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Published On: Wed, Jun 15th, 2016

Omar Mateen; FBI incompetence, political correctness, Islamophobia, Disney, Noor Salman lying

While the finger pointing and political exploitation of the horrific terrorist attack on a gay club in Orlando, Florida has the headlines jammed full, Omar Mateen’s long history of anti-American sentiment, FBI investigations and more have finally surfaced.

The FBI investigated the terrorist for 10 months beginning in 2013, putting him under surveillance, recording his calls and using confidential informants to determine whether he had been radicalized after the suspect talked at work about his connections with al-Qaeda and dying as a martyr.

Mateen’s case was closed in March 2014, according to details revealed by FBI Director James B. Comey during a Monday interview with reporters at bureau headquarters. During an interview tied to this investigation, Mateen claimed he made the statements in anger because his co-workers were teasing him about being a Muslim and he felt discriminated against.

“The evidence developed during the investigation was consistent with his explanation that he had said these things to try to freak out his co-workers,” Comey said.

The investigation was closed.

“As I would hope the American people would want, we don’t keep people under investigation indefinitely,” Comey said. “If . . . we don’t see predication for continuing it, then we close it.”

Months later, in July 2014, Mateen surfaced in another investigation into the first American to die as a suicide bomber in Syria, a fellow Floridian and then another time following the Boston Marathon bombing investigation.

Lifting the flag on Mateen enabled the man to purchase firearms.

Omar Mateen was tracked by the FBI, told by Disney he was "casing" the property and aligns with Islamic State

Omar Mateen was tracked by the FBI, told by Disney he was “casing” the property and aligns with Islamic State

Mateen attending the gay club has been reported as “him being gay” or “struggling with his homosexuality because of his faith,” but investigators point to his visits as a means to scope out Pulse and likely other locations, like Disney Springs.

His wife, Noor Salman, went with her husband as a couple visiting Disney World on April 26, but denies the terrorist angle. The couple then visited both the Pulse club and Disney Springs, but again, Salman denies knowledge of the terrorist plot.

WFTV is reporting that a source said that Disney notified the FBI “the couple may have been casing Disney in April.”

“Based on (Mateen’s) blatant extremism and ties to a convicted Orlando imam known for facilitating international jihadists travelling, the strong likelihood is that these trips were not benign,” Ryan Mauro, a terrorist expert with the Clarion Project said to Fox News.

US Senator Angus King, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee which received a briefing on the investigation, told CNN that “it appears she had some knowledge of what was going on”.

“She definitely is, I guess you would say, a person of interest right now and appears to be co-operating and can provide us with some important information,” he added.

Also on the day of the Pulse shooting, Mateen posted on the internet “Now taste the Islamic state vengeance.” and searched a number of keywords such as Pulse and shooting.

 

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