Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

New documents reveal Orlando shooter constantly faced anti- Muslim barbs

Narada Desk | July 19, 2016 2:56 pm Print
In a series of letters to his bosses, Omar Mateen had flagged the taunts he faced at work. Mateen had responded to these barbs by saying that he had ties with Boston Marathon bombing suspects, leading to the FBI investigating him
Omar Mateen

Omar Mateen, who opened fire in night guy club in Orlando had complained of anti-Muslim taunts he faced in the organisation he worked as security guard.

Omar Mateen had complained to the G4S Security Solutions where he worked as security guard that one colleague had told his deputies that” I am a Muslim extremist and potential terrorist”. He wrote this when he was working at St.Lucie Court. This was disclosed when St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office released records on Monday.

According to reports, in another incident one of his colleagues mocked Mateen saying that his fingers had pork oil on them and he is going to rub it on Mateen’s shirt.

Mateen also cited another example of the Islamophobia of his colleagues when he was delivering boxes in the organisation he worked.

Another guard  said, Mateen had written in his letter to his bosses,”We have to be careful, Omar may send us a bomb and he will get his 72 virgins”.

Mateen said in his letter to the bosses that he responded to these taunts by saying that he had ties with Boston Marathon bombing suspects and Nidal Hasan former US Army who was convicted and sentenced to death in 2009 shooting in Texas that killed 13 people.

After this revelation the FBI inquired about the activities of Mateen but came to the conclusion that he did not pose any threat.

In another letter to his bosses he says he is 100 percent American and he is against terrorism.

Last month Mateen opened fire in a gay night club in Orlando killing 49 people and injuring 53 others. Police killed Mateen in a shootout.

Mateen was born in the US, after his family migrated from Afghanistan.