If you see something, say something. Or just wait until your fanatic husband murders 50 people, then say something. So helpful.
Omar Mateen transformed from a friendly high school football player to a quiet father who carried out America’s deadliest mass shooting, leaving old friends and family members in shock.
Mateen, who worked as a security guard, walked into a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, with a handgun and AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, killing 50 people on Sunday before police stormed the club and fatally shot him.
A gay, high school classmate who knew Mateen before 2009 said the 29-year-old regularly interacted with him and his other gay co-workers and ‘treated us all like the individuals we were.’
But the terrorist’s father said his son had recently become infuriated at the sight of two men kissing, while others said he was an ‘agitated’ and ‘aggressive’ bodybuilder.
Mateen’s first wife claimed he was mentally ill and physically abusive, while a coworker said: ‘He talked about killing people all the time. I wasn’t shocked. I saw it coming.’
He had worked for G4S since 2007, the world’s largest security company, which provides guards for US nuclear facilities.
Glad to see we have ISIS fanatics with access to nuclear facilities. What could possibly go wrong? Notice he’s got those dead Mohammed Atta eyes:
Born in New York to Afghan parents, Mateen and his family moved to Florida when he was a child.
He graduated from Martin County High School in 2004 and ‘got really buff’ while he worked at the nutrition store GNC at a local mall, according to his classmate Samuel King, who was a year older.
King said: ‘What is shocking to me is that the majority of the staff at Ruby Tuesday’s when I worked there were gay.
‘He clearly was not anti-[gay], at least not back then. He did not show any hatred to any of us. He treated us all like the individuals we were. He always smiled and said hello.’
King, who characterized Mateen as friendly and talkative, said: ‘Something must have changed.’
Gee, we wonder what that something could be? Was he influenced by the NRA? Was it GOP propaganda? Honestly, it’s baffling what could have changed him. Hey, maybe it was steroids!
Sitora Yusufiy, Omar Mateen’s first wife, described how he ‘seemed like a normal human being’ at first.
Following a brief romance after the two met online, the pair married in 2009 and moved into a two-bedroom home owned by Mateen’s family in Fort Pierce.
‘After a few months he started to beat me,’ she said. ‘He was mentally unstable… he was obviously disturbed. I know he had a history of [taking] steroids.
‘He was not a stable person. He would just come home and start beating me up because the laundry wasn’t finished or something like that.’