You read the title correctly. And your shock is understandable. We are still scratching our heads about this one, too. How on Earth did they reach that conclusion. Wasn’t this already classified as a terror attack?
Omar Mateen was a Democrat. He shouted on the 911 call, “In the name of Allah the Merciful, the beneficial [in Arabic]. Praise be to Allah, and prayers as well as peace be upon the prophet of Allah” among other Islamic declarations. He called pledging allegiance to ISIS and praising the Boston Marathon bombers! How, just how, did they twist that to mean right-wing?
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) considers the Orlando nightclub shooting, an ISIS-inspired attack that left 49 dead, a right-wing plot, along with the shootings of police officers by anti-white terrorists.
The SPLC maintains a list called “Terror from the Right,” which according to them is “a synopsis of radical-right terrorist plots, conspiracies and racist rampages since the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995.” The list includes individuals such as the Olympic Park bomber Eric Rudolph and Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof.
However, among abortion center bombers and white supremacists are Omar Mir Seddique Mateen, Gavin Eugene Long, Luqman Ameen Abdullah and Micah Xavier Johnson.
Mateen was the perpetrator behind the June Orlando gay club shooting in which he killed 50 individuals, including himself, and left 53 wounded. Mateen pledged allegiance to the Islamic State before he died and was on the FBI’s radar as an Islamist sympathizer before the attack. There were reports that Mateen was gay, but the FBI said they had found no evidence to corroborate this.