Ex-wife of Orlando Shooter says family had to rescue her

Even seven years ago the Orlando shooter was exhibiting classic signs of a fundamentalist Muslim, something his ex-wife explained as being ‘bipolar’ or ‘mentally unstable’.

It was so bad her family had to rescue her from the marriage and she began the process of divorce only four months after they were married:



RT – YuSufi, 27, an Uzbekistan native who moved to the US as a child, told ABC that her ex-husband sometimes expressed anger towards homosexuals.

“In those moments of emotional instability, he would express his anger towards [a] certain culture, homosexuality, because in Islamic culture, it is not really tolerated. And I know at the time he was trying to get his life straight and follow his faith,” she said.

Mateen showed signs of “emotional instability and sickness” and “was mentally unstable and mentally ill [and] obviously disturbed and traumatized,” she said. He “did follow religion,” but he didn’t display signs of radical Islam, YuSufi added.

Omar Mateen had once wanted to become a police officer and was working in a center for juvenile delinquents in Fort Pierce, she said, recalling that he had a gun license, a pistol and “a history with steroids.”

YuSufi said her family “had to pull” her “out of his arms,” and she left all her belongings behind. She finally divorced him in 2011 and says she has had no contact with him since.

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