Exactly how was the Orlando jihad massacre a perversion of Islam? Obama didn’t say, of course. It would have been refreshing if he had deigned to address the fact that the Qur’an says: “If two men among you are guilty of lewdness, punish them both. If they repent and amend, leave them alone; for Allah is Oft-returning, Most Merciful.” (4:16) The Qur’an also depicts Allah raining down stones upon people for engaging in homosexual activity: “We also sent Lot. He said to his people: “Do you commit lewdness such as no people in creation committed before you? For you practise your lusts on men in preference to women: you are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds….And we rained down on them a shower of brimstone: Then see what was the end of those who indulged in sin and crime!” (7:80)
Muhammad makes clear that Muslims should be the executors of the wrath of Allah by killing gays. A hadith depicts Muhammad saying: “If you find anyone doing as Lot’s people did, kill the one who does it, and the one to whom it is done.” (Abu Dawud 38:4447) And: “Stone the upper and the lower, stone them both.” (Ibn Majah 3:20:2562)
Perversion of Islam? How? No Islamic apologist has yet explained why, if Muhammad said that Muslims should kill gays, that they actually should not do so.
“Obama: Orlando Killer Inspired by ‘Propaganda and Perversions of Islam’ on Internet,” by Bridget Johnson, PJ Media, June 13, 2016:
WASHINGTON — President Obama said after a meeting in the Oval Office on the Orlando terrorist attack today that access to “very powerful weapons very quickly” is “a problem regardless of their motivations.”…
Obama added that “at this stage, we see no clear evidence that he was directed externally” by ISIS leaders and “there’s no direct evidence that he was part of a larger plot.”
“As far as we can tell right now, this is certainly an example of the kind of home-grown extremism that all of us have been so concerned about for a very long time… one of the biggest challenges we are going to have is this kind of propaganda and perversions of Islam that you see generated on the Internet.”
The president noted that the killer, Omar Mateen, purchased his weapons legally with the three-day waiting period in Florida.
“But it does indicate the degree to which it was not difficult for him to obtain these kinds of weapons,” he said. “…We are also going to have to make sure that we think about the risks we are willing to take by being so lax in how we make very powerful firearms available to people in this country.”
“My concern is that we start getting into a debate, as has happened in the past, which is an either/or debate, and the suggestion is either we think about something as terrorism and we ignore the problems with easy access to firearms or it’s all about firearms and we ignore the role, the very real role, that organizations like ISIL have in generating extremist views inside this country.”