Orlando nightclub shooter was taunted…

Orlando nightclub shooter was taunted for being Muslim

Washington, July 19 (IANS) Orlando gay nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people in an attack last month, was subjected to taunting at his work place for being a Muslim, documents said.

While working as a security guard at the St Lucie county courthouse, Mateen was called “evil”, a “towel head” and a member of a “blood sucking cult” by fellow security guards, International Business Times reported.

In one such incident, a security guard said: “We need to kill all Muslims.”

The records — released on Monday — revealed that Mateen, 29, had complained of being the victim of physical intimidation as well as religious and ethnic taunts, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

Mateen used the complaint to accuse both employees at G4S, a private contractor that provided security guards, and St Lucie county deputies of harassment.

He was called “a f*****g terrorist” and “a camel jockey” by his employees, the documents said.

Monica Lewman-Garcia, a spokeswoman for G4S, confirmed that Mateen had filed a workplace-harassment complaint.

The allegations — released by the St Lucie county sheriff’s office — were part of a five-page complaint Mateen filed in 2013, after he was questioned by the FBI.

Federal investigators were looking into on the job claims Mateen had made about having ties to the Boston Marathon bomber and the Fort Hood shooter.

However, Mateen said those claims were his attempt to get his colleagues to stop harassing him.

“I love the US,” he wrote. “I’m 1000 per cent pure American. I’m ready to give up my life defending the US.”

Mateen was interviewed twice, once on September 26, 2013, and again a month later by FBI agents. Investigators concluded Mateen was not a terrorist, removed him from the list and ended the probe.

Officials said Mateen was radicalised before his attack on the Pulse nightclub on June 12, but there was no evidence that he was directed by a foreign terrorist group.


  1. Okaaaaay, I was confused how could “an all American kid” ever do such a heinous act, but now I can very clearly see.

    This Omar Mateen guy was taunted by his co-workers, and so he drove for 2 hours to a gay night club and there he took his revenge by shooting dead 50 defenceless people….but, but, but couldn’t he have just shot those guys who were taunting him?

  2. Mr. Jay,

    This man, Omar Mateen, must have been brain-washed by fanatical and zealous mullahs, who must have drilled into him that if he shoots innocent non-muslims and gays, he would be welcomed in heaven.

    There are some on this forum who will defend Omar Mateen’s actions, hail him as a hero and proffer explanations.

  3. Mr. Lewis,

    After 9/11 there were 28848 terror attacks around the world. All attacks that actually took place were documented. No lies, only Gospel truth. The foiled attacks were not counted, had they been included then the numbers will probably be thrice higher. Here is the website https://www.thereligionofpeace.com/

    So here are my questions:

    Q1. How did Omar Mateen and the thousands get “brain washed or radicalized”?
    A.1. Your answer is in the same line, wherein you say that the Mullah’s are fanatical and zealous, and they are the ones instigating Muslims to kill (both and Muslims and Non Muslims) to get to heaven?

    – How could that ever be? As we all know Islam is a religion of peace and a man who has spent all his life reading, studying, understanding and preaching a peaceful religion becomes fanatical and zealous, and converts peaceful people into killing machines? Don’t you see a clear contradiction right there?

    Truly, all these Mullah’s MUST become fountains of peace, as Islam is a religion of peace and they should be going around the world serving humanity with selfless love, kindness and humility. But on the contrary they are becoming fanatical and zealous and it does not stop there, they are directly influencing, encouraging and abetting thousands of Muslims to become killing machines. Exactly the opposite?

    So this brings us to several related questions, here are the important ones:
    – What book(s) were and are they reading?
    – Where were they all getting all these ideas to kill?
    – Men of God who are very knowledgeable having studied Islam for years and years. Perhaps this is one and only subject they are an authority, and cannot be challenged on questioned when it comes to religion are the ones, who are the causing the problem? Abu Baker Al Baghdadi is a Ph.D in Islamic studies, could anyone get higher credentials?
    – It takes a lot of guts, and a state of mind filled with hate to produce individuals who are mass killers? and worse they believe by killing innocent fellow human beings Muslim and non Muslim will get them to heaven?
    – You will be in a state of shock to read and know what takes place in heaven that they young men are so eager to go. What are the perks and incentives for those who kill, it all there I’m not making anything up. Just pick up those books and read, and you will see for yourself. But they are not only are they believing, they are acting to get their rewards till ETERNITY?
    – Lastly, based on what is going on when you and me have questions, it is branded as Islamophobia? And you are the one who are preaching hate, and the killers and their instigations are the peaceful ones.

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