The Florida mosque where Omar Mateen, who committed the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, prayed was damaged on Monday in an arson attack, investigators said.
The Clinton campaign responded to criticism of Seddique Mateen’s attendance by claiming they did not invite him to the rally, nor were they made aware of his attendance until after the event had concluded. They failed to clarify whether they would have asked Mateen not to come if they had known ahead of time that he planned on attending. But why should they apologize?
Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Sunday that the transcripts of Orlando shooter Omar Mateen’s calls with police during his rampage would be censored. A day later, the FBI announced that they would release the initial 911 call without anything omitted.
Omar Mateen may have committed the worst gun mass murder in U.S. history, but his terrorist act will change little in America. Occurring as it did six months before the presidential election, politics has gotten in the way of the reflection and deliberation that should be happening.
“The fact that a website connected to Daesh applauded it doesn’t mean anything,” one U.S. intelligence official said. “They are losing on their home turf, and it’s not surprising if they’re looking for some kind of twisted victory.”