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Sunday, June 12, 2016


1 comment:

jimf said...
Orlando Nightclub Massacre
Jun 13 2016
Gunman Omar Mateen Described as Belligerent, Racist and 'Toxic'
by Pete Williams, Tracy Connor, Erik Ortiz and Stephanie Gosk

. . .

Daniel Gilroy, a co-worker at G4S Secure Solutions — formerly
known as Wackenhut — told NBC News that Mateen was a "very conscientious"
employee who was often early for work and was fascinated by
law enforcement.

He was also loud, "very excitable" and racist, Gilroy said.

"He was scary in a concerning way," he said. "And it wasn't
at times. It was all the time. He had anger management issues.
Something would set him off, but the things that would set him
off were always women, race or religion. [Those were] his
button pushers."

Working with Mateen was so difficult that Gilroy said he requested
a transfer.

"I needed to be out of that situation," he said. "I described it
as being toxic."

Mateen "always referred to every other race, religion, gender in a
derogatory way," Gilroy added. "He did not like black people at all.
That was mentioned once or twice, but more so was women. He did
not like women at all. He did like women in a sexual way, but
he did not respect them."

His father told NBC News that his son was affected by a recent
incident involving two men showing each other affection.

"We were in downtown Miami, Bayside, people were playing music.
And he saw two men kissing each other in front of his wife and kid,
and he got very angry," Mateen's father, Seddique Mir Mateen, said
Sunday. "They were kissing each other and touching each other,
and he said: 'Look at that. In front of my son, they are doing that.'
And then we were in the men's bathroom, and men were kissing
each other.". . .

He added: "This had nothing to do with religion."

Driving the point home that religion **was** a consideration in the
mind of investigators, officials brought a member of the Muslim community
to speak at a news conference.

Apart from the awkwardness of being a Muslim, Mr. Mateen sounds like
the prototypical Donald Trump supporter.