- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A Planned Parenthood group says it knows the cause of Sunday’s Islamic terror attack in Orlando, Florida: “toxic masculinity.”

As news broke over the weekend that 29-year-old security guard Omar Mateen killed 49 people and wounded more than 50 others at Pulse, a gay nightclub, Planned Parenthood black community outreach group said Islam had nothing to do with the attack.

“#Islam doesn’t foment the violence alleged gunman Omar Mateen enacted, toxic masculinity & a global culture of imperialist homophobia does,” the group tweeted Sunday.

The group responsible for the announcement is an extension of Planned Parenthood Action Fund. One of its primary objectives is to “promote and protect the reproductive health and rights of African Americans.”

The conservative magazine National Review responded to the group’s assertion on Monday with incredulity.

“If a person, in the process of murdering 49 innocent people, pledges allegiance to ISIS and expresses solidarity with the Boston bombers, his motive is radical Islam,” wrote journalist Katherine Timpf. “The motivation of this attack is not a mystery. It was radical Islam, and only radical Islam.”

Planned Parenthood’s official Twitter account took a measured approach on Sunday, tweeting, “Today we stand against violence in solidarity with @equalityfl & #Orlando LGBTQ communities. Our hearts are w/ the victims & their families.”

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