H/T: Jussi K. Niemelä
“There’s allegations that the individual has made threats in the past to having ties to terrorist organizations.” Would it have been “Islamophobic” to have monitored him more closely?
“FBI: Suspect Bragged About Ties To ‘Terrorist Organizations,’” by Steve Guest, Daily Caller, June 12, 2016:
FBI Special Agent Ron Hopper, who’s in charge of Orlando’s FBI office, says that the individual who attacked an Orlando nightclub Sunday morning bragged about “having ties to terrorist organizations.”
The shooter is reportedly Omar Mateen, a U.S. citizen from Port Saint Lucie, Fla., according to CBS News.
Hopper said, “The history that we know of this individual so far is that he may have made threats that he was tied to” islamic [sic] terror.
In an interview on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends Sunday,” Hopper said, “There’s allegations that the individual has made threats in the past to having ties to terrorist organizations. However, those have not been confirmed or vetted so far. Obviously, we are in the initial stages of this investigation at this time.”…
Known to law officials…..
What We Know About Omar Mateen, Suspected Orlando Night Club Shooter
Michael Edison Hayden, ABC News
Jun 12, 2016, 10:09 AM ET
Omar Mateen, a U.S.-born citizen, has been identified as the suspect in Sunday’s mass shooting that left at least 20 dead and 42 wounded at Pulse Nightclub, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
Mateen’s parents were born in Afghanistan, and he was “on the radar” of U.S. officials for some time, but was not the target of a specific investigation, law enforcement officials told ABC News.
A police officer working at the club responded to shots fired at 2:02 a.m., and then exchanged fire with Mateen, according to police.
The scene inside of Pulse soon transformed into “a hostage situation,” when he took hostages, officials said. He was armed with an assault rifle, handgun and “some kind of device on him,” according to officials.
Jihadist from Gaza claims he knew Omar Mateen belonged to a terrorist organization: https://t.co/UegGzEqR6A
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) June 12, 2016