Days after the Orlando gay bar rampage of Muslim maniac Omar Mateen reports have emerged that he had been seen at the Pulse nightclub on multiple occasions prior to the slaughter. Not only that but a Pulse patron has said that he had communicated with the killer using a gay hookup social media app.
The possibility that Mateen may have swung from both ends of the vine is the latest development in an increasingly bizarre tale of the terrorist’s background as authorities try to gather more information on the tragic and abominable incident that went down early Sunday morning.
The Orlando Sentinel reports “Witness: Omar Mateen drank alone at Pulse before attack”:
At least four regular customers at the Orlando gay nightclub where a gunman killed 49 people said Monday that they had seen Omar Mateen there before.
“Sometimes he would go over in the corner and sit and drink by himself, and other times he would get so drunk he was loud and belligerent,” Ty Smith said.
More details emerged Monday about the 29-year-old gunman and what he did in the days leading up to the massacre, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
He was at Walt Disney World in April, said a Disney manager who requested anonymity.
Smith told the Orlando Sentinel that he saw Mateen inside at least a dozen times.
“We didn’t really talk to him a lot, but I remember him saying things about his dad at times,” Smith said. “He told us he had a wife and child.”
When asked about those sightings, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said he had no information.
Another Pulse regular, Kevin West, told the Los Angeles Times that Mateen messaged him on and off for a year using a gay chat app.
They had never met, West said, but he watched as Mateen entered the club about 1 a.m. Sunday, an hour before the shooting began.
Liberals will likely rush to use the news to make the case that rather than Islamic terrorism that it was more of a hate crime against LGBT’s which would bolster the election year narrative of Hillary and her merry band of gun-grabbers. If Mateen was indeed leading a homosexual double life it will be one more aspect of a very troubled man’s sick mind that made him into a ticking human time bomb. In addition to accounts of his racism, explosive temper, domestic abuse and a raving nutcase of a daddy who fancies himself as the president of Afghanistan he now may have been sexually conflicted as well.
But despite all of the sordid details that are emerging now, the attack was first and foremost an act of radical Islamic terrorism and no amount of spin is going to obscure that salient fact.
Originally published at The Federalist Papers Project.