Islamic State sympathizers on Twitter have begun to tweet anti-LGBT messages with the hashtag #Pulse following the shooting at the Orlando nightclub where 50 people were killed by gunman Omar Mateen.
Mateen, was engaged in a shootout with police outside the night club at about 2 a.m., police said at a press conference. Mateen then entered the night club and took hostages. He was armed with an assault-type rifle, a handgun and a “suspicious device,” authorities said. Local FBI Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge Ron Hopper said at the press conference that there are “suggestions” the gunman “may have leanings” toward Jihadist ideology. Hopper had been asked about whether the shooter was connected to radical Islamic terrorism. Hopper said they can’t say definitively whether the gunmen is connected to that ideology. He said we’re looking into all angles right now.” ISIS
supporters and sympathizers on Twitter posted messages after the shooting
, but there have been no official claims by the Islamic State terror organization. Click on to see tweets by alleged ISIS sympathizers. See photos of Omar Mateen here.
Above is an image from an ISIS photo report showing the execution of gay men.
Homosexuality is "illegal" in sharia law and according to Islamic law, homosexuals are subject to being thrown off the top of a building then stoned. (Twitter)