What has happened in Orlando is an act of murder. It has been a crime of almost unimaginable depravity. First our hearts must go out to the family and friends of the victims. But then we must bear in mind that this is not an act of war. War can sometimes be honourable. What happened in Florida is squalid beyond imagination. The motive which led to its perpetration is irrelevant. No cause can justify such evil. Those tempted to repeat it elsewhere must know that free people are not to be abused.