Looks like Omar Mateen was a chip off the old block. Which is to say, he was a devout Muslim, which is in turn to say that he was a liar and not just a wannabe unholy “warrior” like his old man:
“I didn’t see anything irregular with him. I saw him yesterday [Saturday] afternoon,” Seddique Mateen said. “It makes me upset, it makes me mad that I didn’t see anything unusual.” …
“I don’t think he was radicalized,” Seddique Mateen said. “That’s what my gut feeling tells me.”
Given what #1 son did early yesterday morning, I imagine he wouldn’t have seen anything unusual in his son’s. behavior, unless he had donned a rainbow-logo’d t-shirt. Ditto not thinking he was “radicalized,” because as a devout Islamic Fundamentalist, “radicalization” to the elder Mateen would mean converting to Christianity or Judaism. From his point of view, slaughtering the “unbelievers” is simply the way of things. It is what Muzzies do.
Which is not to say that the proud پلاره! wasn’t also spinning like a pulsar:
As a husband, however, she said Omar Mateen was abusive and mentally unstable. When he was angry, he would sometimes rant about homosexuals, Yusufiy said.
“He would be perfectly normal and happy, joking, laughing one minute — the next minute his temper … his body would just [go] totally the opposite,” Yusufiy, twenty-seven, told ABC News. “Anger, emotionally violent and that later evolved into abuse, to beating. …
i.e. Yusufiy is evidently not as “devout” as her ex-husband….
Seddique Mateen said this is the first he’s heard about his son’s abusive behavior toward Yusify. Omar Mateen later remarried and had a three-year-old son with his new wife. Seddique Mateen said his daughter-in-law is “a typical American” and “a nice lady” who also never showed any signs of radicalism.
….and his new wife is.
Just like his pop:
Seddique Mateen told ABC News he’s unsure of his son’s possible motive for the attack at Pulse nightclub, which bills itself on its website as “Orlando’s Premier Gay Night Club.” He said he and his wife raised their children to always be accepting of others.
Suuuuuuure he is. Suuuuuuuure he did. That’s not the message Seddique Mateen regularly vomits out on his pro-Taliban-flacking Facebook page.…:
In the video posted early Monday, Seddique Mateen says his son was well-educated and respectful to his parents, and that he was “not aware what motivated him to go into a gay club and kill fifty people.”
The elder Mateen says he was saddened by his son’s actions during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
He then adds: “God will punish those involved in homosexuality,” saying it’s, “not an issue that humans should deal with.”
….or kindred cable access program, Afghan TV:
A senior Afghan intelligence source tells CBS News correspondent Lara Logan that the show is watched by some in people in Afghanistan but the primary audience is ethnic Pashtun Afghans living in the U.S. and Europe.
Just like Seddique Mateen’s son, shockingly enough.
The Taliban Islamic [Fundamental]ist movement is comprised almost entirely of Pashtuns, and Mateen’s show takes a decidedly Pashtun nationalistic, pro-Taliban slant; full of anti-U.S. rhetoric and inflammatory language aimed at non-Pashtuns and at Pakistan, the source told Logan. …
In his Facebook videos, the alleged gunman’s father has often appeared wearing a military uniform and declaring himself the leader of a “transitional revolutionary government” of Afghanistan. He claims to have his own intelligence agency and close ties to the U.S. Congress — assets he says he will use to subvert Pakistani influence and take control of Afghanistan.
It would appear that the fruit didn’t fall far from the ol’ tree. Which is most of what that same fruit, and over fifty of his victims, have now been extinguished. پلار کلن ګران must be so proud at how “accepting of others” his scion turned out to be.
And yet the self-evident reality that this was the latest in an escalating crescendo of Islamic butchery against the “Crusader” West must not be spoken. The Left cannot abide, cannot bear to even listen to, forget the word “jihadist” or “Islamist,” they barely even tolerate the word “terrorism,” as it distracts from their adamantly preferred dhimmist Narratives of “homophobia” and “wild guns”.
Case in point:
Journalist Owen Jones stormed out of a live television interview about the mass killing in Orlando in protest at his interviewer’s refusal to name the shooting an attack on LGBT people.
“At the end of the day this was a homophobic hate crime, as well as terrorism and it has to be called out, as I have to say, on Sky News and lots of news channels, there’s not been many LGBT voices that I’ve heard myself,” he said.
“[…] it is one of the worst atrocities committed against LGBT people in the western world for generations and it has to be called out as such,” he added.
Yes, in this instance, the target of the jihad was homosexuals. But that’s zeroing in on one tree and ignoring the entire rest of the forest. The point isn’t that “LGBT” was in Omar Mateen’s crosshairs, the point was on the other end of the guns. Omar Mateen was an Islamic Fundamentalist waging “holy war” against those his demon “god” told him were his enemies. The “Pulse” night club could just as easily have been a synagogue or a mall or a cineplex or a church, and undoubtedly will be in the days, weeks, and months ahead. Only in those future instances, the cynical identity politics fetish won’t arise from dinnermashers like Owen Jones because the targets will be either too generalized or of the “wrong tribe,” and that will be perfectly okay with him.
Case in point:
Given that Omar Mateen was an Islamic Fundamentalist, raised by a pro-Taliban Islamic Fundamentalist, taught to hate homosexuals by the most virulently and murderously “homophobic” culture on the planet, and called 911 to declare his allegiance to the Islamic State before attacking the homosexual nightclub in Orlando, yeah, why wouldn’t anybody be blaming Christian evangelicals for the atrocity? That’s that for which we keep “Chase Strangio” around, right?
And when the next Omar Mateen chooses a church as his/her/their shooting gallery, what do y’all think ol’ Chase will be saying about that? “Poetic justice” or “What goes around, comes around” or “Fuck the Fundies! Pass me a mug of their shed blood!” I imagine.
Or trundle out the gun control quackery, as New York City’s Sandanista Mayor did last morning:
That’s funny, because I didn’t think “smart guns” meant firearms that could telekinetically pull their own triggers guided by an independent, on-board sentient consciousness. Which means that either (1) a new life form has been discovered on this planet that is an enormously bigger watershed event in human history than finding some actual microbes on Mars or Europa or Titan or wherever like the faux-atheist pagan scientific community is endlessly and droolingly chasing after, or (2) there was someone pulling those triggers on the gun’s behalf, and the motives of that trigger-puller might just be more important than the means he used to massacre and maim over a hundred innocent people.
It is not, in short, the imagined “persecution” of the most dominant, powerful, and persecutory demographic in America today, or “the gun” that is the threat and problem, it is Islam, coupled with the fact that a large majority of the country adamantly refuses to accept that visceral truth.
Which leads to the perpetual election of spouters of jihadi-symp doggerel like this:
Say a prayer for them and say a prayer for their families — that God give them the strength to bear the unbearable. And that He give us all the strength to be there for them, and the strength and courage to change.
Change what? Repealing the Second Amendment? Banning Christianity and Judaism? Mass state-mandated conversion to Islam? As per usual with President Divot, it’s what he doesn’t say that speaks deafeningly louder than what he does.
Still, I recall one of the tenets of conservatism that is directly applicable to this situation: “When it is not necessary to change, it is necessary not to change”. And that “change” in this instance would be crazy, foolhardy, and suicidal. Anybody care to put money on whether the “Pulse” nightclub was a “gun-free zone”, BTW?
Exit quote from John Podhoretz:
America’s national attitude toward LGBT people didn’t shoot up the Pulse nightclub. This country’s national attitude has undergone a sea-change in the past twenty years, by the way, in case the president hasn’t noticed.
An Islamist terrorist waging war against the United States killed and injured 103 people on our soil. We Americans do not bear collective responsibility for this attack. Quite the opposite.
The attack on the Pulse nightclub was an attack on us all, no less than the World Trade Center attack.