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MSNBC spoke with the father of the gunman who opened fire inside an Orlando gay nightclub, killing 50 and wounding at least 53 early Sunday.

Omar Mateen’s father apologized for his son’s actions. He said Mateen, 29, was “very angry” after seeing 2 men kissing in downtown Miami months ago.

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“We are apologizing for the whole incident. We weren’t aware of any action he is taking,” Mateen’s father told MSNBC. “We are in shock like the whole country. This had nothing to do with religion,” he added.

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An officer working private duty at Pulse nightclub exchanged gunfire with Mateen around 2 a.m., driving the shooter back inside the club where he took hostages.

The gunman was killed by a SWAT team during a shootout around 5:30 a.m.

Officials say Mateen was armed with a Russian-style assault rifle and a handgun. At least 320 patrons were inside the nightclub at the time of the shooting.

Orlando gay club shooting

ABC News reports Mateen’s parents were born in Afghanistan, and he was “on the radar” for some time, but not the target of any specific investigations.

The Port St. Lucie, Florida native was described as “an American citizen” and a radical Islamist.

The Orlando nightclub mass shooting is the deadliest in U.S. history.

Check back for updates on this developing news story.




  • SG

    SMH. So this is a hate crime/terrorist attack all rolled into one. If seeing two men kiss drove him to this extreme, he was really sick in the head. Mental illness is also a part of the equation.

  • That’s Interesting

    Or gay himself…

  • That’s Interesting

    He’s a terrorist. This is so sad to hear on this Sunday morning. This world we live in is truly awful in a lot of ways.

  • Loyal Lifestyle

    That’s exactly what I was thinking. He may have been attracted to gay men and was angry with himself for feeling that way.

  • Loyal Lifestyle

    Real tears. I can not understand how someone can habor that much hatred inside.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    This is so sad. Makes you wonder about folks and be more aware of your surroundings, at least it does for me. I swear I was on a plane recently and saw a guy with a “dad snap-back cap”, windbreaker, bad running shoes, dad jeans, glasses, bruised fingernails, no luggage and kept his head down. All I could think of was he was running to or from something and when was his last update on a Lifetime.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    or possibly he wasn’t mental….. …unless ignorance and hatred is considered a mental illness now ya know?

  • Arii

    Oh, I see he was probably not alone in his attack. There will probably be another. This was a terror hate crime.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Now you know some counselor out there wil find a way. It worked for Affluenza and the Ohio/Stanford boy who raped the unconscious girl whose parents, highschool counselor and judge wanted him to be able to still participate in swimming for the Olympics.

  • TheRealLee

    Waiting for the politicians to come out and call this the equivalence of workplace violence. They will do all kinds of mental gymnastics and twists and turns to obfuscate the truth and the facts in their heads to avoid calling this for what it is. RIP to the dead.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Sick. He a terrorist, and that has nothing to do with is religion or name.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Close your freeking eyes, killing is not a solution wtf!!!

  • testtee

    They always say the terriorist were on some type of radar before they go nuts… Bull$hit.. He probably saw his lover cheating on him..

  • Tammie Reed

    I always READ in between the lines, Its so much more to this story and this act! This is WAY beyond what they are showing us in the media or what we are reading. I will leave it at that! Hug on your kids and family.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    So this guy was a late Scorpio in the middle of his first Saturn Return?

    Interesting.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Seriously after all of the people who supported George Zimmerman because he murdered a black ‘thug’, or said that Tamir Rice deserved to die because he was a ‘criminal’ or the people who support Donald Trump due to his race baiting?

  • MookieFly

    First it was a terrorist attack and now he just hated the gays. Maybe he was gay himself and got passive aggressively turned on by the two men kissing. Who knows at this point. I don’t know what to believe but I will keep the families devastated by this in my prayers.

  • That’s Interesting

    Exactly.

  • Loyal Lifestyle

    As evil as Zimmerman may be, I’m sure he’s living a life of h?ll. Not being able to go places without people openly displaying so much hatred. And no one wants to hire him, so he’s jobless. There are things worse than death.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    But that’s the fate he chose.

    He’s so full of hate that he couldn’t pretend that he regretted murdering Trayvon and this time time he crawled from under his rock he had to top it off with insulting Trayvon’s parents.

  • MsEducated

    Wow this is soo sad who are you to judge people for what they do..aren’t you already a target for where you originate from.. you don’t like to be judge but you judge others and play the role of God. So Disgusting…

  • KJOURNEY

    this is wrong on so many levels..I may not agree with everyone’s religions lifestyle and etc but in no right does it give me the ok to kill them….. I can respectfully disagree with someone …and still love them…. I love all people..accept hateful people….

    if he didnt like people kissing he could have turned his head….
    THIS IS SAD….HATE IS HATE…. AGAIN YES I DISAGREE WITH A LOT BUT ITS NOTHING THAT WILL STOP ME FROM EMBRACING THE NEXT…BREAKING BREAD WITH THE NEXT….LOVING THE NEXT….

    I HATE THAT THIS HAPPEN….

    DONT HAVE EDUCATE AND LOVE THE NEXT PERSON AS HUMAN FIRST

    PEACE TO THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF THIS BLATANT HATE CRIME THIS ATTACH ON HUMANITY

  • KJOURNEY

    HE WAS MORE THAN LIKELY GAY AND ASHAMED THAT THEIR KISSING TURNED HIM ON….
    ALL HE HAD TO DO WAS ASK TO JOIN

  • KJOURNEY

    SUCKS… THAT SOMEONE IS GOING TO FIND A MEDICAL TERM FOR IT…. HERES A HUMAN TERM FOR IT..HATE…

  • KJOURNEY

    IM WITH YOU ON THIS

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    What he did is just put into action what a lot of people on this blog express all of the time.

    The only difference is that most of the people on here are cowards who aren’t brave enough to say in real time what they post.

  • Well.well$well

    I’m willing to bet some some serious money he was a closeted gay man. RIP to the people who lost their lives because of this azzhole..

  • Milani

    smh… no words?

  • Drunkby6

    The father is trying to save face. It was terrorism.

  • hotntot95

    Tip for the day….STAY HOME…I turn my bedroom into a club..SMH, this is tragic..

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    So don’t shop, work, or go to school?! That’s where mass shootings have happened. Don’t be dumb.

  • hotntot95

    I said CLUB…constantly being in a night club is bad for your health…don’t be stupid.

  • Loyal Lifestyle

    Oh I agree.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I got got at home sleep so nowhere is 100% safe

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    I don’t see the correlation between words and murder. I’ve seen most people on here clown when people try to act like something they are not or attempt to push their lifestyle down people’s throat. I’ve rarely, if ever, read someone say seeing two people kiss make them want to murder 50 human beings. Come on Roderick, your font is better than that.

  • SummerBaby

    This is terrible. You shot up a whole dayum club man! I was in a gay club last month because my cuz does drag performances. I went to show support for my people. Folks went out to have a night of fun & never made it back home. RIP! ??

  • Milani

    Some news outlets are reporting he pledged his allegiance to EYE-sis in a 911 call at around the time the attack happened.

  • Milani

    Some news outlets are reporting he pledged his allegiance to EYE-sis in a 911 call at around the time the attack happened.

  • SG

    Supposedly he pledged his allegiance to Isis. The Democratic presidential candidate implied that the US aided the rise of Isis by funding the terrorist group. A link between Isis and our government and crap like this happens? Coincidence? I personally don’t believe in them. Makes me think this is their way of pushing some sort of agenda, whatever it may be. Its all grimey. And evil.

  • barbeez

    This is shameful…just shameful.

  • barbeez

    This is why I can’t vote for the Democratic party. We need a hard brash person in office that will stomp ISIS out. Now they’re saying a man was captured with a cache of weapons at the CA gay pride parade. Folks have gone wild up n here.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    This is a shame and it is sad. I don’t even know where to start. Why can’t people leave LGBT alone? It they wasn’t doing shit to him, what was the point. He was a dirty ass terrorist. We need to stop letting those bastard who hate us over here to America. I have a feeling he was more of a terrorist.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Agrees my thoughts exactly. It’s more.

  • School Shooter

    Hope the rescuers are taking extra precautions against H.I.V.

  • Luvbug

    Sounds like Donald Trump will be president smh now he is gonna be like I told y’all what has happened to America

  • School Shooter

    Hope so , Hillary wants more Muslims here.

  • Luvbug

    At this point I don’t know what to think terrorist on American soil is becoming to common something needs to be done and I mean fast!!!

  • Catrina

    This man called 911 to pledge allegiance to ISIS while at the scene of the crime. His father does not know what he is talking about. He was an adult and you don’t always know what your adult children are doing. This was a terrorist attack, he just happened to choose a gay nightclub. Wake up America.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Some people are angry, because I pointed out that the responding officers wore RUBBER GLOVES to this gay club shooting, but they didn’t wear gloves to the Sandy Hook shooting. Hmm….

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Some people are angry, because I pointed out that the responding officers wore RUBBER GLOVES to this gay club shooting, but they didn’t wear gloves to the Sandy Hook shooting. Hmm….

  • Saharabutnotdry

    He’s not white to call him mentally ill , remember ?

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Yes. Trump will be president.

  • Chauncey Brooks

    Sand father come off like a delusional black community thinking that the thug was innocent, even after the video tape shows he robbed the chicken & ribs spot with no mask on after midnight.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    I angered a Twitter follower by merely mentioning the rubber gloves the officers were wearing. ?

  • Yada Yada and etc.

    I agree, but one things for sure. This certainly gives old orangie-faced Trump more amminition to use against the Muslim community.

  • luVn_liFe…

    SAD

  • Saharabutnotdry

    People only care when it’s their own race or agenda . Blacks , Arabs , Browns are all on the same hate boat people . Today it’s you , tomorrow it will be me . But WT’s don’t get it . It’s infuriating. Wake up!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Breaking News: Santa Monica authorities reportedly arrest a man who had assault rifles, ammunition and materials that could be used to create explosives inside his car ahead of a Gay Pride parade.
    http://fxn.ws/1XhgoeG

  • charallday

    Elaborate please

  • luVn_liFe…

    Sandrita… any other word on the Man with rifles, camo and possible explosives arrested on his way to L.A. gay pride parade?

  • luVn_liFe…

    I Just posted about that… they finally are reporting on it on the tv…
    They have a white Acura with the doors open and pulling everything out of it.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Just freekin terrible Luvin smh

  • luVn_liFe…

    it’s scary, it’s getting closer and closer to our front door.

  • Saharabutnotdry

    Roderick, today you are just 100%.
    Respect !

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Yes it is

  • SG

    Oh yeah. You’re right.

  • Saharabutnotdry

    But why do you believe his father’s words ? He s saying anything to diffuse the situation . It’s deeper than 2 men kissing .

  • Saharabutnotdry

    Thank you ! Terrorism funded by the US .

  • Saharabutnotdry

    Question please :
    The men that shot up schools , churches and movie theaters …. Why weren’t they labeled terrorists ? Why only mentally ill ? Just a question .

  • Saharabutnotdry

    Question please :
    The men that shot up schools , churches and movie theaters …. Why weren’t they labeled terrorists ? Why only mentally ill ? Just a question .

  • luVn_liFe…

    ABC just confirmed,I S I S is claiming responsibility.

  • stanhope

    Things have not changed despite the media complicit politically correct veneer they put on things. Elizabeth Warren is right but she didnt go nearly far enough. Trump has pulled off the scab of america’s sin perpetrated by republicans since reagan. He is the voice of a segment of real america like it or not.

  • stanhope

    For all anybody knows the father may be lying to protect his family or he simply didn’t know about his son. I don’t believe him and surely don’t trust his motives.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    This is a tragedy. Idc what preference someone chooses, they are still human and should be treated as such. To drive that far with that much anger and hatred proves there’s more to the story. I believe that with that much hatred, it’s something within yourself that you are trying to conceal. Bless the victims and their families.Tell someone you love and support them. No blog battles and I’m not here for the disrespect today. ??

  • luVn_liFe…

    “The father of Omar Mateen, identified by police as the man behind the carnage at
    an Orlando nightclub early Sunday morning, is an Afghan man who holds
    strong political views, including support for the Afghan Taliban.”

  • luVn_liFe…

    I just posted up top on the father!

  • Finding Forever…

    Dearest Dad…you see these “warning sign(s)” but chose NOT to speak a word UNTIL AFTER the killings? THIS IS JUST SICKENING THAT THIS HAS BECOME THE WAY OF LIFE? He’s on the FBI Iist, worked as a security guard, and was on the “no fly list”. ALLLL OF THESE “SIGNS” & HE’S STILL ABLE TO SUCCEED? You CAN’T even have a damn “smudge” on your criminal background record (for certain folks REGARDLESS if you’ve done a 180 in your life) to STOP you from obtaining employment thus effecting your way of life in acquiring homes/apartments, cars, credit…etc BUT you can have ALLLL these “red flags” and get access to guns…mass shooting guns at that? Can STILL fly even though you’re on a “NO FLY LIST” (would have thought NO FLY was NO FLY)? TOO MANY DAMN QUESTIONS & NOT ENOUGH ANSWERS, IF YOU ASK ME.

  • Fabulousbrownme

    True, but Donald Trump is NOT the answer. Unless you want another 9/11 or Pearl Harbor type situation.

  • JL

    The commonality among all these shooters is as sad as it sounds never have relationships with women or men for that matter and just seem to snap and think killing others is the answer to their sexual frustration. So he saw two guys kissing and was envious of what he couldn’t have and took it out on society…sick world.

  • http://realitytea.com/ Lady Chatterley’s Lover

    Am I wrong to think I would be offended by two men kissing and making out in front of my son?

  • Finding Forever…

    Just saw that the ex-wife called him “unstable” & other previous terrorist acts he’s commented approval of. At the end of day (IMO) it’s beyond just race, religion, creed, sexual orientation…we WILL continue to WITNESS, HEAR, and WRITE on these same tragedies WITHOUT better gun control. These “political officials” that continue to SIT back & vote against bills & NOT work together (TO SERVE & PROTECT) are CONTINUING to allow these sorts of mass acts. Until they’re faced with a loss of a relative or highly affected by one of these tragedies, they’ll continue to let the status quo exist. Someone has to start being held more accoun

  • Shaylove1975

    He saw them kissing in Miami months ago but went to a club in Orlando and killed all those people. There was another man caught with assault rifles on his way to gay pride in California today. These Islamic men are going to be targeting the gay community now.

  • LeBrick James

    Your son’s religion had nothing to do with it? Really, dad? Whatever.

    Muslims are often in “damage control” mode when these things happen, so I’ll just take the father’s words with a grain of salt.

  • http://realitytea.com/ Lady Chatterley’s Lover

    Am I wrong to think some of the things Donald Trump says make sense?

  • just being me

    Yes you are wrong none of what Donald Trump makes sense ..

  • LeBrick James

    The man has no class and is not fit to be president. Any fool can say some stuff every now and then that “makes sense”.

  • just being me

    Because they are white duh !!!

  • just being me

    He saw 2 men kissing and he was upset that they could live there lives freely and he couldnt .. Typical closet case .. This is why I hate religion .. People live your lives the way you want to . Because everybody else is you just may not know it !!

  • LeBrick James

    Well, they say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

  • LeBrick James

    If I can avoid being out of my house after 11pm, that’s what I do.

    They say you cant live your life in fear, and I get that… but being in crowds of people at 2am just leaves you vulnerable to all kinds of craziness nowadays.

  • Fendi

    I’m wondering where the outrage was amongst all races of people when Trayvon Martin and other young Black men of color were murdered by non-Blacks in FL? Sure, Black folks were outraged, but the good ol’ Zionist media did all they could to make villains of the victims. I was cautioning Black folks about leaving FL the hell alone back then, but everyone wanted to fly to Miami and “turn up.”

    Fast-forward… I don’t believe the shooter was gay or in the closet. There are people who are convicted in their beliefs and consider certain acts an abomination before God. Do I consider him appropriate in his actions? Absolutely not. But it’s interested and should be noted how quickly Obama and the media jumped on this story. There were posts about it on TMZ last night.

    Heterosexuality is under attack. Women are under attack. Black is under attack. So, it’s ok for us to be under attack who fall under those categories, either singularly or all of the aforementioned, but others are exempt?!. This massacre teaches us otherwise.

    It is bigger than what is being presented. There was a man with a car full of weapons and/or explosives whose car was found in Santa Monica. He was on his way to West Hollywood aka “boys town.”

    When some people get pushed too far into accepting things that don’t comport with their beliefs, they revolt.

  • Saharabutnotdry

    Thank you .

  • Di Ana

    This is the land of the free, where people won’t be persecuted because of their religious beliefs their sexual orientation or whatever. That’s why people come here to be free and to escape the horrors of whatever country you come from. If you don’t like gay people then go back to Afghan Arabia whatever middle eastern country! By the way aren’t those grown men over there in the middle eastern countries raping all the little boys?

  • Saharabutnotdry

    You lost me at Afghan Arabia , it’s a country you invaded , I least you should know geography .
    Ps : your pastor probably rapes little boys , no need to look outside your county .

  • Allihave2say

    Repressed, angry and frustrated that he didn’t have the guts to do the same.

  • Allihave2say

    Repressed, angry and frustrated that he didn’t have the guts to do the same.

  • Allihave2say

    Good eye.

  • Allihave2say

    Good eye.

  • Afiya

    And got rejected by one of the men he saw kissing someone else :(

  • http://realitytea.com/ Lady Chatterley’s Lover

    It was clarified with middle eastern country. If invaded for the reason given then shouldn’t we have the right to do so.
    And surely the rapes you speak of are different from the institutionalized practice of the Taliban where it is acceptable as long the kids have hair on their faces.

  • http://realitytea.com/ Lady Chatterley’s Lover

    This pisses me off. Our government needs to adopt their attitude, ‘the friend of my enemy is my fu—– enemy’.

  • http://realitytea.com/ Lady Chatterley’s Lover

    Some of the things…carte blanche should not be given to some people allowed to enter this country. That is why we make up sometimes and find we have been sleeping with the enemy.

  • Saharabutnotdry

    Nope ! Come again .

  • PROPHETMAJOR

    Muslim/Gays/Guns…..all layed out….?

  • Luvbug

    I kinda feel sorry for the dad he probably came to America with hopes of a better life for his family and in one foolish moment his American born son who will never know what his parents went thru to get to this country shoots up a club because he was full of hate !!! His parents probably gave him the best of everything and his sense of entitlement caused him to feel like gays are lower than him he lacked compassion and basic human understanding to mind your own dang business..now his family has to suffer and lose everything because he wanted to simply murder someone and go out as a martyr I applaud the father for apologizing because no parent wants to be the parent of a murderer at least he tried to give some kinda explanation as to why his sick son would commit such a travesty in his home country of America I’m sure his parents are decent people trying live and contribute to society righteously now just as those who lives were lost will also suffer but suffer the consequences of what this sociopathic coward did to all those innocent people…Fellow Americans if we don’t band together and start uniting and loving one another it’s going to get even worse!!!

  • http://realitytea.com/ Lady Chatterley’s Lover

    This crime checks a lot of boxes. When you put religion into it whether it’s one death or 500 it is like an act of war.

  • hotntot95

    I did too, well I was leaving for work and some crack baby stuck a gun in my face and robbed me..I’ll still take the odds of staying home..at least now I’m prepared for a small war next time…

  • Jay

    This type of crime I will never understand my heart goes out to all of those who lost a love one in this senseless crime. SMH

  • hotntot95

    That’s what I’m sayin…I understand some things happen and u have no control over but I be damned if it happens to me in a freakin night club…nerp, I’m staying home…

  • lil goodie

    Did this dummy never watch empire?????? dudes kissing….GTFOH…… bless those that were senselessly killed by this fvckin azz…

  • Rayne

    I always tell ppl that when I hear folks talking about he gay she gay I end up asking them “Are you gay?” Cause u sound more concerned about what’s going on with them than yourself.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    RIP

    And during Ramadan

    smh

  • Rayne

    That’s a lie. I live my truth and speak it all day everyday .

  • Rayne

    U can borrow my red light bulb. Welcome ??

  • Rayne

    If it happens God help us. It’s going to get super ugly around here. His mouth is waaaayyy out of pocket.

  • stanhope

    Get informed.

  • hotntot95

    Damn lol…I gotta black light, but I might be kinda secksy wit that red tho…

  • luVn_liFe…

    “James Howell” from Indiana,identified as the man with rifles, camo and explosives in Santa Monica

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    SR you posted this downstairs:

    The deadly mass shooting comes just days after the U.S. state department warned of imminent acts of terror on American soil.

    ^^^^^
    I didn’t hear or read anything about Imminent attacks last week.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Sounds like yt boy to me
    ——
    Hey ?

  • Rayne

    Makes me feel that way lol

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Terrible how conservatives are capitalizing off this tragedy. I guess it’s to be expected during an election year?

  • Fendi

    It is an act of war when there’s a mass killing, period. Folks love to blame God for the acts of man. We are all given free will. Some choose to act like civilized human beings while others act like brutes.

    White folks have been brutes since 1492. They love to attack the innocent, unprovoked. But when someone revolts against them and their atrocities, THEN, and only then does it become a problem.

    Muslims aren’t the problem. I know gay people who aren’t ok with the manner in which gays are presented in the media. They’re not in agreement with this so-called “gay rights” movement. And dare I mention how racist and anti-woman the LGBT community is, because that’s another book in and of itself.

  • luVn_liFe…

    LOL, He is. hey hunn,you good?

  • luVn_liFe…

    God, police/investigators inside the club still processing the scene, say “they have to tune out the sounds of the dead’s cell phones ringing constantly.” :,-(

  • Luvbug

    Rayne I broke down reading and hearing about what happened I had to go in my closet and pray we as Americans don’t need a racist president and Trump will have us all getting shot up and killed you are right his mouth is way outta pocket but when you are rich and have security you can be turnt up by the mouth I wish one of the requirements to be president would be live in the ghetto hood and live off welfare HUD food stamps and minimum wage for 6 months I guarantee nobody would run for president….I’m going to pray for peace because we are definitely in purgatory

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I said a lot of people.

    I didn’t say Rayne but as the old saying goes–a hit dog will hollar!!

  • MissyJ

    So this was an extreme case of the hangries? Too soon? Okay I’ll show myself out ?

  • luVn_liFe…

    lol. :chase:

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    And some whites are even ok with sacrificing some of their own as long as it fits their agenda.

    I remember several years ago this old white man who had dementia left his home one night and walked into this guys home in the wee hours of the morning.

    The guy heard some noise and instead of calling the authorities he went outside to find out the source of the noise and he eventually shot and killed the elderly gentlemen.

    But the homeowner claimed Georgia’s version of Stand Your Ground and of course he wasn’t charged.

    So many whites see SYG as an easy way to kill blacks that they didn’t care that this innocent white man died—they just threw his body under the bus.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Your first Saturn Return occurs between 28-30 and it’s when most people grow up and become adults.

    There are lots of events that can signify growing up.

    Mine was that I got a stable job at 29 and moved out of my mom’s house.

    Saturn is also known as the Lord of Karma and boundaries and is the planet related to depression.

    During my first Saturn Return I tried to commit suicide twice because I was working a dead end job with a bunch of racists, and I applied for tons of jobs and I didn’t get a response from any of them, and living with my mom was driving me nuts.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I find the idea that they jumped on the terrorist thing so quickly suspect and they sure did find out his identity and release it FAST!!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    He wasn’t on the FBI list. He was “investigated” because of his relationship/affiliation with other potential terrorists. In regards to the father, I have heard several people vehemently express their displeasure/disapproval of homosexuals and homosexual activity, and I have never notified law enforcement. Was he supposed to simply because his son is Muslim? What exactly would he have said, “My son is Muslim and he hates gays…”?? Ring the alarm. I haven’t heard (yet) any mention of him being on the No Fly List.

    It’s unfortunate how quickly people succumb to Muslim/terrorist fearmongering.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Conspiracy theorist are…idk…Where’s the video? They were texting but not recording? Not everyone instinctively goes to their camera phone when sh*t jumps off. Plenty of interactions with cops that I didn’t think to record til after the fact? Plus, if there is video on people’s phones,,,Aren’t they deceased now? So how would we have the video if they lye dead? We have the text because they hit send…whatever…

  • Antigone Heart

    The following response does not negate from the killer’s action, but does bring into question the force that permitted this egregious action. It begins with an introductory sidebar/slight anecdote. R.I.P. to the deceased, and prayers yielded for the injured.

    In the past, I did not agree with rampant speculation as it pertained to heralding presumptions of a person’s psyche; especially those that explored media diagnosed psychoses for the scourge of killers in America or abroad. I have always believed that a person’s culture, environment, family of origin, background information, as well as their government’s actions have effected a person’s psyche, but did not consider this at depth despite always thinking differently than my peers.

    Perhaps, because people seem to gravitate towards what is tangible or existing evidence as a way to repudiate information, or to classify [what is] soluble answers by enabling a status quo. I was a critical thinker but began to review conjectures at length regarding the
    effect of governments, entertainment, and other influences on the human psyche. I didn’t take a strictly scientific or sterile approach to discerning information. I conceived that if people waited on explicit statements (or planned information) to form their opinions or acceptance of things then they would always be cluelessly subjugated by the paucity of information streamed through the media. I became awakened.

    The intense media focus on sexuality/gender, more than other issues is intentional, and not a case of distinctly arguing for acknowledgment of human or civil rights. I do believe that people revolt for many reasons including oppressed religion, and being offended but that the focus should be placed on those that legislate loopholes, or stir public derision for disappointments.

    It is more so about mind control or subjugation of the human psyche for the occult elite/government(s) “to do what thou wilt” agenda, or what they will. The aforesaid has become a spiritual issue. Sometimes the biggest scare is not the apparent scare that palpitates your heart.

    History has been shaped by occultists/Freemasons from opposing sides of ideology “…doing what thou wilt” to create a New World Order, which includes redefining gender roles.

    “Exodus 4-6New International Version (NIV)
    Signs for Moses – The Bible

    4 Moses answered, “What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you’?”

    2 Then the Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?”

    “A staff,” he replied.

    3 The Lord said, “Throw it on the ground.”

    Moses threw it on the ground and it became a snake, and he ran from it. 4 Then the Lord said to him, “Reach out your hand and take it by the tail”. So Moses reached out and took hold of the snake and it turned back into a staff in his hand. 5 “This,” said the Lord, “is so that they may believe that the Lord, the God of their fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has appeared to you.”

    6 Then the Lord said, “Put your hand inside your cloak”. So Moses put his hand into his cloak, and when he took it out, the skin was leprous[a]—it had become as white as snow.”

    Freemasonry text:
    “Master of Second Veil: “Three Most Excellent Masters you must have been, or thus far you could not have come; but farther you cannot go without my words, sign, and word of exhortation. My words are Shem, Japhet, and Adoniram; my sign is this: (thrusting his hand in his bosom); it is in imitation of one given by God to Moses, when He commanded him to thrust his hand into his bosom, and, taking it out, it became as leprous as snow. My word of exhortation is explanatory of this sign, and is found in the writings of Moses, viz., fourth chapter of Exodus”:

    “And the Lord said unto Moses, Put now thine hand into thy bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom; and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous as snow”
    -Malcolm C. Duncan, Duncan’s Masonic Ritual and Monitor

    “…by Exodus 4:6. In this biblical verse, the heart (“bosom”) stands for what we are, the hand for what we do. It can thus be interpreted as : What we are is what we ultimately do”. – Vigilant Citizen, The Hidden Hand that Shaped History

    http://vigilantcitizen.com/vigilantreport/the-hidden-hand-that-changed-history/

  • Rayne

    I’m 100% human and u know this . Lol

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Dare I say, somewhere there is a NATIVE American who spake those very words you utter now.

    ~Yes, spake. That’s what I FEEL today. ?~

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    So sorry that happened smh yeah I understand what you’re saying

  • hotntot95

    I guess what doesn’t kill us will make us stronger…thanks

  • Fendi

    Everything you’re posting… ??

  • Auditor

    Cause that’s how crazy people are nowadays…jumping on their phones to record instead of helping out in whatever way they can. 320 people and not nan recording OK…but we can get all that raggedy ish that be on Worldstar 247/365…

  • Auditor

    That’s cause you’re not in the “know”…

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    ??

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Fine as always :winky:

  • Auditor

    Ha easier said then done…history doesn’t lie…

  • LeBrick James

    His father was a radical himself also, who supported the Taliban.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/father-omar-mateen-hosts-bizarre-anti-us-talk-show-article-1.2670939

    “Father of Omar Mateen hosted bizarre political talk show, railing against America and praising Taliban”

  • SummerBaby

    Dead

  • Antigone Heart

    The following response does not negate from the killer’s action, but does bring into question the force that permitted this egregious action. It begins with an introductory sidebar/slight anecdote. R.I.P. to the deceased, and prayers yielded for the injured.

    In the past, I did not agree with rampant speculation as it pertained to heralding presumptions of a person’s psyche; especially those that explored media diagnosed psychoses for the scourge of killers in America or abroad. I have always believed that a person’s culture, environment, family of origin, background information, as well as their government’s actions have effected a person’s psyche, but did not consider this at depth despite always thinking differently than my peers.

    Perhaps, because people seem to gravitate towards what is tangible or existing evidence as a way to repudiate information, or to classify [what is] soluble answers by enabling a status quo. I was a critical thinker but began to review conjectures at length regarding the
    effect of governments, entertainment, and other influences on the human psyche. I didn’t take a strictly scientific or sterile approach to discerning information. I conceived that if people waited on explicit statements (or planned information) to form their opinions or acceptance of things then they would always be cluelessly subjugated by the paucity of information streamed through the media. I became awakened.

    The intense media focus on sexuality/gender, more than other issues is intentional, and not a case of distinctly arguing for acknowledgment of human or civil rights. I do believe that people revolt for many reasons including oppressed religion, and being offended but that the focus should be placed on those that legislate loopholes, or stir public derision for disappointments. In the end the elite controls the resources, who has access to them, and what persons will allocate or be denied access to them. The methods of employment are not different. Are people responsible for [directly] reporting persons to law enforcement agencies who have offended them? If so, what would be the qualifying degree of offense?

    It is more so about mind control or subjugation of the human psyche for the occult elite/government(s) “to do what thou wilt” agenda, or what they will. The aforesaid has become a spiritual issue. Sometimes the biggest scare is not the apparent scare that palpitates your heart.

    History has been shaped by occultists/Freemasons from opposing sides of ideology “…doing what thou wilt” to create a New World Order, which includes redefining gender roles.

    “Exodus 4-6New International Version (NIV)
    Signs for Moses – The Bible

    4 Moses answered, “What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you’?”

    2 Then the Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?”

    “A staff,” he replied.

    3 The Lord said, “Throw it on the ground.”

    Moses threw it on the ground and it became a snake, and he ran from it. 4 Then the Lord said to him, “Reach out your hand and take it by the tail”. So Moses reached out and took hold of the snake and it turned back into a staff in his hand. 5 “This,” said the Lord, “is so that they may believe that the Lord, the God of their fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has appeared to you.”

    6 Then the Lord said, “Put your hand inside your cloak”. So Moses put his hand into his cloak, and when he took it out, the skin was leprous[a]—it had become as white as snow.”

    Freemasonry text:
    “Master of Second Veil: “Three Most Excellent Masters you must have been, or thus far you could not have come; but farther you cannot go without my words, sign, and word of exhortation. My words are Shem, Japhet, and Adoniram; my sign is this: (thrusting his hand in his bosom); it is in imitation of one given by God to Moses, when He commanded him to thrust his hand into his bosom, and, taking it out, it became as leprous as snow. My word of exhortation is explanatory of this sign, and is found in the writings of Moses, viz., fourth chapter of Exodus”:

    “And the Lord said unto Moses, Put now thine hand into thy bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom; and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous as snow”
    -Malcolm C. Duncan, Duncan’s Masonic Ritual and Monitor

    “…by Exodus 4:6. In this biblical verse, the heart (“bosom”) stands for what we are, the hand for what we do. It can thus be interpreted as : What we are is what we ultimately do”. – Vigilant Citizen, The Hidden Hand that Shaped History

    http://vigilantcitizen.com/vigilantreport/the-hidden-hand-that-changed-history/

  • Luvbug

    You ain’t never lied but it’s worth a try because we are in bad shape nobody safe!!!!

  • Luvbug

    You ain’t never lied but it’s worth a try because we are in bad shape nobody safe!!!!

  • Luvbug

    You ain’t never lied but it’s worth a try because we are in bad shape nobody safe!!!!

  • Lisa daniels

    He is building that fence today!

  • Luvbug

    I guess I’m so emotional about this that I’m all in my feeling I really was speaking from the prospective of hard working everyday parents who make sacrifices for their children I can believe he was taught this but this is painful for me because people are being terrorized by sociopaths of all races and the cops so I was in my feelings ???

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Didjew do the hw?
    I didn’t ?

  • Auditor

    Lol Ima federali so I get the briefings all the time…BUT I’m like this if it’s meant to be it will be…can’t nothing stop it and I’m not living in fear now or in the future.

  • Li

    Shooter was a good looking guy.

  • Li

    No he wasn’t sick to not want his son to see two men kissing. He should have covered his son’s eyes, or taken his son out of the restroom until the two men came out.
    And then explain his belief about the situation.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    You’re welcome

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Oh yes. Completely agree.

    But I do want to know when the levels rise so that I can avoid certain places and situations

  • Auditor

    You’d have to check online yourself I’ve never seen it announced on TV.

    This might help: https://www.dhs.gov/national-terrorism-advisory-system

  • charallday

    Got it, thanks

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Thanks!
    True! I think the only time I saw the color on the news was hmmmmm A Longggg time ago

  • AnniA

    If I hear gunshots, the last thing I will probably think about is recording. You can text without drawing attention to yourself but trying to record, may as well put a bullseye on your head!

  • AnniA

    If I hear gunshots, the last thing I will probably think about is recording. You can text without drawing attention to yourself but trying to record, may as well put a bullseye on your head!

  • ReadingUfromTX

    Wait ,what? Months ago?? Nice try pops but survey says…”100% find that is not the motive”

  • Auditor

    Assuming you even heard gun shots…have to remember they were in a club, knew they were gun shots, and who said you had to have your phone up recording…you could lay low and record. Like I said before 320 people and not ONE recording…not believable AT ALL.

    I was in a mall when sirens started to go off folks just stood around or continued what they were doing. Now granted it wasn’t gun shots…but I was amazed at how folks just stood there. My ass headed for the exit…

  • Brook York

    This is beyond sad.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    THANK YOU. I had a feeling Sandra was gonna focus on that nonsense. The killer had gay friends including a drag queen then became radicalized.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Lord only knows how many more of these people are waiting to turn into radicals–or already are. And Obama wants to let thousands more of these Muslims into the country. So does Hillary. Are they insane?

    Islam is a dangerous religion that is filled with extremists. People need to stop pretending otherwise. I’m so sick of people saying, “Not all Muslims are LIKE THAT”. OK. Well, at this point, how can we tell the good from the bad?

    Had this fool’s parents not been allowed to emigrate, then he wouldn’t have been able to kill anything but a donkey in Syria. We need a ban on new Muslim immigration, and law enforcement needs to step up its efforts at profiling ALL Muslims in America. That’s just what needs to happen. And if you’re Muslim and offended…

    Then move to Iran.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    You’re ridiculous.

  • Chile_Pleeze

    Christianity is a dangerous religion filled with extremists. People need to stop pretending otherwise. I’m so Sick of people saying “Not all Christians are like HITLER, Jim David Adkisson, Paul Jennings Hill, Eric Rudolph, Joseph Stack, David Duke, every member of the Westboro Baptist church, and every member of the Ku Klux Klan.” OK. Well, at this point, how can we tell the good from the bad?

    Now. with that being written and read.. do you see how Xenophobic you seem?. . . this “terrosrist” attack had nothing to do with religion.. this was a homophobic attack .. his father just so happen to be from Afghanistan. So what he called 911 to tell them he was ISIS.. Hell.. I’ve been in 911 for over 11 years .. people call and tell me that they are being actively raped by Justin Timberlake.. stalked by Tom Cruise and that they are Michael Jackson’s real daddy, being spied on by aliens thru infra red thru their walls and that they know where Jimmy Hoffa is really buried … this is mental illness and homophobic bigatry 101………

  • BlackFeeMale

    Morning Roses, God bless the lives and/or souls of everyone involved….Elders from my community do speak of this link between the US and Eye Sis. Back in the day, my predominantly black community woke up and all the corner stores were now owned and occupied by several middle eastern families.im not saying they are Eye Sis but this sh!t thats happening aint for nothin….Gubment knew the public would suffer eventually…….

  • BlackFeeMale

    He was consumed with hate towards the lgbt community. If dude could shoot the club up like THAT, his family probably knew he was an extremist (is that a word). He let a comment or two slip at home. In the car. On a trip. Fam was probably was praying that he wouldnt go out like that…

  • Wayup!

    Most sadistic killers are?

  • BlackFeeMale

    …….Tell it Petty

  • Wayup!

    There’s footage its just not for public consumption…yet?

  • Wayup!

    Can you imagine all those different ringtones…I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night

  • Chile_Pleeze

    I forgot to add Timothy McVeigh…

  • Guess Who

    Nah, it’s not the deadliest shooting in US History, lol…white folks want yall to BELIEVE that but uh…I think they have that beat….

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    They mean it’s the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Meaning a mass shooting by 1 or more individuals in a confined space, such as a school, mall, or theater.

  • KJOURNEY

    i dont agree with that.. ..your reaching

  • KJOURNEY

    exactly

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    I don’t believe or not believe anything other than the dude was wrong. I don’t know him or the people who write the articles in the media trying to figure it out. I surely don’t believe in a blog comment comparing what he did to what people say here on an entertainment blog.

  • TexasMocha

    Right, otherwise it wouldn’t have moved him so much

  • Peter Piper ATL

    You are 100% WRONG. How on Earth did this not have anything to do with religion EVEN THOUGH the killer proclaimed his dedication to ISIS; became verifiably radicalized; and told people that he was gonna kill for Allah?

    Let’s keep that in perspective: he killed for his MUSLIM faith, not his CHRISTIAN faith. Please note the difference.

    Islam has an agenda and it is fulfilling it by using terrorism and propaganda to undermine American society. Clearly, you have fallen for the nonsense. I choose to stay informed and educated.

    If you are so bothered by Christianity, then don’t go to church. And if you feel Islam is getting a raw deal, then move to Iraq.

    Why don’t you ask the people who died on 9/11 if Islam is a bad thing? or ask families in Tel Aviv who’ve built bomb shelters under their homes? Or ask folks in Paris, Brussels, the list goes on…

  • Peter Piper ATL

    OMG you sound crazy. But in America, you have the right to post on a web site your disdain for Christianity. In a Muslim nation, you not only would NOT have that right, but you might face imprisonment or execution for speaking out against the Islamic clerics. Don’t be a hypocrite.

    Islam is a violent, homophobic, misogynistic “faith” that encourages the beating of women, severe scolding of children, the beheading of non-believers and other countless atrocities.

    You talk about the KKK. What a laugh. The words KKK aren’t in the Bible dear. And nowhere in Scripture is anyone advised to form a chapter either.

    In the Koran, on the other hand, there are numerous references to “infidels” and “Jihad”–terms used often when Muslims speak of Christians, Jews and non-believers in Islam. There are Christian missionaries in the Middle East who have been KILLED for doing nothing more than talking about The Lord Jesus Christ.

    Islam is dangerous and we need to STOP the importation of more of these animals into our country.

    Educate yourself honey.

  • Chile_Pleeze

    I did and I have that’s why I’m a deist.. educate yourself “honey” . I’m neither muslim nor christian. I have no dog in the religion fight. You are ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL up in your feelings when your words are justly turned around on your beliefs.

  • Chile_Pleeze

    Reading is FUNdamental. Mental illness is REAL.. please reread what I have done for over 11 years… please RE READ….

  • Chile_Pleeze

    ALL separate incidences, separate idiots, separate cities, separate countries. How about….just for my chits and giggles….Lets ask the victims of the Holocaust from Germany, France, Poland…..or anyone affected by the crusades… I am not bothered by the christian church. YOU are bothered by the Mosque. If it makes you feel batter just make sure you keep paying your tithes every week and keep quoting lines from your book edited by a homosexual “king”.

  • Chile_Pleeze

    im just waiting to vomit at the first “we are Orlando ” shirts being peddled

  • Chile_Pleeze

    wait.. i thought rape was rape.. so there’s different types of rape now? I thought all unwanted penetration was the same… UNWANTED

  • Chile_Pleeze

    wait.. i thought rape was rape.. so there’s different types of rape now? I thought all unwanted penetration was the same… UNWANTED

  • Chile_Pleeze

    you speak from my soul!.. damn you.. I thought i was alone….

  • Chile_Pleeze

    you speak from my soul!.. damn you.. I thought i was alone….

  • Chile_Pleeze

    ” OMG you sound crazy”.. yes you do.. your OWN words sound crazy…

  • hottlanta

    No one will ever stomp ISIS out. That is an illusion they want you to believe. The KKK and ISIS are like roaches, they don’t die they multiply. The Klan have changed from white sheets in the front yard to dark suits in the board room. When one group is down there is always another one brewing to take over. So Donald need to go somewhere and sit down with that mess. Those who are uninformed about the world believes everything he says. How you gonna stomp out something overseas when we got just as many hate groups in our own front yard.

  • hottlanta

    Donald trying to start a war he knows his sons will not go and fight because they are white and privileged. Those who never served in the armed forces are the main one’s popping off at the mouth but will be the last one’s to sign up and fight. Remember those thugs in Oregon. Had a Army recruiting truck pulled up for them to sign up and fight they would have left within 1 day instead of staying a month.

  • hottlanta

    The LBGT community is not clean of harming others. Look up Buck Breaking where the white slave owners would rape slave men and keep them in slaves farms for their convenience.

  • hottlanta

    While Donald want all of the white men to stay.

  • Rayne

    You sure aren’t lying. I have to wake up praying in Chicago. I don’t live in fear but my lil tail is in the house before a certain time. I want to live.

  • hottlanta

    Terrorist acts have always been in this country. From Columbine, Sandy Hook and Timothy McVeigh where he took out a whole building. Don’t act as if is brand new. It just get to be an urgent needs to get something done matter when a Muslim or someone of that origin does something.

  • hottlanta

    Are ALL white men gonna be profiled now. If so let’s start with Donald Stump. Let’s see how they spin this.

  • LibraGirlonly

    No no no rape is rape.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Well said.I guess I can relax today because you got it covered. Lol teach them chile but they still sleep though.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Trust they are not the black mans enemy.

  • Fendi
  • Peter Piper ATL

    Honey, I don’t usually feed into nonsensical conversation. Press the exit button dear.

  • Fabulousbrownme

    YUP!

  • hottlanta

    An employee got beat up at McDonald’s according to 3 girls she wasn’t working fast enough. They smiling on those prison pictures as if they are at a state fair.Was that a terrorist act?

  • Soon2BWife

    Never has the saying “kill yoself” been more apropos. I thought the same thing immediately.

  • Chile_Pleeze

    Keep on with your negativity about the Islam yet turn a blind eyeabout Christianity …Your buy-bull is filled with incest, murder,slavery, and death.yet you mock the Quran. People like you…smh…it’s all Trump-like christian xenophobia or nothing . I was attempting to point out your hypocrisy but you are so deep with your hate you are easily filled with hate.

  • Chile_Pleeze

    It’s only nonsensical because it doesn’t fit into your hate filled box.

  • Luvbug

    Hear me and hear me clearly this isn’t strictly about a terrorist act this is about heartless psycho people killing people I could care less if he is Muslim black white or an alien and I would never come on a blog acting brand new about something as chilling a terrorist act it’s a urgent need period would you want someone to act urgently if it was you who texted your mother telling her you are about to die???I have a heart of compassion and at this point no one is safe period so from this day forward please do not comment on my comments and please do not respond back to my reply you gave your opinion and I gave mine so we have nothing more to say enjoy your day

  • Luvbug

    I’m with you on that!!! I used to be a free spirited person but now I’m more aware of my surroundings I want to live too lol

  • Auditor

    Oh ok…thanks for the info!

  • Wayup!

    Footage from inside was just released last night…of a grl inside partying and all the sudden the craziest gunfire broke out..the look in her face…I shed tears man she died….this type of footage need not be for public views its disrespectful to the families. ..?

  • rodt

    say it with me “Islamic Terrorist” I mean he declared it. So what if he was a self hating homo. Plenty of self hating homos never go on a shooting spree and call 911 and dedicate it to Isil. No, only islamic terrorist do that