School of Law

Orlando Shooting: In a Search for (Simple) Answers

29 June 2016

Professor Eric Heinze, Professor of Law and Humanities at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), was quoted by the Media Diversity Institute for an article about the media’s response to the Orlando shooting. “Everyone wants to find ‘the’ explanation of the Orlando massacre. But no one ever will. It’s about radical Islam, but it isn’t. It’s about ‘internalised homophobia’, but it isn’t. It’s about America’s gun fetish, but it isn’t. It’s about alienated minority communities, but it isn’t,” he said.