So last night in what is already being referred to as the worst terrorist attack in America since 9/11, 50 people were killed, and many more injured in a mass shooting at a gay nightclub. Who was the shooter?
Yep and here’s an article with information about him.
Omar S. Mateen, who killed 50 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando last night, had already been “on the radar” of US officials, and reportedly pledged allegiance to ISIL, a.k.a. the Islamic State, in a 911 call just before the attack.
They obviously weren’t watching him closely enough. You would think that a guy who is a known ISIS supporter would be monitored much more closely than he obviously was. Well actually, you would think he would be recognised for exactly what he is… an enemy of the country he was in, and would therefore not even be allowed to stay in the country at all. I guess that’s because I keep making the mistake of thinking more along the lines of saner times when Western countries weren’t trying to commit collective suicide.
Mateen had twice been identified as a “person of interest to authorities,” a senior law enforcement source told The Daily Beast. He came to the FBI’s attention in 2013 and again in 2014, though the source didn’t specify why. The FBI opened an investigation into Mateen but couldn’t find anything requiring further work, and so closed the case, according to The Daily Beast source. In a conflicting account, law enforcement officials told ABC News that Mateen was “on the radar” of officials, but not subject to a specific investigation.
I guess the radar wasn’t working too well then.
Before carrying out the attack, Mateen called 911 in Florida and swore his allegiance to the head of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, according to NBC News, which cited law-enforcement sources. A US congressman, Adam Schiff, told CNN he had been given the same information by intelligence officials.
Mateen was born in New York in 1986 to Afghan parents and was once married to a woman from New Jersey. His former wife told The Washington Post that Mateen was violent, mentally unstable, and often beat her. “He would just come home and start beating me up because the laundry wasn’t finished or something like that,” she said. The couple were married in March 2009 and formally divorced in 2011.
Again, this is just yet another example of how even many of the ones who are born and raised in Western countries don’t integrate. It isn’t just simply a short term problem of new arrivals to the West, with some of them taking time to adjust. This man was born in America and for all intents and purposes, would have been considered just another American citizen. Yet despite growing up there, his allegiance was elsewhere because Islam is simply incompatible with Western culture.
The 29-year-old worked as a professional security officer, and had a gun license to carry a firearm. He lived in Port St. Lucie, Florida, a two-hour drive from Orlando, and rented a car to drive there and carry out the attack.
Just watch as they try and blame “the gun” for what happened. Truth be told back in the day, I would have been the same myself until I really started thinking about things. Switzerland is a country with a very strong gun culture and high gun ownership, but has hardly any deaths by firearm is comparison. I think there has to be other variables to take into consideration for why America’s gun violence is so bad. I get the fact that laws relating to gun ownership are a contributing factor, but I don’t think it’s right to focus on one element, while ignoring others, just because it’s politically incorrect to look at them.
Aside from the report about Mateen’s ISIL ties, the exact motives behind his attack remain unclear,
A radical Muslim who supports ISIS? Hmm, I wonder what possible motivation he could have for attacking a nightclub full of gay people?
What could it possibly have been?
and it is also unclear whether he collaborated with anyone. So far, the authorities have not released any answers. Florida Democrat senator Bill Nelson has said information from intelligence sources suggest “a link to Islamic radicalism… some kind of connection to ISIS,” a.k.a ISIL. However, Florida congressman Alan Grayson said there was currently no evidence that Mateen had outside help.
He was probably just mentally ill, and was driven to kill these people because of all the racism he experienced from evil white Americans. He’s the real victim here, not all those people he killed. The real guilty party is every single white person in America who oppressed him with their white privilege. We should probably just bring in millions of more people from the Middle East to America, to overrun those racist white supremacists, so that they won’t be able to oppress people like Omar in vague, unspecified ways anymore.
Am I doing it right mainstream media?
One possibility is that Mateen was a lone wolf inspired by radical Islam but not working directly with any terrorist groups.
Which again is even worse. They don’t even need to be part of a terrorist organisation. They can just go out and commit terrorism by themselves. I wonder how many more “lone wolves” like this guy are currently in America and Europe just biding their time until they’re ready to act? It is utter insanity that we have allowed this to happen. What was the point in allowing millions of people with cultural beliefs entirely incompatible with our own, to come in to our countries without forcing them to integrate?
As I’ve tried to explain time and time again, borders exist for a reason. It’s not that European people just happened to find land with magical first world generating air and soil and set up borders at the points were this air and soil stopped. It’s not as if they wanted to keep out non-white people simply because they’re evil racists who didn’t want to share this first world air and soil with them, due to a hatred towards the colour of their skin.
Different people have different cultures, and different cultures result in different types of societies. Some cultures (ie. European ones) are able to create first world living standards, and anywhere they bring their cultures (such as America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand), they create the same living standards. Other cultures (such as Muslim cultures) are entirely different from European ones, and therefore create different (and in my view, inferior) living standards.
When two or more cultures came in to contact throughout history, conflict was inevitable because of their differences. All groups want to live in a society that reflect their culture. For this reason, borders were set up so that each group could live among their own and live under their own cultural norms. Therefore, having differing cultural groups existing within the same borders, will just result in conflict as each side struggles to live under their own cultural norms without interference from others.
THIS IS WHY MULTICULTURALISM DOESN’T AND WILL NEVER EVER WORK!!!!
The Islamic State recently called on followers to attack the United States and Europe during the holy month of Ramadan, which began June 5.
Oh goody, more terrorism.
Mir Seddique, Mateen’s father told NBC News that “this had nothing to do with religion.”
He said it might have been because Mateen had seen two men kissing in Miami a couple of months earlier in front of his wife and son, and became angry.
But his anger has nothing to do with his religious beliefs. Sure, he has pledged his allegiance to ISIS, and sure, ISIS are opposed to homosexuality because of their religious beliefs, but it has absolutely nothing to do with his religious beliefs. It just made him angry for no actual reason.
Seriously this is what we’ve done to ourselves. It’s our own fault. We’re so arrogant to think that we could create a Utopian society where everyone lives together in peace that we’ve put plenty of our own in danger rather than accepting the evidence that’s right in front of us. It just won’t ever work. Women, children, and now gay people. Is it really worth it? Do we really need to see more and more of our own pay the price just to prove that we aren’t racist?
Do we really fear that word more than the potential loss of our way of life, and the literal loss of life? Is that how bad it has gotten?
Personally, I hope it hasn’t gotten that bad. And if it hasn’t, and people realise that self preservation trumps (no pun intended) not being called names, then this Omar Mateen may have been the straw that broke the camel’s back.
He may have handed this election to Trump.