During the shooting, Mateen made a call claiming it was an act of retaliation for the airstrike killing of, among others, ISIL militant Abu Waheeb in the previous month. Shlisel claimed he had acted "in the name of God". Archived from the original on June 20, The Catholic Church teaches that a homosexual orientation is not sinful and that LGBT people are to be treated with compassion and respect, as all others are. Retrieved August 6, Homosexual activity is a crime and forbidden in most Muslim-majority countries. During his wife's trial in Marchher defense revealed in a motion that Mateen had Googled "downtown Orlando nightclubs" and, after passing Disney Springstraveled between Pulse and the Eve Orlando Nightclub before choosing to target Pulse.
An unnamed police academy classmate said Mateen asked him out aroundthat they had spent time at gay bars together after class, and that he believed Mateen was gay.
Violence against LGBT people
Patrons of the Pulse gay nightclub. It is unclear whether the penalty was death or a fine. Same-sex unions not recognized. The vast majority of homophobic criminal assault is perpetrated by male aggressors on male victims, and is connected to aggressive heterosexual machismo or male chauvinism. Republic of the Congo.
Retrieved June 19, Historically, state-sanctioned persecution of homosexuals was mostly limited to male homosexualitytermed " sodomy ". A police van was set on fire and two police officers were injured in the attacks. A fourth assailant was acquitted. Fine to up to 7 years imprisonment Not enforced. It is viewed by many as an outright condemnation of homosexual acts between men, and, more commonly in ancient times than today, justification for violence. Retrieved July 15,