Guess who Pakistani newspapers blame for Orlando shooting

Guess who Pakistani newspapers blame for Orlando shooting
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After the June 12 shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, which left 49 dead and 53 others wounded, two Urdu-language Pakistani Islamist newspapers – Roznama Islam andRoznama Ummat – featured editorials blaming American intelligence agencies and the so-called Jewish/Zionist lobby in America for orchestrating the attack, which was carried out by Omar Mateen, an American of Afghan origin.

Roznama Islam not only accused American intelligence agencies of carrying out the Orlando attack, as well as previous attacks, but also promoted a conspiracy theory stating that the purpose of the attacks was to benefit the “pro-Zionist” U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Roznama Ummat, which is close to Pakistani military intelligence, justified the attack, stating that homosexuals that had mocked the Prophet Lut suffered a similar fate. It stated: “It is more correct to describe the attack as god’s punishment rather than the result of Omar Mateen’s terrorism and hate.”

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