Orlando Shootings Overview: up to 50 people killed, many others hospitalised, shooter pledges to ISIS

Source: CNN, BBC

In recent days we have seen a globally moaned tragedy occur, due to one gunman in America reportedly killing up to 50 people in a gay night club ‘hatred’ massacre in the city of Orlando, Florida.

The BBC have quoted that so far, ”26 of those killed have been named: 22 men and four women aged between 20 and 50.”

Today, the BBC report that the ”father of a gunman who killed dozens of people in an Orlando gay club says he did not know that his son had a ‘grudge in his heart’.”

Omar Mateen killed up too 50 people and wounded 53 more in the deadliest mass shooting in recent US history, before being shot dead by police, according to the BBC.

Seddique Mateen (the farther) said he did not understand why his son had carried out the shooting at the Pulse nightclub.

CNN report that Mr Mateen has now ”pledged allegiance to ISIS before he gunned down 50 people early Sunday at a gay nightclub in Orlando, the deadliest mass shooting in the United States and the nation’s worst terror attack since 9/11.”

What are your views on this dreadful homophobic attack upon LGBT group members?

Does America now need to tackle its gun laws due to constant hate attacks with the use of armed weapons? How will the current president Barack Obama tackle this? Will this in any way boost Donald Trumps campaign, who has already said he wants to ban muslims coming into the state temporarily, to ‘figure out whats going on’?

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EU referendum: Brussels attacks spark UK security debate

Source: BBCProspect Magazine

The BBC have stated that ”The Brussels terror attacks have heightened the intensity of debate over whether the UK would be safer in or out of the EU, ahead of the referendum.”

Furthermore, ”Former MI6 head Sir Richard Dearlove said EU-based security bodies were of “little consequence” and that leaving the EU could boost Britain’s security.”

”But Europol chief Rob Wainwright said the argument “doesn’t stand scrutiny”, saying intelligence sharing was vital.”

Argument suggesting EU exit improves UK Security

Writing in Prospect magazine, Sir Richard – head of MI6 from 1999 to 2004 – argued that leaving the EU could strengthen Britain’s security.

“Brexit would bring two potentially important security gains: the ability to dump the European Convention on Human Rights… and, more importantly, greater control over immigration from the European Union,” he said. (BBC 2016)

Argument suggesting EU stay improves UK Security

”Former head of GCHQ, Sir David Omand, has also entered the debate, saying the UK “would be the loser in security terms from Brexit not the gainer”.”

”He said the “stronger security on the continent of Europe is, the safer we will be” and warned that leaving the EU would “jeopardise” intelligence sharing.” (BBC 2016)

Where do you stand in the Security debates? Are you a believer that we are safer within or out of the EU?

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