Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Orlando Shooter Omar Mateen: Inspired By ISIS Or Gay Self-Loathing Closet Case?

Omar Mateen
A lot more information is coming to light about the Pulse Orlando Shooter Omar Mateen:

Via JoeMyGod: Several of the regular patrons of Pulse say Omar has been a customer on and off for years.

Via TowleRoad: A former classmate of Mateen says he thought he was gay and Mateen asked him out on a date.

Via CBS: Omar's father is anti-gay and says "God will punish those involved in homosexuality."

So, maybe this is more about a self-loathing closet case who's family's extreme religious beliefs made him so unstable, it caused him to do something this horrific!  Maybe his declaration of allegiance to ISIS was a way for him to justify this need to attack what he saw in himself.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Gunmen Kills 50 At Orlando Gay Night Club. Worst Mass Shooting In US History

photo via JoeMyGod
From CNN:

"Fifty people were killed inside Pulse, a gay nightclub, Orlando Police Chief John Mina and other officials said Sunday morning, just hours after a shooter opened fire in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
At least 53 more people were injured, Mina said. Police have shot and killed the gunman, he told reporters.
    "'It's appears he was organized and well-prepared," the chief said, adding that the shooter had an assault-type weapon, a handgun and "some type of (other) device on him.'"
    Update Via NBC:
    "NBC's Pete Williams says investigators name Omar Mateen, 29, as the suspected shooter at an Orlando nightclub early Sunday morning. The shooter was shot and killed by police after opening fire in an Orlando night club that left around 20 people dead."