Reuters reports that Mateen made his 911 call announcing his allegiance to the caliph during the attack, not before it as we were hearing yesterday.

The caliphate of course returned the favor.

Islamic State reiterated on Monday a claim of responsibility. “One of the Caliphate’s soldiers in America carried out a security invasion where he was able to enter a crusader gathering at a nightclub for homosexuals in Orlando,” the group said in a broadcast on its Albayan Radio.

Uh huh, it’s all very official – it was a legitimate, in fact the only legitimate state carrying out a “security invasion” – because what, the partiers at Pulse were a dangerous threat to Islamic State? Of course they were – so a legitimate state carries out a security invasion at a crusader gathering, to wit, “a nightclub for homosexuals in Orlando.” I’m not sure gay nightclubs are the first place I would go to look for crusaders.

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