This Sunday, June 12, 2016, Omar Matten, American citizen of Afghan origin, opened fire in a gay nightclub, the Pulse Nightclub. Before starting the shooting, the terrorist called 911, the emergency number in the United States, to signify his allegiance to Daesh.
CIt would be the first attack specifically targeting the homosexual community. This nightclub is well known for its activism in the defense of gay rights. This shooting is the worst in the history of the United States, leaving 50 dead and 53 injured. Barack Obama spoke at 20:00 p.m. from the White House.
“We pray for families who seek answers with a broken heart. "
“It's a particularly tough day for Americans who are gay or transgender. The place is more than a nightclub, it is a place of solidarity where people come together to raise awareness about gay rights. "
“No act of terror can change our values as an American. "
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