So now we know that the terrorist Omar Mateen, who just slaughtered 49 men and women in an LGBT club in Orlando, Florida, was, in fact, himself gay, as he used gay dating apps, and approached multiple gay men for romance.
Some of these men that Omar approached are now talking to the media.
But according to his father, Omar was also very angry at the gay community, hated seeing gay men kissing, and told his co-worker that he hated blacks, latinos, and gays.
Then again, his regular club to find romance was a Latin gay club named “Pulse,” the same spot that he chose for his act of mass slaughter. For those who know, there is no shortage of clubs, or for that matter, gay clubs, in Orlando.
Omar’s father claims he was a good boy, a well-educated boy. But some report now suggests that Omar had barely passed high school, with only a GED certificate. He was reportedly a disturbed student, a violent student, and was disciplined on the eve of 9/11 for making crass comments to his classmates.
His dream job was to work for the New York Police Department. His wife claimed that he tried a few times to get an NYPD job, but was rejected. That rejection eventually reduced Omar to merely posting selfies on social media, wearing NYPD T-shirts in his bathroom, possibly to attract gay men. One of his NYPD t-shirt wearing bathroom selfies is now the poster image for this mass killer.
Having been rejected by the NYPD, Omar joined G4S, the world’s third largest private sector employer (yes, you read it right), which happens to be a “private security” company, with an alleged tendency to provide security licenses to any man with 10 fingers, with the primary condition that these men must do things that the regular law enforcers and armies of the world don’t want to do.
At work, Omar maintained a lousy, vicious, but candid mouth, frequently using epithets to describe the LGBT community and other minority groups, conveniently forgetting that he also belonged to an endangered minority community also known as American Muslims.
Omar has just brought home-grown terror-chasing in the complex mosaic of American society to a whole new level of complexity. Radical ideology is often not the only, or even the primary cause of terrorist violence, it is just the final explosive ingredient in an already highly combustible mix
While chasing men in gay clubs and apps, the terrorist Omar reportedly managed to marry women, possibly twice, got divorced once, with violent episodes of wife-beatings. One of his wives claimed to the media that he was very abusive and bipolar. One of his wives had to be rescued by her parents from his abuse.
The father of Omar, the man who proclaimed to the media that gays will be punished by God, only after his son had just killed 50 gay men and women, may well be no smaller a maniac than his son.
The father regularly wears presidential garb, stands in front of an Afghani flag, and yells at viewers in a cryptic language on his Youtube channel. The father reportedly often claims himself to be the head or president of the great nation of Afghanistan -- a country which he left 30 years ago, with no realistic chance of ever going back.
Omar, the terrorist, who pledged allegiance to the ISIS by calling 911 amid his killing rampage, previously claimed to co-workers that he also belonged to Hezbollah -- the Lebanese paramilitary, which, in reality, is a mortal enemy of the ISIS. In 2013, Mateen claimed to the FBI that he knew the notorious Boston Marathon bombers, who were American home-grown terrorists at that time inspired by al-Qaeda. FBI later confirmed that Omar’s claims of knowing the Boston bombers was false and fabricated.
In another bizarre recent revelation, Omar, the gay man turned violent radical Islamist terrorist, may have also appeared in at least one gay pornographic video. This was recently claimed by the popular Facebook page MediaTakeOut, which stated that they have reviewed the video, but are not posting it due to the law enforcement investigation.
This gay terrorist with porn appearances managed to be interviewed by the FBI twice on terrorism suspicions, and essentially abused the fair-minded judiciary within the US on his way to get the benefit of the doubt from the legal system.
He managed to carry a concealed weapon license, continued his security job, was allowed to buy multiple weapons, one of which was the deadly AR-15 assault rifle, the very popular choice of shooters in America of all backgrounds.
Now, let me conclude. In light of all the stories above, those who think Omar Mateen was not a radicalised person, must not forget that he did pledge his allegiance to ISIS in his own voice, and admired al-Qaeda-inspired bombers during the 911 call. Omar also reportedly consumed hours of ISIS videos on Youtube and other internet outlets.
While in the midst of being married, then divorced, and then partying in edgy gay clubs, Omar was also radicalised by that cult named ISIS -- those black-flag bearing demons whose advent was arguably forecasted by none other than Prophet Muhammad (SM).
Omar has just brought home-grown terror chasing in the complex mosaic of American society to a whole new level of complexity. Radical ideology is often not the only, or even the primary, cause of terrorist violence; it is just the final explosive ingredient in an already highly combustible mix.
Yet, one must not fail to see in this bizarre life narrative of Omar the terrorist that there is a possibility that men like Omar are ISIS: Confused, bipolar, contradictory, and mortally violent. Omar and ISIS both must be taken out. Unfortunately, Omar was neutralised too late, with a great price already extracted from victims and also the larger society.