Topic: orlando shooting

Man confesses to Florida mosque arson

An ex-convict who posted anti-Islamic rants online confessed to setting fire to a mosque that the Orlando nightclub shooter occasionally attended, and said he was embarrassed by the crime, according to an arrest affidavit released Thursday.

Arrest made in fire at mosque attended by Orlando shooter

A 32-year-old Florida man has been arrested and is facing a charge of arson and hate crime in a fire that heavily damaged a mosque that Orlando nightclub gunman Omar Mateen attended, authorities announced Wednesday.

Fire at mosque attended by Orlando shooter investigated as hate crime

The mosque that Orlando nightclub gunman Omar Mateen attended was set on fire early Monday in what Muslim leaders say was the latest incident in an escalating campaign of harassment and violence against the house of worship and its members.

'Disgusting' tweets after Orlando shooting cause Canadian punter Jon Ryan to leave social media

Jon Ryan deleted his Twitter and Instagram accounts after the Orlando shooting due to a flurry of hateful comments from fans.
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Tens of thousands remember Orlando nightclub shooting victims at vigil

Tens of thousands of people turned out Sunday evening for a vigil in Orlando, Fla., to honour the victims of a mass shooting at the city's Pulse gay nightclub one week ago.
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Mental health after Orlando shooting

CBC medical expert Dr. Peter Lin warns that some could experience mental health issues in the aftermath of massacre

Christina Aguilera's new song Change will benefit families of Orlando shooting victims

Pop star Christina Aguilera has released a new song, Change, following Sunday's mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub. Proceeds from the track will go to the National Compassion Fund to benefit the victims and their families.

Orlando shooting: Video shows terrified clubgoers hiding in Pulse nightclub during shooting

WARNING: This story contains disturbing details. Chilling video has emerged from inside the Pulse nightclub — shot during Omar Mateen's deadly rampage at the Orlando, Fla., club by one of a handful of patrons as they hid in a bathroom.

Trudeau, Obama exchange condolences over tragedy in Orlando, Canadian hostage Robert Hall

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered U.S. President Barack Obama his condolences for the Orlando mass shooting during a telephone call Tuesday, and later visited the U.S. embassy in Ottawa where he and his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, signed the book of condolences.

Orlando shooter's wife deemed 'person of interest' in police investigation

Omar Mateen drove around the Orlando area the night before the nightclub massacre, visiting several places, the mayor said Wednesday as investigators tried to piece together the killer's movements and zeroed in on how much his wife may have known about the plot.

Noor Salman, Orlando shooter's wife, described as sheltered and 'inside the box'

Little by little, details have begun to emerge about 30-year-old Noor Zahi Salman, who grew up in the small suburb of Rodeo, Calif., tucked in the dry hills near the oil refineries 40 kilometres northeast of San Francisco.
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For 'invisible' LGBT Latinos, layers of grief within grief

In the Orlando aftermath, there is also the heart-wrenching news that some families of the 49 victims are just learning about their loved ones' LGBT identities.

Puerto Rico mourns its many citizens shot at Orlando nightclub

Puerto Ricans held somber vigils and prepared to bury many of their own after authorities said nearly half of those killed at a gay nightclub in Florida had ties to the U.S. territory.

Orlando shooting survivor Angel Colon thanks God for narrow escape from Pulse nightclub

Angel Colon and friends were hugging and saying their goodbyes early Sunday morning when they heard the first gunshots at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla.

Ottawa Muslims call for solidarity with LGBTQ community after Orlando massacre

Local Muslims spoke out against the massacre in Orlando Monday night, saying the targeting of members of the LGBTQ community is not part of their faith.

Orlando shooting victims to be honoured at Thunder Bay Pride vigil

Thunder Bay's Pride committee is organizing a candlelight vigil, Wednesday night in honour of the 49 victims of the mass shooting in a gay nightclub in Orlando on June 12.
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Orlando shooting hits close to home for Toronto LGBT community

For members of the LGBT community, the shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub hit horribly close to home. It was an attack on one of their safe havens.
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Homegrown extremism a threat?

Two radicalization experts weigh in on the Orlando shooting.
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Orlando vaults mass shootings, Islam into 2016 political campaign

It didn't take long for the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history to hit the 2016 political campaign trail.

St. John's LGBT community plans vigil to honour Orlando shooting victims

Members of the LGBT community in St. John's are coming together to hold a vigil honouring the victims of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla.
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After Orlando, time to recognize that anti-gay bigotry is not religious freedom: Neil Macdonald

After a gunman reportedly professing allegiance to ISIS went hunting gays in a Florida night club, could there be a better time to have a conversation about organized religion and the pain inflicted on gays in the name of god?

Orlando nightclub attack: Clinton, Trump at odds over tackling terrorism, guns

U.S. presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton offered drastically different proposals Monday for stemming the threat of terrorism and gun violence after the deadly attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla.
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Political reaction to Orlando massacre

U.S. President Barack Obama, presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have their own take on the mass shooting
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John Tory at Toronto vigil for Orlando victims

'People from all corners of the community are coming here to say we absolutely reject crimes of hate,' says Toronto mayor

Orlando shooting: More victims' names released

As family members are notified, the City of Orlando, Fla., continues to release the names of the victims from Sunday morning's mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub. Here are some of their stories.
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Orlando shooting: Sound of gunshots caught on cellphone

Multiple gunshots can be heard outside Pulse nightclub
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Message for ISIS: 'How do you stand before God and answer to your crimes?'

'You do not speak for us, you do not represent us,' says Council on American-Islamic Relations president Nihad Awad

Omar Mateen: What we know about the gunman in the Florida mass shooting

Omar Mateen, the U.S.-born man responsible for the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman in the country's history, was a chameleon — a devoted father to some, an angry bigot to others.
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U.S. President Obama on Orlando shooting

'This is a sobering reminder that attacks on any American is an attack on all of us'

Orlando attack rattles Albertans and drives home importance of pride

There's a helplessness and grief that sweeps over people when they view tragedy from afar — an emptiness in the pit of the stomach that makes them want to reach out and connect.

Orlando nightclub attack: Gunman had been investigated for terror links

Fifty people are dead in the biggest mass shooting in modern American history in what President Barack Obama called an act of terror. The gunman in the attack, identified as Omar Mateen, had been investigated by the FBI for terror links.