DAILYKENN.com -- A radicalized member of the Ku Klux Klan murdered 49 people at a Florida nightclub earlier Sunday morning. Another 52 were injured.
The massacre occurred at The Pulse Orlando, a nightclub popular among homosexuals.
President Obama promptly condemned the National Rifle Association for enabling extremists. He reaffirmed his perspective that only a tiny minority of Klansmen were violent. He said that condemning all Klansmen smacked of bigotry and hatred.
Presumed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton echoed Obama's sentiments by warning that all Klansmen should not be judged by the actions of a few militants. Clinton called for unity encouraging Americans to embrace the Ku Klux Klan as a maligned and misunderstood religion.
"Persons of hoods-and-robes are routinely objectified and face discrimination on a daily basis," Clinton opined.
The alleged gunmen, Billy Joe Lee, was killed in a shootout with police at the scene of the massacre.
Reports surfaced that the Lee had been on the FBI's radar for years and had been accused of domestic violence. He also had attended lectures at a compound owned by neo-Nazis who called for the death of all homosexuals.
Pundits for the national media wondered how the gunman had been radicalized and assured Americans the tragedy in Florida was an anomaly.
• However, on Sept. 11, 2001, a Klavern of Klansmen commandeered four passenger jets, flying two into the World Trade Center. Another was crashed into the Pentagon while the other plummeted in a rural area in Pennsylvania. 2,996 were killed in that attack.
Other terror attacks committed by a tiny minority of Klansmen include:
April 14, 1972 (New York, NY): Ten members of a local klavern phone in a false alarm and then ambushed responding officers, killing one.
1973 - 1974 (Oakland, CA): Series of shootings by a radicalized group claiming affiliation to the "Ku Klux Klan".
March 9, 1977 (Washington, DC): Klansmen storm three buildings including a B'nai B'rith to hold 134 people hostage. At least two innocents were shot and one died.
January 25, 1993 (Langley, VA): A man with KLan ties guns down two CIA agents outside of the headquarters.
February 26, 1993 (New York, NY): KKK terrorists detonate a massive truck bomb under the World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring over 1,000 in an effort to collapse the towers.
March 1, 1994 (Brooklyn, NY): A KKK gunman targets a van packed with Jewish boys, killing a 16-year-old.
March 23, 1997 (New York, NY): A Confederate leaves an anti-Jewish suicide note behind and travels to the top of the Empire State building where he shoots seven people.
June 25, 2006 (Denver, CO): Saying that it was 'God's choice', a Klanster shoots four of his co-workers and a police officer.
July 28, 2006 (Seattle, WA): An 'angry' Klansman uses a young girl as hostage to enter a local Jewish center, where he shoots six women, one of whom dies.
June 1, 2009 (Little Rock, AR): A Klansman shoots a local soldier to death inside a recruiting center explicitly in the name of God.
November 5, 2009 Ft. Hood, TX A Klasman psychiatrist guns down thirteen unarmed soldiers while yelling praises to God.
September 11, 2011 (Waltham, MA): Three Jewish men have their throats slashed by Klan terrorists.
February 7, 2013 (Buena Vista, NJ): A Klansman targets and beheads two Christian Coptic immigrants.
April 5, 2013 (Boston, MA): Southern Klansters describing themselves as 'very religious' detonate two bombs packed with ball bearings at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and causing several more to lose limbs.
September 25, 2014 (Moore, OK): A Christian advocate beheads a woman after calling for Klanistic terror and posting an Klanist beheading photo.
July 16, 2015 Chattanooga, TN A Klansman stages a suicide attack on a recruiting center at a strip mall and a naval center which leaves five dead.
December 2, 2015 San Bernardino, CA A Klansman shoots up a Christmas party with his wife, leaving fourteen dead.
No wonder the media hate the Ku Klux Klan but embrace Islam.
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