Coworker of Orlando Terrorist: “He talked of killing people”, Employer “did nothing because he was Muslim”

The deadliest shooting in US history occurred early Sunday morning, as radicalized Muslim, Omar Mateen, murdered 49 people and injured 53 at the Pulse Night Club in Orlando, Florida.  In the midst of his killing spree, he called 911 pledging allegiance to the ISIS, a significant detail demonstrating the premeditation and motive behind the slaughter.

Former CIA deputy director, Michael Morell explained the seriousness of the ISIS pledge, stating that ISIS instructs its followers “to pledge a bayat, a pledge of allegiance, before they die.”

The shooter, identified as Omar Mateen, killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in central Orlando early Sunday morning. Mateen called 911 sometime during his rampage and pledged allegiance to ISIS, mentioning the Boston Marathon bombers during the call.

Mateen, a US citizen, was born in New York in 1986 to parents from Afghanistan. An FBI representative said he “was organized and well prepared” for the attack on the nightclub. Mateen worked as a security guard in Fort Pierce and rented a car to drive to Orlando. He was armed with an AR-15 assault rifle and a handgun.

The ISIS-affiliated news agency Amaq News broadcast a claim of responsibility from the terror group for the rampage late Sunday afternoon.

The 29-year-old shooter had ties to radical Islam and had been investigated by the FBI on more than one occasion.

Mateen was on an FBI list of suspected ISIS sympathizers and was looked into by federal authorities once in 2013 and again in 2014. He was the subject of a brief FBI investigation in 2014 before the case was closed.

“The FBI first became aware of Mateen in 2013, when he made threats to coworkers, including possible ties to terrorist activities,” an FBI spokesman said Sunday in a news conference.

“In 2014, Mateen again came to the attention to the FBI because of possible ties to an American suicide bomber,Moner Abusalha.The FBI interviewed Mateen and determined that contact was minimal and did not constitute a substantive threat at the time.”

Once again, the FBI has failed the American public by not properly handling the threat that Mateen posed.

A former co-worker, Daniel Gilroy, who worked with Mateen at G4S  Security for several months, complained many times to his employer about Mateen’s hate-filled comments.

A former Fort Pierce police officer who once worked with 29-year-old Omar Mateen, the assailant in an Orlando nightclub shooting that left at least 50 dead, said he was “unhinged and unstable.”

Daniel Gilroy said he worked the 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. shift with G4S Security at the south gate at PGA Village for several months in 2014-15. Mateen took over from him for a 3 to 11 p.m. shift.

Gilroy, a former Fort Pierce Police officer, said Mateen frequently made homophobic and racial comments. Gilroy said he complained to his employer G4S Security several times but it did nothing because he was Muslim. Gilroy quit after he said Mateen began stalking him via multiple text messages — 20 or 30 a day. He also sent Gilroy 13 to 15 phone messages a day, he said.

“I quit because everything he said was toxic,” Gilroy said Sunday, “and the company wouldn’t do anything. This guy was unhinged and unstable. He talked of killing people.”

Gilroy said this shooting didn’t come as a surprise to him.

The company did nothing about this behavior, thus playing a role in the build up of hate, that spurred Mateen in his rampage.  As a security guard, he was licensed to carry a weapon, thus the vetting process done by G4S Security was crucial.

The media report, “Mateen had a Florida license to carry concealed weapons and legally purchased the two firearms used in the attack in the days before, police confirmed Sunday,” yet fails to demonstrate that this privilege was part of his job description at G4S, as a security guard.

The testimony of Sitora Yusifiy, Mateen’s ex-wife, also demonstrates his instability and rage.  It also follows the ideological roots found in radical Islam that beating one’s wife is an acceptable practice.

Mateen’s ex-wife, for her part, told The Washington Post that he was abusive and “was not a stable person.”

“He beat me,” she said. “He would just come home and start beating me up because the laundry wasn’t finished or something like that.”

Mir Seddique Mateen, Omar’s father, said he was shocked by his son’s behavior.   Seddique is politically active and where he has met with members of the State Department and other political leaders.  The Today Show reports, “He is from Afghanistan and has written openly on social media about his support for the Taliban, which like ISIS, is an extremist Islamic group in Afghanistan.”

All of this evidence adds up to a forewarning of what was to come, yet in this United States, led by a president who cannot utter the words terrorism, it is no wonder events like San Bernardino and now Orlando have happened on Obama’s watch.

In an interview with NBC’s Kerry Sanders, the father of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen says he was “shocked” by his son’s actions. Seddique Mateen posted a video on Facebook apologizing for his son’s actions. He tells NBC, “what my son did is a horrible thing.”


Source:  Business Insider    The Gateway Pundit





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