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lundi 13 juin 2016

USA : attentat d'Orlando, comment "donner un sens à la pire fusillade de masse dans l'histoire américaine"

B13061608:50 - Comment "donner un sens à la pire fusillade de masse dans l'histoire américaine, commis dans une boîte de nuit gay par un tireur musulman : était-ce un crime de haine contre les homosexuels ou simplement une preuve que la violence armée est hors de contrôle - ou les deux?" s'interroge The New York Times.

En formulant ainsi la question, la bienpensance new-yorkaise est naturellement faussaire car les LGBTI comme les musulmans sont seulement instrumentalisés au service d'une cause qui les dépassent et dont ils semblent intellectuellement et psychologiquement incapables de prendre conscience.

Cette cause supérieure est celle du suicide des néocons qui sont prêts à s'auto-détruire dans leur lutte désespérée contre le monde multipolaire qui s'impose au monde au détriment de leur projet métapolitique de domination intégrale et exclusive de l'humanité.  
Orlando Attack Roils Gay Community, Painfully Accustomed to Violence

By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG, The New York Times, le 13 Juin 2016

Titre et inter-titres E Gaillot pour €calypse News, le 13 Juin 2016


At 3 o’clock in the morning on Sunday, Benjamin Newbern, a gay rights activist in northern Alabama, arrived home from a gay pride dance party he had organized, glanced at his cellphone and spotted an unsettling social media post: 
“Prayers for our brothers and sisters at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.”
Mr. Newbern flipped on the television to news, he said, that “just kind of took my breath away.” And instantly, he knew that his life, as an activist and a gay person in America, had changed.
donner un sens à la pire fusillade de masse dans l'histoire américaine, commis dans une boîte de nuit gay par un tireur musulman
By Sunday afternoon, Mr. Newbern, 38 — who has spent two years trying to build a gay rights community in his home city, Florence, in part by persuading people that it is safe to come out of the closet — was struggling, as were gay people nationwide, to make sense of the worst mass shooting in American history, committed on a Latin-themed night in a gay nightclub by a Muslim gunman.
Était-ce un crime de haine contre les homosexuels ou simplement une preuve que la violence armée est hors de contrôle - ou les deux? 
What did it mean that it happened in June, Gay Pride Month? Was it a hate crime against gay people or simply evidence that gun violence is out of control — or both? Gay rights have been advancing at a rapid clip. Has that lessened homophobia? Or maybe made it worse? And most of all: Should gay people be afraid?

On Sunday, some muddled answers began to emerge. The police said the gunman, Omar Mateen, 29, an American citizen whose parents were from Afghanistan, had twice been investigated on suspicions of terrorism. As President Obama called the shooting an “act of terror and an act of hate,” Mr. Mateen’s father told NBC News that his son had been angry when he saw two men kissing. The East Orlando Post reported that Mr. Mateen had researched at least one other gay club in Orlando before attacking Pulse.

Almost a year after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans, and those working to advance their rights, spent Sunday grappling with the implications — at gay pride celebrations, in their homes, at candlelight vigils. Particularly awful was that the massacre had transformed what was once seen as a haven for gay people — a gay bar — into a death chamber.

In Los Angeles, the fear took on particular urgency when the police reported that they had arrested a man with weapons and explosives who was headed to the city’s gay pride parade.

In Florence, Ala., where Mr. Newbern lives, he said the attacks had compounded “all that anxiety about being L.G.B.T. in the Deep South.” In Washington, David Thompson, 49, woke up to three lengthy text messages from his 70-year-old mother. She did not want him to attend Sunday’s gay pride festival there.

“It is a horror, a total horror,” said Mary L. Bonauto, the civil rights lawyer who successfully argued last year’s Supreme Court case on the right to same-sex marriage. “I am profoundly sad.”

She was thinking ahead to Saturday, when she will be the grand marshal of the gay pride parade in Portland, Me., her home city.

“On the one hand, how can you not help but feel nervous?” Ms. Bonauto said. But on the other hand, she expressed worry about Islamophobia. “I was thinking, ‘Should I wear a T-shirt that says, ‘Don’t judge the many by the few’ — something to show some solidarity?” she said.

The gay rights movement, of course, is no stranger to the fear of violence. That includes the days when gay people worried about being branded “faggots” and beaten, whether in small towns or in gay centers like New York; the 1973 arson attack on a gay bar in New Orleans that left 32 people dead; the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard. All are cultural touchstones for the community.

In 2015, the F.B.I. reported that 18.6 percent of the 5,462 so-called single-bias hate crimes the previous year were attributable to sexual orientation; 47 percent were attributable to race. But Jay Brown, a spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign, said that hate crimes against gay people were underreported, and that finding accurate statistics was “extremely challenging.”
Les dirigeants du mouvement, en parlant de façon anecdotique, ont dit qu'ils sentaient une augmentation de la violence contre les homosexuels cette année - peut-être, certains ont dit, en raison de la campagne présidentielle qui sème la division
Movement leaders, speaking anecdotally, said they sensed an increase in violence against gay people this year — perhaps, some said, because of the divisive presidential campaign, or because of high-profile policy fights like the one over the Obama administration’s recent directive requiring schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms of their choice.

“I sincerely believe that this is following a trend, that we often see an uptick during presidential elections — particularly when the vitriol increases about our community,” said Lorri L. Jean, who runs the Los Angeles L.G.B.T. Center, a nonprofit advocacy, health and social services organization.

Officials at the Human Rights Campaign said they had been struck by a recent spate of highly publicized assaults against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. In Atlanta, a gay couple was doused with boiling water, causing severe burns, in March. The same month, in Iowa, a transgender teenager was murdered.

In Los Angeles, also in March, a gay man was murdered by his father; amid debate over what role the victim’s sexual orientation played, Ms. Jean said, his sisters asked the Los Angeles L.G.B.T. Center for help “because they feel that their father was really upset that this kid was gay, and that this was nothing but an anti-gay hate crime.”

On Sunday, gay rights activists around the country were trying to figure out how to move forward. In Jasper, Fla., about two and a half hours north of Orlando, Art Smith, a onetime personal chef to Oprah Winfrey, said he hoped to host a benefit for the victims’ families.

Mr. Smith and his husband recently adopted four children and moved to Florida. As a parent, he now worries for his children and hurts for others: 
“Probably there are children that are orphaned as a result of last night,” he said.
As someone who regards himself as tolerant, he said, he wonders, “How must Muslim Americans feel?” But it is as a gay man that he feels the most acute pain. 
“This is particularly horrible for us in the gay community because this was a gay club,” he said.
Mr. Newbern is planning a memorial in Florence on Monday night. The gay pride dance this weekend was to be the first in a series of events, including a panel discussion and an interfaith service at the local Unitarian church. Now, the service will be a candlelight vigil to honor the dead.
“I don’t want to rush to judgment about what the motivation was here — if it was extremism, if it was specifically L.G.B.T. hate,” he said. “It doesn’t change the fact that those 50 souls, and now probably more, are gone.”
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“I woke up, I turned on the television,” he said, “and I literally said out loud to myself, ‘We have got to do something.’”

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