Gee, if only someone could have connected the dots.
FBI learned of Mateen in 2013 after he made inflammatory remarks to coworkers and alleged terrorist ties, said FBI Special Agent In Charge Ron Hopper.
The FBI investigated and interviewed witnesses and Mateen, but closed the investigation. He came to the FBI’s attention again in 2014 for making contact with a suicide bomber. FBI determined their connection was minimal and closed the investigated [sic]
U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, D-Florida, said the Islamic State claimed responsibility for a massacre.
Mateen – the lone gunman – called 911 moments before the attack and pledged his allegiance to Islamic State, a federal law enforcement official said, confirming earlier reports.
Federal investigators believe the selfie photos of Mateen taken from his MySpace page are of him but said the investigation was still in its early stages.
Mateen, 29, of Port St. Lucie, was killed after a shootout with Orlando police. He was armed with a pistol and assault rifle.
Meanwhile, in case you needed a good laugh:
Within hours of the mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub, Central Florida Muslims had rallied community members to donate blood and money to victims and to condemn the attacker, regardless of his motivation or religious ties.
“There is never, ever any justification for such unacceptable crimes against humanity, crimes against God, crimes against our country,” said Hassan Shibly, executive director of the Florida branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
CAIR, the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties organization, exhorted community members to give blood donations for victims of the attack on Pulse, the nightclub that became the site of the deadliest mass shooting in American history.
Weird, we never heard a peep of condemnation when their brothers did this to gay men: