One of the revealing, but unsurprising, aspects of reaction to the Orlando massacre is how many atheists are unable to exercise any moral or intellectual independence and leadership when it comes to Islam. Although there are some exceptions, like Sam Harris–who is routinely denounced by fellow atheists–so many atheists used the Orlando massacre as a pretext to bash Christians! They saw an opening and went for it. They can't resist the opportunity to bash Christianity even though Islam is the real threat. They can't even bring themselves to admit that Islam is a problem.
Despite their prideful claim to be freethinkers, so many atheists are captive to blind emotion and political correctness. They can't think for themselves. They are petrified to take a position that's contrary to the liberal elite opinion-makers.