Exclusive — Florida State Rep. Scott Plakon: Orlando Terrorism ‘Symbolic Attack’ Of The Country

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Republican Florida State Rep. Scott Plakon declared Sunday the Muslim terror attack on a gay Orlando nightclub that killed over fifty people and wounded dozens more represented a “symbolic attack” on the entire nation. “Today’s the day to mourn the families,” said Plakon. “This is an unspeakable tragedy. I’m sure just about everybody in Orlando knows somebody connected to this and that’s where the main focus should be. But it’s becoming more clear that radical Islamic terrorism is a threat to our civilization.” “Orlando I see as sort of a melting pot of the rest of the country. We joke around that there’s not a lot of people born in central Florida, they all come here from somewhere else. So an attack right in the heart of Orlando… seems to me to be a symbolic attack on every area of the country.” “Evil has come to our door, right here, and we’re going to have to see how we deal with it. And I think the start is calling it what it is, radical Islamic terrorism,” he said. While he hadn’t seen comments from the terrorist’s father saying the terrorist’s religion had nothing to do with the mass murder, Plakon stated