Hours after 49 innocent people were brutally killed during the Pulse massacre in Orlando, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and other Islamist groups were already deploying time-tested tactics to divert attention from the obvious cause of this massacre, a radical form of Islam much like their own. Three bear highlighting: diversion, claiming the terrorist attack had nothing to do with Islam, and publicly smearing Muslim reformers.

In Dallas, the diversion tactic was set into action on social media when Alia Salem, head of CAIR's Dallas-Fort Worth chapter, attacked the lieutenant governor of Texas, Dan Patrick, for a bible verse he tweeted at 6:00 AM on Sunday, only minutes after the end of the Pulse showdown. Patrick's tweet featured Galatians 6:7, which states "Do not be deceived; God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows."

Salem seemed to interpret this passage to suggest that those murdered in the club deserved what they received, retweeting the Bible verse with the comment: "The moment when right-wing extremists and Muslim extremists publicly align. #TrueColors #Orlando #StandWithLGBTI."

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