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Left wing author and activist Owen Jones had a tough time digesting the reality of the Islamic terrorist attack in Orlando on Sunday.
Jones, a homosexual, appeared on Sky News to insist on painting the horrific killing spree by Omar Mateen, in which more than 50 people were murdered at the gay nightclub, Pulse, as an LGBT hate crime.
“At the end of the day this was a homophobic hate crime, as well as terrorism and it has to be called out, as I have to say, on Sky News and lots of news channels, there’s not been many LGBT voices that I’ve heard myself,” Owens told host Mark Longhurst.
“It is one of the worst atrocities committed against LGBT people in the western world for generations and it has to be called out as such,” he said.
Longhurst insisted that the victims were simply “human beings” and it didn’t matter what their sexuality was.
Fellow guest Julia Hartley-Brewer said Mateen might have hated her the same because she is a “gobby woman.”
“I’m sorry, I just find this the most astonishing thing I’ve ever been involved in on television,” Jones shot back. “If he’d [Mateen had] walked into a synagogue and massacred dozens of Jewish people, you wouldn’t be saying what you’re saying now.”
“You would be talking about it as an anti-semitic attack. This was a deliberate attack on LGBT people,” he continued.
Before Longhurst and brewer could continue the discussion Jones decided he couldn’t take it anymore.
“I’ve had enough of this,” he said, as he tore off his microphone and stormed off.
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