Black Lives Matter: ‘White supremacy, patriarchy, capitalism’ among reasons for Orlando attack

Black Lives Matter: ‘White supremacy, patriarchy, capitalism’ among reasons for Orlando attack

While conservatives identify the Orlando massacre as an Islamic terrorist attack and the left blames a variety of factors including conservatives and guns, the Black Lives Matter movement has published its own unique perspective on the cause of this atrocity.

“Despite the media’s framing of this as a terrorist attack, we are very clear that this terror is completely homegrown, born from the anti-Black white supremacy, patriarchy and homophobia of [sic] the conservative right and of those who would use religious extremism as a weapon to gain power for the few and take power from the rest.”

Although the Orlando killer had been investigated by the FBI as a possible terror threat, and despite his declaration of allegiance to ISIS during the attack, Black Lives Matter emphatically asserts that, “The enemy is now and has always been the four threats of white supremacy, patriarchy, capitalism, and militarism.  These forces and not Islam create terrorism.”

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