hatred toward gays and lesbians.

He targeted gays deliberately. That much is certain.

Hate crimes don’t happen in a vacuum.

Hate crime? What’s a hate crime? This was mass murder.

They occur where bigotry is allowed to fester, where minorities are vilified and where people are scapegoated for political gain.

Hate crimes happen when expressing your opinion for something is deemed to be hateful by lawmakers. What is hateful is not fixed? Do you hate gays (wrong) or do you hate people

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