As a grief-stricken public seeks an explanation for the deadliest mass shooting in US history , not to mention the deadliest ever attack on American LGBTQ people, news publications are examining the life and potential motivations of Omar Mateen, who on early Sunday morning shot and killed 49 people and injured 53 more at the Orlando gay nightclub Pulse. What we already know may be all we ever do: He was killed by law enforcement at the scene of the crime, he legally acquired the assault rifle he used to commit murder, and he was motivated by hate and mental health problems. It's so far been reported that Mateen beat his ex-wife , and that, in a phone call to police before carrying out his deadly attack, he pledged allegiance to ISIS and invoked the Boston bombers by name. However, in an interview, Mateen's father claimed that his son was not animated by religion but instead by homophobia.
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Mateen killed 49 people and wounded 53 at Pulse, an Orlando gay nightclub, on June Mateen, who was born in the US to Afghan parents, was married twice, to women, and had a son. Cord Cedeno, a year-old Pulse regular, insisted that he had seen Mateen at Pulse previously, and even exchanged messages with him on Grindr. I know for a fact Omar messaged me.
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Omar Mir Seddique November 16, — June 12, , also known as Omar Mateen , was an American mass murderer and domestic terrorist who killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in a mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida , on June 12, , before he was killed in a shootout with the local police. It was the deadliest shooting by a single shooter in United States history until the Las Vegas Strip shooting on October 1, Born in New York to Afghan-American parents, he later moved to Florida where he displayed an interest in violence in his childhood and had behavioral problems in school.
Sexuality is a simple word for a confounding landscape of feelings, sensations and thoughts: excitement, confusion, comfort, longing, disappointment, fear, rejection. Many people believe the powerful forces of jihadism spurred the murder of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday morning. The killer, Omar Mateen, was the son of Muslim parents from Afghanistan.