Apparently Barack Obama and his friends in the media aren’t the only ones who think there’s any question as to what motivated the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando.
While Wikipedia’s page “List of Islamic terrorist attacks” has hundreds of entries, the Orlando attack is absent. Since literally any of Wikipedia’s tens of millions of users could’ve added it on at any time, it’s hard not to believe that at least one person would have. But apparently that would be too controversial, as Breitbart reports:
Wikipedia editors seem unable to agree upon whether or not the Orlando Pulse Nightclub Shooting was in fact an Islamist terrorist attack.
The discussion began following the removal of the Orlando shooting from the terrorist attack list by the Wikipedia editor known as MrX.
In explanation for this sudden removal MrX had this to say: “I have removed the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting from this list. It does not meet the stated inclusion criteria for the list. The fact that ISIL has, via their media agency, made such a claim does not make it true.”
Another editor responded by showing how the attack did in fact meet the page’s criteria for an Islamic terror attack.
- Terror attacks… check.
- by Islamist extremists… check.
- to further a perceived Islamic religious or political cause… check.
- have occurred globally… Orlando is on earth: check.
- The attackers have used such tactics as arson, vehicle rampage attacks, bomb threats, suicide attacks, bombings, spree shooting, stabbings, hijackings, kidnappings and beheadings… check.
- The following is a list of Islamist terrorist attacks that have received significant press coverage since 1980… check.
Instead, other editors replied that there was a “lack of reliable sources” proving that the attacker was motivated by radical Islam. Apparently the shooter himself isn’t a reliable source.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]