Known to the FBI
As reported in a 12 June 2016 article in the Daily Beast, the Muslim man who killed at least 49 party-goers at an Orlando gay bar had been previously investigated by the FBI:
“Omar Mateen of Port Saint Lucie, Florida, came to the attention of federal authorities twice prior to being identified as the gunman in the Orlando gay nightclub mass shooting, a senior law enforcement source told The Daily Beast.
Mateen killed 53 people and shot more than 100 in total at the Pulse gay nightclub early Sunday morning, in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.
The senior law enforcement source reports that Mateen became a person of interest in 2013 and again in 2014. The Federal Bureau of Investigation at one point opened an investigation into Mateen but subsequently closed the case when it produced nothing that appeared to warrant further investigation.
‘He’s a known quantity,’ the source said. ‘He’s been on the radar before.’
The senior law enforcement source told The Daily Beast that Mateen was born in New York and was married for a time to a woman from New Jersey.”
CNN: Shooter known to FBI. No indication he was plotting attack. One of hundreds suspected of being ISIS sympathizers on the FBI’s radar.
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) June 12, 2016
Considering Obama’s advocacy for the LGBT cause and his continuing refusal to say “Islamic terrorist,” it will be interesting to see who becomes the criminal in this story. Who knows? Maybe we will have another episode for the “high horse.”
ISIS Announced on Friday that They Would Attack Florida
The Gateway Pundit reported on 12 June 2016 regarding messages discovered by Shoebat:
Three days ago – Major Muslim ISIS Terrorists Makes Declaration To target Florida … https://t.co/7ARVKWqxbe via @walidshoebat
— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) June 12, 2016
This Attacker was Organized
An article posted by WFTV noted the organize manner Omar Mateen employed while killing:
“Even safely across the street, Hanson said he could hear the horror that continued inside the club.
‘You could still hear (gun)fire going, and the banging,’ he said. ‘It sounded like there was more than one (shooter), there’s no way it was just one person.’
But it appears there was only one shooter: A well-armed, prepared and organized one, Mina said.”
Although the station does not mention its reason for noting the organizational skills of the murderer, all I can only guess that they see it as a hallmark of terrorists.
Imam in Orlando Suggests Showing Compassion to Homosexuals by Killing Them
PJ Media mentions in a 12 June 2016 article on the words of an imam who spoke in Orlando:
In fact, an imam speaking in Orlando in April said that killing gays according to Islamic law should be done “out of compassion”: