The shooter identified in the Orlando shooting was apparently under FBI investigation for terrorist ties.
From the Daily Beast:
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 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 on 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 gunman is said by the source to have been born in New York and to have been married for a time to a woman from New Jersey. His father, Seddique Mateen, appears to reside in Florida, but is said to be presently running for office in Afghanistan.
This is similar to the attack in San Bernardino, California, where government had failed to notice terrorist advocacy by the woman immigrant who later killed American citizens. If we can’t trust the government to investigate Muslims, then how are we going to bring in more immigrants safely from Muslim countries?!
Here’s our coverage of the story as it developed on social media from the very beginning last night.
Here are all the pictures from the scumbag’s MySpace account – he sure did love selfies, just like our moron-in-chief:
Remember that study that said men who take a lot of selfies are prone to being psychotic? Yup, this guy and Barack Obama….