America was the victim of another terrorist attack overnight in Orlando when Omar Saddiqui Mateen, a 29-year old registered Democrat and a Muslim, opened fire at Pulse, a gay nightclub. So far, 50 people have been pronounced dead and another 53 injured in what is being described as the worst mass shooting in American history. It did not take long for authorities to connect this shooting to terrorism since Mateen is believed to have ties or sympathy to radical Islamic terrorism.
Orlando Police Chief John Mina said of the attack, “It appears he was organized and well-prepared. He added that Mateen had some type of assault-type weapon, a handgun and “some type of (other) device on him.”
Mateen was killed during a shootout with police.
The attack took place in the middle of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting by Muslims to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. It is also a period where many parts of the world are on high alert since it tends to be a time when Muslim terrorists attack.
Although the terrorist attack took place in Orlando, in what is considered to be a soft target location, Mateen is from Fort Pierce, which is 120 miles from Orlando. Although he was an American citizen, a fact that many in the leftstream media are pushing above all else, his parents were from Afghanistan. Even more disturbing is that Mateen worked for a security company. He had both a security license and a concealed carry permit, which means he passed the background check as required by the U.S. government.
In April, a Florida imam, Dr. Farouk Sekaleshfar, called for the killing of homosexuals, describing such murder as “an act of compassion.”
This story is developing.